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Srinandan Kasi named Associated Press VP

August 07, 2006 21:37 IST

The Associated Press has named Srinandan Kasi, who has been with the news cooperative since 2004, to be the company's vice president and general counsel.

"Srinandan's wide-ranging technical, legal and business skills have served the AP well since he joined us as vice president-global business and deputy general counsel," Tom Curley, president and CEO of AP said, announcing Kasi's appointment on Monday.

"His diverse background will come into play even more as the AP charts new ground in the digital era with its international editorial,

business and technology initiatives," he said.

Prior to joining the AP, Kasi was with the law firm of Dewey Ballantine LLP. He has served as general counsel and head of strategic planning for an e-commerce company, and was an attorney with Rogers & Wells.

Kasi has worked on a variety of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance matters, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He was previously a scientist at IBM. A graduate of the University of Madras, India, Kasi holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Houston, and a JD from Columbia University.

Suman Guha Mozumder in New York