Deloitte global chairman becomes IBLF trustee
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London, November 27, 2007 – John Connolly, chairman of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Deloitte UK's chief executive and senior partner, has become a trustee of the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).
The International Business Leaders Forum Board of Trustees is comprised of senior private and public sector leaders who advise IBLF on achieving its mission to promote responsible business leadership and partnerships for sustainable development.
Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Hodges, managing director for IBLF said: "Deloitte is a long standing supporter of IBLF and John has a tremendous level of knowledge of the business world. We are very pleased that he has agreed to join our Board of Trustees to help us raise the profile of the positive role that business can play in sustainable development."
John Connolly said, "I'm delighted to join the IBLF Board which works with business, governments and civil society to enhance the contribution that companies can make to sustainable development. As a responsible business, Deloitte in the UK and across member firms around the world, is already playing its part to enhance the communities in which our people work and live. Keeping focused on the challenges of globalization will continue to be a focus for me in this new role."
IBLF is an independent, not-for-profit organization currently supported by more than 100 of the world's leading businesses. IBLF provides strategic counsel to companies to enable them to understand and respond to the development challenges that they face, particularly when operating in transition and emerging economies. Since 1990, and with the support of the IBLF President, HRH The Prince of Wales, they have worked in more than 90 countries.
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