People News & Moves

New Board Members At Columbia Center

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) this month announced a number of new members to its Advisory Board. The nine new members bring an expertise that “spans our three areas of focus and our cross-cutting themes”, Lisa Sachs, current Director of the Center said in a statement.

Some of the new appointees include: Tom Butler, CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Olivier De Schutter, Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Jonathan T. Fried, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Professor of Law, University of Geneva; Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Sheila Khama, Director, Africa Natural Resources Center, African Development Bank and Justin Lin, Director, Center for New Structural Economics; Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University.

Croswell Joins Cobalt

Cobalt DL, the new FX blockchain firm, has announced the appointment of former NASDAQ NLX CEO Charlotte Crosswell as a strategic advisor to the business. Crosswell, who is based in London, also sits on the Board of LCH Ltd., and currently runs her own advisory firm. She has held multiple management positions at both NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Cobalt DL also announced Citi as a new investor.

New Communications Head At Deutsche Börse AG

Deutsche Börse AG has named Kai Fischer as the new Managing Director of Group Communications, and Martin Halusa as press officer of Deutsche Börse AG and thus also Head of Department of Media Relations/Newsroom, all with effect from January 1, 2017.

Fischer joined Deutsche Börse in 2008 and has held various management positions in the CFO area. He currently serves as Head of Department Controlling for the business. Prior to joining Deutsche Börse, he spent several years at management consulting company Accenture. He studied business administration at the University of Stuttgart and earned an MBA from Schiller International University.

“We are very happy about these appointments. In Kai Fischer, our own esteemed colleague has accepted this challenge. Given the immense changes we are facing, this is both a strong message and a major gain for Deutsche Börse,” senior general manager Dr. Matthias Fritton said. “And I am very pleased that, in Martin Halusa, we stand to benefit directly from a press officer with many years of experience in corporate communication and journalism.”