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Alumni News - Week Ending July 9, 2017
July 14, 2017

In this week’s 20 alumni headlines, Brooks Brothers names Matteo del Vecchio as VP of Strategy and Development; Carrefour appoints Flavia Buarque de Almeida to its board of directors; Morehouse College names Harold Martin as Interim President; Shutterfly, Inc. names Scott Arnold as President of Shutterfly Enterprise; Swire Pacific names current Partner David Cogman as Executive Director; and many more.  

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Carrefour appoints Flavia Buarque de Almeida (SAP 89-03) to board of directors (read more)

Shutterfly, Inc. names Scott Arnold (DAL, SFO, SVO 86-03) President, Shutterfly Enterprise (read more)

Max Bittner (MUN 06-12) builds Lazada into Southeast Asia's largest online retailer (read more – in German)

Paola Bonomo (MIL 91-05) named Italy's Business Angel of the Year (read more – in Italian)

Urban Carmel
(CLE, STO 85-88, 89-91), Managing Director of the Lewis Carmel Group and Editor and Writer of The Fat Pitch, named to Business Insider's list of most important finance figures to follow on Twitter (read more)

Swire Pacific names current Partner David Cogman as Executive Director, effective August 7 (read more)

Brooks Brothers names Matteo del Vecchio (MIL 05-06) VP, Strategy and Development (read more – in Italian)

Berlin-based factoring startup Billie, co-founded by Christian Grobe (FRA, BER 08-10, 10-14) and Matthias Knecht (FRA, BER 07-07, 08-14), partners with Targo Commercial Finance (read more – in German)

Anthony Hotson (LON 88-89) named CEO of London stockbroker Cenkos Securities (read more)

Michael Katchen (TOR 09-11), founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, Thomas Park (MON, SEO 09-14), Assistant VP at BDC Capital, and Irfhan Rawji (TOR 05-06), Principal at Totem Capital Corporation, named to XL's list of top Canadians under 40 (read more)

Morehouse College names Harold Martin (ATL 01-01, 02-14) Interim President (read more)

Anat Naschitz (LON, LOK 95-01), founder and Managing Partner of $2B fund OrbiMed Israel, among Israel's leading women in VC (read more)

Ekaterina Petelina (MOS 03-06), Visa's Country Manager for Russia, discusses large increase in electronic payments on cards in Russia (read more – in Russian)

Daniel Ropers (COL 97-00) to become CEO of scientific publishing company Springer Nature in October, after stepping down as Managing Director for the Netherlands at e-commerce platform bol.com (read more here and here [in Dutch])

Eduard Sailer (DUS 87-91) recalls his early school days (read more – in German)

Lothar Stein
(DUS, SFO, MUN 83-12) joins Supervisory Board of Germany-based THEVA, a manufacturer of high-temperature superconductors (read more

Elsa Sze (NYO 09-11), founder of Boston-based tech company Agora, comments in Boston Globe article on sexism in tech world (read more – subscription required)

Berlin-based customer intelligence provider Webtrekk names Freenet CEO Christoph Vilanek (MUN 01-04) as Chairman of the Board (read more)

Rudolf Wehrli (ZRH 79-83) named Chairman of Supervisory Board of German manufacturing group RKW (read more – in German)
 
OBITUARIES

Ian Marsh (SYD 72-74) dies at 73 (read more

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