The Yale Corporation Announces Executive Changes
Jun 10 16
The Yale Corporation has named a new senior fellow and will welcome two new members beginning July 1, 2016. Annette Thomas 93 Ph.D. was elected an alumni fellow, and Lei Zhang 02 M.B.A., 02 M.A. was appointed as a successor trustee. Donna L. Dubinsky 77 B.A., a trustee since 2006, was chosen as the Corporations next senior fellow. Annette Thomas Annette Thomas will succeed Francisco G. Cigarroa 79 B.S., director of pediatric transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, who was elected an alumni fellow in 2010. A cell biologist who has spent most of her career in scientific publishing, Thomas most recently served as the chief scientific officer of Springer Nature. Previously she was CEO of Macmillan Science and Education, where she was integral to the success of the 2015 merger with Springer Science and Business Media. Lei Zhang Lei Zhang, the Corporations newest successor trustee, is the founder, chair, and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group. Founded by Zhang in 2005, Hillhouse Capital focuses on long-term fundamental equity investing. Zhang has served on the boards of several of Asias leading companies, including JD.com, Qunar, and the Indonesian media conglomerate MNC Global Mediacom. He is a governing board member of the China-United States
Exchange Foundation and serves on the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council as well as the Steering Group on Financial Technologies. Donna Dubinsky Donna Dubinsky, who succeeds Margaret H. Marshall 76 J.D., 12 LL.D. as senior fellow, is serving her second term on the Yale Corporation; she was appointed successor trustee in 2006. Dubinsky worked at Apple Computer and then as a founder of its spinoff software developer, Claris Corporation. In 1992 she joined Jeff Hawkins at Palm Computing, serving as president and chief executive officer. Marshall, former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, will retire from the Corporation this month after a decade of service having served as a trustee since 2004, and as senior fellow beginning in June 2013.