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Alumni News - Week Ending March 26, 2017
March 30, 2017

In this week's 35 alumni headlines, Abbott Laboratories’ CEO Miles White is named to Barron's 2017 list of the world's 30 best CEOs; Hilton names Jonathan Witter its first Chief Customer Officer; LATAM Airlines Group SA names Jerome Cadier CEO of its operations in Brazil; NIS, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, appoints Kirill Tyurdenev its new CEO; Unibail-Rodamco will elect former Jones Lang LaSalle CEO Colin Dyer as Chairman of its Supervisory Board in April; Commonwealth Bank of Australia appoints Rob Jesudason its new Group CFO, effective July 1; and more.


Danish micro acoustic firm Sonion appoints Jesper Ahlmann Funding Andersen (COP, SYD 90-94) as the President & CEO (read more)

International asset manager Investec Asset Management names Peter Baird (JOH, NJE, NYO 94-94, 95-97, 99-06, 09-09, 10.10) managing principal for its Africa-oriented private equity funds (read more)

FreshBooks' Matthew Baker (TOB, TOR 12-15) advises using financial apps to boost personal savings (read more)

UBS Wealth Management appoints Oliver Banz (ZRH 04-04, 05-09) as new Chief of Staff (read more)

Karl-Axel Bauer (OSL 07-16) and Martin Schütt (OSL 13-13, 14-17) founded Cinderlad & Co. to launch 5 new startup companies per year – out of Oslo's legendary Lorry club (read more – in Norwegian)

LATAM Airlines Group SA names Jerome Cadier (SAO 95-03) CEO of its operations in Brazil (read more)

Niels B. Christiansen (COP 91-95) to step down on July 1 as CEO of Danfoss after nine years (read more)

U.S. magazine Variety names Chelsea Clinton (NYO 03-06) as an Impact Honoree for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation (read more)

Angela Duckworth (NYO 96-97), founder of Character Lab and author of “Grit,” featured as one of "3 Women Who Owe Their Success to Not Playing It Safe" in magazine Marie Claire (read more)

Unibail-Rodamco to elect former Jones Lang LaSalle CEO Colin Dyer (AMS 78-82) as Chairman of its Supervisory Board in April (read more)

Interview with NanoString CEO Brad Gray (BOS 99-99, 00-04) (read more)

Ethan Hawkes (BOS, CHI 07-16, 16-16) sells stakes in his PlacePass, a platform to compare tours and activities, to Marriott International (read more)

Linium Consulting appoints Dorothy Hill (BER 95-96) as Associate Partner to lead its new Cybersecurity Services practice (read more)

Maggie Hsu (NYO 08-10, 13-13), advisor at online retailer, will co-chair the Global Wellness Summit at The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida from October 9-11, 2017 (read more)

Interview with Eric Jensen (CLE, DCG, DCO 01-12), EVP at Healthgrades, on providing quality of life (read more)

Commonwealth Bank of Australia appoints Rob Jesudason (AMS, FIR, LON, LOX 98-02) new Group CFO, effective July 1 (read more)

Swiss gene-editing company Crispr Therapeutics names Samarth Kulkarni (SVO 06-15) acting Principal Financial Officer (read more)

Werner Lanthaler (VIE 95-95, 96-98), CEO of German biotec company Evotec, discusses the challenges in his industry and his perspective on Austria (read more – in German)

EY appoints Dennis Layton (FIR, LON, LOX, SYD 96-00, 06-17) as Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services (PAS) (read more)

Ernst Ludes (COL, VIE 91-92, 93-98) to lead China's CVCapital's new European office as managing director (read more – in German)

Kellogg Associate Professor of Finance David Matsa (BOS 00-05) named to the 2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors list by Poets & Quants (read more)

Swedish geo-technology firm Guideline Geo names Mikael Nolborg (STH, STO 00-01, 02-07) as new CEO (read more – in Swedish)

Felix Oldenburg (LLL 01-02), Secretary General of The Association of German Foundations, discusses social entrepreneurship (read more – in German)

Joel Perlman (CAR 97-99) on his journey from being bullied in “crime-ridden” Colombia as a child to owning a UK bank, OakNorth (read more)

Matt Robinson's (LON 08-10) online real estate agent Nested secures 8 million GBP in funding (read more)

OnDeck names former Morgan Stanley COO Jim Rosenthal (NYO 86-88, 89-99) to its board of directors (read more)

The Moms Co., co-founded by Mohit Sadani (LON, MUM 07-07, 08-15), wants to conquer the mom-to-be space with natural, safe, toxin-free products (read more)

Andy Slavitt’s (LAN 93-95) mission to provide healthcare to the U.S.: a “top defender of Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid” (read more)

DEI Holdings appoints Robert Struble (CLE 89-89, 90-92) to its board and as CEO of Directed, a manufacturer of vehicle security and remote-start products (read more)

NIS, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, appoints Kirill Tyurdenev (MOS 04-07) its new CEO (read more)

Jesse van Vollenhoven (AMS 07-09, 11-13) brings back traditional "healthy beer" to the Dutch market (read more – in Dutch)

After taking over fashion brand Stefanel, Oxy Capital Italy founder Stefano Visalli (MIL, ROM 90-14) sees room for further investments (read more – in Italian)

Thomas Vollmoeller (HAM 88-97), CEO of German professional network platform Xing, discusses his sabbatical experiences (read more – in German)

Abbott Laboratories
’ CEO Miles White (CHI 80-84) named to Barron's 2017 list of the world's 30 best CEOs (read more)

Hilton names Jonathan Witter (ATL 97-00, 00-04) its first Chief Customer Officer (read more


Former Senior Partner Quincy Hunsicker (NYO, ZRH, TOK 61-97) dies at 80 in "adopted home" of Zurich, Switzerland (read more


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