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Alumni News - Week Ending November 12, 2017
November 21, 2017
In this week's 27 alumni headlines, State Street Corporation names Ron O'Hanley its new CEO, and Cyrus Taraporevala as President and CEO of State Street Global Advisors; Disney names Abhishek Maheshwari as Country Head for India; Ally Financial appoints Dinesh Chopra as Chief Strategy Officer; Eileen Serra is elected to Gartner’s board of directors; Meritor names Rodger Boehm to its board of directors; Rufus Black is chosen as Vice-Chancellor of University of Tasmania; and many more.


Yuval Atsmon (TAV, SHA, LON 02-17) joins Globality as SVP, Advisory Sectors (read more)

Sir Michael Barber
(LOX, LON 05-11) discusses the future of education with HuffPost (read more)

Mohit Bhatnagar (HOU 99-02) named SVP, Products at US- and Bengaluru-based big data-as-a-service startup company Qubole (read more)

University of Tasmania chooses Rufus Black (MEL 00-08) as new Vice-Chancellor, effective next year (read more)

Meritor names Rodger Boehm (CHI 85-17) to board of directors (read more)

Ally Financial
names Dinesh Chopra (BOS 05-10) Chief Strategy Officer (read more)

Chief Executive magazine interviews Jim Collins (SFO 80-80): “The Case for Being Great” (read more)

Alex Dorsch (PER 16-17) joins Chalice Gold Mines as General Manager, Corporate Development (read more)

Francesca Fiore (MIL 94-98) joins Spencer Stuart as consultant (read more – in Italian)

"Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos," by HBS professor Heidi Gardner (JOH, LON, LOX, NYO 97-02), on list of best business books of the year (read more)

Profile of subscription-based sports news startup The Athletic, co-founded by Adam Hansmann (NYO 10-12) (read more)

Rohit Jain (CHI 06-10) publishes opinion piece in India's Economic Times: "Bigger than smartphone market: Big 'Rent Tech' is a disruption waiting to happen" (read more)

Liz Jenkins (NKC, BOS 96-97, 98-13) named President of Rockland, Maine-based Area Interfaith Outreach Pantry and Emergency Assistance (AIO) (read more)

Amit Karp
(NJB, NJE 10-12), partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, says he sees growing appetite for Israeli investors to take risk (read more)

Corporate travel management solution company Itilite, co-founded and led by Mayank Kukreja (DEL, CAL 11-15), raises funds to strengthen tech platform and expand team (read more)

Frederic Laloux
(BRU 97-00, 02-07) discusses "the Evolutionary Purpose" – the ability of new companies to have a greater fluidity (read more – in Portuguese)

Jeremy Liew
(AUS 04-06), General Partner at Lightspeed Ventures: Small e-commerce companies can successfully compete with Amazon (read more)

Disney names Abhishek Maheshwari (STA, MUM 02-07) as Country Head for India (read more)

David Marock
(LON, LOX, FIR 99-05), CEO of London-based insurance services provider Charles Taylor, discusses challenges, successes, and goals (read more)

Nina Naylor (NYO, NYZ 15-16) joins Freeport Metrics to lead its strategic design practice (read more)

State Street Corporation names Ron O'Hanley (BOS 86-97) CEO, effective by end of 2018; Cyrus Taraporevala (NYO, COP 90-04) named President and CEO of State Street Global Advisors (read more)

Mohit Sadani (LON, MUM 07-07, 08-15), co-founder of India-based The Moms Co.: "We are on a mission to help moms with better, safer options" for personal care products and food (read more)

Gartner elects Eileen Serra (NYO, LAN 84-96) to board of directors (read more)

KFC India promotes Rahul Shinde (CHI 05-09) to divisional CFO of Taco Bell Corp. (read more)

Indian fintech company Kissht, founded by Ranvir Singh (MUM 05-13) and Krishnan Vishwanathan (MUM 08-13), raises $10 million in funding round (read more)

Peter Weed (BOS, SEA 05-17) joins Lumia Capital as General Partner & Head of "Global Success" Platform (read more)


Stanley "Russ" Craig, Jr. (NYO, BOS, CLE 80-83) dies at 70 (read more)

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