Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

The mission of Wharton’s executive boards is to advise the School and enhance and expand Wharton’s impact as the foremost teaching, research, and experience-led business school in the world. The Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa supports Wharton External Affairs in its efforts to engage Wharton alumni globally through learning, community, and philanthropy and increase lifelong affinity to the School. 

William Bole
Chief Advancement Officer, Wharton External Affairs
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


Bernd Wendeln, WG’04

Chairman and President
WEGA Invest GmbH


Jean Abergel, WG’95

Managing Director – Global Co-Head Media & Communications
Morgan Stanley

Saleh Al-Ateeqi, WG’04

Managing Director and Partner, Principal Investors and Private Equity
Boston Consulting Group

John Ayoh, WG’87

Chief Executive Officer
HighTower Technology Partners Limited

Mohamed Bassatne, WG’89

Chief Executive Officer
BB Energy Group

Rodolphe De Hemptinne, WG’04

Third Bridge Group

Hassan El-Houry, WG’07

Menzies Aviation

Karim Farra, WG’04

Founder and Managing Director
Manara Capital

Amit Lohia, W’95

Vice Chairman
Indorama Corporation

Vani Manja, G’02 WG’02

Country Managing Director & Head of Human Pharma
Boehringer Ingelheim UK & Ireland

Frank Mattern, WG’90

Founder and Managing Director
Frank Mattern Advisory & Investments

Aldo Melpignano, WG’05

Founder & Managing Director
Egnazia Ospitalità Italiana

Carlos Schonfeld, W’93

Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Robert Seminara, W’94

Head of Europe
Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Gilad Shany, WG’10

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
ION Crossover Partners

Dana Strong, C’92 W’92

Group Chief Executive Officer

For questions regarding the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, please contact Lisa Millman, Senior Managing Director, Principal Giving and Board Relations, at lisa.millman@wharton.upenn.edu.