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. 

Sam Lundquist
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

President & CEO
Kuwait Investment Office

John Ayoh, WG’87

Former Director of IT
Central Bank of Nigeria

Mohamed Bassatne, WG’89

Chief Executive Officer
BB Energy Group

Christophe Charlier, C’94 W’94

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Renaissance Capital

Christian Dahlberg, W’88

Co-Founder, Partner & CEO
Schuylkill Partners

Rodolphe De Hemptinne, WG’04

Co-Founder of Third Bridge
Third Bridge Group

Karim Farra, WG’04

Founder and Managing Director
Manara Capital

Amit Lohia, W’95

Vice Chairman
Indorama Corporation

Frank Mattern, WG’90

Founder and Managing Director
Frank Mattern Advisory & Investments

Aldo Melpignano, WG’05

Co-Owner & Managing Director
San Domenico Hotels

Alexander Sarrigeorgiou, WG’82

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Eurolife ERB Insurance Group

Carlos Schonfeld, W’93

Partner, Research Director, Portfolio Manager and Equity Investment Analyst
Capital Group

Robert Seminara, W’94

Apollo Management LP

Mark Tagliaferri, W’85

London Strategic Land

Christian Varin, WG’70


For questions regarding the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, please contact Alex Toner, Director of Board Relations, at atoner@wharton.upenn.edu.