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Alumni News -- Week ending March 11, 2018
March 16, 2018
In this week's 25 alumni headlines, Rob Curtis joins Frontier Communications as SVP and CMO; Christian Wirtz is named Executive for Enterprise Solutions and Commercial Management at MTN Business; Mark Langer has his CEO contract with Hugo Boss extended by three years; and more.

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

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Jo Bertram (GVA, JOH 09-13) digs in to new role as Executive in Residence at EQT Ventures (read more)

Cédric Bucher (ZRH, LON, CFL 98-04) named CEO of residential property investment specialist Hearthstone Investments (read more)

Sarah Cannon (DCO 07-09) joins Index Ventures as a Partner (read more)

Niels Christiansen (COP 91-95), CEO of LEGO, looks to 'unleash creativity' to rebuild growth (read more – subscription required)

Vittorio Colao (MIL 86-96), CEO of Vodafone, profiled in Sunday Times (read more)

Rob Curtis (DCO, DAL 04-09) joins Frontier Communications as SVP and CMO (read more)

Imad Hammad (DBI 08-16) and Ali Malik (NYO, TOR, DBI 01-03, 05-16), co-founders of Dubai-based certified vehicle marketplace, secure additional $1m in funding (read more)

Hoke Horne III (NYO, FIR 97-02) joins Infoblox as CFO (read more)

Karin Kersten (AMS 00-03), Global Head of Trade & Commodity Finance at ABN AMRO, discusses the forces changing trade finance (read more – subscription required) 

Satbir Khanuja (CLE, CHI 96-99) joins Ignition Partners as venture advisor (read more)

Andreas Kubli (ZRH, CFZ, HKO 98-10), head of digitization at UBS Switzerland, joins board of SwissSign Group Ltd., the joint firm in charge of developing Switzerland’s digital ID (read more)

Mark Langer (MUN, DUS, NYO 95-97, 99-02) has his CEO contract with Hugo Boss extended by three years, through 2021 (read more)

Franck Lebouchard (PAR 96-00) named CEO of French high-end speaker startup Devialet (read more)

Elena Lytkina Botelho (NYO 99-05) publishes new book, "The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders" (read more)

Dr. Henry Mahncke's (SFO 98-01) Posit Science Corporation aims to help people sharpen cognitive abilities with BrainHQ platform (read more)

Daniela Mielke (ZRH, SWA 98-02) named CEO, North America at RS2 Software (read more)

Sebastian Muschter (FRA, BER 04-16) releases new book, "Gestalten statt verwalten! – Lernen aus der LaGeSo-Krise" ("Design instead of manage! – Learning from the LaGeSo Crisis") (read more – in German)

Patricia Nakache (NYO, SFO, SVO, FIR 87-99), General Partner at Trinity Ventures and a "powerhouse" in VC, profiled in Fortune (read more)

Michael Rennie (MEL, SYD, DBI 86-17) joins board of Australian recruitment site LiveHire Limited (read more)

Jan Schlüchter (FRA 98-02) named a Partner at advisory network Healthcare Shapers (read more – in German)

Ritika Singh Mahajan (CHI 11-13) of Radian Capital on Business Insider's list of New York's young rising stars in VC (read more – subscription required)

Steven Swartz (CHI, SCA 01-01, 03-18) launches new career as independent advisor (read more)

Christian Wirtz (DUS 98-06) named Executive for Enterprise Solutions and Commercial Management at MTN Business (read more)

Peter Wuffli (ZRH, MAD, NYO, DUS 84-93) to step down as Chairman of Partners Group; will become VP (read more – in German)


Olga Perkovic (CHI, SFO 96-02) dies at 50 with son in accident (read more here and here)


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