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Alumni News - Week Ending November 26, 2017
December 05, 2017
In this week's 19 alumni headlines, Matt King is named as FanDuel's new CEO; Johannes Elsner is appointed ERGO's Chief Representative; United Rentals names Michael Zea as Vice President of Strategy; and more.


Kansas City Business Journal profiles Dr. Dan Aires (LAN 89-92), dermatologist and CEO of HylaPharm (read more)

Profile of Stephanie Caspar (HAM 98-03) of Axel Springer (read more – in German, subscription required)

Current Firm member Bjarne Corydon to join Danish newspaper Dagbladet Børse as editor-in-chief in January 2018 (read more – in Danish)

ERGO names current Partner Johannes Elsner Chief Representative and member of senior management team, effective April 2018 (read more)

Jaime Farres (MAD 13-13, 14-16), co-founder and COO of 21 Buttons, on list of top Spanish entrepreneurs (read more – in Spanish)

Dutch building tycoon Dik Wessels cites Max Geldens (NYO, GVA, AMS, DUS 61-89) as an influential teacher in last major interview before his recent death (read more – in Dutch)

Jim Glasheen (NJE 96-00) joins UMass Medical School as Executive Vice Chancellor for innovation and business development (read more)

Inc.: Staffan Helgesson (STO 98-99), founder and General Partner at Stockholm-based venture capital firm Creandum, "takes Silicon Valley-infused approach" to building Stockholm's leading startups (read more)

Chad Hoskins (PHL, SFO 06-12) joins San Jose, CA-based Outset Medical as VP, Commercial and Corporate Strategy (read more)

New York Times
traces Reem Kassis' (TAV 10-11) unlikely path from consultant to critically acclaimed cookbook author – by taking the “next smallest action” to reach her goal (read more)

Cassandra Kelly (XIA 97-98) named Chair of software company LiveTiles (read more)

FanDuel names Matt King (CHI 01-03) new CEO (read more)

Joanna Rotenberg
(TOR 01-10), Group Head, BMO Wealth Management, named to Women's Executive Network's (WXN) list of Canada's most powerful women; Geeta Sankappanavar (NYO 98-00), Co-Founder & President of Grafton Asset Management, named to Hall of Fame (read more)

Interview with Anna Ryott (STO 99-00), Deputy CEO of the Norrsken Foundation (read more – in Swedish, subscription required)

Avantor, led by CEO Michael Stubblefield (HOU 13-14), becomes multi-billion-dollar company following its acquisition of lab supplies company (read more)

New Statesman
profiles Grammy-nominated musician Chandrika Tandon (NYO 79-90): “We are radiant beings, wrapped in bandages” (read more)

Francesco Vass (ZRH 04-06) named new CEO of Swiss online marketplace (read more – in German)

United Rentals names Michael Zea (STA 05-12) Vice President, Strategy (read more)


Peter Wood (NYO 66-81) dies at 79 (read more)

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