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Bebe beefs up board


BRISBANE, Calif. — Bebe has named global entrepreneur Narry Singh to the company’s board of directors.

Singh has been an entrepreneur, hands-on executive, adviser and deal-maker for more than 20 years, with a focus on launching and growing businesses in the digital entertainment, new media, e-commerce and software sectors. Singh was recently selected by the United Nations Foundation as one of their Top 10 “Global Entrepreneurs” and will serve as their entrepreneurship and innovation ambassador for two years.

“We are delighted to welcome Narry Singh to the Bebe board of directors. Throughout his distinguished career, Narry has combined visionary thinking with an ability to execute on strategy and build growing businesses. His expertise in digital commerce, in particular, will help to reinforce Bebe’s position as an innovator in the digital space,” said CEO Steve Birkhold.

“I am extremely enthusiastic about joining the Bebe board. The company is to be applauded for recognizing the massive untapped opportunity presented by mobile and digital technologies and business models. I am looking forward to helping advance Bebe’s growth in these and other innovative areas,” said Singh.

Singh was most recently the chief business guru of Outfit7, Inc., a leading mobile entertainment company known for its Talking Friends mobile app, and helped build its presence to more than 650 million users in more than 100 countries. Prior to Outfit7, two of his companies were successfully acquired and another went public with a peak market capitalization of $23 billion. As an adviser, he specialized in helping Global 2000 companies leverage new technologies and business models. He started his career at The Mac Group (later Gemini Consulting) and was the youngest ever partner at the Regis McKenna Group. Singh has served on a number of corporate and NGO boards and was an advisory board member of the World Economic Forum (Davos) global technology committee in 2003.

He received a master’s of science in civil engineering and management from Stanford University in 1992, and his bachelor of science in civil engineering, with honors, from Punjab University in India in 1990.

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