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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Thursday kudos: FRA’s Omran chairs IOSCO committee; GoDaddy gives internships to Egyptian girls; AP’s Buzbee as WaPo’s new exec editor

Financial Regulatory Authority boss Mohamed Omran was elected as chairperson of the growth and emerging markets committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO), according to a statement (pdf). By being elected to chair the committee, Omran has also become an IOSCO board vice chairperson.

Sally Buzbee, who some readers may remember as the Cairo-based Middle East editor of the Associated Press, has been named as the new executive editor at the Washington Post, making her the first woman to hold the position since the newspaper was established 144 years ago, the Associated Press reports. Buzbee worked out of Cairo from 2004 until 2010 during her MidEast editor gig.

Website domain platform GoDaddy is joining GIZ’s ProGirls campaign to provide virtual summer internships Egyptian girls aged 14-17, it said in a press release (pdf). Students will shadow one of GoDaddy’s women executives and gain hands-on experience in a number of company projects. The company did not say how many places would be made available.

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