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Alumni News - Week Ending November 5, 2017
November 15, 2017
In this week's 22 alumni headlines, Austin Industries names Tom Leppert its new Chairman; Nomura names Hugh Karseras COO, Global Sales in its global markets business; Blackbaud names Jay Odell President and GM of newly restructured Enterprise Nonprofit Unit for North America; and more.


Jaydeep Barman (LON, LOX 06-10), co-founder of India-based foodtech startup Faasos, focuses on 'cloud kitchens' to boost company's profits (read more)

Nina Bhatia (LOX, LON 87-10), managing director of Centrica's Hive, talks about the new ‘smart home’ (read more)

Martin Blessing (DUS, NYO, FRA 88-96), head of UBS's Swiss business, on why leaders need more than just analytical skills to make a company successful (read more – in German)

George Davies
(LOX, LON 07-17) joins Hambro Perks as a Partner (read more)

Likai Gu (TAI, HKO 06-09) named General Manager, North Asia at Uber (read more – in Chinese)

Manu Jain (DEL 07-11), Global VP and Head of India at Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi, comments on the company’s success in India (read more)

Ruchi Kalra (DEL, MUM 07-16), co-founder of fintech venture OfBusiness, on how women entrepreneurs can beat the odds (read more)

Nomura names Hugh Karseras (LON, LOX 00-05) COO, Global Sales in its global markets business (read more)

China-based travel giant Ctrip acquires Travis Katz's (SFO 01-03) travel company (read more)

Oliver Kharraz (MUE, MUN, MUT, NYB, NYO 01-07), co-founder and CEO of Zocdoc, on building a billion-dollar business from scratch (read more)

Igor Khmel (MOS, MSW 07-17), CEO of blockchain fintech startup BANKEX: traditional financial systems and blockchain “can co-exist and complement each other” (read more)

Alexander Goemans (BRU 12-14) and Alexandre Lazarow (BRU, DCO 09-13) are finalists for Bracken Bower Prize 2017 (read more – subscription required)

Austin Industries
names Tom Leppert (LAN, NYO 79-86) its new Chairman (read more)

Jeff Luhnow
(CHI 93-93, 94-99), GM of World Series-winning Houston Astros, says long-term strategy plan was vindicated (read more)

Blackbaud names Jay Odell (DAL 96-99) President and GM of newly restructured Enterprise Nonprofit Unit for North America (read more)

Afua Osei (LGS 13-16), co-founder of She Leads Africa, is guest on “Building the Future” podcast; discusses her work with Michelle Obama (read more)

Aberdeen Group names Marc Osofsky (BOS 97-99) its new CEO (read more)

Andrada Ispas Paraschiv (BRU 07-10) named Head of Hospitality at digital workplace app Beekeeper (read more)

Danish renewable energy giant Orsted, led by Henrik Poulsen (COP, NYO 96-99), selling a 50 per cent stake in the world’s largest wind farm for £2bn (read more – subscription required)

Xavier Richardson (NYO 80-83): A "lifelong passion for community service" (read more)

Amanda Setili (ATL 90-94) publishes new book, "Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets" – named an 800CEORead bestseller (read more)

Shrankhla Upadhyay’s (SLL, LAN, SCA 08-14) beauty and wellness products company UMA Oils is built on 800 years of family knowledge (read more)

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