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Alumni News - Week Ending October 8, 2017
October 16, 2017
In this week's 33 alumni headlines, Beijer Alma names Henrik Perbeck as CEO; Joey Wat is named CEO of Yum China; Myntra appoints current Ananya Tripathi to lead its new sports and accessories businesses; Broadridge Financial Solutions names Michael Tae as Senior VP of Corporate Strategy; and many more. 


Frank Appel (FRA 93-00) CEO of Deutsche Post, discusses the impact of digitalization with leading German news outlet WeltN24 (read more – in German)

Spanish freight transport startup Ontruck appoints Borja Aranguren (MAD 15-17) City Manager for the Valencian Community (read more – in Spanish)

PlanetHome Group, a leading German and Australian real estate service provider, appoints Richard Bachem (MUN, DUS 97-02) as Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, effective November 1 (read more – in German)

London-based startup accelerator Entrepreneur First co-founders Alice Bentinck (LON 09-12) and Matt Clifford (LON 09-12) on Business Insider UK’s list, "100 coolest people in UK tech" (read more)

Jo Bertram (GVA, JOH 09-13), Uber's General Manager for Northern Europe, to step down (read more)

Management Today magazine profiles Rachel Carrell (XIA, XNZ, NYO, LON, LOX 02-02, 06-12), founder and CEO of nanny-sharing site Koru Kids (read more)

The Times of India interviews Rahul Chaudhary (MUM, LON, DEL 08-14) and Sidharth Gupta (MUM, DEL, LON 08-14), co-founders of India based budget hotel chain Treebo (read more)

RTL Group co-CEO Guillaume de Posch (BRU 90-93) opens restaurant in Brussels (read more – in German, subscription required)

TPI Composites, a global and independent composite wind blade manufacturer, appoints Jayshree Desai (DAL 93-94) to board of directors (read more)

Profile of the Women in Culinary Leadership program, founded by Rohini Dey (CHI 98-03), Managing Partner of restaurants Vermillion Chicago and Vermillion NYC (read more)

Hospitality rewards provider Rewards Network names Ed Eger III (SFO 88-91) as CEO (read more)

Jaime Farres
(MAD 13-16) and Marc Soler (MAD 13-16), co-founders of fashion, social, and shopping app 21 Buttons, raise €10m in third round of funding (read more – in Spanish)

Nicolo Galante (MIL, PAR 94-16), COO of Thailand-based retail conglomerate Central Group, shares plans to expand e-commerce service (read more)

Enrique Gomez Alonso (LML 99-04), Zurich Insurance's Chief Customer Officer in Spain, shares interview discussing the ROI of the Chief Customer Officer role (read more)

Politics and arts magazine New Republic names JJ Gould (FIR, DCO, NYO 08-17) its new editor (read more)

Rick Green (CHI 84-88) joins Minnesota-based private holding company Equus Holdings as President (read more)

Stefan Heck
(STA, SVO 96-13) CEO at Nauto, Inc., set to deliver Keynote address for Fleet Forward Conference (read more)

Financial Times features Sumit Jamuar's (DEL 99-01) startup Global Gene Corporation, a genomic data platform (read more – subscription required)

Josh Jarrett (BOS, DCO, NYO 97-99, 03-06), Chief Product Officer at predictive hiring company Koru, releases benchmark study focusing on success factors for inside sales professionals (read more)

Forbes profiles Amit Karp (NJO 10-12), Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, as a "rising star in the Israeli ventures scene" (read more)

Leading gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics names Samarth Kulkarni (SVO 06-15) CEO, effective December 1 (read more)

Andritz President and CEO Wolfgang Leitner (DUS, NYO 81-85) profiled in Stuttgarter Zeitung (read more – in German)

Wes Lucas (STH, SFO 90-95) joins San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors as Partner (read more)

Asish Mohapatra (DEL 06-10), co-founder and CEO at, featured in tech media platform e27 profile as one of 10 prominent venture capital entrepreneurs in Asia (read more)

Beijer Alma names Henrik Perbeck (STH 99-01) CEO, effective first quarter 2018 (read more – in Swedish)

Sheryl Sandberg (DCO, LAN 94-96), COO of Facebook, profiled in Money magazine (read more)

ADCURAM Group, a Munich-based industrial holding company, appoints Christoph Schubert (BER 00-03) to Managing Director (read more – in German)

Broadridge Financial Solutions names Michael Tae (CHI 99-04) Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy (read more)

Myntra appoints Head of Strategy Ananya Tripathi (MUM, DEL 08-15) to lead its new sports and accessories businesses (read more)

Adair Turner
(LON 82-93), non-executive Chairman at Chubb European Group and former Chairman of the UK's Financial Services Authority, discusses effects of automation and robotics to the growing global jobs crisis within emerging countries (read more)

Die Weltwoche profiles attorney Beat Walti (ZUR 98-01) Dr. iur. Attorney at Law at Wenger & Vieli Ltd. (read more – in German, subscription required)

Yum China names Joey Wat (HKO 00-03) Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2018 (read more)

Andy Whitehouse (LON, NYO, SFO 05-14) launches consultancy agency Copperfield Advisory (read more)

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