Aircell, a provider of inflight connectivity, has appointed Norman Smagley as chief financial officer (CFO). Smagley brings 16 years of broad-based CFO experience across many industries, including technology, financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, industrial and publishing companies, ranging in size from Fortune 25 to pre-initial public offering (IPO).
Smagley has operated as CFO within both public and private-equity owned companies and has successfully managed bank, Wall Street, rating agency, auditor and board relationships. Most recently, he was senior vice president (SVP) and CFO at Rand McNally.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.