Faces of Lehigh

Illustration of Mrithyunjay Chandilya

Mrithyunjay "Mittu"
Chandilya ’02

The CEO of the AirAsia India airline and first employee of the clean sheet Airline startup, Mittu Chandilya, has recently also been appointed as the company’s managing director and its first full-time independent executive director.

In an article from Press Trust of India, AirAsia India Chairman Subramaniam Ramadorai said, "[Chandilya] has managed to propel the airline forward in terms of its scale of operations and turn every challenge into an opportunity by building an agile and secure operations structure."

At Lehigh, Chandilya was a gryphon who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics with triple majors in marketing, supply chain management, and information systems. In 2010, he received his MBA from INSEAD (France) and Tsinghua University in Beijing. Prior to working for AirAsia, he was the head of services practices for Asia Pacific at Egon Zehnder International and part of management at Ingersoll Rand.

Chandilya has managed to propel the airline forward in terms of its scale of operations.

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Lauren Silberman ’13

Lauren Silberman is one a few young accountants to earn the Elijah Watt Sells Award for outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. She now works in the alternative investments assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

I am a firm believer that we should all learn something new every day.

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Joshua Barrickman ’00G

Joshua Barrickman, money manager at Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pa., is headed to become the new industry "Bond King," according to a Wall Street Journal article.After completing his MBA at Lehigh, he was hired at Vanguard and later assigned to the bond index desk.He is now in charge of the firm’s bond indexing across the U.S. and Canada.

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Theresa Glebocki ’84

Theresa "Terry" Glebocki was hired as the new executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. She will serve in those capacities for the company and its subsidiaries. Glebocki received her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Lehigh.

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Andrew Stanten ’99G

Andrew Stanten ’99G, co-founder and president of Altitude Marketing, has joined the advisory board of The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund, a credit supplier to Lehigh Valley small business and community development projects. RTCLF provides financing options to entrepreneurs with risk factors that make it difficult to obtain funds from traditional lenders.