Leadership

CEO of major healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente dies

"An outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, Bernard was a tireless advocate for Kaiser Permanente, our members and the communities we serve. Most importantly, Bernard was a devoted husband, father and friend. We all will miss his tremendous presence in our lives."

Sir Richard Branson is launching Virgin Galactic Holdings

Sir Richard Branson hopes to ring the bell on the New York Stock Exchange to publicly launch Virgin Galactic Holdings after a merger of Virgin Galactic with investment firm Social Capital Hedosophia. It is a first for a space tourism company.

Nike and Under Armour CEOs to leave posts

Mark Parker, who joined Nike in 1979, is stepping down after 13 years in charge of the world’s largest sportswear company. Parker who has also been Nike President and Chairman since 2016 will become Executive Chairman.

Coca-Cola’s first ocean plastic bottle

Ioniqa Technologies is able to break down the components of lower grade plastic and strip out impurities to rebuild the plastic as new. This means that lower grade plastics often destined for incineration or landfill can now be given a new life.