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Alumni News - Week Ending February 12, 2017
February 17, 2017
In this week's 38 alumni headlines, the Bank of England names Charlotte Hogg its Deputy Governor for markets and banking; Yum China appoints Joey Wat as President and COO; KeyBank names Jamie Warder as Head of Business Banking; Baloise appoints Matthias Henny as its Chief Investment Officer; DHL Supply Chain names Karsten Schwarz CEO for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; Northrop Grumman appoints Stan Crow CEO for Japan; two alums are named to Forbes' '30 Under 30' list for India; and more.

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GuiaBolso, a financial-planning company founded by Thiago Alvarez (RJO, SPO 07-12) and Benjamin Gleason (RJO, SPO 07-11), wants to consolidate credit offers for Brazilian consumers (read more – subscription required)

Sir Michael Barber (LON, LOX 05-11) to become the first chair of the Office for Students, a new higher education regulator in the UK (read more)

Senior Partner Emeritus Joanna Barsh (PAR, NYO 81-13) speaks at 2017 MAKERS Conference (click here for a video of her presentation

Sabine Bendiek (FKL, HAM 96-99), CEO of Microsoft Germany, writes opinion piece for Handelsblatt: encourages thinking not about whether computers can “think,” but how they can support people (read more – in German)

Cédric Bernard-Laufer (BRU, PAR 03-05, 07-10) named CEO at French CCTV and security company Mediaveil (read more)

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard (DUS, VIE 86-86. 87-87, 88-92) steps down from Board of Management of German car manufacturer Daimler AG (read more)

Doug Bewsher (LON, SFO, SVA, 97-02) joins the Board of Directors at Limelight Networks, a specialist in digital content delivery (read more)

C100, a Silicon Valley organization established to support Canadian entrepreneurs and startups, hires Laura Buhler (CAL, NYO 08-08, 09-12) as its new executive director (read more)

Alexandros Chatzieleftheriou (ATH 06-13), co-founder and CEO of Blueground, disrupts traditional hotel industry by offering solutions for corporate executives (read more)

Stan Crow (LAN, LON 01-06) appointed CEO for Japan at security company Northrop Grumman (read more)

UK's Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT) appoints Lord Stephen Green (LON, NYO 77-82) as new president (read more)

Indian cloud telephony provider Knowlarity, co-founded and led by Ambarish Gupta (PIT 07-09), helps startups to scale up their operations (read more)

$9B Swiss insurer Baloise has appointed Matthias Henny (ZRH 98-03) as its Chief Investment Officer (read more)

James Hobson (NJE 05-07) joins Attune, an SME-focused American insurance products platform created by Hamilton Insurance Group and American International Group, as CEO (read more)

Charlotte Hogg (DCO 94-01) named Deputy Governor for markets and banking at Bank of England; will manage Bank’s strategy during Brexit negotiations (read more)

Xavier Janin (PAR 99-01) joins building solutions provider Eternet France, a subsidiary of ETEX, as managing director (read more – in French)

Zameer Kassam (TOR 01-03), CEO & Chief Designer at Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry, featured on CNBC and in Crain’s New York (read more here and here, and read our 2016 ‘Focus on Founders’ article on him here)

Pascal Kiener (GVA 93-03), CEO of Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, discusses the health of and challenges for the West Swiss economy (read more – in French)

Deanna Mulligan (NYO 92-00), CEO of Guardian Life Insurance of America and one of the few women leading Fortune 500 companies, talks about her path to the top (read more)

Walter Oblin (VIE 94-08), CFO of Österreichische Post, named Top CFO of Austria by business magazine Der Börsianer; Wolfgang Leitner (DUS, NYO 81-85) of Andritz AG and Reinhard Florey (VIE 95-02) of OMW AG are included in the top 20 (read more – in German)

Chantal Patel (COP 07-09) named partner at Danish law firm Gorrissen Federspiel (read more – in Danish)

Leo Puri (LON, MUM 94-07), Managing Director of UTI Asset Management, works on creating an independent Indian asset manager (read more)

Austrian crystal producer Swarovski promotes Vivek Ramabhadran (DBI, NJE 08-12) to Vice President, Asia South (read more)

Benjamin Rauser (MUN 10-10, 11-15) appointed Head of Strategy & Business Development at German travel portal HolidayCheck (read more – in German)

Philipp Rickenbacher (LOX, ZRH 97-04), Head of Advisory Solutions at Bank Julius Bär, listed on the top 30 list for structured products by Swiss finance magazine “payoff” (read more – in German)

Claudio Righetti (HAM 97-02) joins German marketing analytics company Analyx, co-founded by Dietmar Meyersiek (CHI, DUS 70-92) and Armin Timmermann (MUN 70-03), as CEO (read more – in German)

Jaime Sánchez-Laulhé (LML, MAD 12-12, 13-15) and Aurora Rotes (MAD 05-14) enter the British market with Geoblink, a Spanish geospatial business intelligence company (read more – in Spanish)

Walter Scherb (MUN 11-11, 12-14), owner at Austrian bottled-water company Gasteiner Mineralwasser, on how to innovate with a simple product – mineral water (read more – in German)

Karsten Schwarz (COL 00-05) named CEO Germany, Austria, Switzerland at DHL Supply Chain, the contracts logistics division of Deutsche Post DHL Group (read more – in German)

Forbes 30 Under 30 India: Dhaval Shah (MUM 14-15), co-founder of PharmEasy, and Puneet Manuja (CHN 13-15), co-founder of YourDOST, both included on latest list (read more)

Indian online fashion retailer Myntra names its chief marketing officer Gunjan Soni (DEL, MUM 03-14) as head of Jabong, a rival acquired last year (read more)

Accounting company BDO appoints Nick Toone (LON, LOX 99-02) as partner for its restructuring team (read more)

Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, appoints Alykhan Velshi (TOR 15-16) as his Chief of Staff (read more – subscription required)

Jamie Warder (CLE, COP 01-01, 02-06) joins $4B Cleveland-based KeyBank as Head of Business Banking (read more)

$7B restaurant company Yum China appoints Joey Wat (HKO 00-03) as President and Chief Operating Officer (read more)


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