Kim Kardashian Taps Ex-Apple

Posted By: Aditya Gogoi Posted On: Aug 07, 2023
Television personality Kim Kardashian West (Reuters)

Angela Ahrendts, a former Apple retail head and Burberry chief executive, is joining Kim Kardashian’s private-equity firm.

Ahrendts, who will be a senior operating adviser at SKKY Partners, presided over retail expansion at Apple, where she was one of the few women in the consumer-technology giant's senior executive ranks at that time. Before that, she was CEO of Burberry, the British luxury designer whose sales more than tripled and share price quadrupled on her watch.

Kardashian, the reality star and entrepreneur who is known to many through appearances on her family's shows—“The Kardashians" and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians"—started SKKY last summer alongside longtime Carlyle Group consumer head Jay Sammons.

SKKY, which will focus on consumer and media investments, has yet to do its first deal, but Kardashian told The Wall Street Journal that the firm has “narrowed the pool down to brands that [it] really believes have amazing growth potential," adding that she uses some herself.

In her role at SKKY, Ahrendts will focus on identifying and assessing brands, determining the firm's ability to add value to them and to coach and mentor at the companies in its portfolio.

“There are rare times in life when you meet people whose vision and mission and values are just so aligned to yours and then you feel collectively that you really can do something different," she said.

Aside from working as an adviser to SKKY, Ahrendts sits on the boards of Ralph Lauren, Airbnb and advertising holding company WPP.

Private-equity firms have long used the model of pairing investing professionals with experts in running companies. These experts help firms buy businesses and improve their performance.

Ahrendts is SKKY's second operating adviser. The first is Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, who joined the firm at its inception.

Since its launch, SKKY has also hired talent from private-equity firms such as Permira, Blackstone and L Catterton. It is in the midst of raising its first fund.

It is one of Kardashian's many business ventures. The Journal recently reported that she is in talks to buy back the minority stake of her beauty company that she had sold to Coty.

Skims, the undergarment and apparel business she started in 2019, recently completed a funding round valuing it at $4 billion.

Write to Laura Cooper at laura.cooper@wsj.com

Source: Live Mint
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The BJP MP Who Abused BSP's Danish Ali is A Lawyer

Posted By: Preeti Dabar Posted On: Sep 22, 2023

Since Friday morning, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi Member of Parliament (MP) Ramesh Bidhuri's name has been trending on X, previously Twitter, in India and across news channels. Reason: His offensive diatribe in Lok Sabha against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Danish Ali, which had to be expunged by the Speaker.

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Such was his statement that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had to stand up and apologise in the house, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had to issue a stern “warning” and his party president JP Nadda had to issue a show-cause notice asking why action should not be initiated against him.

Beyond the borders of the National Capital Region (NCR), Bidhuri isn't a familiar face. So who is he?

This is not the first instance of the MP being on the wrong side. He has a history of controversial remarks.

Last year, when a parent went to seek help from him in a matter related to school, Bidhuri allegedly replied, “Why do you give birth to a child in the first place?”

This sparked off a huge furore which eventually died down.

He also sparked off another controversy when he made a similar communal statement. He said, “Wherever Muslims are in the minority, we speak of human rights. But wherever they are in the majority, violence breaks out.”

In 2019, at a meeting in Mehrauli, Bidhuri had called the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief a b***** (pimp). He said it in the presence of Union Minister Giriraj Singh. He stood by his comment even later saying, “I will say this again and again, I don't think I said anything wrong.”

In 2015, women MPs had complained against Bidhuri's “sexist and abusive language” in the Lok Sabha.

Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress MP from Supaul in Bihar, had officially complained to the Speaker about his “abusive” language against her. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule, then Congress MP from Silchar Sushmita Dev, Trinamool Congress's Arpita Ghosh from Balurghat constituency, and CPI(M)'s PK Shreemathi Teacher-Lok Sabha MP from Kannur had accompanied Ranjan to the Speaker's room.

Bidhuri was elected to Parliament in 2014 and subsequently in 2019 from the South Delhi constituency. Earlier, he had a long stint as a Delhi politician as an MLA from Tughlaqabad from 2003 to 2014. He is known for the way he speaks.

He completed his LLB from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, after his graduation in commerce (B.Com) from Delhi University. He has been an active member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) — the student's wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) — since 1983. He was the BJP's District President from 1997 to 2003 and later worked actively as the Vice-President of BJP Delhi from 2003 to 2008.

ALSO READ | BJP Issues Show Cause Notice To Bidhuri For His Objectionable Remarks Against Danish Ali In LS

His Lok Sabha profile mentions ‘farmer' and ‘businessperson', too, as his professions. However, little is known about his farming activities. However, he was critical of sections of farmers who held a year-long farmer protest that blocked the Delhi borders.

Last year, the Delhi Police had lodged a first information report (FIR) against three relatives of Bidhuri for allegedly trying to extort Rs 1 crore from a businessman in south-east Delhi. At that time, the MP claimed he wasn't aware of it.

According to the complaint, Bidhuri and his associates abused and assaulted a man and also threatened him with a revolver at a function on June 26, 2004. In 2019, Bidhuri was let off. He, along with others, was accused in a case of rioting and instigating the public to attack police personnel during a protest in 2006. However, a Delhi court discharged them in 2018 for want of evidence.

Source: News18
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Cong Condemns Bidhuri's Remarks Against BSP MP

Posted By: Pawan George Posted On: Sep 22, 2023

The Congress on Friday strongly condemned BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's objectionable remarks in the Lok Sabha against BSP parliamentarian Danish Ali and demanded his immediate suspension from the House.

Describing the remarks as an insult to all MPs, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the apology offered by Union Minister Rajnath Singh was a ”mere eyewash” and not acceptable.

”It is an absolute shame what Bidhuri has said. Rajnath Singh's apology is simply not acceptable. It is a half-hearted apology, it was an afterthought.

”What Bidhuri has said is an insult to Parliament and makes a mockery of what the prime minister keeps repeating 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Sabka Vishvaas, Sabka Prayas' which becomes all 'bakwaas' (nonsense),” Ramesh told reporters here when asked about the issue.

Bidhuri made certain objectionable remarks targeted at Ali on Thursday night during a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

”What Bidhuri has said is an insult to all of us. Strictest possible action should be taken against this MP. If this is not a case for suspension (then what is). Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha (of AAP) stand suspended for exercising their democratic right of protest inside Parliament and Mr Bidhuri has spoken in a language that is an insult not only to Danish Ali but also to every MP and every Indian,” the Congress leader said.

Ramesh said the defence minister's apology is an ”eyewash” and the strongest possible action must be taken against Bidhuri. The remarks were expunged from Parliamentary records and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had immediately expressed regret for Bidhuri's behaviour in the House.

Strongly condemning the remarks, the Congress leader asserted that Bidhuri must be immediately suspended and he should also tender an apology.

”During the special session, the prime minister gave various speeches, saying a 'new chapter will be opened, new energy will be infused' but Ramesh Bidhuri has shown what the BJP's intention and agenda is,” he said.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday took ”serious note” of the objectionable remarks made by Bidhuri in the House and warned him of ”strict action” if such behaviour is repeated in the future, officials said.

Bidhuri's remarks targeting Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member Kunwar Danish Ali during a discussion on the ”success of Chandrayaan-3” in the Lok Sabha triggered a furore, with opposition leaders calling for strict action against him.

Source: News18
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Two ex-Ministers laugh on as BJP MP abuses SP's Danish Ali

Posted By: Aditya Gogoi Posted On: Sep 22, 2023
Videos of the now expunged remarks have gone viral on social media with many taking umbrage at the reaction of former Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan issued a clarification on Friday amid outrage over his reaction to communal remarks against a BSP lawmaker. BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri had triggered a massive controversy after making a slew of communal remarks against Danish Ali during a Parliament address. Videos of the now expunged remarks have gone viral on social media with many taking umbrage at the reaction of former Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“It is a notorious and fabricated story filled with negativity and is being used by some vested political elements on social media to tarnish my image," the former Health Minister insisted in a lengthy Twitter statement.

While he was witness to the “jugglery of words" alongside the entire House, the lawmaker insisted that he ‘could not clearly hear what was being said'.

Source: Live Mint
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Considering leaving Parliament

Posted By: Pawan George Posted On: Sep 22, 2023
BSP MP Danish Ali

On BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's remarks, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Danish Ali told reporters that he was considering leaving the Parliament. Danish Ali wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla regarding the BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's communal remarks in the Lok Sabha adding that it was "heartbreaking" to him as a minority member.

Bidhuri's communally insensitive remarks, made during the discussion on the Chandrayan-3 Mission in Lok Sabha, have been expunged from the proceedings.

Breaking down, tearing up while talking to media, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Danish Ali said, “When this is the condition of an elected member like me then what will be the condition of a normal person."

The BSP MP said that he is considering leaving the Parliament, “I hope, I will get justice, Speaker will conduct an enquiry or else with a heavy heart, I'm also thinking of leaving this Parliament because this can't be tolerated."

"Is this why we are elected, is this why our ancestors sacrificed their lives for freedom... they (BJP) just did not insult me and my followers but they insulted the whole nation... now let's see if BJP is taking any action against Ramesh Bidhuri or if he will be promoted and included in the central cabinet of ministers...maybe it has become a competition among BJP leaders to make such statements not just outside but even inside the Parliament" Danish Ali added.

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