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Alumni News - Week Ending September 17, 2017
September 25, 2017
In this week's 30 alumni headlines, Mary Zappone is named CEO of BRACE Industrial Group; Attendo AB names Fredrik Lagercrantz as its new CFO; Wendy Becker is elected to Logitech's board of directors; Richemont appoints Vesna Nevistic  to its board of directors; Smith & Nephew names Marc Owen as a non-executive director; and many more. 

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Alex Alt (DAL 01-01, 02-06) joins Dallas-based global youth sports management company Blue Star Sports as President and CEO (read more)

Isha Ambani (MUM, NYO 13-14), Director at Reliance Infocomm Ltd., mentioned as one of India's young high-fliers being groomed to take over family businesses (read more)

Dutch insect supplier Protix, founded and led by Kees Aarts (AMS 07-09), acquires mealworm and grasshopper breeder Fair Insects (read more)

Logitech elects Wendy Becker (SFO, LON, LOX 93-08) to its board of directors (read more)

Neil Bradford (LON 95-97) joins investment rating and research provider FE as CEO (read more)

Rob Brainin (ATL 95-95, 97-00) joins contract genomics organization WuXi NextCODE as EVP, COO (read more)

Matteo Cera (MIL, BOG 09-13), co-founder and CEO of Hogaru, a subscription cleaning service for small businesses in Colombia, aims to create 100,000 jobs (read more)

Pavan Cheruvu (NJE, SVO 08-08, 09-11, 15-15) named Chief People Officer at NY-based Roivant Sciences (read more)

London-based startup accelerator Entrepreneur First, co-founded and led by Matt Clifford (LON 09-12) and Alice Bentinck (LON 09-12), raises $12.4 million in new funding round (read more)

Alex Danylyuk (MOS, LOA 02-05), Finance Minister of Ukraine, fights to improve his country's financial systems (read more – subscription required)

Sanjay Dholakia (LAN 97-00) joins NAVIS board of directors (read more)

Profile of Matthias Ernst (BER 06-12), founder and Managing Director of extreme obstacle course company XLETIX (read more – in German)

Ruchi Gupta (NYB 06-07), Joint Secretary-in-Charge at National Students Union of India, leads shift in focus of student politics to make it "more progressive and issue-based" (read more)

Mohsin Hamid (LOK, LOX, NYO 97-03) has new novel, "Exit West," shortlisted for Man Booker prize
(read more here, and read an Alumni Center feature here)

Egil Hogna (OSL 95-99), President and CEO of Sapa, a Norwegian manufacturer of extruded aluminum profiles, discusses his move toward a customer-focused, solutions-driven business model (read more)

Amy Howe (LAN, SCA 99-14), Ticketmaster's COO for North America, featured in Sports Business Journal as a 'Game Changer' (read more)

Kenny Hsu
(NYO 08-08, 09-15) joins Commerce-as-a-Service platform Symphony Commerce as CFO (read more)

Attendo AB names Fredrik Lagercrantz (STO 04-09) its new CFO (read more)

Abhishek Lodha (ATL 01-03), Managing Director of Lodha Developers, India's largest real estate company by sales volume: "Wealth is not an entitlement" (read more)

Richemont appoints Vesna Nevistic (ZRH, NYO 97-06) to board of directors (read more)

Smith & Nephew names Marc Owen (SLL, SFO, SJ, SVO 87-00) a non-executive director (read more)

Michel Paulin (PAR 92-94) steps down as CEO of SFR (read more)

Ervan Pouliquen (PAR, BOS 00-03) named Chief Customer Officer at Belgium-based EVS Broadcast Equipment SA (read more)

Jai Shekhawat (CHI 95-95, 96-99) joins board of Enterprise DNS provider BlueCat (read more)

Dubai-based limo-booking app Careem names Sandeep Shetty (DBI 08-11) SVP, Operations (read more)

Jim Taiclet (NYO, STA 91-96), CEO of American Tower, profiled in Boston Magazine (read more)

Luis Ubiñas (BOS, LAN, SFO 89-08) appointed to board of Boston Private Financial Holdings (read more)

Tara Walpert Levy (NYO 99-05), VP, Agency and Media Solutions at Google, discusses its mobile revolution and cooperation with industry associations (read more – in German)

BRACE Industrial Group names Mary Zappone CEO (read more)

Author Henry Zhang (BEI, HKO 00-03, 05-09), pen name Feng Tang, publishes new book, "So Insane," explores "looming influence of artificial intelligence" (read more)
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