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List Of Important Appointments - April 2016

Patricia Scotland appointed as Secretary General of Commonwealth

On 27 November 2015, in Malta, the Commonwealth Heads of Government appointed The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC of Dominica as the first woman and the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General. She assumed office on 1 April 2016. After joining the House of Lords in 1997, Baroness Scotland went on to serve as a minister in the Foreign Office, Home Office, and Lord Chancellor’s Department.
Finally, she was elected as the Alderman of Bishopsgate in the City of London in 2014, and as of Friday 1 April 2016, begins her exciting new post as Commonwealth Secretary-General. [Source: Commonwealth]

Obama nominates Indian-American woman as US envoy to Chad

US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Geeta Pasi , a career foreign service officer, as the country's next envoy to Chad. 
Pasi, who served as US Ambassador to Djibouti from 2011 to 2014, is a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counsellor. She is at present the Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State.
Pasi was also the Director of the Office of East African Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs from 2009 to 2011 . [Source: Economictimes]

Nepal Gets First Woman Chief Justice

Nepal gets its first woman chief justice with a judicial body today recommending Sushila Karki's name for the top post, months after the country got its first woman President and Speaker.
A meeting of the Judicial Council recommended the name of Karki, the senior-most judge in Nepal's Supreme Court, for appointment as the next chief justice of the country.
The Judicial Council decided to forward the name of Karki to the Constitutional Council, headed by Prime Minister K P Oli, which is responsible for nominating the head of the judiciary. [Source : EconomicTimes]

Nguyen Xuan Phuc appointed prime minister of Vietnam

Vietnam’s National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution to appoint Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the country's new prime minister.
he new prime minister was born in 1954 in the central province of Quang Nam. Before becoming prime minister, he held the positions of chairman of the Quang Nam People’s Committee, deputy inspector-general of the Government Inspectorate, chairman of the Government Office and deputy prime minister. [Source : vnexpress]

Ram Bahadur Rai appointed chairman Of IGNCA Board

Modi government reconstituted the management of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) bringing in veteran Hindi journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as its head in place of Chinmaya Gharekhan, a former diplomat. 
IGNCA, considered a Congress legacy, was established in 1987 when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. 

Mastercard CEO Banga to Head US Cyber Security Board

Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard and a member of its board of directors.Mr. Banga is a member of President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
He serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), where he recently completed his tenure as its longest-serving chairman.
Mr. Banga is a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum and co-chairs the board of directors of the American India Foundation
He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Mr. Banga serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable. He is chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable, as well as vice chairman of the Business Council. He is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York [Source : MasterCard]

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