Tuck Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Council

Tuck’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Council advises and assists the Tuck School in building its knowledge of and strengthening its initiatives in the EMEA region. Working with the Dean’s Office and appropriate administrative departments, council members will help to recruit the best MBA students, expand career opportunities, build relationships with corporations, assist in developing targeted programmatic and curricular activities, and strengthen Tuck’s global brand.

Current Members

Thomas R. Arnold T’91
Global Head of Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Olawale (Wale) O. Ayeni T’11
Head, Africa Venture Capital Investments, International Finance Corporation
Washington, DC, United States

Zdenek Bakala T’89
Partner, BM Management s.r.o.
Prague, Czech Republic

Francis Y. Barel T’05
Head of Merchant Services France, PayPal, Inc.
Paris, France

Gautam L. Bellur T’03
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy
Milaha (Qatar Navigation)
Doha, Qatar

Gregoire Bordier T’94
Senior Partner, Bordier and Cie
Geneva, Switzerland 

Cyril Courbage T’96
Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group (UK) Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

James Esposito T'95
Co-Head of the Securities Division, Goldman Sachs International Corp.
London, United Kingdom

Marianna Fassinotti T’07
Managing Director/Partner, D.E. Shaw & Co.
London, United Kingdom

Kathleen G. Grussing T’91
Managing Director & Founder, Sapphire Partners
London, United Kingdom

Hilary Halper T’07
Chief Financial Officer, Essilor International
Paris, France

Frank Hermelink T’05
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
London, United Kingdom

Bernt Killingstad T'86
Owner & Founder, Killingstad Investments, L.L.C.
Maryland, United States

Amir Nahai D'99 TU'05
Managing Director, Accor Acquisition Company
Paris, France

Tore Rynning-Nielsen T’85
Chair, EMEA Council
Chairman, Varig Industri AS
Oslo, Norway

Ana Sanchez D’97 T’03
Vice President Consumer Division EMEA, McCormick and Company Inc.
London, United Kingdom

Alexander H. Schwoerer T'02
Managing Director, Marketing and Sales, Peri GmbH
Weissenhorn, Germany

Adam Shah T’06
Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group, L.P.
London, United Kingdom

Ex Officio

Matthew J. Slaughter
Paul Danos Dean, Tuck School of Business
Hanover, United States