New Board Directors for Metro
Metro International has proposed the election of Michelle Guthrie and Patrick Ståhle as new Board Directors at the Annual General Meeting on 27 May according to a Metro press release.
Michelle Guthrie is Chairman of Plan International Hong Kong, a global aid agency working on behalf of children in developing countries. She was Managing Director and Senior Adviser of Providence Equity Partners, the world’s leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and technology from 2007 to 2010. Mrs. Guthrie began her career at STAR, a media and entertainment company in Asia wholly owned by News Corporation, finally as CEO from 2003 to 2007.
Patrick Ståhle is a Board Director of Charm Communication Ltd, a TV advertising service provider in China and one of the biggest brokers to China Central TV. Mr. Ståhle works part-time with Aegis Media Global Solutions which involves oversight of global strategy, product development and work within Aegis’ Executive Committee. He was until 1 April 2010 the Singapore based Chairman and CEO for Aegis Media APAC, part of the media and market research network Aegis Plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Cristina Stenbeck, Chairman of the Nomination Committee linked the proposals to the Asia-strategy of Metro:
“Their individual media backgrounds and geographic focus on Asia during the course of their careers will provide valuable insight to the key strategic growth areas for Metro, both in terms of product development and geographic footprint.”