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Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth wins third Super Series title

India’s ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth (World No. 8) won US $750,000 Denmark Open title of badminton in the men’s single category. In the final match, he defeated South Korea’s Lee Hyun II by 21-10, 21-5 score. It was Kidambi Srikanth’s third Super Series Premier title in 2017 season after wining Singapore Super Series title and Indonesia Super Series Premier title.

Other category winners

Women’s singles: Ratchanok Inthanon (Thailand) won the title by defeating Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) by 14-21 21-15 21-19 score.

Men’s Double: Chinese pair of Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan won the title by defeating Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo by 21-19, 22-24, 21-19 score.

Women’s doubles: South Korean pair of Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan won the title by defeating Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto by 21-13 and 21-16 score.

Mixed doubles: Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen won the title by defeating Hong Kong pair of Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet by 22-24, 21-19 and 21-23 score.

2017 Denmark Super Series Premier

It was ninth Super Series tournament of the 2017 BWF Super Series. The tournament took place at Odense Sports Park in Odense, Denmark from October 17 – 22, 2017 and had a total prize of $750,000.

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Sunny Verghese appointed as new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Sunny Verghese, co-founder and Group CEO of Singapore-based Olam International was appointed as the new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). With this, he becomes first ever Asian CEO to be appointed as Chair in the organisation’s 25 years of history. His term will begin on January, 2018 for a duration of two years and will succeed Paul Polman, whose term ends in December 2017.

Sunny Verghese

He is co-founder of Olam International, third largest agri-business company in world. Olam International operates from seed to shelf in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 16,200 customers worldwide. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of cocoa beans and products, coffee, cotton and rice.

Sunny Verghese, is a recipient of the Outstanding CEO of the Year award and Public Service Medal from the Government of Singapore. He is also Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore and the Human Capital Leadership Institute.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

WBCSD is CEO-led, global advocacy association of some 200 international companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. It has global network of more than 200 CEOs who are responsible for combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees.

WBCSD was created in 1995 with merger of Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Industry Council for the Environment. It is based at the Maison de la paix in Geneva, Switzerland, and has offices in New York and New Delhi.

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