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Alumni News - Week Ending February 19, 2017
February 24, 2017
In this week's 32 alumni headlines, Xiaomi promotes Manu Jain to Global Vice President; Diebold Nixdorf names Jürgen Wunram COO; Pare Bem Estacionamentos names Fernando Andrade its new CFO; Rexel adds Agnès Touraine as an Independent Director to its Board of Directors; International Meal Company (IMC) appoints Newton Maia as CEO; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia hires Matthew Bayley as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer; Texas Instruments elects Todd Bluedorn to its board; and more.

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Pare Bem Estacionamentos names Fernando Andrade (RJO, SAO, SPO 06-06, 11-16) CFO (read more – in Portuguese)

Francesco Banfi (MIL, PAR, ROM, VER 99-16) and his platform Brumbrum bring the new formula of "money back" to car sales (read more – in Italian)

Jaydeep Barman (LON, LOX 06-10), Faasos co-founder and CEO, aims to crack India's food tech startup success recipe with "food from the cloud" (read more)

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia hires Matthew Bayley (PHL, PIT 02-02, 04-17) as senior vice president and chief strategy officer (read more)

Texas Instruments elects Todd Bluedorn (PIT 92-95), CEO of Lennox International, to its board of directors, effective March 1 (read more)

Interview with Lamine Brahimi (GVA 05-11), Board Member of Swiss Fintech Innovations and Head of Digitization at Lombard Odier, about making Switzerland a leading center for fintech (read more)

Clara Cardinal (SPO, ZRH 00-14) joins people advisory firm Korn Ferry as Principal, Global Financial Markets in Buenos Aires (read more)

Friedrich Caspers (DUS 83-87), former CEO of German insurer R+V, joins the Senior Advisory Board of corporate finance house Clearwater International (read more – in German

Andrea Chiapponi (MIL 00-07) appointed Chief Commercial Officer, Large Accounts at Italian internet company Italiaonline (read more – in Italian)

Nicolai Czink (VIE 11-17) joins A1 digital international GmbH, a new venture of Telekom Austria, as Director, Strategy and New Markets (read more)

Amaury De Féligonde (CAS 07-10), partner at Okan Consulting: waiting for startup “unicorns” in Africa (read more – in French)

Gunnar Görtz (FRA 06-10) joins German insurer Gothaer to lead the company's marketing activities (read more – in German)

Christian Grobe (BER 08-14) and Matthias Knecht (BER, FRA 07-07, 08-14) build German startup Billie to help small- and mid-sized companies with factoring (read more – in German)

Luís Filipe de Castro Henriques (LIS 02-03) will become the new President of the Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (AICEP), Portugal’s chamber on foreign trade (read more – in Portuguese)

International Finance Corporation, the private-sector investment arm of the World Bank, plans to invest in Kuldeep Jain's (MUM 99-10) renewable energy company Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions (read more)

Xiaomi promotes Manu Jain (DEL 07-11) to Global Vice President (read more)

Interview with Thomas Knecht (ZRH 79-09), long-time leader of McKinsey's Swiss Office and creator of the start-up competition "Venture" (read more – in German)

Krzysztof Kowalczyk (WAW 03-04) named CEO of ElectroMobility Poland SA, a startup aiming to build the first Polish electric car (read more – in Polish)

Nick Leeder (AUS, XIA 92-98) steps down as CEO of Google France to become Managing Director for Key Accounts for the EMEA region (read more – in French)

International Meal Company (IMC) appoints Newton Maia (SAO, SPO 01-08) as CEO (read more)

Leonid Petukhov (MOS 00-08) appointed General Director of Russia's Far East Investment and Export Agency (read more)

Profile on Sacha Poignonnec (NJE, PAR 07-12) and Jeremy Hodara (MUM, NJE, PAR 06-12), founders of Jumia, Nigeria's largest online retailer and Africa's only startup “unicorn” (read more – in Italian)

RMS (catastrophe risk modeling company) appoints Mike Pritula (NYO 82-17) as president (read more)

Private investment firm Longitude Capital promotes Josh Richardson (DCG, DCO 08-11) to managing director (read more)

Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist (STO 97-05) looks back on a solid commitment to entrepreneurship in Sweden (read more – in Swedish)

Pan-European exchange Euronext appoints Paulo Rodrigues da Silva (LIS 88-88, 90-91) as CEO of Euronext Lisbon (read more

Markus Scheuermann (BER 01-10) appointed Chief Financial Officer at German travel portal HolidayCheck (read more)

Max Schönholzer (CHI, ZRH 92-02) took up his new position as CEO of Sanitas on February 13 (news of his appointment originally published here in July 2016) (read more)

Enrique Tellado (MAD 98-00), CEO of Spanish EVO Bank, hopes for simpler products in banking (read more – in Spanish)
Rexel adds Agnès Touraine (PAR 81-85) as an Independent Director to its Board of Directors (read more)

Diebold Nixdorf names Jürgen Wunram (HAM 92-07) Chief Operating Officer and member of its board of directors (read more)

Danish Yusuf (TOB, TOR 06-07, 09-16) and his “insurtech” company Zensurance help small businesses looking for commercial policies (read more)

Profile of Cypriot serial entrepreneur Demetrios Zoppos (LON 96-98) (read more)

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