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Alumni News - Week Ending December 10, 2017
December 16, 2017
In this week's 26 alumni headlines, DIAGEO names Gregorio Gutiérrez McAllister as President of Diageo Brazil; Christian Vogt joins Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG as Chief Digital Officer; Republic Services names Jon Vander Ark its new COO; PepsiCo names Chris Turner SVP & General Manager of its Walmart business; Polymetal International appoints Giacomo Baizini as an independent, non-executive director; and many more.


Interview with Megan Anderson (TOR 13-13, 14-17), Business Development Director at, a platform for large enterprises to train AI-enabled solutions (read more)

Aryea Aranoff (NYO 11-13) joins Laurel Road, the online lending division of Darien Rowayton Bank, as Chief Strategy Officer (read more)

Polymetal International appoints Giacomo Baizini (MIL, TOK 98-05) an independent non-executive director (read more)

Matthew Bayley (PIT, PHL 02-02, 04-17) joins board of Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. (read more)

Profile of Danish IT and software company KMD chief executive Eva Berneke (COP, PAR 93-07) (read more – in Danish) 

Sameer Chishty (NYO, LON 93-02) joins SparkLabs FinTech as Venture Partner (read more)

Forbes profiles Vanessa Colella (SVO 01-08), Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Office at Citigroup (read more)

Advisor and angel investor Catalina Daniëls (ANT, BRU 87-07) leads project for Flanders New York Accelerator (FNYA) to help six Flemish startups enter the U.S. market (read more – subscription required, in Dutch)

Steve Francis (LON, SYD 92-97), CEO of Tulip: how he took company from losing £1m per week to profit (read more)

Dr. Sheila Gujrathi (NJE 99-02) appointed to board of San Diego-based clinical-stage biopharma company TP Therapeutics (read more)

DIAGEO names Gregorio Gutiérrez McAllister (SAP, MIA 94-03) President of Diageo Brazil (read more – in Portuguese)

Sara Hastings-Simon (GVA, CAL 08-16), Director, Clean Economy at Pembina Institute: adapting to new low-cost energy regime requires rethink of current models for funding electricity (read more)

Interview with Janey Hoe (SFO 96-98), Vice President of Cisco Investments (read more)

Zoher Karu (ATL 97-01) to lead Citigroup's Asia Pacific Data and Analytics (read more)

Ari Kellen
(TOR, LAN, NJE 91-13) and Shawn Langer (NYO 99-13) appointed to board of directors of Israeli immunotherapy biotech Vaxil Bio Ltd. (read more)

Milt Liu (CHI 93-98) named CEO of new company that will join California-based food manufacturers Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods (read more)

Andy Moon (NYB 06-09), Co-Founder and CEO at SunFarmer, brings affordable solar electricity to hospitals and schools in rural Nepal (read more)

James Peyer (NYO 15-16), founder and Managing Partner of Apollo Ventures, delivers talk, "Can we defeat the diseases of aging?" at TEDx Stuttgart (watch here)

Handelsblatt interviews Rubin Ritter (BER 07-10), CEO of online fashion retail giant Zalando (read more – subscription required)

Marcus Ryu (NYO 98-00) joins board of MuleSoft, Inc. (read more)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (DCO, LAN 94-96) to deliver MIT's 2018 commencement address (read more)

Crispin Simon
(LON 85-87) named British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India; will also serve as Director General for Trade, Economics and Commercial Diplomacy (read more)

Pamela Thomas-Graham
(NYO 89-99) joins board of Butterfield Bank as a non-executive director (read more)

PepsiCo names Chris Turner (DAL 01-01, 02-16) SVP & General Manager of global PepsiCo Walmart business, effective January 1 (read more)

Republic Services
names Jon Vander Ark (DET 99-12) COO (read more)

Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG appoints Christian Vogt (SVO 12-17) Chief Digital Officer (read more)

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