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Alumni News - Week Ending October 29, 2017
November 14, 2017
In this week's 48 alumni headlines, Wopke Hoekstra is named the Netherlands' new Minister of Finance, and Eric Wiebes will serve as Minister of Economy and Climate; Carlyle Group names Glenn Youngkin and Kewsong Lee co-CEOs; Lexmark names Rich Geruson its new President and CEO; Ryan Schneider joins Realogy as CEO; UCB names Alexander Moscho EVP, Chief Strategy Officer; Waste Management promotes Nikolaj Sjoqvist to Chief Digital Officer; Rolf Breidenbach will join the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG; and many more.


Andrew Allen (LON, LOX, NJE 99-02) named to board of Sierra Oncology (read more)

Hans Amell (COP 79-81) named CEO of DragonWave-X, an Ottawa-based supplier of packet microwave radio systems (read more)

Bob Armour (DI, DCO, DV 90-92) joins MPOWER Financing as VP of Operations and Customer Success (read more)

Brigitte Baumann (NYO, PAR 84-89) and Nina Tandon (NJE 08-10) selected for EY Winning Women Europe Class of 2017 (read more)

Alice Bentinck (LON 09-12), Brigitte Baumann (NYO, PAR 84-89), Paola Bonomo (MIL 91-05), and Mette Lykke (COP 06-07) named to list of top 50 most influential women in startup and VC space (read more)

Fast Company: Nidhi Bhat (NYO 08-10), founder and CEO at Maiden Home, "brings radical transparency to furniture buying" (read more)

Dürr AG names Rolf Breidenbach (DUS 95-04) to Supervisory Board, effective January 1 (read more)

Seth Cohen (SFO 06-06, 08-10) joins board of directors of healthcare navigation platform Castlight (read more)

Oscar-nominated Swedish movie "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared," produced by Pontus Edgren's (STO 01-03) company FLX, to be remade as American film (read more)

Simon Frisch (MIA 05-07) joins Miami-based Gastro Health as VP, Operations (read more)

Forbes profiles Tushar Garg's (SEA 15-15, 17-17) Seattle-based, tech-enabled real estate brokerage company FlyHomes (read more)

Lexmark names Rich Geruson (BOS 85-89) new President and CEO (read more)

Nora Ghaoui (AMS, 05-10) joins Netherlands-based Airborne Oil & Gas as COO (read more)

Peter Goldman (CHI, LAN 00-04, 08-09) joins Parkinson's Foundation board (read more)

Lekkerland names Jochen Großpietsch (COL, BAR 00-16) new Chief Supply Chain Officer (read more)

Yash Gupta (NYO, DEL 00-05) steps down as Country Head of Hines India, plans to set up own real estate venture (read more)

Profile of Annastiina Hintsa (HEL 11-15), Head of Services at coaching company HINTSA Performance (read more – in Finnish)

Dutch Prime Minister names Wopke Hoekstra (BRU, AMS 05-17) new Minister of Finance; Eric Wiebes (AMS 90-92) to serve as Minister of Economy and Climate (read more)

Reem Kassis (TAV 10-11) publishes critically acclaimed cookbook, "The Palestinian Table" (read more)

Eric Kim (NJE 01-01, 03-07), co-founder and Managing Partner of Goodwater Capital, on e27's list of top Korean-American venture capitalists (read more)

AXA Germany (AXA Konzern) names Wiebke Köhler (HAM 04-10) new CHRO, to be effective by February 2018 (read more – in German)

Retail chain rue21 names Jason LaRose (CHA, ATL, CHI 01-11) to its board of directors (read more)

John Leaman (NJE, PHL 01-07) joins Selecta Biosciences as CFO and Head of Corporate Strategy (read more)

Lien Choong Luen (SHA, SIN 12-17) joins Singapore-based growth-stage technology investor tryb Capital as COO (read more)

Massimo Michaud (ECX, PAR, MIL 85-95) named President of Italian insurance brands CF Assicurazioni and CF Life (read more – in Italian)

Interpublic Group names Patrick Moore (FIR, BOS, ATL 00-13) to board of directors, effective January 1, 2018 (read more)

UCB names Alexander Moscho (MUN 96-01, 02-06) EVP, Chief Strategy Officer (read more)

Sahm Nasseri (SYD 09-14) named a non-exec director at biotech company Phylogica Limited (read more)

Current Partner Sergio Oslé to head up Telefónica's global video division (read more – in Spanish)

Dan Park (PIT 98-03) named COO at Vancouver-based BuildDirect, an AI-driven tech platform for home improvement industry (read more)

Tom Peters
(SFO, NYO 74-81) to receive Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award (read more)

Essendant names Richard Phillips (CHI 98-13) its permanent new President and CEO (read more)

Laurel Powers-Freeling (ATL, LON 85-89) named Uber's non-executive Chair for the UK (read more)

Almo Pradana (JAK 15-16), Energy and Climate Manager at World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, co-authors analysis, "How Can Indonesia Achieve Its Climate Change Mitigation Goal?" (read more)

Michael Reinhard (DUS 90-91) to retire from Geberit's Executive Board in January (read more)

London proptech startup Nested, co-founded and led by Matt Robinson (LON 08-10), raises £36m in latest funding round (read more)

Vik Sahney (PNW, SEA 05-13), Head of Sustainability at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI): Leadership in sustainability best achieved through collaboration (read more)

Realogy names Ryan Schneider (NYO, DCO 95-02, 17-17) its new CEO, effective December 31 (read more)

Nitin Seth (XFR, DEL 96-00, 02-10) joins Bay Area tech services firm Incedo as CEO (read more)

Vivian Shen (SVO 13-13, 14-16) launches online school Juni Learning, where kids can learn to code (read more here and here)

Inder Sidhu (SFO 91-95) joins enterprise cloud computing company Nutanix as EVP, Customer Success and Business Operations (read more)

Waste Management promotes Nikolaj Sjoqvist (HOU, ATL 07-12) to Chief Digital Officer (read more)

Mike Steib (NJE 98-00), President and CEO of XO Group, to release book, "The Career Manifesto: Discover Your Calling and Create an Extraordinary Life," in January (read more)

Jerry Storch (LAN, NYO, BOS 82-93) steps down as CEO of Hudson's Bay (read more)

Elena Sukacheva (CHI 04-09) joins Ferrara Candy Company as Chief Marketing Officer (read more)

Hiroki Takeuchi (LON, LOX 08-10), co-founder and CEO of GoCardless (which recently raised $22m), speaks to TechCrunch about adjusting to life in wheelchair following accident (read more)

Anders Unosson (STO 98-00) joins telecoms company 8x8 as VP, Marketing Optimization (read more)

Carlyle Group names Glenn Youngkin (DCO 94-95) and Kewsong Lee (NYO 86-92) co-CEOs, effective January 2018 (read more)

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