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Alumni News - Week Ending May 21, 2017
May 26, 2017

In this week's 30 alumni headlines, Chubb appoints Lord Adair Turner Chairman of Chubb European Group Limited and Chubb Underwriting Agencies Limited; Syngenta Foundation appoints Simon Winter as Executive Director, effective September 1; Tisak d.d. names Fabris Perusko its new CFO; Astellas promotes Paul Kang to Executive Director, Marketing Sciences; Cisco names Nal Gollagunta its Managing Director of Enterprise Sales in India; Saxo Bank names Arnoud Rozendaal its Chief Customer Experience Officer; and more.


‚ÄčAnastasia Alt (NYO 14-15) founder and CEO of Dream Space, a career education, support and advisory service, speaks to the pillars of her success (read more)

Amy Chang (SLL 00-03), founder and CEO at Accompany, named to Fast Company's annual 'Most Creative People in Business' list (read more here and here)

Ralf Dingeldein (AHF, FRA 98-06) appointed Managing Director at German-based IT service provider Technogroup; will become management board spokesman and be part of new executive team, effective July 1 (read more)

Benoit Dumont (BER, AMS, FIR 99-04) appointed Chief Executive Officer at Unilode Aviation Solutions, a global provider of outsourced ULD management and repair solutions, effective September 1 (read more)

Diana Farrell (DCO, SFO, MGI, NYO, FIR, CAR 90-09, 11-14), founding President and CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, co-authors article for Business Insider; asserts that gender wealth gap is as troubling as the gender pay gap (read more)

Youngreneurs engages Partha Ghosh (TOK, NYO 77-89), Visiting Professor at MIT and Adjunct Professor at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, to focus on India-based initiative to provide teens with a holistic entrepreneurial camp experience (read more)

Cisco names Nal Gollagunta (MUM, SVO 05-12) Managing Director of Enterprise Sales in India (read more)

Christoph Hardt (FRA 05-14) and Jan Schächtele (MUN 07-13), co-founders of startup Comatch, an online mediator of freelance business consultants, seek to grow their business (read more – in German; subscription required)

Profile of Uber India’s Chief Executive Amit Jain (SVO, SFO, SLL 03-10) (read more)

Ameen Jan (LOK, LOX, LON 00-03), founder and CEO at EDeQUAL, an international ed-tech company, weighs in on the Pak-Turkey free trade agreement negotiations (read more)

Astellas promotes Paul Kang (NYB, SDL 98-03) to Executive Director, Marketing Sciences (read more)

Birgit König (BER, DUS 93-11), CEO of Allianz Krankenversicherung, comments on tariff increases, financial strength, and consumer confidence (read more)

BlueMountain, a private investment firm, expands responsibilities of executive team member Marina Lutova Meyers (NYO 01-03) (read more)

Elena Lytkina Botelho (NYO 99-05), Senior Partner at ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm, co-authors HBR article, "What Sets Successful CEOs Apart," and upcoming book, "CEO Next Door" (read more here and here)

Sherman Ma (NYO 94-97), founder of Melbourne-based Liberty Financial, assesses strategic options (read more – subscription required)

Go-Jek, an Indonesia-based startup founded by Nadiem Makarim (JAK 06-11), expands beyond a scooter share mobile app to offer a wide range of services; receives significant funding (read more – in French)

Steve Makris (SKB, ATL 04-10) appointed General Manager of Domtar Corporation's Pulp business, a market kraft pulp producer (read more – subscription required)

Paul Mango (PIT 88-91, 96-17) formally announces his candidacy for the Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nomination (read more)

MCH Private Equity, founded by José María Muñoz (MAD, ATL 92-98), targets €350 million for latest fund (read more – subscription required)

Anna Marrs (LON, LOX 03-12), Standard Chartered’s Regional CEO for ASEAN & South Asia and CEO for Commercial and Private Banking, among bank's top leadership to visit Sri Lanka's Colombo office (read more)

Terry McDonough (DCG, DCO 10-10, 12-15), CEO of Strayer@Work, a human capital consultancy, publishes article, "Closing the Healthcare Industry’s Skills Gaps,” about challenges of finding talent (read more)

David Moran (NJE 04-10), co-founder and Chairman of the offer innovation software provider Eversight, to be featured presenter at RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1 (read more)

Tisak d.d. names Fabris Perusko (BUC, ZAG 08-12, 12-13) Chief Financial Officer (read more)

Anand Ramanathan (PIT, CLE 95-00) named VP of Product Management at Skyhigh Networks, a leading cloud access security broker (read more)

Saxo Bank names Arnoud Rozendaal (AMS 13-17) Chief Customer Experience Officer (read more)

Debanjan Ray (LAN 00-02) appointed CFO and Head of Corporate Development at biopharma company CytomX Therapeutics (read more)

Chubb appoints Lord Adair Turner (EK, LON 82-95) Chairman of Chubb European Group Limited and Chubb Underwriting Agencies Limited (read more)

Carlos Watson (SVO, SFO, ATL 94-97), co-founder and CEO of online magazine Ozy Media, speaks at the Stanford DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series (read more)

Syngenta Foundation
appoints Simon Winter (JOH 98-03) as Executive Director, effective September 1 (read more)

Profile of Conny Wittke (HAM, COL 97-04), founder and CEO of Beauty Ideas Group and the nügg skin-care brand, providing single-serving personal care and beauty products (read more)


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