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Alumni News - Week Ending January 7, 2018
January 17, 2018
In this week's 20 alumni headlines, Mikael Haegstrom is named as CEO of MetricStream; Orna Ni-Chionna is named to Burberry's board of directors; and many more.


Sylvia Burwell (NYO 90-93), President of American University and former White House official, to receive Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service Award (read more)

Sergio Castanho (SAO, SPO 04-10) joins Aura Minerals Inc. as VP, People and Management Processes (read more)

Bram Clincke's (SIN 08-11) company PlayWerk raises $2.2 million in seed funding, announces expansion of product line (read more)

Eric David (NYO, SVO 05-12) named CEO-in-Residence at Palo Alto, CA-based BridgeBio Pharma (read more)

Ted Devine (DAL, CHI 92-05), CEO of Insureon, awards $5,000 in "Small Business, Big Impact" scholarship competition (read more)

Andrew Giancamilli (CHI 01-09) named COO at daily fantasy sports company FanDuel; will keep CFO role as well (read more)

MetricStream names Mikael Haegstrom (CHA 15-18) CEO (read more)

Michael Haller (LAN, TCA, OCO 01-04) named CFO at San Diego-based Denovo Biopharma (read more)

Mohsin Hamid's (LOK, LOX, NYO 97-03) novel "Exit West" on former President Obama's list of favorite books of 2017 (read more)

David Hoffmeister (NYO, NJE, STA 84-04) joins ICU Medical as independent director (read more)

Sumit Jamuar (DEL 99-01), CEO of Global Gene Corp., explains in BBC article why missing out on mapping worldwide genetic diversity is a mistake (read more)

Burberry names Orna Ni-Chionna (LON, LOK 82-01) to board of directors (read more)

Leo Puri (LON, MUM 94-07), Managing Director at UTI Asset Management, discusses possible listing of UTI Mutual Fund (read more)

Dr. Ravi Rao (CLE, LAN 00-05) – actor, screenwriter, and physician – launches new YouTube show for toddlers, "Hello Babies" (read more)

Josh Singer (NYO 95-02), 2016 Oscar winner for "Spotlight," discusses job at McKinsey, and why “it’s not the project, it’s the people” (listen here)

Annelise Sommer (COP 00-02), Head of IFS & Transition Excellence Centres at ISS Facility Services A/S, profiled in Dagbladet Børsen (read more – in Danish)

Jon Spector (BOS, HKO, NYO, TAI 80-00), CEO of The Conference Board, to be keynote speaker at Asian American Business Roundtable during a two-day summit in New York on January 29 and 30 (read more)

Jim Taiclet (NYO, STA 91-96), CEO of American Tower, delivers keynote at Citi 2018 Global TMT West Conference in Las Vegas (read more)

Hooi Ling Tan (KLA, SFO 06-13), co-founder and COO of ride-hailing app Grab, profiled in article for being highest-value tech start-up in Southeast Asia (read more)

Gerhard Andlinger (NYO 56-59) dies at 86 (read more)

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