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Alumni News -- Week ending May 27, 2018
June 01, 2018
In this week's alumni headlines, Venu Krishnamurthy is named head of BlackRock's new digital wealth unit; Charles Delepalme will become Managing Director, Commercial at Christian Dior Couture; Anjali Bansal is named non-executive Chairperson of Dena Bank; Gerhard Florin is elected to the board of Modern Times Group MTG AG and also named Chairman of Codemasters; Amine Jaoui is named head of public sector coverage for the Middle East at Société Generale; Raffaelo Piccolo is named Managing Director, Mexico at Tech Data; Lisa Frazier will lead Wells Fargo's Innovation Group; and more.

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


David Allemann (SWA, ZRH 00-02) joins Advisory Board of Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF); is profiled in Business Insider Germany for his running shoe startup On (read more)

Sterling Anderson (SEA 13-14), co-founder and Chief Product Officer at self-driving car software developer Aurora Innovation, "brings together Silicon Valley, car industry" (read more)

Katherine Bach Kalin (NYO, NJE 90-02), former executive with premier healthcare firms, speaks about McKinsey career and its influence (read more)

Anjali Bansal (NYO, MUM 97-03) named non-executive Chairperson of Dena Bank by India's Finance Ministry (read more)

Graham Biggart (LON 10-15) joins supervisory board of supply chain and data standards organization GS1 UK (read more)

Emma Broms (STO 01-02) named office manager and vice president of content agency OTW Group AB (read more - in Swedish)

Rachel Carrell's (XIA, XNZ, NYO, LON, LOX 02-12) Koru Kids raises USD$5m (read more here, and read our recent feature about Rachel here)

Charles Delepalme (PAR 96-96, 98-05) named Managing Director for Commercial of Christian Dior Couture, effective June 15 (read more)

Stephen Diotte (CAL 16-18) joins Odgers Berndtson as partner and head of leadership services for Western Canada (read more)

Angela Duckworth (NYO 96-97) presents "True Grit: The Surprising, and Inspiring Science of Success" lecture to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (read more)

George Featheree III (LAN 01-03) joins Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP as Partner (read more)

Roger Ferguson (NYO, FIR 84-97), CEO of TIAA-CREF, speaks to WSJ about why he is optimistic about racial progress in business (read more – subscription required)

Gerhard Florin (DUS 88-92) elected to Board of Directors of Modern Times Group MTG AG; and also named Chairman of video games publisher Codemasters (read more here and here)

Lisa Frazier (MIN, NYO, SFO 00-10) appointed to lead the Innovation Group of Wells Fargo, effective in September (read more)

Andreas Fruth (MUN 07-12) and Adrian Renner (MUN, MUT 06-12) of Global Savings Group; Christoph Schäfer (HAM 98-00), of Platform Lunar; and Ralph Weichers (COL 05-10) of Deutsche Post honored as "outstanding online marketing personalities" in the OMR Fifty list (read more – in German)

James Gorman (MEL, NYO 85-99) of Morgan Stanley; Hubert Joly (PAR, SFO, NYO 82-96) of Best Buy; and Miles White (CHI 80-84) of Abbott Laboratories named to Barron’s prestigious list of world’s 30 best CEOs (read more)

Jesús Guzmán (MEX 92-94) joins Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (CABEI / BCIE) as Head of Debt Capital Markets (read more)

Amine Jaoui (GVA, DBI 05-07) named head of public sector coverage for Middle East at Société Generale (read more)

Lisa Joy (LAN 99-01, 05-07), co-creator of HBO drama 'Westworld,' profiled on CNBC (read more)

Deepti Juturu (NJB, SEA 07-10), founder of PREZENTIUM, named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list of rising stars (read more)

Dr. Sanjeev Kanoria's (LON 97-98) Advinia Healthcare to pilot use of robots at care homes to supplement human carers (read more)

Venu Krishnamurthy (DEL 96-99) named head of new digital wealth unit of BlackRock (read more)

Martin LeBlanc (TOR, MON 90-92, 93-96) appointed to board of Cytovance Biologics (read more)

Samir Desai (XFR, MUM 04-09), Lewis Liu (LON 08-10), and Hiroki Takeuchi (LON, LOX 08-10) named to Business Insider's list of UK's rising stars in fintech (read more)

Claudia Nemat (DUS, COL, MUN 94-11), member of Deutsche Telekom's Management Board, profiled in Handelsblatt (read more – in German, subscription required)

Raffaelo Piccolo (MEX 95-97, 99-00) named Managing Director, Mexico of Tech Data (read more)

Shveta Raina (NYO 07-09), founder and CEO of Talerang, helps students become job-ready (read more)

Tor Jakob Ramsøy (OSL, OLB 01-15), CEO of Arundo Analytics, raises USD$25m Series A funding (read more)

Jonathan Roumel (HOU 05-10) named President and COO of Energy Service Experts (ESE), a spin-off of Spruce Finance Inc. (read more)

Roberto Werneck (SAP 01-04) joins Momenta Partners as Strategy Partner in Latin America (read more)

Tony Xu (CHI 07-09), co-founder and CEO of DoorDash, tests grocery delivery with Walmart (read more)


Whitney Bowman (DAL 00-02) dies at 41 (read more)

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