Monthly Archives: October 2018

Gareth Henry, an entrepreneur

Henry joined Fortress Investment Group in 2007. He worked as a managing director at the firm. His primary principal was to lead the marketing efforts and maintain healthy relations for all Fortress Liquid markets that are all over the world. Prior attaining this position, he served in London, United Kingdom as the boss of the global investor relations. He created client relationships and also raising capital for fortress investment group mainly in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Working at Fortress assisted Gareth Henry got to gather all the necessary experience that he needed to manoeuvre the industry. Before, he had worked at the Schroders Company in the United Kingdom. He was a strategic solutions director. His responsibility was to advise the clients on all the optional investment plans that the firm was offering.

It’s been years now for Gareth serving in the most prominent financial Investment groups in the world. He attended a certain interview and he had so much to say. He advised all the young financial and business experts that were upcoming to go slower, but make sure that they make the right steps. Making a wrong decision might cost them their career. However, there is always a room for learning and making improvements.

In the industry, one is required to make very critical decisions. A financial and business professional has to be creative. One will make decisions that won’t be appealing to others, but you have to believe in yourself. In a financial industry, clients are the kings. Gareth Henry makes frequent meetings with clients so that he can get more information on what they want. Satisfied clients is a win for the organization.

Gareth Henry is well educated. He went to the University Of Edinburgh, Scotland. He pursued a degree in actuarial mathematics. This is a course that many avoid. They would never attempt to enrol in such a class. Right from a young age, Gareth Henry was a smart young man. It’s with no doubt why he went for actuarial mathematics.

Gareth’s presence at Fortress Investment Group was noticed back in 2011. He was named among the list of the 30 rising professionals. The star was awarded for his zeal and effort in the organization. The awards were organized by Hedge funds.

Sightsavers’ Dr. Harper Champions Rights for the Disabled at Global Summit

Over 800 delegates from around the world gathered in London on July 24, 2018, for The Global Disability Summit. Among them was Dr. Caroline Harper, the CEO of Sightsavers, an international charity whose mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. As a Commander of the Order of The British Empire, Dr. Harper was suitably influential in bringing Sightsavers’ agenda to the table at the event. Before the summit, Sightsavers proclaimed, through its Put Us in the Picture campaign, that it is interested in commitments from all the attendees and that these be inclusive for the disabled. Also, the organization called for transparency and accountability moving forward from the participating entities to these commitments.

 

The world’s disabled population faces many challenges daily, such as fundamental human rights, opportunities for employment and education. While these challenges have existed for decades, progress toward implementing agreements made through the U. N’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been sluggish. Confidence was expressed, however, through an open letter signed by 36 international development organizations from the UK, that the summit would meet its goals, which are addressing four key issues: focusing global actions toward dignity and respect for the disabled, inclusive education, economic empowerment, and technology plus innovation.

 

The summit was by all accounts a resounding success, resulting in numerous pledges and commitments from worldwide governments and organizations, including legislative, financial and policy change initiatives occurring in the Global Disability Summit Charter for Change. This charter included over 170 individual commitments supported by over 300 signatories and pledges them to pursue equality for disabled individuals in their respective countries. This outcome is consistent with Sightsavers’ mission to advocate for inclusiveness for people with disabilities. Dr. Harper was pleased and remarked, “It’s fantastic to see the global development community coming together to recognize the importance of leaving no one behind in efforts to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals and improve the lives of people in the world’s poorest countries.” Tessa Murphy, Sightsavers’ manager for the Put Us in the Picture initiative, summed up eloquently, “Today, we are one large step closer to making a disability-inclusive world a reality.”

 

 

 

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