Curia Appoints Philip Macnabb as Chief Executive Officer

Philip Macnabb

Philip Macnabb appointed CEO of Curia

ALBANY, N.Y., March 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curia, a leading contract research, development and manufacturing organization, today announced that Philip Macnabb has been appointed as chief executive officer, succeeding John Ratliff.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank John Ratliff for the tremendous progress that Curia made during his tenure,” said Curia board members Sean Cunningham, managing director, GTCR and William McMullan, managing director, Carlyle. “We are delighted to welcome Phil, a seasoned executive who has an impressive track record of focusing companies on their core value proposition, enhancing the customer experience and building organizations with real and sustaining value. Curia is well positioned in the growing CDMO market, and we are excited about its outlook under Phil’s leadership.”

Mr. Macnabb commented: “Curia is a unique company with deep scientific expertise across its end-to-end offering. We have incredible people in the global Curia community, who are highly motivated by our noble purpose of improving patients lives. Going forward, we will focus on creating sustainable value for customers and employees.”

Macnabb joins Curia having spent years in leadership roles at various companies in the healthcare industry. Prior to that, Macnabb held senior positions in technology, distribution, and consumer products segments. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Business Administration from Purdue University.

About Curia

Curia is a leading contract research, development, and manufacturing organization providing products and services from R&D through commercial manufacturing to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers. Curia’s nearly 4,000 employees at 29 locations across the U.S., Europe, and Asia help its customers advance from curiosity to cure. Learn more at

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Petro near Angola Cup Semi-final

Petro de Luanda took an important step in the Angola Cup, in senior men’s basketball, by beating B Team by 93-71, in the quarter-finals’ first leg.

At the halftime, Petro de Luanda were already winning by 53-33.

Petro de Luanda, led by coach José Neto, in the third and last period surpassed the opponents coached by Manuel da Silva by 86-56 (3rd), and in the 4th, by 93-71.

Carlos Morais, from Petro de Luanda, was the best scorer, with 21 points, followed by his teammate, Abubakar Gakou, with 19.

On the B Team side, Valdir Manuel and Antony Jimafo were the top scorers, with 10 points each.

Still today, 1º de Agosto also took a big step towards the semi-final, by defeating 1º de Agosto B, by 125-84, and Atlético Sport Aviação (ASA) over Jesus Christ Basketball, 102-84.

The last match of the quarter-finals between Interclube and Casa do Pessoal of Porto do Lobito, was postponed without date, because the opponents of the second team did not arrive in Luanda in time.

The second round of this final phase, scheduled for Saturday, in which Petro B (B Team) will play as home team, at the ISPTEC pavilion, against Petro de Luanda.

1.º de Agosto B, at 3 pm, will host 1.º de Agosto (main team) at the Victorino Cunha pavilion, and Jesus Cristo Basketball play ASA, at 3 pm, at the Dream Space pavilion.

Petro de Luanda hold the trophy (2021/2022).

The teams scored as follows:

Petro de Luanda – Gerson Domingos (4 points), Carlos Morais (21), Teotónio Dó (10), Gerson Gonçalves (12), Danian Hollis (08), Childo Dundão (5), Jone Pedro (7), José António (1), Glofate Buiamba (06) and Abubakar Gakou (19).

Coach: José Neto

Petro B – Francisco do Rosário (6), Martins António (4), Miguel Yimbu (2), Anastoli Inácio (5), Edmilson Andrade (5), Eduardo Simão (5), José Nseka (6), Gelson Varandas (8), Aloísio Andrade (4), Antony Jimafo (10), Valdir Manuel (10) and Elcane Peca (6).

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Angola needs to produce over 10 million tons of maize

The minister of Agriculture and Forestry, António Francisco de Assis, said Wednesday in the Municipality of Cela, Cuanza-Sul Province, that Angola needs to produce over 10 million tons of maize per year to achieve internal tranquility.

The minister made the statements, while assessing the implementation of the family farming project promoted by group Carrinho in that locality of the country.

“We estimated that, for this harvest, we will be able to produce, at least, in what concerns corn, more than 5 million tons. It is good, but it is not enough for our ambitions. We will only begin to have internal tranquility, when we are able to produce over 10 million tons of corn per year”, said the minister.

The figures provided by the minister clarify an incorrect information published by ANGOP, according to which Angola would stop importing maize this year.

In Cela Municipality, the Carrinho Agri group controls 3,900 families that are producing 4,960 hectares.

The group carries out this activity in six provinces of the country, namely Cuanza Sul, Huíla, Benguela, Bié, Huambo and Malanje.

The amount invested in the project to boost agriculture in the family sector was not disclosed, however the minister said that it has been underway for over a year.

The group Carrinho is represented in 51 municipalities and controls around 58,000 producers and aims to reach an overall 150,000.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)