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Alumni News -- Week Ending March 4, 2018
March 09, 2018
In this week's 25 alumni headlines, Veit Dengler will join Bauer Media Group's Executive Board; Mike George will become CEO of Liberty Interactive, soon to be renamed Qurate Retail Group; David Works joins US Foods as EVP and CHRO; August Wu is named President, Polestar China at Volvo; Kevin Bradicich is elected to Hanover Insurance's board of directors; and more.

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

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Kevin Bradicich (NYO 83-17) elected to Hanover Insurance's board of directors read more)

Jit Kee Chin (LOX, LON, BOS 08-17), EVP and Chief Data Officer at Suffolk Construction, harnesses data to track ongoing projects across U.S. (read more)

Veit Dengler (PAR, LAN, VIE 97-03) to join Executive Board of Bauer Media Group, effective April 1 (read more)

Mike Dierken (SEA 16-18) co-founds Seattle-based personalized shopping service Spruce Up; raises $1.5 million (read more)

Teresa Engelhard (LAN 92-96) joins board of directors at WiseTech Global (read more)

Tenbite Ermias (JOH, NBI 15-18) named Head of Africa at UK-based development finance institution CDC Group (read more)

Mike George (CHI, MIN 85-01) named CEO of Liberty Interactive Corp.; company to change name to Qurate Retail Group (read more)

Andrew Grimes (SYD 03-06) joins Alphinity Investment Management as senior investment specialist (read more)

Judith Heikoop (AMS 98-01) appointed Managing Director of IME Technologies (read more)

Shannon Johnson (CLE, DUB 94-02) joins Cardlytics as Group President, Financial Institutions (read more)

Maher Khaled (LON 11-14) named Director of International Operations at PreveCeutical (read more)

JB Lee (CHI 13-16) joins cloud computing blockchain network aelf as strategic representative and growth manager for new initiative (read more)

Peggy Liu (LAN 90-92), green tech advocate and founder of JUCCCE (Joint U.S.-China Collaboration on Clean Energy), profiled in Business Times Singapore (read more – subscription required)

Julie Love (SEA 07-09), Director of Quantum Computing Business Development at Microsoft, profiled in Barron's for work creating a quantum computer prototype (read more)

Nadiem Makarim's (JAK 06-11) Go-Jek, a transport, logistics and payments startup in Indonesia valued at $5B, praised by IMF's Christine Lagarde (read more)

Nick Nash (NYO 00-02) to step down as President of Sea at end of 2018 (read more)

Fabris Perusko (ZAG, BUC 08-13) named by Croatian government as crisis manager of retail joint-stock company Agrokor (read more)

Becca Roux (SFO 13-17), Interim Executive Director for the U.S. Women's Soccer Players' Association, credited in New York Times article with being on forefront of fight for equal pay for women in sports (read more)

Dmitry Shashkov (NJE 97-02) joins Exogenesis Corporation as President and CEO (read more)

Mubasher Sheikh (LON, LOX 00-11) named Chairman of regenerative medicine company Celixir (read more)

Kazuhisa Shibayama (TOK, NYO 10-15), founder of WealthNavi, profiled in Nikkei Asian Review as part of Tokyo's "Hongo Valley" – Japan's Silicon Valley (read more)

Justin Whitmore (CHI 14-17), Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP, Corporate Strategy at Tyson Foods, sets science-based targets for company to cut greenhouse gas emissions and conserve water (read more)

David Works (DAL, CHI 99-04) joins US Foods as EVP, CHRO (read more)

August Wu (SHA, SYD 07-13) named President, Polestar China at Volvo (read more)

Jessica Yuen (SLL 06-10) joins data platform Couchbase as Chief People Officer (read more)

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