A memorial for Robert Thornhill

August 2018 Edition

In the last few months several events have taken place in Bangkok, featured throughout this newsletter, including a memorial service at a Thai Temple, for Mr Robert Guy Thornhill, former Director of the Asia Pacific office.

The service was held on Saturday, 9 June 2018 at Wat Pathum Wanaram Temple at 9.00 am in Bangkok, Thailand. The service was attended by the Asia Pacific Office's Board of Director members as well as close friends, former colleagues, members of staff and alumni. Mr. Thornhill served as a member of the Board of Directors since the office's inception in 2006 and was Director of the Asia Pacific Office until 2012. He was a beloved and respected mentor who devoted his professional life to education.

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of the Month

Frank Okafor
New York, Aug 2012

"In November 2014 I was a recipient of the Morgan Stanley Global Excellence Award for successfully implementing a significant piece of EU regulation, ensuring the firm’s compliance to new trade settlement rules across 31 EEA markets. It is one of my proudest moments as a Project Manager having only come into the role 2 months prior to the regulation's go-live and having to quickly learn and figure out how to mitigate some really significant risks with substantial consequences, had the firm failed to be compliant."

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Mountbatten Weddings

Witsarut Duangchinda (Dave) (New York, Jan 07), Chief Operating Officer, Astra Technology Co., Ltd. and Shinapa Jittangtrong (Nuch), Deputy Vice President, Bualuang Securities Public Company Limited celebrated their wedding last month in Bangkok. Amongst the guests were alumni, a Mountbatten Program Board Director and members of staff from the Bangkok office. Many congratulations!

Lisa Whitelaw (New York, March 2010) married Stephen Packham (New York, September 2009) on June 16th at the Byre at Inchyra in Perthshire, Scotland, with an incredible 24 Mountbattens in attendance. A truly Mountbatten affair!

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Kori Hale

London, August 2007

Kori is the CEO of CultureBanx, which she describes as "a media company redefining business news for black professionals. We create market driven finance, tech and innovation stories all through a culturally attuned lens". A graduate of both Hampton and Syracuse universities, Kori originally trained as an investment banker with her placement at UBS London during her Mountbatten year. She subsequently returned to the States and worked at Goldman Sachs for several years before deciding to make the jump into media. Through CultureBanx, Kori aims to ensure minorities see a reflection of themselves in business news content, something she believes didn't exist during her time working at some of the world's largest banks.

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A Day In The Life

Monica Infelise

London, August 2007

Monica graduated from the University of Southern California before joining the London August 2007 intake on our MBA Program. After completing her MBA in Bangkok, Monica went on to work in Sydney Australia, before more recently landing her current role as a remote Content Marketing Specialist for a food company, and is based in Canada.

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In The News

Shannon Keegan MA (New York, March 2016) recently wrote a blog post for her employer Thomson Reuters about getting her start with the company through Mountbatten.

Simon Callaghan (New York, September 2008) has been extremely busy with his photography business, and was pleasantly surprised to find one of his photos at a bus stop! Simon said "Not everyday you find your images are the face of a big ad campaign! - Proud moment - huge thanks to Shutterly Fabulous & Add|Mustard. Shame there wasn't a better looking model available, eh!".

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