Mondelēz's New Chief Must Navigate Change

The US based food giant announced that Dirk Van de Put will become the company’s new CEO in November. He will have to address changing consumer preferences like fresh over processed Food, organic ingredients and dining out

From The Garage To The Cloud

Michael Gould, founder and CTO of Anaplan, a performance-management Cloud platform provider, visited Global Finance to discuss innovation in corporate software, the fast-growing need for data analysis, and how to turn an idea into a global company.

Are Clawbacks Coming Back?

After Wells Fargo forced two senior executives to pay back $75 million in compensation, other companies are rethinking clawback clauses—which experts say are effective governance mechanism.  

Sovereign Funds Go Local

Political pressure is on sovereign wealth funds to use investment to support local communities and infrastructure. 

China: Behind the Numbers

Global Finance: What economic indicators does your firm focus on in China? Leland Miller: Growth alone is not a good indicator, due to China’s borrowing and spending. Additionally, GDP information can be easily manipulated and numbers are not transparent. We ...

Google Alum Brings Digital Vision To Mattel

Margaret Georgiadis, a former Google executive, joined Mattel in February as its new CEO. Mattel is one of the world’s largest toy companies and the executive leadership change comes at a time of substantive growth for the global toys industry.

Economic Populism Boosts Ecommerce

The Trump campaign in the United States and the UK’s Brexit movement put forth renewed calls for economic policies with potential to limit or reduce cross-border trade. 

Insider At UN To Mitigate Antiglobalism

António Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal and UN high commissioner for refugees, took over on January 1 for a five-year term as the United Nations secretary general. The fact that Guterres ran a major UN agency during a global refugee crisis would help him to focus on ways to better integrate the various UN operations and to partner with other institutions. 


Israel: Focused On The High End

Israel's economy depends on foreign trade, and that presents a challenge under current conditions. Policymakers remain focused on high-tech while keeping an eye on global political developments. 

New Head at Caterpillar Faces Slow Growth

Caterpillar, the US-based leader in the machinery and engine industry, announced that in January Doug Umpleby, a longtime Caterpillar executive, will succeed Doug Oberhelman as the company’s CEO. He will be challenged by slow growth worldwide. 

Broverman: Tech To Extend Advisory’s Reach

Eli Broverman is president and co-founder of Betterment, a provider of automated online investment advice—“robo-advisory.” He visited Global Finance to discuss technology and asset management.

US Still A Strong Draw For FDI

Aaron Brickman, senior vice president for strategy and development at the Organization for International Investment (OFII), a nonprofit trade association, also founded SelectUSA, a federal program to promote foreign direct investment in the US. He visited Global Finance to discuss the state of FDI worldwide.

China Battles Aging And Debt

Arthur Kroeber, head of research and founding partner of Gavekal Dragonomics, spoke with Global Finance about China’s politics, its markets and its future role in the global economy.

New Pemex CEO To Lead Reforms

Newsmakers | Mexico
Mexico’s giant state oil company Pemex has a new boss, González Anaya, and he’s got a mess on his hands.

Sovereign Funds Change The Patent Game

Trends | Patents
As sovereign governments expand their investments into uncharted territories, a new kind of fund has emerged: the sovereign patent fund (SPF), a state-owned patent investment fund that buys and licenses patents, covers the cost of litigation and protects against patent infringement.

Corporate Boards Strengthen Cyberexpertise

Management | Cybersecurity
Multinational corporations face rising IT challenges and cyberattacks. Retailer Target, office supply chain store Staples and global banking powerhouse JPMorgan Chase are just a few major companies that have recently been hacked—and that have sustained financial costs and damage to their reputations as a result.

Filling A Niche In Payments

Scott Galit is the CEO of Payoneer, a leading private financial services company focused on digital money transfers and e-commerce payments. He sat down with Global Finance to discuss challenges and opportunities in the space for emerging financial technologies and traditional banks alike.

Bastian Takes The Reins At Delta

Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest carriers, announced in January that its president, Ed Bastian, will take over as chief executive in May. He replaces industry veteran Richard Anderson, who will become Delta’s executive chairman.