⚡ Ed Tech Women Leaders. DXC Technology CEO Appointment. El Salvador President Re-Elected.

Power Moves #5 looks at Women Leaders in Ed Tech, El Salvador's president re-elected with a landslide win, other major power moves and our election watchlist.

Top 2 Power Moves to Know This Week
🇸🇻 President Nayib Bukele has achieved a resounding victory in El Salvador's elections, where voters prioritized the impactful anti-gang measures over concerns about potential democratic erosion. Preliminary results indicate Bukele securing 83% support with 31% of the votes counted.

🇺🇸 Raul Fernandez has been appointed as the President and CEO of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a Fortune 500 global technology services firm.

🗺️ People Map - 2023 HolonIQ Ed Tech 1000 Women Leaders

This week's edition of the People Map delves into an analysis of women serving as CEOs in HolonIQ's Ed Tech 1000 list, comprising 125 leaders. 36.9% of these women leaders are found to be from the Europe & Central Asia region, while the South Asian region exhibits the smallest representation at 2.4%.

Conclusively, this marks the culmination of compiling people maps for HolonIQ's 1000 Women Leaders across three distinct industries: Climate, Health, and Education. Consequently, the representation of women in the aforementioned industries stands at 8.6%, 13.4%, and 12.5%, respectively.

When examining the highest representation in the 3 industries, Health Tech sector leadership predominantly hails from North America. Conversely, Ed Tech and Climate Tech witness the highest representation from the Europe & Central Asia regions.

The lowest representation within Health Tech emanates from both the Middle East & North Africa and the Sub-Saharan regions. Three regions for Climate Tech, the Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, and Latin America & Caribbean regions, and exclusively in the South Asian region for Ed Tech.

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Other Highlights of the Week

  • 💼 CEO Moves. Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing, Levi Strauss & Co., Getir & FreshDirect, DLL.
  • 🧑‍💻 Technology Moves. Zurich North America Head of Direct Markets, Mahindra and Mahindra CFO, Honeywell MEA region President, Atlas Air Worldwide VP.
  • 🧑‍🎓 Academic Moves. Queen's University Belfast PVC, Penn Foster Group CEO, Teach For America CEO.
  • 🏛️ Government. Tonga, Ethiopia.
  • 📰 Leadership Notes. A Question for Your Team to Define Success, Curiosity Making Your Meetings and Team Better, Social Media and Leadership, Building A Healthy Board.
  • 🗳️ Election Watchlist.

💼 CEO Moves

🇭🇺 Jens Bühler assumed the role of Director and CEO at Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary.

🇺🇸 Michelle Gass has officially been appointed as the President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co.

🇺🇸 Hatice Evren has been appointed as the US Group CEO for Getir & FreshDirect, and Sloan Eddleston has taken on the CEO role for FreshDirect.

🇳🇱 Lara Yocarini is set to assume the role of CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of DLL, beginning on May 1, 2024, for a tenure of four years.

🧑‍💻 Technology Moves

🇺🇸 Jason Meador was appointed as the new Head of Direct Markets at Zurich North America, a prominent figure in insurance and risk management service, succeeding the retiring Vince Santivasi.

🇮🇳 Amarjyoti Barua has been appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) Finance Organisation, following the resignation of Manoj Bhat. Bhat is scheduled to assume the role of MD & CEO of Mahindra Holidays Resorts India. Both Barua and Bhat are slated to take charge on May 17, 2024.

🇺🇸 Khaled Hashem was appointed as the  President of the newly integrated Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON), a leading technology and manufacturing company.

🇺🇸 Joel Goldberg will be appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. a prominent global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, with effect from February 26, 2024.

🧑‍🎓 Academic Moves

🇮🇪 Professor Ian Bruce was named as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for the Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences at Queen's University Belfast. Additionally, David Quinn has been appointed as the Executive Director of Belfast Region City Deal.

🇺🇸 Kermit Cook has assumed the position of CEO at Penn Foster Group, a provider of digital and data-driven learning solutions focused on preparing learners for in-demand skills and jobs.

🇺🇸 Elisa Villanueva Beard the CEO of Teach For America, is set to leave the organization in 2025. 

🏛️ Government

🇹🇴 Hon. Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola has been formally appointed as Tonga's new Minister of Health, effective as of January 31, 2024. 

🇪🇹 Demeke Mekonnen, Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs since November 2020, has recently stepped down from both roles.

📰 Leadership Articles

A Simple Question to Help Your Team Define Success

A Simple Question to Help Your Team Define Success
Despite its critical importance, most executive teams are not in agreement around the foundational question: What does success look like in X years? The challenge lies in developing a clear collective understanding of what winning as a team looks like and then aligning efforts, resources, and strategies toward these common goals. In this article, the authors offer guidance on how to prepare for and lead a success-defining discussion with your team.

How Curiosity Can Make Your Meetings — and Team — Better

How Curiosity Can Make Your Meetings — and Team — Better
Do you find meetings with your team disintegrate into dysfunction and chaos, resulting in ineffective decision-making, inadequate solutions, and team members — including yourself — with deflated morale? “Team” is a misnomer for these bodies; “group” is more accurate. Group members are accountable to the boss but not to each other; they often work in individual silos, oblivious to the bigger picture. At best, groups are inefficient and ungratifying; at their worst, they make consequential mistakes through poor communication and bad decisions. To turn your group into a team, you need curiosity. Curiosity encourages you to pause before problem solving and engage your team members in productive conversation, rather than talking past each other. It invites colleagues to contribute their honest perspective. And with a newfound understanding of collective and individual frustrations, you can learn to empathize with each other, work better together, and become a team invested in a shared outcome rather than individual agendas.

Social Media and Leadership — The Risks of Distraction vs Benefits of Connection

Social Media and Leadership — The Risks of Distraction vs Benefits of Connection - CEOWORLD magazine
In this article, discover how leaders can master the art of social media, balancing its potential for brand building with the risks of distraction. Learn practical tips for integrating social media into leadership roles, including collaboration with marketing teams, leveraging technological tools, and setting personal usage boundaries. The piece offers insightful strategies for business executives […]

3 Essentials To Building A Healthy Board

Council Post: 3 Essentials To Building A Healthy Board
Having the best board team will determine the degree of success an organization will achieve, both in the short term and well into the future.

🗳️ Election Watchlist

Over half of the world's population—4.2 billion people spread over about 65 countries—will cast their votes in 2024. Among them are eight of the ten most populous nations in the world, including the United States, Mexico, India, and Russia. There has never before been a phenomenon like this in a single year.

This is the 🗓️election calendar for 2024 so you can be aware of the major events that could influence global politics and democracy in the future.


🇧🇩 Bangladesh, Parliament (7 January) - Sheikh Hasina appointed as Prime Minister for 4th consecutive term.
🇧🇹 Bhutan, National Assembly (9 January) - Tshering Tobgay to take office as Prime Minister on 30th January.
🇹🇼 Taiwan, President and Parliament (13 January) - Lai Ching-te elected as President.
✅ 🇫🇮 Finland, President (28 January) - Alexander Stubb and Pekka Haavisto will go to the second round of elections on February 11.


✅ 🇸🇻 El Salvador, President, and Parliament (4 February) - Nayib Bukele was re-elected as President.
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan, President (7 February)
🇵🇰 Pakistan, National Assembly (8 February)
🇫🇮 Finland, President (11 February)
🇮🇩 Indonesia, President and Parliament (14 February)
🇧🇾 Belarus, Parliament (25 February)


🇮🇷 Iran, Parliament (1 March)
🇮🇪 Ireland, Constitutional Referendums (8 March)
🇵🇹 Portugal, Parliament (10 March)
🇷🇺 Russia, President (15–17 March)


🇰🇷 South Korea, Parliament (10 April)


🇵🇦 Panama, President and Parliament (5 May)
🇱🇹 Lithuania, President and Constitutional Referendum (12 May)
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic, President, and Parliament (19 May)


🇮🇸 Iceland, President (1 June)
🇲🇽 Mexico, President, Senate and Chamber of Deputies (2 June)
🇧🇪 Belgium, Parliament (9 June)
🇲🇷 Mauritania, President (22 June)
🇲🇳 Mongolia, Parliament (28 June)


🇷🇼 Rwanda, President and Chamber of Deputies (15–16 July)


🇲🇿 Mozambique, President and Parliament (9 October)
🇺🇾 Uruguay, President and Parliament (27 October)


🇺🇸 United States, President, Senate, and House of Representatives (5 November)
🇵🇼 Palau, President and Parliament (12 November)

🔍 Unknown Election Dates

🇩🇿 Algeria, President
🇦🇹 Austria, Parliament
🇧🇼 Botswana, Parliament
🇹🇩 Chad, President and Parliament
🇭🇷 Croatia, President and Parliament
🇬🇦 Gabon, Constitutional Referendum
🇬🇪 Georgia, Parliament
🇬🇭 Ghana, President and Parliament
🇮🇳 India, Parliament
🇰🇮 Kiribati, President
🇱🇹 Lithuania, Parliament
🇲🇺 Mauritius, Parliament
🇲🇩 Moldova, President and Referendum
🇳🇦 Namibia, President and National Assembly
🇷🇴 Romania, President and Parliament
🇸🇲 San Marino, Parliament
🇸🇳 Senegal, President
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands, Parliament
🇿🇦 South Africa, Parliament
🇸🇸 South Sudan, President and Parliament
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka, President
🇹🇬 Togo, Parliament
🇬🇧 United Kingdom, House of Commons (by 28 January 2025)
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan, Legislative Chamber
🇻🇪 Venezuela, President

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