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Alumni News - Week Ending October 15, 2017
October 24, 2017
In this week's 26 alumni headlines, Bristol-Myers Squibb names Saurabh Saha as SVP and Global Head of Translational Medicine; Mickie Rosen is named President of Los Angeles Times Media Group; Paul Sternlieb joins JBT Corporation as EVP; Ed Thurman is appointed as Lloyds Bank’s Managing Director, Global Transaction Banking; Volkswagen Bank names Volker Stadler as Managing Director, IT; Sephora promotes Mary Beth Laughton to EVP, U.S. Omni Retail division; and more.

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Global autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto appoints Sanket Akerkar (CHI, SVO 94-02) as SVP, Global Fleets and Insurance (read more)

Frank Appel (FRA 93-00), CEO and Board Member at Deutsche Post, receives 2017 German Image Award (read more – in German)

Profile of Ankiti Bose (MUM 12-14) co-founder and CEO of Southeast Asia fashion marketplace Zilingo (read more – in Vietnamese)

Plant-based meat and dairy company Impossible Foods names Marcella Butler (NYO, TOR, DAL 91-96, 14-15) Chief People Officer (read more)

Focus Malaysia lists Lik-Khai Chia (SHA 07-09), Executive Director, QL Resources Berhad, to list of top young professionals (read more)

Tal Cohen's (TAV 02-05) consumer electronics company Sirin Labs develops first open-source blockchain smartphone and secure PC (read more – in Russian)

Peter Fleming (PAR 75-77) named CEO of Programa Honduras 20/20, an economic initiative of the government of Honduras (read more -- in Spanish)

Zurich real estate brokerage firm Walde & Partner Immobilien names Sabina Furler (ZUR 94-96) CEO, effective January 2018 (read more – in German)

Synthetic medicine developer Synlogic names Andrew Gengos (LAN, SCA 91-98, 17-17) COO and Head of Corporate Development (read more)

Ben Hammond
(LON 98-01) joins New Jersey-based private academy The Lawrenceville School as CFO (read more)

Profile of Niels Kristiansen (DET, COP 11-17), Anders Olivarius (COP 13-17), and Thor Thorup (COP 13-17), co-founders of shipping logistics digital software company Portchain (read more – in Danish, subscription required)

Neil Kumar (NJE 07-11), CEO of BioBridge Pharma, on Business Insider's list of 30 top biotech leaders under 40 (read more)

Sephora promotes Mary Beth Laughton (CHI 99-01, 02-05) to EVP, U.S. Omni Retail (read more)

Global humanitarian organization CARE appoints Tessa Lyons-Laing (NYO 10-14) to board of directors (read more)

CVC Capital Partners
appoints Anish Mehta (CHI, SFO 99-02) to CEO, International Women's Health Business (read more)

Deutsche Startups shares interview with Claudia Nagel (BER 04-13), co-founder and Managing Director of Berlin-based keyless doorway system Kiwi (read more – in German)

Vish Narain (SLL, LLL 01-06) steps down as Partner of global private investment firm TPG Growth (read more)

Roche Diagnostica appoints Micha Nussbaum (ZRH 98-06) to Director of Medical Value and Access in Brazil (read more – in Portuguese)

Los Angeles Times Media Group names Mickie Rosen (LAN 90-98) President (read more)

Bristol-Myers Squibb names Saurabh Saha (NYO 04-05) SVP, Global Head of Translational Medicine (read more)

Andy Slavitt (LAN 92-97) joins global growth equity firm General Atlantic as Special Advisor (read more)

Volkswagen Bank GmbH names Volker Stadler (ZUR 99-03) Managing Director, IT (read more – in German)

JBT Corporation names Paul Sternlieb (MIN, AMS 01-06) EVP and President, Protein (read more)

Fast Company profiles Lisa Sun (DCO 00-11), CEO and co-founder of Project Gravitas, a size-inclusive workwear fashion company (read more)

Lloyds Bank appoints Ed Thurman (LON 99-04) Managing Director of Global Transaction Banking (GTB), effective November 1 (read more)

Profile of Karl-Ludwig von Wendt (DUS 88-91), Managing Director at Briends and founder of mobile reading app Papego (read more – in German)
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