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Alumni News - Week Ending December 17, 2017
January 02, 2018
In this week's 28 alumni headlines, Jenn LaClair is named as Ally Financial as CFO-Designate; Jürgen Wunram is named Interim Co-President and Co-CEO of Diebold Nixdorf; Sabine Keller is appointed as UBS’ global COO, Martin Blessing is named as head of UBS' $1.3 trillion wealth-management unit; Aimée Lapic is named Pandora Media's Chief Marketing Officer; Mary Lou Kelley is appointed to Finning International’s board of directors; Jim Taiclet is elected to Lockheed Martin's board of directors; Christopher Klein is appointed to Thor Industries’ board of directors; and more.


UBS names Martin Blessing (DUS, NYO, FRA 88-96) head of its $1.3 trillion wealth-management unit, effective in January (read more)

Pat Butler
(LON, LOK, LOX 86-11) named Chairman of Aldermore (read more)

Profile of Dung Dang (SIN, HAO 10-13), former CEO of Uber Vietnam (read more – in Vietnamese)

Guillaume de Posch (BRU 90-93) to step down as co-CEO of RTL Group, will remain on board of directors (read more – in German)

Rohini Dey (CHI 98-03): Six ways women entrepreneurs can raise capital in a male-driven industry (read more)

William Doyle (NYO 91-91, 92-95) elected to board of Minerva Neurosciences (read more)

Mark Hamersma (AMS, SFO 93-04) to join ams AG as Chief Business Development Officer, effective January 1 (read more)

Jared Henderson (DAL, DCO 07-11) to run for governor in Arkansas as Democrat (read more)

UBS names Sabine Keller (ZHR 95-08) as global COO, effective in January (read more)

Finning International
appoints Mary Lou Kelley (NYO, HOU 90-90, 91-95) to board of directors (read more)

Thor Industries
appoints Christopher Klein (CHI 92-00) to board of directors (read more)

Ashish Kumar (CHI 99-04), founder and CEO at Zunum Aero, aims to transform flight starting in 2022 with hybrid-electric planes (read more)

Ally Financial
names Jenn LaClair (CLE 01-07) CFO-Designate; will take up role in March (read more)

Pandora Media
names Aimée Lapic (ATL 97-98) Chief Marketing Officer (read more)

Jan Lehmann (COL 99-06) to join German Bundesliga football club 1. FSV Mainz 05 as CFO on February 1 (read more – in German)

Profile of Karin Lindahl (STH 11-17), new CEO of Nordic retail chain Indiska (read more – in Swedish, subscription required)

Go-Jek, Indonesia's largest ride-hailing service – founded and led by Nadiem Makarim (JAK 06-11) – acquires three local fintech companies, furthering aim to become dominant player in country’s digital-payments industry (read more)

Alfonso Villanueva Rodriguez (MAD, KLA, SIN 99-99, 00-15) named an independent director of Europ Assistance (read more – in Italian)

Interview with Norbert Rollinger (DUS, COL 90-95), CEO of R + V: "We have to be on par with Google and Amazon" (read more – in German)

Moti Shahani (LON, MIL 87-95), Managing Director of Blue Ridge Partners, to moderate value-creation panel at international private equity event in Cannes (read more)

David Shushan (BOS 05-08) promoted to Partner at Partners Capital (read more)

Oskar Slotboom (AMS 99-06) of BioGeneration Ventures to be observer to board of NorthSea Therapeutics B.V. (read more)

Lockheed Martin elects Jim Taiclet (NYO, STA 91-96) to board of directors (read more)

Ana Paola Teixeira (SAO, SAN, GVA 95-99) named as advisor to Cennarium, a leading streaming service for theatrical productions (read more)

Els van der Helm (AMS 13-16) launches neuroscience-driven sleep coaching platform Shleep, available on iOS and Android (read more)

Carlos Watson (ATL, SFO, SVO 94-97), founder and CEO at OZY Media, equips educators for changing media audiences with OZY EDU (read more)

Diebold Nixdorf names Jürgen Wunram Interim Co-President and Co-CEO (read more)

Lan Xuezhao
(SHA, NYO 09-13) launches $140m enterprise-AI-focused AI fund, Basis Set Ventures, investing in seed and series A stage companies (read more)

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