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Alumni News - Week Ending June 4, 2017
June 13, 2017

In this week's 23 alumni headlines, Belmond Limited elects Demetra Pinsent to its board of directors; ESADE business school names Senior Partner Emeritus Ramon Forn to its board; Rabobank names Ieko Sevinga CIO and COO, effective September 1; Williams-Sonoma elects Christiana Smith Shi and Frits van Paasschen to its board; and more.


Mario Aquino (SIN, NJE 99-03), founder and Managing Partner of venture capital firm FutureLabs Ventures, to moderate panel discussion at tech conference Echelon Asia Summit in Singapore, June 28-29 (read more)

James Baillieu
(AUO, XNZ 94-01) appointed as a non-executive director at BidEnergy Limited, an Australian-based technology company (read more)

Senior Partner Emeritus Joanna Barsh (NYO, PAR 81-13) confirms importance of flexibility in attracting top talent (read more – in German)

Singapore’s Business Times interviews Ankiti Bose (MUM 12-14), co-founder and CEO of Zilingo, a fashion e-commerce platform (read more)

Rabobank names Ieko Sevinga (AMS, LON 93-98) CIO and COO, effective September 1, following management reorganization by Chairman Wiebe Draijer (AMS, NYO 89-12) (read more – in Dutch)

Ericsson: Christer Gardell (STH 84-95), Managing Partner at Cevian, becomes a major shareholder, while Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm (STH 88-92) launches a more focused strategy (read more – in Swedish [subscription required])

ESADE business school names Senior Partner Emeritus Ramon Forn (BAR, MAD 87-15) to its board of directors (read more – in Spanish)

Matthieu Grollemund (PAR 01-02) joins Paris office of international law firm Baker & McKenzie (read more - in French)

Jeet Guram (DAL, ATL 14-17) named a Senior Advisor for U.S. federal agency Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (read more)

Mark Jung (LAN 83-89) joins Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners as an Advisory Director (read more)

Sabine Keller-Busse (ZRH 95-08), Group Head of Human Resources at UBS, among next generation of possible female leaders (read more)

Heleen Kist (LON, AMS 98-00) appointed non-executive director at SnapDragon Monitoring, an Edinburgh-based firm that helps SMEs protect their brands online (read more)

The Guardian profiles Jørgen Vig Knudstorp (COP 98-01), CEO of LEGO Brand Group and former CEO of LEGO, discussing how he led its turnaround to become world’s most powerful brand (read more)

Hans-Martin Kraus (FRA, FKL, DUS 92-99), Head of Payments at Capco, publishes article discussing charging for online banking services: “What Banks Can Learn from Netflix” (read more)

Paul Kusserow (LAN 88-90), CEO of Louisiana-based home health and hospice care provider Amedisys, joins board of Matrix Medical Network, a provider of in-home assessments and care management (read more)

Ben Legg (LOX, LON 99-02), CEO of social media advertising technology company AdParlor, winner of the CEO World Awards in Metrics category (read more)

Belmond Limited elects Demetra Pinsent (TOR, LOK, LOA 99-12) to board of directors (read more)

Ameet Ranadive (SFO 05-07), VP of Product Management at Twitter, explains benefits of “Rule of Three” (read more)

Interview with Matias Recchia (NYO, MIA 06-11), co-founder and CEO of home solutions marketplace startup IguanaFix, on lessons learned from a past failure (read more – in Spanish)

Nitin Seth (XFR, DEL 96-00, 02-10) steps down as Chief Operating Officer at Flipkart (read more)

GuideVine Technologies, an online platform connecting consumers and financial advisors co-founded by CEO Raghav Sharma (NYO 04-13) and Senior Advisor Brian Stafford (NYO 04-15), to launch #FinanciallyFit campaign providing financial advice through daily videos (read more)

Williams-Sonoma elects Christiana Smith Shi (SCA, LAN, OCO, TCA, FIR, SFO 86-94, 95-10) and Frits van Paasschen (AMS, LAN 89-95) to board of directors (read more)


Christopher Züllig
(ZRH 93-95) dies at 53 (read more – in German) 


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