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headshot of Kavita MahtaniHSBC, a banking and financial services organization headquartered in London, announced the appointment of Kavita Mahtani, ’96, as CFO, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., based in New York, effective October 1. Mahtani joins HSBC from the New York–headquartered global bank Citigroup, where she most recently served as head of asset and liability management for Citi Corporate Treasury.

headshot of  Jenny ScanlonJennifer Scanlon, ’92, has been named president and CEO of UL, a global safety certification company based in Northbrook, Illinois. Scanlon will also serve on the board of directors. She’s the first woman to lead the 125-year-old organization. Most recently, Scanlon served as president and CEO of USG Corporation, a manufacturer of building products headquartered in Chicago.

headshot of Sheila HoodaSheila Hooda, ’88, has been appointed to the board of directors for ProSight, a P&C insurance company headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Hooda is CEO of Alpha Advisory Partners, an advisory firm for the financial and business services sectors with headquarters in Singapore.

headshot of Kamilah Williams KempKamilah Williams-Kemp, ’08 (XP-77), has joined the board of directors at Rogers Behavioral Health, a private, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services based in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She’s serving on the board’s advocacy and community outreach committee as well as its governance and nominating committee. She is vice president of the new business department of Northwestern Mutual, a financial services company based in Milwaukee.

headshot of Colin CoulsonColin Coulson-Thomas, ’75, has received the Energy and Environment Foundation’s 2019 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy for his vision, leadership, and outstanding contribution to the renewable energy sector. Coulson-Thomas serves as president of the Institute of Management Services in Lichfield, England, a professional body dedicated to improving productivity whose members are concerned with energy efficiency. The Energy and Environment Foundation is a global organization based in New Delhi, India, that’s committed to creating a clean and green energy efficient world. 

headshot of Patrick DoylePatrick Doyle, ’88, is partnering with the Carlyle Group to acquire established companies that have the opportunity for value creation and revenue growth through technological transformation. Doyle is the former president and CEO of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-headquartered pizza chain Domino’s. He will serve as executive partner in his new initiative with the Carlyle Group, a global investment firm based in Washington, DC.

headshot of Mary JosephsMary Josephs, ’89, has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2019 Notable Entrepreneurs list, which highlights 44 business people who have identified needs and opportunities in the market, organized and run companies, and taken on greater-than-normal financial risk. Josephs is the founder and CEO of Verit Advisors, an investment banking advisory firm that consults on employee stock ownership plans and transactions as well as middle market strategic alternatives. In a press release, Josephs says, “I am both humbled and honored to be included in this list of talented entrepreneurs. This diversity of the list is an awesome reflection on what makes Chicago a great place to start and grow a business.”

headshot of Joe MansuetoJoe Mansueto, AB ’78, MBA ’80, founder of the Chicago-based investment research firm Morningstar, has taken full ownership of the Major League Soccer team the Chicago Fire. He has also taken over as chairman for the team’s previous majority owner, Andrew Hauptman. The Chicago Tribune quoted Hauptman saying, “In addition to decades of experience as a respected business builder and leader, Joe brings a passion for soccer and cares deeply about the city of Chicago.”

No ImageK. Sean Frey, ’10, joined the Chicago-based investment management firm PEAK6 Investments as director of treasury. Frey joins PEAK6 from ABN AMRO Clearing, a global banking services company with headquarters in Amsterdam, where he spent six years as treasurer as well as head of equity and ETF operations.