Promethean Group Announces New Board Appointments
on: November 17, 2009, 6:27 am
Group, a global leader in interactive classroom solutions, and
its principal company, Chalkfree Limited, has announced the appointment
of two new, non-executive directors, namely Dante Roscini and
Roscini, age 51, serves as a senior lecturer in the Business,
Government and the International Economy Unit at Harvard Business
School. Prior to joining Harvard in 2008, he was the Country Head
of Italy and Chairman of European Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley,
as well as the board director of Morgan Stanley International
Bank, In 1999, Mr. Roscini joined Merrill Lynch as Head of Global
Equity Capital Markets and, from 1988 to 1998, he was the Head
of European Capital Markets for Goldman Sachs. Dante holds a summa
cum laude Laurea degree in nuclear engineering from the University
of Rome and an MBA from Harvard.
Rowley, age 57, currently is a non executive director of ARM Holdings
plc, HMV Group plc and Misys plc and has previously served a non
executive director at Tradus plc. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Rowley
was with AOL Europe, where he became Chairman and CEO. In 1998,
Mr. Rowley joined Kingfisher plc as Group Finance Director. Prior
to relocating to England, he held the posts of Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer at EMI Music Worldwide and
was the COO and CFO of Golden Books. Mr. Rowley holds a degree
in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London, and qualified
as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick in 1976.
are delighted to welcome Philip and Dante to the board,"
said Graham Howe, Chairman of Chalkfree Limited. "Their impressive
track records and experience will strengthen our Board and are
highly relevant as we plan our continued expansion and as more
and more countries turn their attention to bringing interactive
learning technology to their classrooms."
Promethean's CEO, Jean-Yves Charlier has also been recognized
for his significant accomplishments in driving the company forward
over the past year when he accepted the British Venture Capital
Association (BVCA) Award for the best CEO of private equity backed
companies in the UK. The award recognises the achievements of
CEOs throughout 2008 and nominees selected from across the UK
were judged on their company's performance.
Charlier was recognized for his leadership, further consolidating
Promethean's strong market position across the 90 countries in
which it operates and for driving the company's revenue growth
up 49% in 2008, following a 25% growth the previous year. This
growth can be linked to key initiatives instigated by Mr. Charlier
in 2008 included focusing the business solely on the education
software sector, adopting a global indirect sales model and
accelerating new product development investment.
- ENDS –
Promethean is a global leader in interactive classroom solutions
that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate
learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning ActivClassroom
is an innovative and integrated suite of solutions such as interactive
whiteboards and interactive whiteboard
tools, providing time-saving technology for teachers and engaging,
informative content for the modern-day classroom that has been
proven to significantly raise achievement levels.
the classroom, Promethean's integrated learning system also provides
comprehensive training and support. Promethean Planet (www.PrometheanPlanet.com)
is the largest online teacher forum for premium and interactive
whiteboard content. Nearly half a million educators from around
the world currently access and adapt downloadable flipcharts,
participate in conversations on the forum and blog and share best
practice to create fun, engaging lessons that capture both the
imagination and attention of their students.
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