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Alumni News -- Week Ending February 11, 2018
February 16, 2018
In this week's 24 alumni headlines, Boliden names Mikael Staffas as CEO; Boardriders appoints Dave Tanner as CEO; Petropavlovsk names Roman Deniskin as CEO; Santander Asset Management names Mariano Belinky as CEO; American Tire Distributors (ATD) announces Ryan Marsh as Chief Growth and Innovation Officer; UPS names Christiana Shi to board of directors; and more.

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Joanna Barsh (PAR, NYO 81-13): 4 ways companies prevent women from succeeding (read more)

Mario Belinky (MAD, NYO 08-14) named CEO of Santander Asset Management (read more)

Paul Brown (ATL, LON 01-05) launches restaurant company Inspire Brands with Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings as foundation; will serve as CEO (read more)

Pavan Cheruvu (NJE, SVO 08-11, 15-15) named CEO of Axovant Sciences (read more)

Roman Deniskin (MOS, BOS 95-02) named CEO of Petropavlovsk plc, effective April 2018 (read more)

Mike Garcia-Webb (BOS 07-12) named Head of People and Operational Excellence at Evelo Biosciences (read more)

Jeff George (SFO 01-04) named CEO of Akron, OH-based Performance Health, a manufacturer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products (read more)

Mike George (CHI, MIN 85-01), CEO of shopping channel QVC, speaks to Bloomberg about surviving Amazon (read more)

Jim Glasheen (NJE 96-00), UMass Medical School's executive vice chancellor of innovation and business development, discusses his role and UMass's "special culture" (read more)

Dr. Timo Hannay's (LON 95-97) education data analytics and consulting company SchoolDash chosen as advisor to Clarivate Analytics' Institute for Scientific Information (read more)

Andrew LeSueur (STA 04-15) named Managing Director of newly launched Heidrick Consulting (read more)

Sheela Maini Søgaard (COP 00-02), CEO of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), speaks with Quartz about the importance of recognizing one’s value (read more)

Anna Marrs (LOX, LON 03-12), Standard Chartered's regional CEO for ASEAN and South Asia and CEO of commercial and private banking, speaks with Asian Banking and Finance about her dual roles (read more)

Ryan Marsh (ATL 06-09) named Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at American Tire Distributors (ATD) (read more)

Markus Matuszek's (WAW 98-98, 00-03) M17 Capital Management partners with LRI Group to launch Equity Long/Short Market Neutral UCITS fund (read more)

Kathryn Minshew (NYO 08-10), founder and CEO of The Muse, on how leaders can support women in the workplace: "Fund them, back them, pay them" (read more)

Ann Miura-Ko (NYO, SVO 98-01), co-founder and partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Floodgate, profiled on CNBC as "the most powerful woman in startups" (read more)

Alex Myers (LON 12-15) joins Exact Holding B.V. as Director of Product Strategy (read more – in Dutch)

Sheryl Sandberg (DCO, LAN (94-96), COO of Facebook and head of nonprofit, launches #MentorHer campaign (read more)

Christiana Shi (FIR, LAN, OCO, SCA, SFO, TCA 86-10) appointed to board of directors of United Parcel Service (UPS) (read more)

Varun Sivaram (SFO 13-15), a Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations, publishes opinion piece in Times of India: “Solar energy needs innovation to realize its potential” (read more)

Mikael Staffas (STO, MUN, MOS 90-04) named CEO of Boliden, effective June 1 (read more)

Dave Tanner (SFO 01-05) named CEO of Boardriders (SFO 01-05) (read more)

Sam Woods (LON 95-97), Deputy Governor of Bank of England, profiled in Financial Times as "rising star"  (read more – subscription required) 

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