Buford Smith Moves To Head Ideaglobal.Com As President And CEO

ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT

NEW YORK--The newly renamed Ideaglobal.com has hired former Reuters executive Buford Smith to head up the commentary company as president and chief executive officer. Shandi Modi, who previously held these positions, will continue as chairman and will focus on a research role, while Smith, reporting directly to Modi, will oversee operational issues.

Although the managing directors--Chris Turner in New York, Michael Gallagher in London and David Becker and Oliver Mougin in Singapore--currently