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Alumni News - Week Ending July 30, 2017
August 04, 2017
In this week's 23 alumni headlines, Alphabet appoints Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, to its board of directors; Telefónica names Ángel Vilá Boix as its new COO; Henrique De Castro joins the board of First Data; DXC Technology names Jonathan Ford as Head of Investor Relations; Churchill Downs names Douglas Grissom to its board; and many more. 


Claudio Bergamo dos Santos (SPO, MEX, MAD 89-98), CEO of Brazil-based pharmaceutical goods company Hypermarcas, discusses challenges of running a large company (read more – in Portuguese)

Alex Danylyuk (MSW, LOX 02-05), Ukraine's Finance Minister, touts economic growth for the year ahead (read more)

Julie Daum
(LAN 79-81) of Spencer Stuart quoted in New York Times article, "Why Women Aren't CEOs": says "There is real bias" (read more – subscription required)

First Data
appoints Henrique De Castro (LOK, LOX 01-04) to board of directors (read more)

Eugenia Erlij (HKO, FIR, MEX 93-99) launches Ohio-based growth strategy firm Venn Growth Collective (read more)

DXC Technology names Jonathan Ford (ATL 08-14) Head of Investor Relations (read more)

Churchill Downs appoints Douglas Grissom (CHI 92-98) to board of directors (read more)

KC Kung
(HKO, NYO 91-98), one of China's top deal makers, launches buyout-focused PE firm Nexus Point Partners in Hong Kong (read more)

Paul Kusserow (LAN 88-90), President and CEO at Amedisys Home Health & Hospice, comments on future of healthcare in U.S. (read more)

Houston Astros' General Manager Jeff Luhnow (CHI 93-93, 94-99) helps lead team to American League's best record this year (read more)

Go-Jek, an Indonesia-based ride-hailing motorbike service founded by Nadiem Makarim (JAK 06-11), transforms Jakarta's economy (read more)

Antonoaldo Neves (SPO, SAO 00-10, 12-14) steps down as President of Azul Linhas Aéreas and Corporate Officer of Azul S.A. to join board of directors at TAP (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) (read more)

Kevin Nicholson (CHI, MIN 10-10, 12-15) formally announces candidacy for Wisconsin Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2018 (read more)

Oliver Pabst (ZRH 94-95), CEO at Swiss-based Mammut Sports Group, seeks to transform the company (read more [in German] – subscription required)

Alphabet appoints Sundar Pichai (SVO 01-04), CEO of Google, to board of directors (read more)

Ron Piervincenzi (NJE 00-13), CEO of United States Pharmacopeia (USP), named Honorary Igbo Chief by Nigerian Crown Prince in Lagos (read more)

Jeff Pundyk
(FIR, NYO 00-10) publishes "Saving Journalism: What Big Media Can Learn from Non-profits" on Knowledge@Wharton site (read more)

Lou Shapiro (PIT, FIR 99-02), President and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery, joins the advisory board at Chicago-based Becker's Healthcare (read more)

Manu Smadja
(BRU, DCO 10-12, 12-14), CEO of MPOWER Financing, helps international students with no co-signer to get access to loans (read more)

Prashant Tandon’s (NJE, SFO 06-06, 07-10) app 1Mg aims to help patients in India navigate healthcare (read more)

Telefónica names Ángel Vilá Boix (MAD 90-92) its new Chief Operating Officer (read more)

David Works (CHI, DAL 99-04) named acting Chief Human Resources Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, a New Jersey-based health care network (read more)

Anna Yip (HKO, LOX, LON 00-12), CEO of Hong Kong-based mobile service provider SmarTone Telecommunications, on her career and how she supports women in the workplace (read more)

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