BROOKFIELD, News, May 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (BBU) (BBU-UN.TO) (“Brookfield Business Partners”) announced today that Anthony Gardner has stepped down from our Board of Directors in order to accept a position as a Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management, based in London, U.K. Mr. Gardner, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2014 to 2017, intends to join Brookfield as an executive in its Private Equity Group where he will focus on European investment opportunities and strategic initiatives.
Jeffrey Blidner, Chair of our Board, stated, "I would like to thank Anthony for his guidance and support as a Board member for the past two and a half years and wish him success in his new senior management role with Brookfield.”
A search is underway for a new director to join the Brookfield Business Partners Board and is expected to be completed later this year.
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