On Saturday afternoon billionaire far left funder George Soros announced new leadership at his Open Society Foundation. Lord Mark Malloch Brown, the former UN deputy secretary‐general and UK minister and president of Smartmatic voting systems, will replace Patrick Gaspard at the helm.
I applaud Patrick Gaspard's leadership of the Open Society Foundations in a world beset by illiberalism. Mark Malloch-Brown will be Open Society's new president. He is deeply familiar with its work and shares my vision of philanthropy. https://t.co/DdJk1z3Cq2
— George Soros (@georgesoros) December 4, 2020
Brown was formerly the vice-chairman of Soros’s Investment Funds and even the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations when he worked as chief of staff to Kofi Annan.
The Smartmatic owners, were denounced in June 2004 by the press for having received a US $200,000 equity investment from a Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (BRV) joint venture fund called FONCREI which was a Chavez organization. A Chavez campaign adviser was also placed on the board as well.
So this move by Soros makes sense. It was a good year for Soros and his priorities.