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Alumni News -- Week ending May 13, 2018
May 18, 2018
In this week's alumni headlines, Anna Marrs will become President of Global Commercial Services at American Express; Margo Georgiadis is named CEO of Ancestry.com; Frank Scholz is named EVP, Chief Operations and Digital Innovation Officer at Mallinckrodt plc; Mike George joins Ralph Lauren Corp.'s Board of Directors; Roland Schleicher will become COO of Tele Columbus AG; and many more.

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

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Massimo Arrighetti
(MIL, MEL 86-98) resigns as CEO of SIA, effective June 15 (read more)

Oliver Bäte (COL, DUS, NYO 91-07), CEO of Allianz, "continues its success story": Handelsblatt profile (read more – in German, subscription required)

Daniel Bürchler (ZRH 97-01) to join private bank Notenstein La Roche as finance and operating chief in summer (read more)

Jacob Chacko (LAN 01-03) joins ORIC Pharmaceuticals as CEO (read more)

Vanessa Chan (NYO, NJE, PHL 02-15) is Penn engineering commencement speaker (read more)

KC Cleary (DET, SCA 11-18) joins Fifth Wall as a Partner (read more)

Jean-Luc Deleersnyder (BRU 88-95) named a director at Covia, a new company formed by merger of Unimin Corporation and Fairmount Santrol (read more)

Dessi Donkova's (NYO, BOS 97-01) GOOD FOR KIDS brand launches two new products on Kickstarter (read more)

Bill Drayton (NYO 70-77, 82-89), "raising a generation of supersocial entrepreneurs": Bloomberg profile (read more)

Lawrence Ganti (FIR, BOS 98-99) named inaugural CEO at Innoplexus Americas (read more)

Mike George (CHI, MIN 85-01) named to Board of Directors at Ralph Lauren Corporation (read more)

Margo Georgiadis (CHI, LON 86-04) named CEO of Ancestry.com (read more)

Nuno Goncalves Pedro (BEI 06-12) joins Grishin Robotics as venture partner (read more)

Patrick Griffith (DCO 11-18) joins International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) as Chief Business Strategies & Partnerships Officer (read more)

Hoyoung Huh (SEO, SVO 97-05) named Chairman at Pliant Therapeutics (read more)

Saeeda Jaffar (NJE, DBI 05-10) appointed Independent Director at Bahrain FinTech Bay (read more)

Amisha Jain (LAN, SCA 08-11) joins Zivame as CEO (read more)

Manu Jain (DEL 07-11), Global VP and MD, India at Xiaomi, profiled ahead of company's planned IPO in Hong Kong (read more)

Sam Kamel (BRU, BOS 91-94) joins iinside as CEO (read more)

Mike Kennedy (SFO, SVA 95-04) joins Board of American Savings Bank (read more)

Bea Knecht (ZRH, ZUL, SLL 96-01), co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Zattoo, discusses ambitious plans with Die Weltwoche (read more – in German, subscription required)

Niels Kristiansen (DET, COP 11-17), Anders Olivarius (COP 13-17), and Thor Thorup (COP 13-17), co-founders of Portchain, get DKK10m in capital contribution from EU program Horizon 2020 (read more – in Danish)

Anna Marrs (LOX, LON 03-12) named President, Global Commercial Services of American Express, effective in September (read more)

Linda Fayne Levinson (NYO 72-81) named Independent Director at Clearpath Robotics (read more)

Stefan Loesch (LOX 01-03) publishes new book: "A Guide to Financial Regulation for Fintech Entrepreneurs" (read more)

Anant Maheshwari (MUM, DEL 98-04), President of Microsoft India, profiled in LiveMint (read more)

Karam Malhotra (DEL, LON 08-15) named CEO of SHAREit India following SHAREit's acquisition of his movie app Fastfilmz (read more)

Anh Nguyen Le (CBL 00-02), CEO of Techcombank, highlighted in Euromoney piece on "booming Vietnam IPO market" (read more)

Daniel Ropers (COL 97-00), new CEO of Springer Nature, profiled in Handelsblatt ahead of upcoming IPO (read more – in German, subscription required)

Pasha Sarraf (NYO 08-18) joins Leerink Partners as Senior Research Analyst (read more)

Amol Sarva's (NYO 03-06) flexible office startup Knotel profiled in The Real Deal for swift rise (read more)

Donald Seibert (STA 00-01) joins Valen Analytics as EVP, Applied Analytics (read more)

Varun Sivaram (SFO 13-15), a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, holds launch event for his new book, "Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet" (read more)

Roland Schleicher (LLN, LON 11-16) named COO of Tele Columbus AG, effective July 1 (read more)

Frank Scholz (HAM, CHI 96-13) named EVP, Chief Operations and Digital Innovation Officer of Mallinckrodt plc (read more)

Christine Su (HKO 08-10) helps ranchers raise climate-friendly beef through her startup PastureMap (read more)

Günther Thallinger (VIE, COL 99-09), CEO for Investment Management, Global Life and Health at Allianz, looks for long-term changes in investment strategy to align with Paris Climate Agreement (read more – in German, subscription required)

Subbu Viswanathan's (LON, MUM, CHN 08-11) corporate training startup Disprz raises USD$2.5 million in Series A funding (read more)

Amy Zegart (NYO, FIR 90-91, 96-00) co-authors book with Condoleeza Rice: "Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity” (read more)


OBITUARIES

Robert Harman (FIR, NI, NE 90-92) dies at 71 (read more)
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