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People in News: September 2022 PDF

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2022

1. Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga

  • Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga is appointed as the Interim Prime Minister of Mali.
  • He was appointed Choguel Kokalla Maiga current Prime Minister being admitted to the hospital.
  • Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga was the government Spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration of Mali.

2. Jasprit Bumrah

  • An Indian Cricketer as brand ambassador Jasprit Bumrah is appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Uppercase.
  • Uppercase is the eco-friendly luggage brand of Acefour Accessories, a travel accessories company.

3. Santhosh Iyer

  • Santhosh Iyer is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd.
  • He will replace Martin Shwenk, who will take over as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Thailand.
  • He is currently serving as the company’s Vice President (Sales and Marketing).

4. M V Iyer

  • M V Iyer is appointed as the Interim Chairman Cum Director of GAIL India Limited.
  • He will succeed CMD Manoj Jain following the superannuation.
  • He is currently serving as the Business Development Director, of GAIL India.

5. Kalyan Chaubey

  • Kalyan Chaubey becomes new President of All India Football Federation.
  • He defeated Sikkim’s former Indian Professional Football Bhaichung Bhutia.
  • Kalyan Chaubey replaces the long-time president Praful Patel.
  • Chaubey is the first former Indian Player to chair as President of the Football Federation.

6. Ana Brnabic

  • Ana Brnabic is nominated as the Prime Minister of Serbia until 2024.
  • She is Serbia’s first female Prime Minister.
  • She was nominated by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

7. Laxman Narasimhan

  • Laxman Narasimhan is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Starbucks.
  • He will take over the position from Howard Schultz.
  • Narasimhan is the CEO of UK-based health, hygiene, and nutrition company Reckitt Benckiser.

8. S Krishnan

  • S. Krishnan appointed is as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB).
  • He replaces KV Rama Murthy.
  • Prior to this appointment, S Krishnan served as the MD and CEO of Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB).

9. Binesh Kumar Tyagi

  • Binesh Kumar Tyagi takes over as Chairman and Managing Director of the Shipping Corporation of India.
  • He previously served as the Liner and Passenger Services Division (L&PS) at the Shipping Corporation of India.

10. Liz Truss

  • Liz Truss is appointed as the United Kingdom's (UK) New Prime Minister.
  • She succeeded Boris Johnson, who served as the Prime Minister (PM) of the UK from 2019 to 2022.
  • She has become the 3rd Woman to hold the position.

11. Sunil Chhetri

  • Sunil Chhetri is the Brand Ambassador of Pintola, an Indian superfood.
  • Pintola is the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Company.
  • Sunil Chhetri’s professional career, this was his first partnership with an FMCG company in India.

12. Volker Turk

  • Volker Turk is appointed as the United Nations (UN) New High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • He was appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • Volker Turk replaces Veronica Michelle Bachelet Jeria.

13. Gervais Ndirakobuca

  • Gervais Ndirakobuca was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Burundi.
  • He replaces Alain Guillaume Bunyoni.
  • He was appointed by Burundi President Evarister Ndayishimiye.

14. Pralay Mondal

  • Pralay Mondal is appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Catholic Syrian Bank Limited.
  • He has been serving as the Deputy MD of CSB.

15. Vanessa Nakate

  • Vanessa Nakate is appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • She is a 25-year-old climate activist from Uganda.

16. Sanjay Kumar Rakesh

  • Sanjay Kumar Rakesh is appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of Common Service Centre, e-Governance Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV).
  • He succeeded Dinesh Tyagi.
  • Before joining CSC, he was the additional Chief Secretary in Tripura.

17. Sanjay Khanna

  • Sanjay Khanna is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American Express India.
  • He was appointed by Rob McClean, Executive Vice President, of International Card Services, and American Express.
  • Sanjay Khanna joined AEBC as manager of Finance in 1996 and spent about 27 years with American Express.

18. Srishti Bakshi

  • Srishti Bakshi wins the “Changemaker” award at United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Action Award.
  • The award is given to recognize the efforts of Srishti Bakshi to raise awareness of gender-based violence and inequality.
  • Srishti Bakshi, a marketer-turned-women’s rights activist and founder of the CrossBow Miles movement.

19. Lt Gen Anil Chauhan

  • Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retired) was appointed as India’s 2nd Chief of Defence Staff.
  • He is the 2nd person to hold the post of CDS after General Bipin Rawat.
  • Gen. Anil Chauhan retired in May 2022 and is currently the military advisor to National Security advisor Ajit Doval.

20. R. Venkataramani

  • Senior Advocate R. Venkataramani becomes the New Attorney General for India.
  • He is the 16th AG of India and was appointed by Droupadi Murmu, President of India.
  • He succeeds K.K. Venugopal.

21. Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud

  • Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud was named as the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.
  • He is the leading figure in the kingdom’s “Vision 2030” plans to transform the country’s economy and energy infrastructure.
  • He has changed Saudi Arabia radically as he led efforts to diversify the economy from dependence on oil, allowing women to drive and hold back the clerics’ power over society.

22. Suella Braverman

  • Suella Braverman wins the 1st Queen Elizabeth II Women of the Year Award at the Asian Achievers Awards (AAA).
  • She is the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), Indian Origin.
  • She is a 42-year-old British politician and barrister who was appointed as the UK’s Home Secretary.

23. Giorgia Meloni

  • Giorgia Meloni is elected as Italy’s 1st Women Prime Minister.
  • She defeated Mario Draghi in Italy’s National Election.
  • She is the leader of the Far Right Nationalist Fratelli d’Italia Party.

24. Sourav Ganguly

  • Sourav Ganguly is appointed as the brand ambassador for the Luz Cozi.
  • Sourav Ganguly is the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Lux Cozi comes under Lux Industries Brand.

25. Dilip Tirkey

  • Dilip Tirkey is elected as the New Hockey India President.
  • He is the former India Captain and Olympian.
  • He became Hockey India’s first Player-President.

26. Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh

  • Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh are appointed as the Brand ambassadors for Max Life Insurance.
  • Rohit Sharma, Captain of the men’s Indian Cricket team, and his wife Ritika Sajdeh, an Indian sports manager.
  • Max Life Insurance is to be prepared mentally, physically, and financially for emerging challenges.

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