Microsoft Corp.’s board will meet on Nov. 18 to trim a list of chief executive officer candidates, with the goal of whittling the roster to three to five people, said a person with knowledge of the process.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry has outrun a recession, recalls and natural disasters to stay America’s best-selling car for more than a decade. Odds are worsening that it can keep the title next year as challengers gear up for another run at topping the mild-mannered sedan.
Microsoft Corp.’s next chief executive officer will need the expertise and strategic vision that can help the biggest software maker confront a broad range of threats that Steve Ballmer, for all his expertise as a salesman, was never able to repel.
Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Franco Bernabe plans to tender his resignation this week after losing the support of the carrier’s biggest shareholders, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Vivendi SA’s Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy said “strategic vision” for French phone unit SFR will come from Michel Combes, the division’s new head starting Aug. 1 and a current Vodafone Group Plc executive.
Kia Motors Corp., with sales rising 78 percent from 2008 to last year, has been the fastest-growing brand in the U.S. What it hasn’t been able to do is shake the role of little brother to larger affiliate Hyundai.