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Category: International Appointments

Annika Sorenstam appointed as president of the International Golf Federation

Annika Sorenstam
  • The International Golf Federation (IGF) designated Annika Sorenstam as its new president effective January 1, 2021.
  • IGF President, Peter Dawson, is stepping down after 10  years of leadership and service.  Sorenstam, a 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former No. 1 from Sweden.

Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid as prime minister

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad-al Sabah
  • Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has re-appointed Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as their prime minister.
  • The move appears two days after Sheikh Sabah submitted his government’s resignation in a procedural step following parliamentary polls.

Bata appoints Sandeep Kataria as global CEO

Sandeep Kataria
  • Footwear major Bata Shoe Organization has selected Sandeep Kataria as the new global Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • He is the first Indian to be elected to the global role of Bata (Headquarter-Lausanne, Switzerland). He takes over from Alexis Nasard, who has stepped down after almost five years in the role.

Joe Biden becomes the president of US

Joe Biden

  • Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has defeated Donald Trump to come up the 46th U.S. president. Biden will become the oldest president-elect in USA history and the first to oust a sitting commander-in-chief after one term since Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992.