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Alumni News - Week Ending January 22, 2017
January 27, 2017

In this week's 31 news headlines, Vanderlande appoints Remo Brunschwiler as CEO; Mattel taps Margo Georgiadis as CEO; Duncan Gillis is named CEO of BBB Industries; Dan Springer is named CEO of DocuSign; Anthonie Zoomers joins Clondalkin as CEO; Eric Braverman will head the philanthropic arm of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group; Greg Hunt is named Australia’s Minister for Health and Minister for Sport; 9 alumni are named to Debrett's list of the 500 most influential Britons; 4 alumnae are named to Economic Times’ list of the top 30 women leaders in India; 3 alumni are named to the Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list for Europe; and more.


Four alumnae, one Firm member named to Economic Times’ list of top 30 women leaders in India; Chandrika Pasricha (DEL, NJE 97-07), founder and CEO of Flexing It; Mrinalini Mirchandani, current Partner in Mumbai Office; Lavanya Nalli (CHI 10-13), Vice-Chairman of the Nalli Group; Rekha Ranganathan (BOS 00-09), Head of Healthcare Innovation Campus at Philips Healthcare; and Gunjan Soni (MUM, DEL 03-14), Chief Marketing Officer at Myntra, on list of top 30 women leaders in India (read more)

The National Quality Forum (NQF), a U.S. nonprofit membership organization for healthcare quality, names Shantanu Agrawal, MD (DCO 08-11) President and CEO (read more)

Debrett's, an authority in British etiquette and influence, ranks 9 alums and Global Managing Director Dominic Barton amongst Britain's 500 most influential people: Imran Amed (LON 01-06) founder and Editor-in-Chief, Business of Fashion; Alice Bentinck, MBE (LON 09-12), co-founder, Entrepreneur First; Jo Bertram (GVA, JOH 09-13), Regional General Manager, Northern Europe, Uber; Matt Brittin (LON 96-04), President, EMEA Business and Operations, Google; Carolyn Fairbairn (LON 85-97, 06-07), Director General, Confederation of British Industry; Doug Gurr (LON 95-01), Managing Director, Amazon UKDido Harding (LON 88-95), CEO of Talk TalkBrett Wigdortz, OBE (JAK, LON 00-02), founder and Chief Executive, Teach First; Nigel Wilson (LON 83-86), Chief Executive, Legal & General (read more)

Barbara Artmann (MUN 93-94) led Swiss traditional shoe producer Künzli to a successful restart (read more – in German)

Kelly Battles (ATL 93-97) joins question-and-answer site Quora as CFO (read more)

Sheila Bonini (NYO, MAD, COP, FIR, LON, SVO 92-03, 05-14) previous CEO of The Sustainability Consortium, joins World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as SVP, Private Sector Engagement (read more)

Eric Braverman (DCG, DCO, NYO 97-13), former CEO of the Clinton Foundation, to head the philanthropic arm of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group, the non-investment side of the family office of Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and his wife (read more)

Dutch materials handling systems supplier Vanderlande appoints Remo Brunschwiler (ZRH 89-96) as new CEO (read more)

Carrie Chen
(NYO 04-06) named a managing director at Morgan Stanley Hong Kong (read more)

Georg Chmiel (XIA 97-98) appointed to the Board of Directors at Australian digital classifieds group Mitula (read more)

Piotr Doniec (HAM 14-16) joins PE firm 3i in its Frankfurt office (read more)

Three alumni named to Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list for Europe: Daniel Drummer (FRA 12-16), VP of Corporate and Investment Banking, JP Morgan; Pia d'Iribarne (PAR 11-15), investor at Accel Ventures; Maximilian Vollenbroich (DUS 11-15), co-founder at Carspring (read more)

India's Economic Times predicts that entrepreneurs Deepak Garg (DEL, SYD 06-14) and Gazal Kalra (DEL 07-09), co-founders of Rivigo; Vaibhav Gupta (ATL 07-07, 08-11), co-founder, Udaan; Sashank Rishyasringa (NJE, NYO 05-05, 06-10), co-founder, Capital Float; and Dhaval Shah (MUM 14-15), co-founder, Pharmeasy will have "moonshot" ideas in 2017 (read more)

Mattel taps Margo Georgiadis (CHI, LON 86-04), previously Google’s President for Americas, to lead toy maker as CEO (read more)

BBB Industries, a distributor of automotive parts in North America, appoints Duncan Gillis (PIT 97-01) as CEO (read more)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appoints Greg Hunt (AUS, GVA, XIA 99-01) as Australia’s Minister for Health and Minister for Sport (read more)

Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch
(ZRH 88-89) discusses the importance of free trade and globalization for her country (read more – in German)

Josep Isern (BAR, MAD, FRA 90-14) joins board of directors at Spanish environmental company URBASER (read more – in Spanish)

George Kurian (LAN, SFO 94-94. 95-99), CEO and president of data storage and management company NetApp, sees Asia-Pacific as fastest-growing market for his business (read more)

Bill Leake (PIT 90-94), founder and CEO at Internet demand generation solutions company LCG, to speak at XPEL Technologies Corp.'s 2017 Dealer Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 17 & 18 (read more)

Canadian mineral exploration company Delrand Resources appoints John Lee (KOB, SEO 00-02) as independent director as part of the merger with Finnish media services company KuuHubb Oy (read more)

Employment screener HireRight names Jurgen Leijdekker (DCO 98-00) President and Chief Operating Officer (read more)

Thomas Martinez (CHI, SFO 05-05, 06-08) joins When I Work, an employee management software company, as Chief Customer Officer (read more)
Andy Simnick
(CHI 08-08, 10-13), Vice President of Museum Finance and Strategy at The Art Institute of Chicago, discusses the “power of applied data for museums” (read more)

Electronic-signature software pioneer DocuSign names former Responsys chief Dan Springer (PNW, SFO, SLL 90-90, 91-98) as new CEO (read more)

Lila Snyder (STA, LON 98-13), President, Global eCommerce at Pitney Bowes, to be honored on February 10 with YWCA BRAVA Award for professional accomplishments and for giving back to community (read more)

Anjan Sundaram (SVO, SFO 07-09) named a 2017 TED Fellow for his writing and investigative journalism, and his book, “Bad News,” named a finalist for PEN America's nonfiction prize (read more here and here

Ralph Wiechers
(COL 05-10) appointed Senior Vice President for Dialog Marketing and Media at Deutsche Post (read more – in German)

Anthonie Zoomers
(AMS, CHI 87-90) joins Dutch packaging producer Clondalkin as CEO (read more)

Alexandre Zyngier
(CHI, NYO, SAO 96-96, 97-00) joins Board of Directors and management of U.S. biopharma firm TetraLogic  (read more)


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