************* Co-op People ************* 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.