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Alumni News - Week Ending September 24, 2017
September 29, 2017
In this week's 29 alumni headlines, Rewe Group names Christoph Eltze as head of Rewe Digital GmbH; Enrico Resmini is appointed as Vodafone Group's Digital Commercial Program Director; eBay Inc appoints Diana Farrell to its board of directors; Jane Thompson is appointed to Mitek's board of directors; Twitter appoints former Google CFO Patrick Pichette to its board of directors; Kito de Boer is appointed as a Managing Partner at Abraaj Group; and many more. 


Fernando Bergasa Caceres (MAD 96-98), Redixis Gas CEO unveils $480m plan to expand propane gas distribution to the Canaries (read more - in Spanish; subscription required)

Department of Veterans Affairs appoints Scott Blackburn (CLE 05-14) as interim CIO and and assistant secretary for information and technology (read more)

The Abraaj Group
appoints Kito de Boer (LON, DEL, DBI 85-14) as Managing Partner (read more)

Chris Chuang (SVO 00-03), CEO of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Republic Wireless, is a finalist for NC Technology Association's 2017 Executive of the Year Award (read more)

Alexander Dibelius (DUS, VIE 87-92), Managing Partner of private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, is profiled by leading German business newspaper Handelsblatt (read more – in German; subscription required)

Doug Dollenberg, Jr (DCO 00-05) is appointed President of The Shelter Group and Brightview Senior Living (read more)

Rewe Group names Christoph Eltze (COL 98-14) head of Rewe Digital GmbH (read more)

eBay Inc
appoints Diana Farrell (CAR, NYO, FIR, DCO, MGI, SFO 90-14) to its board of directors (read more)

Michele Ferrario (MIL, NYO 04-08), co-founder and CEO of online robo-advisor StashAway, profiles in The Business Times (read more

Mike Foley (CHI 96-06) to retire as CEO of insurance company Zurich North America, effective January 1, 2018 (read more)

Vignesh Gowrishankar
(NJE 07-09), Associate Director of Energy and Transportation at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-authors report on America's Clean Energy Frontier (read more)

Christoph Hartmann (STU 06-08) joins software solutions provider Flexis as Vice President of Automotive (read more)

Hindu Business Line spotlights alternative leisure and hospitality options in India featuring Gaurav Jain (DEL 94-97), Managing Director and founder of boutique resort chain Aamod (read more)

The New York Times shares Hubert Joly (PAR, SFO, NYO 82-96), CEO of Best Buy, secrets for corporate survival in an Amazon dominated era (read more)

Ben Kessler (MIN, CHI 11-11, 16-17) joins Milwaukee-based online business solutions provider 7 Summits as Vice President of Finance (read more)

Saikiran Krishnamurthy (LON, MUM 00-15) joins Ola, a cab-hailing startup, as Senior Vice President (read more)

Maxim Lapin (MSW 03-09) is appointed adviser to the chairman of the board for the Moscow Stock Exchange (read more - in Russian)

Khim Lee (SVO 07-11) is named President of Lighting Science (read more)

Guillaume Liegey (PAR, BOS 05-12), co-founder of European political campaign strategy start-up Liegey Muller Pons, brings new technology and micro-targeting to door-to-door campaigning in continental Europe (read more)

Profile of Vincent Luciani (PAR 08-08, 10-14), Managing Director France of digital marketing group Netbooster (read more - in French).

Tom Manning (CHI 79-84) is nominated for election to the board of hedge fund sponsor Aristeia Capital (read more)

Mathieu Maucort (PAR 11-11, 13-17) is named Deputy Director of the office of Mounier Mahjoubi, France's Minister of State for the Digital Sector (read more - in French)

Tech Cabal interviews Afua Osei (LGS 13-16) co-founder of female entrepreneur support and knowledge platform She Leads Africa (read more)

Twitter appoints former Google CFO Patrick Pichette (TOR, MON 89-94, 96-01) to its board of directors (read more)

Cressida Pollock (LON 13-15), to step down as CEO of English National Opera at the end of the current season (read more)

Manuela Rabener (FRA, COL, MUN, NYO, DBI 01-09), Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Scalable Capital, discusses Brexit (read more - in German)

Vodafone Group appoints Enrico Resmini (MIL 95-12) to Digital Commercial Program Director (read more - in Italian)

Mitek appoints Jane Thompson (CHI, NYO 78-88) to its board of directors (read more)

Frits van Paasschen
(LAN, AMS 89-95) and Maggie Hsu (NYO 08-10, 13-13) are slated to speak on disruptive technology and business models for the Global Wellness Summit in Florida in October (read more)

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