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Rolls-Royce appoints acclaimed technology executive as CEO

Mr East takes over in the midst of a restructuring programme, with 2,600 jobs being cut from a global total of about 55,000 at the firm.


AIRCRAFT engine maker Rolls-Royce has turned to one of Britain's most successful technology executives, Warren East, to restore its fortunes after a year marred by falling profit, job cuts and cancelled orders.

The British company's surprise announcement on Wednesday said