Archive for October, 2016

Playtech awarded as Best Digital Industry Supplier

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Playtech Limited, BVI-based gaming software, systems and services supplier, became the ‘Best Digital Industry Supplier’ at the Global Gaming Awards of this year, having been awarded for significant achievements over past 12 months.

The Global Gaming Awards is one of industry’s most prestigious annual events, with a panel of most respected CEOs and senior executives, recognizing the achievements of offline and digital gaming companies. The ceremony was held in Las Vegas, hosted by G2E, powered by industry publication Gambling Insider, and visited by 600 of the idustry’s most influential representatives.

Playtech received the top prize for its gaming portfolio, broad new business and pioneer Playtech ONE Omni-channel solution which has ensured record results for the company in the past 12 months.

Atlas Mara Limited changes its chairman

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Atlas Mara Limited, the financial services group working in sub-Saharan region of Africa, and domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, announced that its current chairman Arnold Ekpe will resign from his post on December 1, with the end of his current three-year term. In this post he will be followed by Bob Diamond, former chief executive of Barclays, who will become an interim chairman in Atlas Mara Limited in which he has a major interest. Diamond is the co-founder and non-executive director of Atlas Mara Limited.

Rachel Robbins, senior independent director of the financial company, said in the comments on the new appointment: “It is the board’s intention that Bob will serve as chairman for a limited period while we transition to a new independent chairman,”

Origin Agritech establishes North American office

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

BVI-registered biotechnological company Origin Agritech Ltd., working in China, has started operations in North America, in Des Moines downtown, effective August 29, 2016. The establishment of the North America operations and international relations centre is a key step in a number of strategic actions to make Origin the leading global foundation biotech and seed development company.

Origin Agritech CEO Bill Niebur said in his comment that Des Moines “is an ideal location for Origin’s North American operations, providing superior access to talent, technologies and proximity to key target markets”. Company’s CEO, CFO and team members will be located at Des Moines, while main biotech and seed breeding operations, among them plant breeding and biotech research and development centre, will continue to be based in China. Company’s CTO will continue to oversee operations in China from Beijing. Presence of the company in North America is a result of its aim to focus on globalization and become a multinational corporation.