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Alumni News - Week Ending January 21, 2018
January 26, 2018
In this week's 23 alumni headlines, John McCormick is promoted by Blackstone Group to President and CEO of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM); Guillaume Motte is announced as President of Sephora for Europe and the Middle East; Michael Ross is appointed by N Brown Group as a non-executive director; Duncan Movassaghi is named as Volkswagen of America's SVP of Sales; and many more.


Ashok Alexander (NYO, DEL 86-03) publishes opinion piece in LiveMint: “Smart philanthropy: six strategic questions” (read more)

Michael Borsky (MEL 01-03) appointed counsel assisting for Australia's 12-month banking royal commission (read more)

Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny (FIR, LON, LOX 98-04) joins board of directors at Usermind (read more)

Etienne Lacroix (MON 10-10, 11-16), founder & CEO at, raises $3.5m seed round, launches platform that automates industrial design (read more)

Samuel Leupold (ZRH 01-03) to step down as EVP and CEO of Orsted's wind energy business (read more – in French)

George Li
(OCO, LAN, SCA 07-10), co-founder and CEO at, launches world's first blockchain-based decentralized lending app (read more)

Nadiem Makarim's (JAK 06-11) ride-hailing giant Go-Jek adds Google and Temasek as investors (read more)

Blackstone Group promotes John McCormick (NYO 01-05) to President and CEO of hedge fund unit Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) (read more)

Howard Moseson
(NYO 06-12) named CSO at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) (read more)

Volkswagen of America names Duncan Movassaghi (LON 98-00) SVP, Sales (read more)

Sephora announces Guillaume Motte (PAR 95-97) as President, Europe and Middle East, effective March 5 (read more)

Kevin Mulloy
(NYO, STA, SYD, NJE 89-01) promoted to Managing Director at Blue Ridge Partners (read more)

Sergio Oslé (MAD 00-02, 04-17), head of film and TV at Spain's Telefonica, profiled in Variety (read more)

N Brown Group appoints Michael Ross (LON, FIR 94-99) a non-executive director (read more)

Rossana Sadir (SAO 95-96), recently named Amway's General Director for Brazil, joins Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Vendas Diretas (ABEVD) as second vice president of its board (read more – in Portuguese)

David Silva (LIS 15-17) begins role as Country Manager, Portugal for European ride-hailing app Taxify (read more)

Margot Singer's (NYO 86-97) latest novel "Underground Fugue" wins Edward Lewis Wallant award (read more)

Manu Sivanandam
(LOX, LON, LOK, NYO 01-03, 05-12) joins global immigration services tech company Envoy as COO (read more)

Oliver Steil (DUS, MUN 98-06, 09-10) named CEO of TeamViewer (read more)

Attila Toth (ATL 03-08), founder of solar power company PowerScout, discusses his background and his company, a digital platform that helps homeowners leverage smart home technologies to increase home value (read more)

Matt Van Itallie (NYO, DCO 03-08), CEO of Sema, discusses how the startup uses machine learning to optimize and repair legacy code (read more)

Jörg Weber (COL, BER 96-02) named Managing Director, Morocco at Allianz (read more)

Nick West (LOX 04-05), Chief Technology Officer at Mishcon de Reya and Director of MDR LAB, speaks to Forbes about tech innovations in the legal industry (read more)

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