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人才招聘 Join Us – TVBUSA 官方網站

人才招聘 Join Us – TVBUSA 官方網站

Los Angeles Office
Administrative Clerk Responsibilities
  • Assist with processing bi-weekly payroll and maintaining employee files
  • Bookkeeping and general accounting
  • Creating and maintaining spreadsheets
  • Minimum of two years human resources or accounting experience
  • Good skills using Microsoft Office/Word/Excel/Outlook
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
Bookkeeper Responsibilities
  • Assist with processing bi-weekly payroll and maintaining employee files
  • General ledger maintenance
  • Accounts Receivable / Payable processing
  • Minimum of two years human resources or accounting experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Excel and Word
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
HR Officer Assistant Responsibilities
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating employee files
  • Process bi-weekly payroll
  • Minimum of two years human resources department experience
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word & Excel
  • Strong attention to detail, self-starter, and the ability to multi-task essential
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
Assistant Accountant Responsibilities
  • Responsible for HR & Payroll, familiar with Paychex Flex
  • Responsible for AP, AR & G/L
  • Hands on MS Excel & Word, 10-key by touch
  • 3 years experience in HR & Accounting field is required
  • Fast learner with multi-tasking ability
  • Details, strong work ethics & team player
  • Fluent in English & Chinese.
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
New Media Assistant Responsibilities
  • Produces engaging content for YouTube and social media channels to attract and retain audience
  • Managing Facebook and YouTube channels (creating creative titles, SEO-friendly description and tags, attractive thumbnails, etc.)
  • Scheduling social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram
  • Report on the state of social media accounts and create weekly/quarterly reports
  • Collaborate with other teams to assist in managing contents on OTT platform when needed.
  • Familiar with social media, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Fluent in Chinese and English (Cantonese, if applicable).
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of TVB’s and Hong Kong’s internet culture is a plus
  • Basic Knowledge in Photoshop and video editing is a plus
  • Knowledge of Traditional Chinese typing is a must
  • *Training will be provided.
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
Social Media Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Produces engaging content for YouTube and social media channels to attract and retain audience
  • Managing Facebook and YouTube channels (creating creative titles, SEO-friendly description and tags, attractive thumbnails, etc.)
  • Identify trends on social media and find ways to attach the brand in order to reach new audiences
  • Write and edit social-first articles based on trending news stories
  • Collaborate with other teams to assist in managing contents on OTT platform when needed
  • Familiar with social media, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram
  • Fluent in Chinese and English (Cantonese, if applicable)
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of TVB’s and Hong Kong’s internet culture is a plus
  • Basic Knowledge with Photoshop is a plus
  • Knowledge of Traditional Chinese typing is a must
  • *Training will be provided
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
Entry Level Video Editor
  • Produces engaging content for YouTube and social media channels to attract and retain audience
  • Managing YouTube channels
  • Produces videos for social media marketing’s use, including promos, trailers, end tags, etc.
  • Collaborate with other teams to assist in managing contents on OTT platform when needed.
  • Familiar with managing social media, including Facebook and YouTube
  • Basic Knowledge in Photoshop and video editing
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be familiar with TVB’s culture and Hong Kong’s internet culture
  • Knowledge of Traditional Chinese typing is a must
  • *Training will be provided.
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA.
Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]
Digital Marketing Assistant Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and support day-to-day digital activities that lead to the completion of projects and tasks
  • Plan and implement digital advertising campaigns across the following: YouTube, Facebook, and Google.
  • Assist in implementing marketing plans across offline and online channels.
  • Assist in executing strategic marketing initiatives and activities
  • Process incoming data such as satisfaction surveys, feedback forms, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple teams to deliver quality projects.
  • Assist with data entry and data qualifying as needed.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related discipline
  • Must be passionate about the TVB content
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in Chinese
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Must be comfortable working in a technology-focused environment.
What We Provide
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance (Health, Dental)
All applicants must be permanent legal residents in USA. Please e-mail your resume to [email protected]

Delivering practical results. For novel clinical applications.

Simulating the human brain is the holy grail of neuroscience – offering a pioneering tool for understanding how our brain works and how to deal with its disorders like stroke, epilepsy or neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

While large-scale research initiatives simulate neurons and small brain regions at the cellular level on massively parallel hardware, they are still years away from clinical applications.

The Virtual Brain (TVB) takes a different approach and reduces complexity on the micro level to attain the macro organization: a TVB model of a patient’s brain generates sufficiently accurate EEG, MEG, BOLD and SEEG signals by reducing the complexity millionfold through methods from statistical physics. The key is TVB’s hybrid approach of merging individual anatomy from brain imaging data with state-of-the-art mathematical modeling.

In a nutshell:
you can simulate a human brain with TVB right now, for free and with access to the source code – on average MacBooks, faculty Linux servers or supercomputers like Piz Daint in CSCS Lugano.

Since its early beginnings as network equations scribbled on a bar coaster in 2008, TVB has gained wide recognition – demonstrated by regular invitations to participate at neuroinformatics events such as INCF conferences, and workshops dedicated to High Performance Computing (HPC) (such as organized by NSG).

Today, TVB is a reference tool for full-brain simulation. TVB serves as the simulation engine in the world’s first clinical trial on predictive brain modeling in epilepsy surgery (EPINOV). TVB is also the choice of full-brain simulator in Europe’s digital research infrastructure EBRAINS and directly links to other large-scale neuroinformatics efforts such as the Allen Institute’s Mouse atlas or the Human Brain Project (HBP).

A large, growing user base of clinicians and scientists are working every day with TVB, citing its scientific groundwork in well over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dedicated research facilities at Charité in Berlin, AMU in Marseille and Baycrest in Toronto have constructed and simulated almost 1000 individual, Connectome-based brain network models and published their findings, clocking in upwards of 10 million CPU core hours.

Two arrested over online calls for boycotts, threats against Hong Kong broadcaster TVB

Hong Kong police have arrested two men suspected of conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation, in connection with online threats against broadcaster TVB, one of the city’s two television stations.

Superintendent Wilson Tam of the Cyber Security and Technology Bureau of the police. Photo: HK Police screenshot via Facebook.

The men, aged 18 and 26, were arrested on Wednesday in Sham Shui Po and Ma On Shan respectively, police told a press briefing on Thursday. They are suspected of a range of offences including conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation, inciting illegal assembly, inciting wounding with intent, and inciting others to inflict grievous bodily harm.

“[They] continuously and widely disseminated a large amount of messages through social media groups and pages, intending to smear the media organisation, and also to use threatening means to pressure different advertisers into stopping advertising with this media. [Their] goal is to cause reputational and financial damage,” said Superintendent Wilson Tam of the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau.

They also posted messages inciting others to attend illegal assemblies and to commit violence against employees of the media organisation, police officers and their families, Tam said.

The social media group allegedly operated by the pair appeared in May 2020 and has made over 2,000 online posts that targeted over 100 advertisers who partnered with the media outlet. Police said they took action based on reviewing these messages as a whole, and not just at specific words or expressions.

A Facebook group campaigning for people to boycott TVB. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

Police declined to identify the media company or the social media organisation involved.

Targeting TVB

However television broadcaster TVB reported that it was the target. It said the two men were arrested in connection with a group on Facebook that called for leaving “angry” emojis, critical comments, or comments threatening boycotts on the social media pages of the broadcaster and its advertisers.

TVB was seen by pro-democracy activists as sympathetic to the government and Beijing during the protests that gripped the city in 2019. It says its coverage was impartial.

TVB. File photo: by CC 2.0.

The individuals made “unreasonable” and “indiscriminate attacks” threatening reputational or material damage to the media’s artists and partners, Tam said. Police have seized several mobile phones, tablets and computers as evidence while the investigation continues.

The cybercrime bureau made similar arrests in May in connection with threats against the same media outlet, Tam said. The people detained in May were charged on Thursday with inciting criminal damage.

Conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation is punishable by up to five years in prison.

“Hong Kong has faced many storms in recent years. People have together overcome obstacles one after another, but criminals have continued to incite illegal activities online without remorse. Such behaviour once again attempts to destroy Hong Kong’s firm foundation for rule of law and the community’s stability, Tam said. “This is appalling.”

Virginia Lok to Leave TVB, Taking Raymond Lam and Kevin Cheng Along? –

When Charles Chan (陳國強) purchased the majority stake interest in TVB in March 2011, he inherited a host of problems. With TVB’s long-time monopoly in local television broadcasting rights broken, City Telecom (CTI) successfully lured away TVB artists and production staff with higher pay. TVB executive, Virginia Lok (樂易玲), is rumored to leave in October 2012, taking hot favorites, Raymond Lam (林峯), Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), and possibly Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) with her to a new Shaw Brothers’ management company! Let the television wars truly begin!

Virginia Lok to Work for Shaw Brothers Studios

After Charles Chan became the new boss of TVB, Mona Fong (方逸华) stepped down from her former position as TVB Deputy Chairman and focused on strengthening her husband, Sir Run Run Shaw’s film company, Shaw Brothers Studios. Since Ms. Fong left TVB, it was frequently rumored that senior managers would follow. After Stephen Chan’s (陳志雲) resignation–who left to work  as CEO of Commercial Radio–Virginia Lok is rumored to have resigned from TVB and will leave in October.

Ms. Lok was personally recruited by Ms. Fong to join TVB to serve as Director of Production Resources, managing the careers of TVB artists over the last decade. Ms. Lok is largely credited in developing successful superstars such as Raymond Lam, Kevin Cheng, and Myolie Wu. Due to Ms. Lok’s influence in boosting their careers and commercial earnings, many artists have personally pledged their loyalty to Virginia Lok instead of TVB.

Last September, when CTI was heavily recruiting TVB artists to star in upcoming television dramas, Raymond Lam, Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong, and Kate Tsui indicated that they will remain at TVB as long as Ms. Lok worked for the company. Raymond Lam said, “As long as Ms. Lok remains at TVB, I will stay as well!”

The artists’ statements raised a disturbing scenario: what would happen if Virginia Lok were to leave TVB one day?

Raymond Lam, Kevin Cheng, and Myolie Wu to Leave TVB?

As the senior management at TVB appeared to be in constant fluctuation, TVB was no longer regarded as the same company under the new ownership, especially among current employees. Many artists’ loyalties lie with the senior managers they established connections with for years, following them to pursue new career pursuits outside of the company.

According to leaked information from a TVB insider, Ms. Lok is already looking to mobilize her favorite artists, asking them to sign with the new management company  established by Shaw Brothers Studios. It was understood that Shaw Brothers set its sights to emulate the success of mainland entertainment empire, Huayi Brothers, by releasing major films and managing its own in-house artists.

When Raymond Lam renewed his contract with TVB last year, it was rumored that he had signed a 5-year contract with TVB. In reality, he had only signed a 2-year TVB management contract, which will make him a free agent by 2013.  Due to Raymond’s short existing contract with TVB, this made him a prime candidate for Ms. Lok to recruit him to join Shaw Brothers’ new management company.

TV King and Queen, Kevin Cheng and Myolie Wu’s TVB management contracts will expire at the end of 2013. Kevin and Myolie’s careers have soared in mainland China, allowing them to become quiet millionaires. While a mainland China company has already expressed interest to sign Myolie, her friendship with Ms. Lok may prompt her to follow her footsteps!

Tavia Yeung and Linda Chung Not Prime Recruitment Targets

Other popular TVB fadans, Tavia Yeung (楊怡) and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), allegedly have more than 2 years remaining in their TVB management contracts. Thus, they are not currently on Ms. Lok’s immediate list of artists to recruit for Shaw Brothers.

Is Shaw Brothers An Ally or Competitor?

In the past 3 years, Shaw Brothers has featured TVB artists in commercially successful movies such as Michael Tse (謝天華) in Turning Point <Laughing Gor之變節>, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) in Buddy Cops <神獸刑警>, and Michael Tse and Kevin Cheng in an upcoming crossover film, Fiery Double Heroes <怒火雙雄> featuring their beloved “Laughing Gor” and “Law Ba” characters.

Despite its former partnership, TVB may soon lose its most commercially successful stars to Shaw Brothers. TVB majority owner, Charles Chan, is aware of the potential blow this may have on TVB. It is understood that while he hopes to have Ms. Lok remain at TVB, he is also looking to find a suitable replacement for her to oversee the Artist Management department.

With another management shakeup at TVB occurring, Charles Chan’s good friends, Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Nat Chan (陳百祥), rose in ranks within the organization. Both Eric and Nat have become the “left and right arms” of Mr. Chan, hosting many major shows at TVB and advising on management issues.

With Shaw Brothers’ ambitious plans to expand their entertainment empire next year, the impending resignation of Virginia Lok, and the exodus of its biggest stars, TVB’s stronghold is threatened on many fronts. It may not require new rival station, CTI to even fire its first cannon shot before reverberations will be felt at TVB.


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Jayne: Logically, it makes a lot of sense for Ms. Lok to leave. After a transfer in corporate ownership, key management often leave to follow old loyalties or pursue new career interests. Since last September, Ms. Lok has been rumored to be leaving TVB. 

The leaked “secrets” from TVB insiders have been quite accurate, including the entire Stephen Chan corruption scandal. Reflecting back, Mr. Chan’s case shows how fierce and cutthroat the competition within TVB senior management is. Mr. Chan’s career was set to be destroyed and I suspect deep rivalries continue to exist.

Given this environment and that Ms. Fong has many decades of friendship with Ms. Lok, I can understand Ms. Lok’s decision to leave. Ms. Lok will be given a  critical responsibility to spearhead the new management company. 

Although I do wonder that when Shaw Brothers sold its 26% stake in TVB to Charles Chan, Ms. Fong must have signed some non-compete clause to not directly compete with TVB within a specified time frame. Thus, Shaw Brothers may set its sights on the more lucrative mainland China market, in which celebrities such as Cecilia Cheung have set up their own production companies. China is certainly big enough for Shaw Brothers to be interested! It was just a matter of time to mobilize the right people to do so.

What is your reaction towards the possibility that Raymond Lam, Kevin Cheng, and Myolie Wu will soon become ex-TVB artists?

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo opens next week

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo opens next week
Hub for study and job opportunities, 2,000+ vacancies offered
HONG KONG, July 6, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade
Development Council (HKTDC), the 30th edition of the HKTDC Education &
Careers Expo runs from 15 to 18 July (Thursday to Sunday) at the Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).  The event will run concurrently with
the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and
World of Snacks, all taking place at the HKCEC.
Featuring two major sections - Careers and Education - the four-day fair will
host 800 organisations representing 14 countries and regions, including
educational institutions, professional associations, government departments,
public organisations and private companies. Open to the public free of charge,
the expo provides comprehensive information on education and job opportunities
available in Hong Kong and overseas.
Speaking at a press conference to announce details of the expo, Sophia Chong,
HKTDC Assistant Executive Director, said: "As the pandemic gradually
begins to ease, students and parents are starting to look ahead to plan their
future study and career paths. This year, the Education & Careers Expo
features several thematic zones covering further education, continuing studies
and job opportunities. Students, parents and jobseekers should not miss this
fun and informative event, which runs concurrently with the Book Fair, Sports
and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks to offer a diverse experience to the Hong
Kong public. "
On-the-spot recruitment provides opportunities from various industries
Catering to the recruitment demands of various industries, the expo will
feature four career theme days. On the Construction Progression Pathway theme
day (15 July), the supporting organisation, the Hong Kong Institute of
Construction (HKIC), will invite its lecturers and graduates to discuss the
manpower situation and current prospects within the industry. The Electrical
& Mechanical Engineering theme day (16 July), co-organised by the
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) and the Hong Kong
Electrical and Mechanical Trade Promotion Working Group, will invite industry
professionals to share on current and future prospects. On the third day of
the expo (17 July), the brand-new theme of Skills, organised by the Vocational
Training Council (VTC), aims to enrich participants' knowledge on
different skills, such as interior design and webpage development. Medical and
healthcare professionals will share their work experience, the career pathway
and job requirements during the Introduction to Healthcare and Medical Sector
theme day (18 July). 
In addition, various exhibitors, including the EMSD and Hong Kong Federation
of Youth Groups, will provide the latest job market updates, prospects, career
pathways and the distribution of positions in various industries, helping
visitors to chart a new path forward in their working lives. Meanwhile, this
year's Recruitment Square will cooperate with various recruitment
platforms, public organisations and private companies to offer more than 2,600
job opportunities during the expo. The Hong Kong start-up community platform
WHub will work with nine local start-ups for on-site recruitment and there
will also be a range of summer jobs and temporary internships on offer for
younger people.
The Youth Zone will gather information on continuing education and career
planning for those still at school. Professionals from the business, aviation,
mechanical engineering and arts sectors will introduce the development
opportunities and career prospects in their respective fields. This year,
representatives from the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups will introduce a
range popular courses, with Building Inspection as one of the highlights.  They
will share insider knowledge and career development in this industry,
providing interview tips for young candidates. Information on the Working
Holiday Scheme provided by various consulates can also be found at the expo,
allowing young people to explore opportunities available overseas.
Six education-themed zones highlight local and overseas opportunities
Six educational zones will be set up at this year's expo. The
Self-Betterment Zone is launched to help jobseekers get better prepared for
life under the new normal, with a wide range of workshops and online courses
to help young people discover their strengths. The Tertiary Academy Zone
brings together universities and higher education institutions offering
marticulation opportunities, including Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the
Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. The Vocational and Professional Education
Zone features the VTC, HKIC and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers,
introducing a comprehensive range of pre-employment programmes.  At the
Continuing Education Zone, Wall Street English and EF Language offer
self-enhancement programmes, while exhibitors in the Creative and Educational
Support Services Zone provide practical tips for studying in the United
The International Exchange Village also returns in 2021 to provide visitors
with on-site consultation services for studying and working overseas.
Participating consulate general offices and official bodies include Canada,
the United States, Germany, Hungary and Russia.
The expo's education theme days highlight studying in the United States
(16 July), France (17 July) and Canada (18 July), with representatives from
consulate general offices on hand to introduce the prerequisites for
admission, application procedures, information on campus life and more.
Visitors can also meet with representatives from various officially recognised
bodies to get first-hand information on studying abroad. Participating
institutions include Advantage Austria Hong Kong, Jinan University and Huaqiao
University from Mainland China. 
90+ inspiring events offer practical tips
More than 90 on-site events will be organised as part of the expo, including
seminars on further education, career opportunities, immigration information,
working holidays, management trainee programmes and sharing sessions on
working in the mainland. Various celebrities will also be sharing their
valuable insights:
- Jayden Lam, renowned DSE Chinese tutor, shares his tips on entering the
- Dominic Tong, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Physics at the Chinese
University of Hong Kong and guest host of the TVB programme Sidewalk
Scientist, shares intriguing ways to understand physics to spur people's
learning interest;
- Bonnie Wong, DJ from Commercial Radio Hong Kong, shares her career
- Education expert Jeffrey Hui shares learning strategies and how to plan a
successful blueprint for a future in the UK.
Expo website:
Activity schedule:
Photo download: https://bit. ly/2VcVN2n
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body
established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.
With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes
Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises
international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create
business opportunities for companies, particularly SMEs, in the mainland and
international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and
product information via research reports and digital news channels.
Media enquiries
HKTDC Communications & Public Affairs Department
Christine Kam, Tel: +852 2584 4514, Email: [email protected]
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Before it’s here, it’s on the Bloomberg Terminal.


ASC40 (TVB-2640) Significantly Reduced Liver Fat With a 61% Responder Rate in Phase 2 NASH Trial_Gannex Pharma

Hangzhou and Shaoxing, China, 17 June 2020 — Ascletis Pharma Inc. (HKEX code:1672) announces today that its partner Sagimet Biosciences Inc (Sagimet, formerly 3-V Biosciences Inc), announced today positive results on oral, once-daily non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) drug candidate TVB-2640 (Ascletis code: ASC40) from its Phase 2 (FASCINATE-1) clinical trial. The preliminary data showed that ASC40 (TVB-2640) significantly reduced liver fat, the primary efficacy endpoint of this trial, with a 61% responder rate in the 50 mg group. Participants also showed improvement in markers of liver function and fibrosis. Ascletis, through its subsidiary, has an exclusive license to develop, manufacture and commercialize ASC40 (TVB-2640) and related compounds in Greater China. In conjunction with the exclusive license agreement, Sagimet raised US$25 million in a Series E financing led by Ascletis, through its subsidiary, together with new and existing investors.

In the Phase 2 (FASCINATE-1) randomized, placebo-controlled trial of 99 patients in the United States, clinicians evaluated the safety and efficacy of oral, once-daily dosing of TVB-2640 for 12 weeks. Study participants were required to have at least 8% liver fat at baseline, as measured by magnetic resonance imaging-estimated proton density fat fraction (MRI-PDFF), and evidence of stage F1 to F3 liver fibrosis. The study demonstrated a statistically significant dose-dependent, relative reduction in liver fat of 28.2% in the 50 mg group versus an increase of 4.5% in the placebo group. TVB-2640 also significantly decreased ALT by up to 20.4% and LDL-cholesterol by up to 7.6% at week 12. These decreases indicate improved liver function and metabolic health.

TVB-2640 was well-tolerated with a benign adverse event profile, predominantly grade 1 events and no on-treatment serious adverse events.

An additional 50 mg cohort of 25-30 NASH patients in China has started screening.

Ascletis has two additional drug candidates, developed in house, in its NASH pipeline. ASC41 is a highly potent and selective agonist for thyroid hormone receptor beta (THR-beta) and received IND approval from China’s NMPA. Topline results from ASC41 Phase 1 safety, pharmacokinetics and preliminary efficacy (LDL-C) studies are expected by the end of 2020, with Ascletis’ proprietary oral tablet formulation. ASC42 is a pre-IND NASH candidate against a different target. With 3 candidates at various development stages, Ascletis’ NASH pipeline is competitive on the global scale and these three NASH candidates can be used alone or in combination.

TVB Launches NEXT Women Program

NEW YORK, March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), the national association representing local broadcast television, announced the launch of the NEXT Women initiative. Underwritten by WideOrbit, NEXT Women helps identify, prepare and advocate for women in the local broadcast television industry as they aspire to advance to senior roles.

March is Women’s History Month. TVB’s NEXT Women program brings the spirit of that celebration to life by recognizing shifting industry paradigms and helping to accelerate momentum for women in leadership roles.

“As glass ceilings give way to opportunities for women, local TV’s next generation of female leaders must be success-ready,” said Abby Auerbach, EVP, Chief Communications Officer and Executive Director, TVB NEXT. TVB’s NEXT Women initiative is designed to help women reach their leadership goals by providing tools and strategies for success. We applaud and thank Eric Mathewson and WideOrbit for their vision and commitment to the future of local broadcast television.”

NEXT Women is the latest component of TVB’s NEXT program, which began in 2017 when WideOrbit’s founder and CEO, Eric Mathewson, underwrote the registration fees for 50 next generation media leaders to attend TVB’s annual Forward Conference. Each year since, WideOrbit has supported the expanding program, including live networking events, webinars, travel scholarships and now, the NEXT Women initiative.

“WideOrbit has been a proud sponsor and catalyst of the NEXT program since its inception,” said Mathewson. “With its engaging programming, events and educational opportunities, NEXT Women will help talented women advance to the highest ranks in a business where parity in leadership will set the industry up for future success.”

Women seeking senior positions within TV stations, broadcast groups and media agencies as well as within media research and ad tech companies are welcome to join NEXT Women, at no charge, due to WideOrbit’s generous underwriting support.

Last month, TVB conducted a survey of women in local broadcast TV related positions to ascertain the issues impacting their career advancement. Nearly 300 women across the industry and country responded. Based on their feedback, a program of topic-driven events, webinars, podcasts and virtual book groups is being scheduled in 2020.

The first NEXT Women program will be an April webinar featuring female executive coaches addressing key issues from the TVB survey.

For more information about TVB and NEXT Women click here.

Follow NEXT Women on Twitter  and LinkedIn.

About TVB
TVB is the not-for-profit trade association representing America’s local broadcast television industry.

Media Contacts:

Angela Sundstrom, TVB

(212) 891-2274
[email protected]

Anna Wilgan, DiGennaro Communications

(646) 380-4763
[email protected]

90,000 Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank in Kazakhstan on the most important skills of a successful leader

Dmitry Zabello, Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank (Kazakhstan), told in an interview how to manage a bank that is part of a large international holding, what key skills are needed for a successful leader, and how the VTB brand will develop.

Dmitry Zabello, Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank (Kazakhstan)

On career and development of VTB Bank (Kazakhstan)

I came to VTB Bank (Kazakhstan) at the end of 2015. If you look at the numbers, during this time the bank’s assets have almost doubled, the loan portfolio has grown by 70%, and the deposit portfolio has more than doubled.

For five years, my team and I have achieved fundamental changes in all areas of activity. The product line, sales channels and model, risk procedures, operational and legal models, IT landscape and others have changed.

Most importantly, we have automated most of our business processes and this year we plan to minimize manual processing of documents. We have centralized and transferred to electronic format transactions for processing payments and transfers, digitized the archive of the retail business, and automated internal document flow. All this allowed to significantly save the time of employees, as well as to optimize the cost of paper. In addition, we have automated the decision-making processes for lending to small businesses. We are actively developing a service that will allow individuals to receive loans without visiting the office, using biometrics and digital signatures.

Thanks to all this, there is a strong concentration of competences in areas within the bank. And if yesterday there was a lot of manual work in the operating unit, today, thanks to digitalization, we managed to remove the additional burden from employees and concentrate on the main competencies – in-depth knowledge of the methodology, understanding of work processes and a high level of service for the client. Such changes have affected all areas. But I want to emphasize that positive changes are not my personal merit, it is the success of our close-knit team.

On corporate culture VTB

VTB Group is a huge holding, which includes more than 20 credit and financial companies, represented in the CIS countries, Europe and Asia. An organization of this size can only be effectively managed by adhering to uniform corporate culture standards. Therefore, we pay considerable attention to the development of corporate culture, improvement of personnel training and motivation systems, as well as the creation of comfortable and safe working conditions.

We synchronize our business processes with the head office. The most important point is that all employees of the international holding have common values: to value the client, understand his needs and always offer a personal approach to the client.

What should be a leader

First of all, you need to be responsible for your decisions and actions. The most important task of a manager is to form a strong team capable of achieving set goals and solving complex problems.

The manager must understand all the activities of the company he manages. But at the same time, a person cannot thoroughly know everything. Therefore, another important task of a manager is to find and recruit people who know something better than him and then share this knowledge and experience with other colleagues, and set up internal communications correctly.

Human resource is the most significant in any business

It is important to understand that despite the technological breakthrough, people are still behind any process. And the human resource is the most important in any business. Therefore, in order to form a quality team, it is important to be able to hear people and correctly convey information to them. It is an endless two-way road.

About plans

We have a huge development potential. In May, VTB Bank (Kazakhstan) celebrated its 12th anniversary. For the financial structure, this is probably the “teenage” age. We have just started to realize the group’s capabilities in the country.Already today VTB is the leader in the segment of financing large business in the country, in a couple of years we plan to double the loan portfolios of SMEs and retail. We will continue to strengthen our positions, we will increase the number of active clients who constantly use the bank’s products, as well as actively develop remote services. Small and medium-sized businesses can receive about 40% of services through digital channels; in the next couple of years, we plan to transfer up to 70% of products and services for legal entities to the online format. For retail clients, we are also preparing a convenient remote lending service, which will increase the flow of clients several times and significantly facilitate access to financial services.

In Kazakhstan, a favorable ground for the development of any business: there are opportunities for the unhindered development and implementation of innovations, a highly developed entrepreneurial spirit, an understandable and accessible tax field. And if the business develops, then the banking sector will also begin to expand.

90,000 biography, career at VTB and Opening

Hearing the name Mikhail Zadornov, first of all, there is an association with a writer and satirist, but another person who has a serious weight in the financial sphere of Russia also bears the same name. Speech and Mikhail Mikhailovich Zadornova, who holds the position of chairman of the board of FC Otkritie, is now fully owned by the state.

Mikhail Mikhailovich Zadornov is an interesting and significant figure in the Russian banking market. Therefore, the specialists of the portal have studied in detail the “financial life” of this TOP manager and his career.

Career start

The name of Mikhail Mikhailovich Zadorny has always been associated with financial activities, his whole life is devoted to this particular area. He was born in 1963 in Moscow into a family of geologists, spent his childhood in Kamchatka, but after that the family returned to Moscow.

Already in his youth, Mikhail Zadornov showed his successes, he graduated from school with a gold medal. Studying was easy for him, and mathematics was his favorite subject.Then he continued his successful studies: first he entered the Plekhanov Institute and finished it just as excellently, with honors, then entered the Institute of Economics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, defended his dissertation and became a candidate of economic sciences.

With such data and knowledge, Zadornov was provided with a successful career as a financier, which has been implemented and is still being implemented. In fact, over the course of his life, he changed many jobs and even participated in political activities.

Activities as an economist

At first, Mikhail Mikhailovich Zadornov worked precisely in his specialty, held economic positions in various fields.The first two years he held the position of a research assistant at the same institute where he studied – Economics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, then for only a year he served as an expert of the planning and budgetary commission of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

In 1990, Zadornov became a member of the State Commission for Economic Reform, then until 1993 was listed as a leading researcher at the Center for Economic and Political Research. The peak of his career as a statesman was the post of Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, which he held from November 1997 to May 1999.And as you know, those were difficult years in the country.

It was he who had to solve important financial problems in an extremely difficult period for Russia. He was directly involved in the decision on the default of August 1998. Massive bankruptcies of banks and enterprises, poverty of the population, quotations of Russian securities are seriously falling, the long-term credit rating of the Russian Federation has been downgraded, Yeltsin resigns, inflation was 84.4%. This was a serious crisis, during which Zadornov served as Minister of Finance.The work was difficult and burdensome for him, so after the default he resigned, which was not accepted.

The process of finding his own direction was somewhat delayed, but it was effective

But all the same, Zadornov did not want to remain in the post of Minister of Finance. We can say that during this period he was looking for himself. This is evidenced by numerous transfers from one position to another in a short period of time. For five years, he managed to visit the Minister of Finance, was the special representative of the President of Russia for relations with international financial organizations, was a deputy of the State Duma and was a member of the Yabloko party, was a member of the commission on taxes and budget, a member of the Republican Party of Russia.

But in the end, the main direction of Mikhail Mikhailovich Zadornov’s activity is the banking sector, in which he still works, and very successfully. The beginning of this path was the post of President-Chairman of the Board of VTB 24 Bank, which Zadornov received in 2005.

Banking careers

He participated in the life of many banks, but VTB became the beginning of his career. He is still a member of its supervisory board and has a part of the shares of this bank: 0.000246% of ordinary shares. Its share in the authorized capital of VTB is 0.000049%.

Mikhail Zadornov held the position of VTB Chairman of the Management Board for a long time – from July 2005 to December 31, 2017. While managing VTB, he also had relations with other Russian banks.

Other important positions of Zadornov in the banking sector of the Russian Federation:

  • was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Moscow from 2011 to 2016. As you know, this bank became part of VTB;
  • from 2011 to 2016 was a member and chairman of the board of directors of the insurance group MSC, which was one of the TOP-10 insurance companies in Russia.In 2016, it was merged with VTB Insurance;
  • Chairman and member of the board of directors of Metropolitan Insurance Group from 2011 to 2015. It was also later merged with VTB Insurance;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Post Bank from 2012 to 2017. Pochta Bank is a new bank in Russia, half of which is owned by the state represented by Russian Post, and half by VTB;
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Rostelecom. It is VTB that accompanies the contracts of this company, provides it with transaction services;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Higher School of Economics.VTB Bank actively participates in the life of this school, helps talented students, invites them for internships;
  • Chairman of the Boards of Directors of NPF VTB Pension Fund;
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosgosstrakh from 2017 to the present day. In 2016, VTB became a shareholder of this company with a 5% stake;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of FC Otkritie. Mikhail Mikhailovich Zadornov has been in this position from December 2017 to the present day. In 2018, he became a member of the boards of its directors;
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of B&N Bank, which has been merged with Otkritie Bank on January 1, 2019;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Trust Bank in 2018.Since 2015, 100% of the shares of this bank belong to the Otkritie holding;
  • – Chairman of the Board of Directors of RGS Bank (Rosgostrakh Bank) from January 2019 to the present day. Since 2017, it has been a subsidiary of Otkritie Bank.
A period of stable work in the banking sector brought invaluable experience to Zadornov

Leaving VTB and moving to Opening

VTB24 Bank announced its intention to terminate the powers of its President Mikhail Zadornov from December 31, 2017. The powers of not only the president of the bank, but also some other top managers of the organization were terminated. This decision was made by the members of the Supervisory Board on the merger of VTB24 and VTB.

But the departure was nevertheless initiated by Zadornov himself, who already in September told VTB employees about his intention to move to FC Otkritie, the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina also spoke about this.

The main task is to overcome the crisis. It was solved more than successfully

Zadornov did not go to Otkritie alone; in front of him, from October to November 2017, 23 VTB employees entered the part of the temporary administration of FC Otkritie, and after another 12.On January 1, 2018, Mikhail Zadornov became the chairman of the board of FC Otkritie.

We can say that since the beginning of 2018, Zadornov, together with his team, went to rescue Otkrytie. Previously, it was a large commercial bank, but after problems arose in it, the Central Bank decided to reorganize, now Otkrytie is completely controlled by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Zadornov’s primary task is to bring Otkrytie out of the crisis, and he succeeds, the bank is successfully working in all financial areas.

About the author

Irina Rusanova – higher education at the International East European University in the direction of “Banking”. Graduated with honors from the Russian Economic Institute named after G.V. Plekhanov on the profile “Finance and Credit”. Ten years of experience in leading Russian banks: Alfa-Bank, Renaissance Credit, Home Credit Bank, Delta Credit, ATB, Svyaznoy (closed).He is an analyst and expert of the Brobank service for banking and financial stability. [email protected]

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90,000 VTB decided to increase mortgage rates :: Finance :: RBK

VTB is the first bank from the top 5 in terms of issuance, which decided to raise mortgage rates after the July tightening of the Central Bank’s policy.The percentage of the main programs from the bank’s lineup will grow by 0.4 percentage points from August 18, sources told RBC

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VTB will increase rates on major mortgage programs from August 18, two sources in the bank who are familiar with the tariff plans told RBC. The base rate will increase by 0.4 percentage points on loans for new buildings, finished housing and refinancing. Lending conditions for preferential state programs will remain.

Now the base rate on loans for the purchase of an apartment in a new building and in the secondary market at VTB is 8.8%, follows from the information on the bank’s website. After the revision, it will increase to 9.2% (excluding discounts for electronic registration of the transaction, an initial payment of 50% and other discounts). The mortgage refinancing rate for clients of other banks will grow from the current 8.2% to 8.6% per annum.For clients who have already applied for a mortgage, rates will not change from August 18, said one of the interlocutors of RBC.

Mortgage issues collapsed by 20% after changing the preferential state program

“We do not rule out changes in mortgage rates, but the bank will announce the final decision later,” a representative of VTB said. Earlier, the state bank raised rates on mortgage loans in June.

On July 23, the Bank of Russia raised the key rate by 1 percentage point at once, to 6.25%, due to rising inflation and inflationary expectations. The head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina did not rule out that this could be the last round of tightening monetary policy in 2021. A sharp increase in the key rate will affect the profitability of deposits and the cost of loans, noted market participants. A correction in the segment of savings products has already begun – by August 10, rates on deposits in large banks returned to the pre-pandemic level, RBC wrote.Following the decision of the Central Bank, some banks began to revise mortgage rates: from July 23, Raiffeisenbank raised them (by 0.2-0.6 percentage points for several programs), follows from the data of Dom.RF (.pdf).

Career at VTB

VTB START Light is an internship in retail and medium business.

The internship is designed for undergraduate graduates 2016/2017 and students Master’s degrees in the specialties: economics, finance, mathematics, marketing, management, etc.

Requirements for candidates:

  • Knowledge of subject areas: finance and microeconomics, banking;
  • Developed analytical skills;
  • Developed communication skills and desire to develop in the field of work with clients;
  • Strong Excel skills.

We are looking for proactive and motivated candidates who are attracted by the opportunity to gain practical skills and build a career in the banking sector.

Program location:

Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Aktau, Aktobe, Uralsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Semey, Shymkent, Pavlodar, Taraz, Taldykorgan, Kostanay, Kokshetau, Petropavlovsk, Karaganda, Kyzylorda

The program includes:

  • Adaptation course, where you will meet future colleagues, learn general information about VTB Group’s activities and get useful advice on building a successful career at VTB;
  • Setting goals and objectives for the period of the program and evaluating the work on its the results.

You can apply by filling out online candidate application and passed online testing from July 31 to August 27, 2017.

Stages of selection:

  • Filling out the candidate’s questionnaire;
  • Testing for the analysis of numerical and verbal information in the Bank’s office
  • Interview with the head of the department and the HR representative.

Have questions? Write to [email protected]


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