John Icke has joined Longview Capital Partners, a Canadian investment firm focused on early stage opportunities in the natural resource sector, as president and chief operating officer. He previously was president of Accenture Business Services for Utilities.
Longview Capital Partners Inc. (LV – TSX, L6V – FWB, LGVWF – OTCBB_Pink_Sheets), is pleased to announce that Mr. John Icke has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, and will report jointly to Damien Reynolds, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and to the board of directors. This appointment, effective January 7, 2008, brings Mr. Icke's experience on mergers, acquisitions and business re-engineering to Longview Capital.
John Icke is a senior executive with more than 25 years global management experience, 14 in the role of President, General Manager or Chief Executive Officer, in both the private and public sector. He was previously the president of Accenture Business Services for Utilities, the largest business process outsourcing practice of its kind worldwide. Most recently, he had been a principal of JRI Strategy Consultants Inc., a business consultancy which provides strategic counseling and leadership to senior executives of retailers, technology and consumer goods manufacturing businesses. His previous positions include: president and CEO of Lily Cups Inc; founding director and chairman of Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association (C.P.R.A.); corporate vice president and general manager of Indigo N.V.'s worldwide packaging business; and chief operating officer and executive vice president of Sweetheart Cup, a subsidiary of Fort Howard. Importantly, Mr. Icke has significant experience with private equity in addition to debt and public equity financings.
“John's broad experience across numerous industries is a great asset to Longview Capital's management team,” said Damien Reynolds Chairman and CEO. “With this appointment,
Longview Capital Partners is an investment company creating long-term shareholder value by capitalizing on early stage opportunities in the natural resource sector, and having the resultant earnings growth recognized in its share price. Longview Capital Partners first began trading on September 5, 2005 and graduated to the TSX senior Exchange on September 24, 2007 under the same symbol “
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