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Alumni News - Week Ending August 27, 2017
September 06, 2017
In this week's 24 alumni headlines, Hal Lawton is appointed as President of Macy's; Target appoints Minsok Pak as EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer; Céline Dufétel is named Vice President and CFO-elect of T. Rowe Price; Volkswagen Group appoints Elmar Licharz as their Head of new Digitalization Finance Department; and many more. 


Profile of Kolkata-based startup Smartworks, co-founded by Harsh Binani (CHI, XFR 10-14, 16-17), which offers co-working spaces coupled with packaged services (read more)

Paola Bonomo
(MIL 91-05), a member of the network Business Angels in Italy (IAG), receives the 2017 Golden Aurora – the European Business Angel Award of the Year (read more – in Italian)

Sara Brand (SFO 00-02), founding General Partner of venture capital fund True Wealth Ventures, among Austin Business Journal's ‘Profile in Power’ honorees (read more – subscription required)

Paul Carmody
(DAL 94-99) named SVP and General Manager, Products and Solutions at Zyme, a global leader in emerging channel data management (read more)

Amcor CEO Ron Delia (STA 00-05) credits McKinsey experience for preparing him to manage a global corporation (read more)

India-based Bombay Shaving Company, co-founded by Shantanu Deshpande (DEL, MUM 11-15) and Deepu Panicke (XFR 11-15), raises $2.5 million to launch new products and expand offline (read more here, and read our May ‘Who’s News’ feature on them here)

T. Rowe Price names Céline Dufétel (NYO, PAR 03-14) Vice President and CFO-elect, effective in December (read more)

Profile of Ken Fearn (LAN 93-95), founder and Managing Partner of Integrated Capital, a private equity real estate group (read more)

Thomas Goh (SHA 15-17) named Chief Client Officer and Managing Director, Asia Pacific at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), an executive education organization (read more)

Ted Graham (TOR 07-08), Head of Innovation at General Motors in Toronto, to discuss innovation in the media industry on September 14 at “Platforme(s)”, a Quebec media summit (read more – in French)

Mathias Hallmann (STU 94-02), appointed member of Management Board and Chairman at explosion protection and electrical products manufacturer R. Stahl, effective October 1 and January 1, 2018 respectively (read more)

Ameen Jan (LOK, LOX, LON 00-03), CEO of international education technology company EDeQUAL, comments on economic challenges facing Pakistan (read more)

Education technology company Nearpod, co-founded and led by Guido Kovalskys (BAO, SFO 98-99), named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America for 2017 (read more)

Macy's appoints Hal Lawton (ATL 99-05) President, effective September 8 (read more)

Volkswagen Group appoints Elmar Licharz (HAM 98-05) Head of new Digitalization Finance Department, effective September 1 (read more)

Target appoints Minsok Pak (DAL, SIN, SEO, CHI 91-10, 14-16) EVP, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, effective September 11 (read more)

Ben Peterson (DCG, DCO 12-12, 14-16) promoted to President at Utah-based solar company Blue Raven Solar (read more)

Profile of DreamShaper, an online learning tool that supports entrepreneurship, and its co-founder and CEO Miguel Queimado (SPO, LIS 08-12) (read more)

Kanika Singal (NJE, XFR 03-07), CEO of business design lab NextLeap Advisory, publishes "How to Survive the Boss," a guide to managing up in the workplace (read more)

Manish Sinha (DEL 96-00) appointed Chief Marketing Officer at India-based Sterlite Tech, a fiber optic cable manufacturing company (read more)

Yulia Urozhaeva (MSW 10-17) named to an elite group within Russia's Economy Ministry charged with improving its structure and operation (read more)

Marco Vega (STA, MEX 97-99, 01-02), co-founder of brand builder We Believers and co-creator of biodegradable six-pack holder recognized by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea for 2017, featured as innovative Darden alumnus (read more)

Abhishek Verma (MUM 06-14) to serve as Chief Executive of newly formed Mojostar, a joint venture designed to create partnerships with Indian celebrities to build powerful retail brands within the country (read more)


Robert Faris (NYO 69-70) dies at 79 (read more

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