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Alumni News - Week Ending February 26, 2017
March 03, 2017
In this week's 35 headlines, Credit Suisse names Iñigo Mendoza its new Head of Private Banking, India; Fairfax Media appoints Mickie Rosen to its Board as a Non-Executive Director; Graham Bradley joins GrainCorp as Chairman; Shutterfly, Inc. names Will Lansing Chairman of the Board; State Street Global Advisors promotes Cyrus Taraporevala to an expanded role; William Demant Holding A/S appoints Niels Christiansen its new Chairman of the Board; and more.

Seven years after launching comparison portal, co-founders Reinhold Baudisch (VIE 04-07) and Michael Doberer (VIE 99-05), see it gaining traction (read more – in German)

GrainCorp appoints Graham Bradley (AMS, MEL, SFO 78-90) as Chairman (read more)

Google's EMEA leader Matt Brittin (LOK, LON, LOX 96-96, 97-04) on tax, Brexit and the future of the internet (read more)

Rob Cahill (SEA 07-09), co-founder and CEO of online business course platform Jhana, pens opinion piece: "10 Issues HR Will Facing This Year" (read more)

William Demant Holding A/S
appoints Niels Christiansen (COP 91-95) new Chairman of the Board (read more)

Spanish fashion social network 21 Buttons, founded by Jaime Farrés (MAD 13-13, 14-16) and Marc Soler (MAD 13-13, 14-16), closes its second round of financing (read more – in Spanish)

Jess Gaspar (CHI 01-03) joins AllianceBernstein as Global Director of Research for its Multi-Asset Solutions group (read more)

New BBVA Compass CEO Onur Genç (ISB, IST, TOR 99-12) offers first impressions of bank's opportunities in U.S. (read more)

Yassin Hankir (FRA, SIN 07-07, 09-12) one of Germany's most successful fintech entrepreneurs, recommends putting “all one's eggs in one basket" (read more – in German)

Friederike Helfer (ZRH 04-08) steps down as director of Valmet Oyj (read more)

Interview with Felix Huber (ZRH 11-14), Head of Northern Europe at Stripe (read more – in German)

China's peer-to-peer lender Lufax, led by Gregory Gibb (HKO, TAI 92-06) shifts away from business to wealth management (read more)

For Sumit Jamuar (DEL 99-01), co-founder of India biotech Global Gene Corp., having a UK base is critical for access to talent (read more) founder Travis Katz (SFO 01-03) provides insights into his personal hiring mistakes (read more)

Solar supplier GlassPoint hires Jeffrey Kennedy (SHA, SHH, TAI 00-04, 06-10) as Senior Director of Project Finance (read more)

Andreas Krinninger (COL 95-01) to remain Chairman of the Management Board at Linde Material Handling until 2021 (read more)

Shutterfly, Inc. names Will Lansing (NYO, STA 86-96) Chairman of the Board (read more)

Hendrik Leber (DUS 84-89) of ACATIS Investment GmbH, fund manager of the year for 2017 in Germany, on his value investment style (read more – in German)

Claire Léost (PAR 01-03), managing director at French media house Lagardère Active, named Chair of committee responsible for methodology and regulation of media enumeration at audience measurement organization Alliance pour les Chiffres de la Presse et des Médias (ACPM) (read more – in French)

Credit Suisse names Iñigo Mendoza (MAD 06-09) Head of Private Banking, India (read more)

Stephan Merck (HAM 84-87) retires from the executive board of German fashion company Josef Witt (read more)

Profile on Afua Osei (LGS 13-16), co-founder (with Yasmin Belo-Osagie [LGS 12-14]) of She Leads Africa, an online community platform connecting young African women with global brands (read more)

Svein Harald Øygard
(HOU, OSL, RJO 95-09, 09-16) joins Norwegian investment bank SpareBank 1 Markets (read more – in Norwegian / subscription required)

Tanuja Randery (DCO, FIR, STA 95-96, 96-03), President, UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric, writes opinion piece: "Career perspectives for the new year: play to win" (read more)

Russell Richmond (BOS, DET, NKC 00-06, 09-13) joins the Board of Directors at PeraHealth, a provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions (read more)

Fairfax Media appoints Mickie Rosen (LAN 90-98) to Board as a Non-Executive Director (read more)

Biopharmaceutical company Achaogen promotes Zeryn Sarpangal (SFO 05-05, 06-09) to Senior Vice President of Corporate and People Strategy (read more)

Austin-based eCommerce platform BigCommerce appoints Alexandra Shapiro (SFO 96-03) as Chief Marketing Officer (read more)

David Stevens (LON 88-91), CEO of UK insurer Admiral Group, about how his company innovates (read more)

Christine Su (HKO 08-10), co-founder of PastureMap, helps farmers and ranchers graze profitably on healthy grasslands (read more)

State Street Global Advisors
appoints Cyrus Taraporevala (COP, NYO 90-04) to an expanded role overseeing all client- and consultant-facing, marketing and product functions for institutional clients across the Americas, EMEA and APAC (read more)

UK economist Lord Adair Turner (EK, LON 82-95) puts forward the idea of "helicopter money" to overcome economic challenges (read more – in German)

India's GSF Accelerator announces Breathe Well-being, founded by Rohan Verma (DEL 13-15), as startup graduate from its fifth batch (read more)

Johanna Waterous (LOK, LON, LOX 84-84, 85-08) will retire as director of RSA Insurance Group, effective May 6 (read more)

Peter Wolpert
(STO 96-99), CEO at Moberg Pharma AB, elected to board of Stockholm-based patient case software provider MedUniverse (read more)

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