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Alumni News -- Week Ending February 18, 2018
February 22, 2018
In this week's 29 alumni headlines, AXA Konzern names Thilo Schumacher Head of Sales; Stephanie Caspar becomes the first woman to join Axel Springer's executive board; Dollar General appoints Tim McGuire to its board of directors; Orange S.A. names Narciso Perales Dominique head of its new mobile bank in Spain; and more.

All headlines for the week appear below in alphabetical order by the alum's last name.

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Ajay Agarwal (LAN 91-95) joins Harvard Business School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship as mentor (read more)

Ashok Alexander (NYO, DEL 86-03), Director of Antara Foundation: India’s public health spending less than 1.2 percent of GDP (read more)

David Ascher (LAN 00-07) joins board of directors of Walter Investment Management Corp. (read more)

Scott Beasley (DAL 07-07, 08-14) named CFO of Trinity Industries' newly created infrastructure company spinoff (read more)

Rolf Breidenbach (DUS 95-04), CEO of Hella GmbH & Co., has CEO contract extended for 5 years (read more)

Geraldine Buckingham (NYO 06-14), Global Head of Strategy at BlackRock, leads its $6 trillion charge (read more)

Alex Busarov (DBI, MSW 07-12), co-founder of Walimai, uses blockchain technology to create anticounterfeiting labels for products (read more)

Stephanie Caspar (HAM 98-03) named President, Technology and Data at Axel Springer; becomes first woman to company's executive board (read more – in German)

Lawrence Conway (LON 93-95) promoted to SVP, Business Systems & Integration at Cantel Medical Corp. (read more)

David Court (NYO, TOR, CHI, LON, MEL, DAL 83-16) joins board of Brookfield Business Partners (read more)

Mike Foley (CHI 96-06) joins board of directors of Captive Resources, LLC (read more)

Doug Gurr (LON, LOX 95-01), President of Amazon UK, on connecting the supply chain (read more – subscription required)

Jessica Hopfield (DUS, NJE, CHI 95-09) joins board of Editas Medicine (read more)

Frank Huber (MUN 09-11, 13-13) to become deputy managing director of Hella GmbH & Co.'s lighting business (read more)

Anna-Lena Jeppsson (STO, COP 00-06) joins investment firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners as Associate Partner (read more – in Danish, subscription required)

Daniel Klier (BER, HAM 05-13), Head of Strategy and Sustainability at HSBC, profiled in Handelsblatt (read more – in German, subscription required)

Sankar Krishnan (NYO, MUM, HKO 92-06), Pro-Vice Chancellor at Ashoka University, profiled in The Hindu: "Be curious, be critical" (read more)

Geoffrey Lefebvre (PSL, LLL 04-11), Deputy CEO at Jaeger-LeCoultre, discusses how the company is embracing e-commerce (read more)

Tim McGuire (TOR, LON 89-17) appointed to Dollar General's board of directors (read more)

Ed Mahon (LON, LOX 07-11) promoted to Partner at accounting firm Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP (read more)

James Mendelsohn (DCO 10-13) joins Breakout Capital as Chief Marketing & Sales Officer (read more)

Mike Nolte (HOU 01-05) joins clinical trial technology and specialty services provider Bracket as CEO (read more)

Narciso Perales Dominique (MAD 98-04) named head of Orange S.A.'s new mobile bank in Spain (read more)

Marc Rey (PAR 95-99), CEO of Shiseido Americas: It's time for the beauty industry to embrace aging (read more)

Thilo Schumacher (FRA 00-06) named Head of Sales at AXA Konzern (read more – in German)

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

Jacob Tveraabak (OSL, DBI 01-12) named CEO of StrongPoint ASA, effective April 3 (read more)

Betsy Ziegler (CHI 97-11) named first woman CEO of Chicago tech incubator 1871, effective in April (read more)


Ennala Ramcharandas (NYO 73-74) dies at 74 (read more)



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