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

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 Merchant Services France, PayPal, Inc.
Paris, France

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

Olivier S. Fainsilber T’88
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Paris, France

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

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

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

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

Cindy A. Varga T’99
Managing Director, Strategy & Transformation, British Telecommunications PLC
London, United Kingdom

Ex Officio

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