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Alumni News -- Week ending May 6, 2018
May 11, 2018
In this week's 31 alumni headlines, Tommy Ahlers is named Denmark's new Minister for Higher Education and Science; Katherina Herrmann will become Hubert Burda Media's HR Director; Noriko Tojo is named an Executive Director at Otsuka Holdings; Neil Abraham is named CSO of Realty Income; Gaston Bottazzini will become CEO of S.A.C.I. Falabella; Paola Bonomo is appointed an Independent Director of Telecom Italia; Liz Lempres is named to Great-West Lifeco's board; and many more.

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

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Neil Abraham (NJE, LOX 01-07) named CSO of Realty Income (read more)

Animesh Agrawal (DEL 12-13), MBA student at Stanford, featured in Poets & Quants (read more)

Tommy Ahlers (COP, MAD 01-04) named Denmark's new Minister for Higher Education and Science by the country's Prime Minister (read more - in Danish)

Andrea Battista's (MIL 94-95) new SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company), Archimede, starts process for listing on Italian Stock Exchange (read more)

Paola Bonomo (MIL 91-05) appointed an Independent Director of Telecom Italia (read more)

Gaston Bottazzini (BAI, SFO, BAO 96-08) named CEO of S.A.C.I. Falabella, effective June 1 (read more)

Felix Brueck (MUN, CLE 83-12) and Ethan Karp (CLE 11-14) help Cleveland nonprofit Magnet turn a corner (read more)

Rohit Chopra (PHL 08-10) sworn in as Federal Trade Commissioner of U.S. Federal Trade Commission (read more)

Mary Ellen Coe (CHI 01-12), Google's VP of Global Marketing Solutions, connects Google with small businesses (read more)

Ana Dias Garcia da Fonseca (LIS 96-98, 00-03) named Financial Manager at Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) (read more – in Portuguese)

Éric Dumont (PAR 98-04) named Chairman of the Board of Groupe Pomona (read more – in French)

Jennifer Fitzgerald (NYO 08-13), co-founder and CEO of PolicyGenius, profiled in Forbes as one of a handful of women entrepreneurs who have raised $50m in funds (read more)

Sarah Friar (LON 96-98), CFO of Square, profiled in Management Today (read more)

Oriol Fuertes (MAD, LON 09-18) founds and leads Spanish-based Qida, which focuses on best home care for elderly (read more – in Spanish)

James Gorman (MEL, NYO 85-99), CEO of Morgan Stanley, profiled in Wall Street Journal article: “How Morgan Stanley Got Its Mojo Back” (read more – subscription required)

Nathan Gunn (SFO 03-08), COO of Suki, AI-based software to assist doctors with note-taking, discusses how its use can relieve documentation burden (read more)

Wade Hansen (DAL 94-99) joins Intrepid Investment Bankers as a managing director (read more)

Katherina Herrmann (COL, BER 99-99, 04-12) named HR Director of Hubert Burda Media, effective October 1 (read more - in German)

Liz Lempres (CHI, BOS 88-17) named to Board of Directors of Great-West Lifeco (read more)

Martin Lundqvist
(STO, STH, STB, LSL 01-17) joins Arundo Analytics as VP, Government Solutions (read more)

Tracy Palandjian (NYO 93-97) to receive Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps 'Embracing the Legacy' Award in Boston on June 1 (read more)

Viral Patel (XIA, SYD 99-03) to join Fidelity International as Director of Research, effective June 15 (read more)

Valérie Pisano (MON 05-14) named President and CEO at MILA - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute (read more)

Madhu Rajendran (DAL 07-11) co-founds Bloom & Give, selling handmade Indian goods to help send girls in India to school (read more)

Philippe Salle (PAR 95-99) named Chairman of the Board at Paris-based geosciences company CGG (read more – in French)

Sudipta Sen (DEL, MUM 16-18) joins board of MetricStream India (read more)

Dr. Ken Staley (DCO, DCG 14-18) new Global Coordinator of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) (read more)

Noriko Tojo (TOK 99-01, 02-04) named an Executive Director of Otsuka Holdings (read more)

Alexander Vollert (STU 00-08), CEO of AXA Germany, profiled in Süddeutsche Zeitung (read more – in German, subscription required)

Julie Walbaum (PAR, LON, LOX 03-12) named CEO of Maisons du Monde, effective July 1 (read more)

Dave Wenner’s (NYO, COP, DCO, ATL, MIA 73-02) document collection to “transform the history of physics holdings” at Niels Bohr Library (read more)
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