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Alumni News - Week Ending September 3, 2017
September 14, 2017
In this week's 19 alumni headlines, Novartis names Vas Narasimhan as its new CEO;  Dongchun Choi is appointed by Mastercard as division president of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea; Iberiabank names Fernando Perez-Hickman as its Director of Corporate Strategy and head of M&A; and many more. 


Ashok Alexander (NYO, DEL 86-03) tackles maternal health and childcare with his India-based Antara Foundation, a public-private partnership with the government of Rajasthan (read more)

Scott Beardsley
(NYO, BRU 89-15), Dean of Darden School of Business at University of Virginia, publishes new book: "Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia" (read more)

Treebo Hotels, an India-based budget hotel chain co-founded by Rahul Chaudhary (MUM, LON, DEL 08-14) and Sidharth Gupta (MUM, DEL, LON 08-14) raises $34m in Series C funding (read more)

MasterCard appoints Dongchun Choi (SEO 94-03) division president of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea (read more)

Nhlanhla Dlamini
's (JOH 06-08, 12-15) pet food company Maneli Group to receive grant funding of R12.5 million from South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (read more)

Pieter Duisenberg (AMS, AUS 98-02) announced as President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) (read more)

Russia's Kommersant profiles Katya Dyachenko (MOS, JOH 03-07, 07-08), founder of export sales platform (read more – in Russian)

Ryan Kerrigan
(CHI, MIN 95-00), Managing Director of national auto industry dealership buy/sell advisory firm Kerrigan Advisors, releases quarterly Blue Sky Report projecting increase of dealership buy/sell activity (read more)

Mark Knipfer
(CHI 99-07) joins board of ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development), a global nonprofit organization serving insurance industry (read more)

Stefan Linn
(BOS, DUS, LON, NYO 88-96) appointed COO at Oxford Immunotec (read more)

Mette Lykke (COP 06-07), CEO of Too Good To Go app that combats food waste, discusses importance of instilling sense of responsibility in children (read more – in Danish)

Nigel Masding (LON 99-02) appointed as lead manager of Real Income Builder fund at asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) (read more)

Novartis names Vas Narasimhan (NJE 01-01, 03-05) its new CEO, effective February 1, 2018 (read more)

Iberiabank names Fernando Perez-Hickman (MAD, CLE 91-92, 94-98) Director of Corporate Strategy and head of M&A (read more)

Le Monde profiles German e-commerce company Zalando, led by co-CEO Rubin Ritter (BER 07-10), and its rise to becoming the “leading fashion platform in Europe” (read more – in French)

Adair Turner (LON, EK, 82-95), former Chairman of UK's Financial Services Authority: "My job at McKinsey taught me to think robustly – and how to write" (read more)

Interview with Kilian Wagner (ZUR, RIO 08-13), co-founder and CEO of Swiss eyewear brand VIU (read more – in German)

Jonathan White (NYO 92-98) joins Cambridge, Massachusetts-based personalized health network PatientsLikeMe as EVP, Research & Development (read more)


Tim Anderson (MIN, 11-13) dies at 54 (read more)

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