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Alumni News - Week Ending August 13, 2017
August 22, 2017
In this week's 21 alumni headlines, Niels Christiansen is appointed CEO of LEGO Group; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina names Patrick Conway as CEO; Bill Fallon is named CEO of MBIA, Inc.; Peter Jackson will join Paddy Power Betfair as CEO; and many more. 

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Handelsblatt profiles "Mister Cool" Frank Appel (FRA 93-00), CEO of Deutsche Post, whose leadership has led to record profits (read more)

Wells Fargo Securities' Investment Bank names Ryan Bloom (NYO 01-05) Managing Director of its Industrials Investment Banking group (read more)

LEGO Group appoints Niels Christiansen (COP 91-95) CEO, effective October 1 (read more)

Expansión profiles Vittorio Colao (MIL 86-96), CEO of Vodafone (read more – in Spanish)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina names Patrick Conway (CHI 96-05) CEO, effective October 1 (read more)

MBIA, Inc. names Bill Fallon (NYO 91-05) CEO, effective September 15 (read more)

Entrepreneur India profiles Prashant Gupta (DEL, MUM 99-10), President and CEO, e-tailing business at Aditya Birla Group (read more)

Kristof Hagerman (SFO 87-89), CEO at Sophos, listed among top 10 most influential figures in cybersecurity by ITProPortal (read more)

Mark Henkel (MUN 07-12) appointed Head of windeln.de Germany and Austria as well as Nakiki brand at windeln.de SE, an online retailer of baby and toddler products in Europe and China (read more)

Paddy Power Betfair appoints Peter Jackson (LOX, LON 99-02) CEO, effective later this year (read more)

Igor Khmel (MSW, MOS 07-17), founder and CEO of crypto-centric fintech platform BankEx, was featured speaker at CoinAgenda Europe conference held in Barcelona (read more)

Floriane Locatelli (PAR 12-16) named Business Development Director, EMEA at Research Now, a global digital research data firm (read more)

Profile featuring The Hindu, an English-language Indian daily newspaper, and Rajiv Lochan (CHN, MUM, CFB, BOS 01-12), Managing Director and CEO of its publisher Kasturi & Sons (read more)

Kathleen McLaughlin
(TOR, LAN 90-91), President of the Walmart Foundation, on the impact of the Walmart Academy to build skills, creating further opportunities for low-wage workers (read more)

Ian Narev (XNZ, NYO 98-07) to step down as CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, effective June 30, 2018 (read more)

Ana Wight (SYD 14-17) appointed Chief Strategy Officer at Vend, a cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software provider (read more)

Veronica Wu (BEI 97-02), Managing Partner at venture capital firm Hone Capital, leading efforts to incorporate machine learning to identify viable startups (read more here, and read a McKinsey Quarterly interview with Veronica here)

Jane Xu (SHA 96-00) named EVP, Greater China at a2 Milk, a New Zealand-based producer of milk that contains easy-to-digest A2 protein (read more)
 
OBITUARIES

Alex Maasry (SFO, NYO, BRU 04-08, 11-17) dies at 36 (read more)

Rodney Shirley
(LON 61-69) dies at 88 (read more)

Harvey Wagner (NYO 74-93) dies at 85 (read more)
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