Monthly Archives: November 2017

Desiree “Dez” Perez is the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation

In 2008, Jay-Z signed an epic 10-year $150 million deal with Live Nation, and as that deal inches toward the completion of its life-span, industry insiders have reported that the music mogul has been reaching out to other music industry leaders in hopes of finding a new home regarding Roc Nation’s recorded music. The original 360 deal included a buy-sell clause that would allow either party to purchase the other half’s stake in the company. While Live Nation hopes to continue their extremely profitable relationship with Jay-Z regarding the touring aspect, they have decided to back out of the deal concerning recorded music, as they are no longer interested in investing in that medium. Over the course of the 10-year contract, the music industry has experienced a myriad of changes that have brought about this new approach by Live Nation. The current Roc Nation lineup consists of music superstars such as Fat Joe, Meek Mill, Rihanna, and Shakira.

Jay-Z was recently spotted alongside longtime business associate Desiree Perez, as they exited the offices of Universal Music Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Sir Lucien Grainge. Although it has not been officially announced, insiders with intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the company have stated that this could signify a growing partnership between the two music powerhouses, as they have already invested a small stake in Roc Nation.

Desiree “Dez” Perez is the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation and is known throughout the industry as a fearsome negotiator, helping to guide the career of Jay-Z over the course of their twenty-year relationship. Today, Dez Perez actively oversees the careers of the artists at Roc Nation, participating in many areas, such as publishing, labeling, and management operations. She recently helped to broker a deal between Rihanna and South Korean conglomerate Samsung which promises to be lucrative for all parties and more

Vijay Eswaran’s Take On Working for Startups

With the current state of global affairs, it is a consensus that there is the need of institutions of higher to develop individuals who are job creators instead of job seekers. With the significant reduction of job opportunities globally, job creators are the perfect answer to unemployment moving forward. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244124 and https://ideamensch.com/dr-vijay-eswaran/

QI group chairman shares the same sentiments, Datuk Seri Eswaran states that students ought to be inspired to take the risk and venture into the creation of employment opportunities.

He discourages the conservative thinking held by many that necessitate the need for students to work with other individuals and companies before venturing out into self-employment.

Considering the technological boom being experienced globally most jobs are currently being automated. What this means is that robotics and artificial intelligence is now looking to replace the workforce, therefore, leading to job cuts. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016

This is a risky move as the global population increases and means that the future generation of students may then be unemployed, argued out Vijay during a student forum held at the University of Malaya.

Vijay was quick to point the difference in ideology between students from the broader Asian region when compared to students from other areas of the world.

According to him, students of Asian regions have taken a different mentality to employment as a majority of them prefer being their bosses, therefore have set out to create employment opportunities for themselves and in turn luring others to work for them.

During the forum, Vijay Eswaran stated that it was paramount for students and first-time job seekers to search for career opportunities that would match their interest and qualifications. It is at this point that he urged this group of individuals to consider working for startups than the more established firms.

From Vijay’s experience, working for a startup tends to be more rewarding as it is fast paced when compared to working with corporates that are structured since the flow of information and implementation of various decisions is slow.

Finally, Vijay elaborates that when taking an employment position at a startup, job seekers and students need to enter a psychological contact with these institutions to allow them to shoulder the startup’s vision.

The growing fortunes of OSI Group under President David McDonald

OSI Group is a food processing company. The group first opened its first food processing plant in China in 1992. It is at this same time that group started supplying McDonald’s with food. OSI Group has now been in China for more than 20years.

OSI Group is a leading global company in the supply of protein items. They supply beef patties and sausage links. It has its headquarters in Aurora. They also supply food products such as pizza and sandwiches. OSI Group is a private company and has over 50 facilities in 17 different countries. Most of their operations are in the Latin America region and Europe.

David McDonald is the president of OSI group. According to him, OSI is a global company that has a dedicated team of workers who ensure that they align the group’s operations depending on the tastes, solutions and the cultures of the people in the area they are operating.

In China, the group operates 8 factories with two more in the processing of construction. In China also, OSI Group is the biggest provider of chicken foods. In the Henan province of China, they are building the largest of all factories. They are hoping to use this facility to process food to the growing population in China and the world in general.

David McDonald says that the company has engaged the services of the best equipment providers to ensure that their factories process quality food that meets the required safety standards.

During the Olympics games of 2008, OSI Group was the biggest provider of food to the participants and the crowds. In the course of the games, they supplied 113 tons of various products. Some of the food products they provided were chicken, pork, beef, eggs and dehydrated onions.

David McDonald holds a degree from Iowa University. He studies between the years 1983 and 1987. He has served at one time as the executive chairman of a business organization known as the North American Meat Institute. McDonald was worked at Marfrig Global Foods, S.A as a director.

David McDonald, as the current president of OSI Group, has secured a business agreement between ISO Group and Baho Food. Baho Food is a food manufacturer from Denmark. The company deals with processing of snacks, meat, and other convenience foods. This deal intends to see the group grow its business operations in Europe. This move is also expected to broaden the reach of OSI Group operations, its portfolio, and its capabilities.

Read More: www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1308-osi-group

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