Tuck European Council

Tuck’s European Council, established in 2011, advises and assists the Tuck School in building its knowledge of and strengthening its initiatives in Europe. Working with the Dean’s Office and appropriate administrative departments, council members will help to recruit the best MBA students from Europe, expand career opportunities, build relationships with corporations, assist in developing targeted programmatic and curricular activities, and strengthen Tuck’s global brand.

Current Members


Guillermo Ansaldo T’89
Chief Global Resources Officer, Telefónica
Madrid, Spain

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

Kathryn M. Baker T’93
Chairman and Owner, Lakeside AS
Oslo, Norway

Francis Y. Barel T’05
Head of Market Growth, PayPal Middle France, PayPal, Inc.
Paris, France

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

James Esposito T'95
Chief Strategy Officer, Securities Division, and Co-Head of Global FICC Sales, Goldman Sachs & Co.
London, United Kingdom

Olivier S. Fainsilber T’88
Partner, Transportation (Aviation/Rail), Oliver Wyman
Paris, France

Marianna Fassinotti T’07
Senior Vice President, D.E. Shaw & Co.
London, United Kingdom

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

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

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

Dwight M. Poler T’93
Chair, European Council
Managing Director, Bain Capital, L.L.C.
London, United Kingdom

Irakli Otar Rukhadze T’92
Partner, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LLP
London, United Kingdom

Tore Rynning-Nielsen T’85
Senior Partner, Herkules Capital AS
Oslo, Norway

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

Ex Officio

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