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Alumni News - Week Ending December 3, 2017
December 11, 2017
In this week's 31 alumni headlines, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond names Tom Barkin its new President and CEO; Sungmahn Seo joins JPMorgan as EMEA Head of Payments and Business Transformation; Sven Dethlefs is named EVP of Global Marketing & Portfolio for Teva Pharmaceuticals; William Eccleshare is named a non-exec director at Britvic; Covestro names Thomas Toepfer its new CFO; Andrew McMahon joins Guardian Life as Head of Strategy and Customer Development; PetSmart names Joshua Kanter as EVP, Marketing and Customer Experience; and many more.


Ethan Agarwal's (NYO 12-16) fitness app Aaptiv has reached $20m in revenue in two years (read more)

Anjali Bansal
(NYO, MUM 97-03) joins board of directors of e-commerce logistics firm Delhivery Pvt. Ltd. (read more)

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond names current Senior Partner Tom Barkin its new President and CEO, effective January 1 (read more)

Peter Bisson (DCO, COP, NYO, STA 83-16) re-elected to board of ADP (read more)

Andreas Bleiziffer
(DUS 12-17) joins German telemedical pioneer Sanvartis as Medical Director (read more – in German)

Teva Pharmaceuticals names Sven Dethlefs (MUN, HAM 97-08) EVP, Global Marketing & Portfolio (read more)

Britvic appoints William Eccleshare (FIR, LON, LOX 00-02) a non-executive director (read more)

David Epstein (NYO, ATH 08-11) joins New Street Research as COO (read more)

Jane Fraser
(NYO, LON, LOK, LOX 94-04), CEO for Latin America at Citigroup, discusses the progress of the group's changing strategy in the region (read more)

Ken Gayer (NJE 99-03) named CEO of Pennsylvania-based materials science and technology company Gelest (read more)

Onur Genc (TOR, ISB, IST 99-12), CEO of BBVA Compass Bank, positions it for a digital future (read more)

Dina Gobran
(DBI 13-16) named General Manager for online marketplace OLX Egypt (read more)

Felix Graf (ZRH, SWA, AMS 98-02) to join Swiss media house NZZ Mediengruppe as CEO in June 2018 (read more – in German)

Andrea Granelli
(MIL, MAD, LIS 89-95) publishes new book, "Il lato (ancora più) oscuro del digitale," about the dark side of the digital revolution (read more – in Italian)

Yan Hascoet
(MON 07-08), founder and CEO of private car service app Chauffeur Privé, expects to raise enough new funds to expand abroad (read more – in French)

Steve Hasker (AUS, XIA, NYO 98-09) joins Creative Artists Agency (CAA) as CEO, CAA Global (read more)

Bill Huyett
(DCO, ZRH, BOS 87-15) joins Cambridge-MA-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals as COO (read more)

PetSmart names Joshua Kanter (NYO 05-10) EVP of Marketing and Customer Experience (read more)

Raju Malhotra (SLL 00-01) named CTO at Lithium Technologies (read more)

Guardian Life names Andrew McMahon (STA 97-05) Head of Strategy and Customer Development (read more)

Michael Mire (LON, LOA 77-13) named a non-executive director at UK's Department of Health (read more)

Toshimitsu Motegi (TOK 83-91), Japan's Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister: Japan's economy showing moderate signs of recovery (read more)

Geoff Orazem's (DCO 11-14) Eastern Foundry, a federal contracting incubator, joins forces with three DC-area investment firms to form Global Foundry, aiming to bridge innovation gap (read more – subscription required)

Sandi Peterson
(NYO, STA 87-93), Johnson & Johnson Group Worldwide Chairman, comments on Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center, a collaboration designed to accelerate development of breakthrough medical device technologies (read more)

Le Figaro
profiles Philippe Salle (PAR 95-99), new President of French real estate giant Foncia (read more – in French, subscription required)

Forbes profiles Chandran Sankaran (SFO, SJ, SVO 91-97), founder of Zyme, for "Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape" (read more)

JPMorgan appoints Sungmahn Seo (LON, SEO 03-14) as EMEA Head of Payments and Business Transformation (read more – subscription required)

Drug development accelerator BioMotiv, founded and led by Baiju Shah (CLE 96-96, 98-02), teams up with University of Pittsburgh to form new biotech startup (read more)

Covestro names Thomas Toepfer (MUN, HAM 99-04) its new CFO, effective April 2018 (read more)

Matthias Wernicke (BER 98-14) named Director of Merck Biopharma for Russia and the CIS (read more – in Russian)

"The Happy Prince," a biopic about Oscar Wilde produced by Andreas Zielke (DUS, CLE, BER 85-86, 88-16), to have world premiere at Sundance Festival (read more)

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