Co-op People

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Co-op People
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Americo Utimi, currently serving as Secretary to the ICA Agricultural
Committee, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Organisation of
Co-operatives of Brazil.

Harvey Sigelbaum, Chair of the National Co-operative Business Association
(USA) and President and CEO of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, a
co-operatively oriented US insurer, has been appointed to fill the
'Co-operative Seat' on the board of OPIC, the overseas Private Investment
Corporation, a foreign assistance and business development agency of the
federal government. The appointment was confirmed  by the US Senate in
March.

Robert Wildgust has been appointed Chief Executive of the Co-operative
College at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough. The appointment has been made
by the College's new Board of Management and is initially for a two-year
period.

Mr. Wildgust has been Acting Chief Education Officer and College Principal
since January 1995, following the early retirement of the previous College
Principal, Dr. Robert Houlton.