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Alumni News - Week Ending December 24 and 31, 2017
January 10, 2018
In this week's 27 alumni headlines, Nick Wilkinson is named as Dunelm its new CEO; Jindra Fremuth is named as O2 Czech Republic's new CEO; Hans Arnum is appointed by Tryg A/S as Denmark’s Head of Commercial; Amee Chande is named to BBA Aviation's board of directors; and more.


Ali Akay's (FIR, NYO 99-01) Carrhae Capital to be added as a sub-fund at Morgan Stanley (read more)

Tryg A/S names Hans Arnum (COP 96-96, 97-10) Head of Commercial, Denmark (read more)

Anna Auerbach (BOS 05-07) and Amy Chang (SLL 00-03) on Inc.'s list of top female-founded startups (read more)

Matt Bekier (AUO, ZUR, DCO, SYD, HKO 91-06), CEO of Australian gaming company Star Entertainment, to focus on Queensland and high-end tourism (read more)

Keith Cerny
(LON, ATL 90-98) leaves Dallas Opera, joins Calgary Opera as General Director and CEO (read more)

BBA Aviation names Amee Chande (TOR, SFO 97-00, 02-05) to its board of directors (read more)

Tom Delay (LON 96-99), CEO of Carbon Trust, awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in Queen Elizabeth's New Year’s Honours list (read more)

Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi (JOH 01-02) joins Houston- and San Francisco-based wastewater remediation technology company Drylet as COO (read more)

Carl-Peter Forster (DUS 82-86) joins Advisory Board of Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (read more)

O2 Czech Republic names Jindra Fremuth (PRA 06-09) its new CEO (read more)

Mac Harman's (CLE 98-01) Christmas-tree company Balsam Brands profiled in Forbes (read more)

Itua Iyoha (LGS 14-17) profiled in Poets and Quants (read more)

Leigh Jasper's (XIA 98-00) construction management platform Aconex to be bought by Oracle for AUD$1.6B (read more)

Peter Keller
(BRU 00-07) joins Cambridge, MA-based Disarm Therapeutics as Chief Business Officer (read more)

Rebecca Kent (MEL 08-15) named GM of Discovery Communications, Australia and New Zealand (read more)

Sal Lavallo (ADH 13-16) completes goal of visiting every country in the world (read more)

Yinuo Li
(LAN, BEI, SVO 05-15), chief representative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Beijing and founder of the ETU School, featured in Beijing Review article on experiments in education (read more)

Juliette Lim (CHI 14-14, 15-17) and Janice Yoshimura (CHI 14-17) launch Opus, a site that allows users to try out a new job with no commitment (read more)

Akaash Maharaj (TOR 95-96) commissioned as Kentucky Colonel — the state's highest honor — for contributions to global affairs and equestrian sport (read more)

Garry Moroney (LON 97-00) sells his eCommerce analysis group Clavis for €185m (read more)

Kola Olofinboba (BOS 03-06) elected to board of Simsbury Bank (read more)

Shalini Rao (DEL 08-09) to head up Horlicks account at advertising firm FCB Ulka (read more)

Matthew Schaefer
(HOU 06-09) named COO of Children's Hospital New Orleans (read more)

Stephan Sturm (DUS 89-91), CEO of Fresenius, speaks with Handelsblatt about the company's growth (read more – in German)

Nick Wilkinson (LON 94-99) to join Dunelm as CEO, effective February 1 (read more)

Tony Xu (CHI 07-09), CEO and co-founder at food delivery service DoorDash, featured in Lifehacker's "How I Work" series (read more)

Marc Zornes' (LON 09-13) British-based startup Winnow announces partnership with Diversey to fight food waste in India (read more)

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