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Alumni News - Week Ending January 14, 2018
January 23, 2018
In this week's 31 alumni headlines, Ajit Jain is appointed as Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman for insurance operations; Greg Hughes is named as Veritas Technologies' CEO; Antonoaldo Neves is named as TAP Air Portugal's new President; Mathieu Floreani is named as Synlab Group's CEO; Vivek Bhatia is appointed as CEO for QBE Insurance's Australian and New Zealand Operations; Mimi Vaughn is named as Genesco's new COO; Luciano Siani Pires is appointed to Mosaic Company's board of directors; and many more.


Pia Andersen
(COP, SYD, LON 07-17) launches Copenhagen-based August Sandgren, a designer and producer of handmade luxury boxes (read more – in Danish, subscription required)

Nici Audhlam-Gardiner (LON, LOK 93-95, 01-03) joins OneFamily as Managing Director, Growth (read more)

Rolando Balsinde
(MAD, LIS, HKO 87-15) named to external advisory board of Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) (read more)

Jannis Bandorski (BER 07-12) and Matthias Ernst (BER 06-12) co-found Berlin-based team obstacle course startup Xletix; use online word of mouth to stay ahead of competition (read more – in German)

Neeraj Bhargava
(NYO, MUM 91-9) is Chief Mentor and angel investor of new global digital kids' entertainment company Kinsane Entertainment (read more)

QBE Insurance
names Vivek Bhatia (SYD 12-14) CEO for Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO), appointment effective by April (read more)

Thomas Dermine (BRU, 08-16), founder of public utility start-up Delivery Unit, featured in Trends magazine (read more – in French, subscription required)

Christoph Dubies (HAM, COL 11-16), CSO of Hanse Orga, discusses the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (read more)

Synlab Group
names Mathieu Floreani (PAR 00-04) CEO, effective April 2018 (read more)

Veritas Technologies names Greg Hughes (LAN, SFO, SVO 92-03) CEO (read more)

Berkshire Hathaway
names Ajit Jain (AMS, CHI, NYO, SFO, STA 78-86) Vice Chairman for insurance operations, member of board of directors (read more)

Masanori Kawana (TOK 13-16) joins Fanatics as Managing Director of new Japan office (read more)

Taimur Khan (DBB, DBI 08-17) begins a career in politics in Pakistan (read more)

Pankaj Khandelwal
's (MUM 00-03) InI Farms finds success in exporting branded fruits out of India (read more)

Jacqueline Kung (SVO 10-12) shares inspiration for co-creating Fortune's upcoming “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list (read more)

Sarena Lin (CHI, NYO, TAI 97-97, 98-11) joins Elanco Animal Health as SVP, North America Operations and Global Strategy (read more)

Nicky McCabe (LON 91-93) named a non-exec director of Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Ltd (read more)

Justin Maciejewski, current AP, named Director General of UK's National Army Museum, effective February 26 (read more)

Niten Malhan (DEL, BOS 95-00) to step down as Managing Director of Warburg Pincus India, start own investment company (read more)

Sebastian Muschter (FRA, BER 04-16), former head of the Berlin refugee agency, interviewed in Die Zeit (read more – in German, subscription required)

TAP Air Portugal names Antonoaldo Neves (SPO, SAO 00-14) its new President, effective January 31 (read more – in Portuguese)

Amit Paley (NYO 11-17) named as one of top 100 LGBTQ leaders this year by Out Magazine (read more)

Geert Pauwels (BRU, ANT 97-05), CEO of rail freight company Lineas, profiled in De Standaard (read more – in Dutch, subscription required)

Nandini Piramal (MUM 03-04), Executive Director at Piramal Enterprises, shares entrepreneurship insights with Forbes India (read more)

Mosaic Company names Luciano Siani Pires (LIS, RJO 00-00, 03-05) to board of directors (read more)

Guillaume Roty (PAR 05-09) appointed head of Press and Media Service at The European Commission (read more – in French)

Jaime Sánchez-Laulhé (MAD, LML 12-15), founder & CEO at Geoblink: Why you should see your employees as mini-CEOs (read more)

Praneet Singh (DEL, BOS 96-03) named Partner at Indian private equity firm True North Managers LLP (read more – subscription required)

Pieter-Jan Vandepitte
(LON 08-10), Operational Director of Berlin meal delivery company Delivery Hero, profiled (read more – in Dutch, subscription required)

Genesco to name Mimi Vaughn (ATL, SPO 93-99) COO (read more)

Dirk Wössner
(MUN, MAD 97-02), Deutsche Telekom Executive Board Member for Germany and Managing Director of Telekom Deutschland GmbH, profiled in Handelsblatt (read more – in German, subscription required)

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