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Alumni News -- Week ending April 15, 2018
April 18, 2018
In this week's 22 alumni headlines, Maxime Saada, CEO of Canal Plus, is named Chairman of its board; Amit Walie is named President of products and strategic ecosystems at Informatica; Dan Stone is named President of CompuCom; Ian Hillman is named Assistant GM of the Philadelphia 76ers; Susan Hooper and Roger Parry are named non-exec directors at Uber in the UK; and more.

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

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Ashok Alexander (NYO, DEL 86-03) pens opinion piece for Livemint: “Business, public health make for a perfect marriage” (read more)

David Bard (NYO 04-06) joins Halifax Group in Washington, D.C. as a managing director (read more)

Tom Barkin (ATL 87-17): taking 'pragmatic' approach as President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (read more)

VT Bharadwaj (MUM 01-07) steps down as managing director of Sequoia Capital India (read more)

Paul Brown (ATL, LOX 01-05), CEO of Inspire Brands, named winner of 2018 Norman Award; will be honored at MUFSO Conference Awards Gala Oct. 2 in Dallas (read more)

Dirk Ehlers (DUS, HAM 89-94) joins CENTOGENE as COO (read more)

Liv Forhaug (STO, STH 95-13), CSO of food giant Ica Group: company has become prominent in e-commerce (read more – in Swedish, subscription required)

Magnus Grimeland (OSL 07-13), co-founder and CEO of startup generator Antler, raising USD$15-20m Southeast Asia-focused fund; announces Tore Myrholt (COP, OSL, QTR 82-17) as Chairman (read more)

Ian Hillman (DCO, NJE 13-16) named Assistant General Manager at Philadelphia 76ers (read more)

Rohan Hockings (MEL, PER 12-16) joins Phylogica as CEO (read more)

Susan Hooper (MIL 89-91) named a non-executive director at Uber in UK (read more)

Augusto Lippi
(ROM 00-06) launches M&A advisory firm, Dome Capital Advisors, aiming to arrange deals in Italy's mid-market (read more)

Tomoko Namba (TOK 86-88, 90-99), founder and Executive Chairman of IT company DeNA Co., profiled in Japan News (read more)

Roger Parry (LON 85-88) named a non-executive director at Uber in UK (read more)

Patrick Pichette (TOR, MON 89-94, 96-01), former CFO of Google, joins VC firm iNovia Capital as Partner (read more)

Maxime Saada (PAR 99-04), CEO of Canal Plus Group, also appointed Chairman of company's board (read more)

Jaime Sanchez-Laulhe (LML, MAD 12-15), founder and CEO of Geoblink, closes €5 million funding round to strengthen international presence and accelerate growth (read more)

Vikram Sharma's (CLE 01-06) Carcrew Technology Pvt. Ltd. raises USD$2 million in pre-Series A round (read more)

Dan Stone (NYO, CHI 04-07) named President of CompuCom following acquisition by Office Depot (read more)

Paolo Valente (MML 06-10) named Head of Financial Services at Alkemy S.p.A. (read more – in Italian)

Informatica names Amit Walia (CHI, SVO 00-00, 01-06) President of products and strategic ecosystems (read more)


Karl-Erivan Haub (DUS 86-86, 88-90), head of Tengelmann, missing, presumed dead following skiing expedition (read more – in German)

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