pureZurichinboardbannerPromoting INSEAD´s principle of life-long learning, the INSEAD Board (IN-BOARD) Initiative is an executive education program for our alumni who are involved in or aspire to play a role on boards of directors or advisory boards – from small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to listed corporations. The Initiative has been launched with great success by the Dutch and German INSEAD Alumni Associations, and we are proud to now bring it to Switzerland as well.

The kick-off weekend on campus in Fontainebleau will introduce IN-BOARD participants from the different alumni associations to board dynamics and effectiveness and will include a full day of leadership development coaching, led by INSEAD Professor Erik van de Loo.

Local modules on Legal, Strategy, HR and Accounting/Finance related issues will be offered separately by top-level professional service firms in a series of Zurich-based workshops, tailored specifically to the Swiss corporate environment.


  • Board Dynamics module at INSEAD in Fontainebleau               November 29 – Dec 1 2013
  • Legal module                           Baker & McKenzie                  January 16 2014
  • Strategy module                       McKinsey                                February 27 2014
  • HR module                              Egon Zehnder International     April 10 2014
  • Accounting module                  PricewaterhouseCoopers        May 22 2014
  •  Startup module                       Balz Roth and Peter Pfister      June 25, 2014

Each module takes place from 2pm – 6pm and will conclude with a networking dinner. Experienced dinner speakers will facilitate further opportunities for learning and discussion.


Participation is limited to 10 seats due to the current capacity of the Fontainebleau module. This module will also be joined by IN-BOARD participants from the Dutch and German INSEAD alumni associations.

Participation cost is CHF 6,000.- (this includes the program fees and the networking dinners; it does not cover travel expenses and hotel accommodation)

Please kindly contact Bernhard Escher (bernhard.escher@juliusbaer.com) if you are interested in participating and for any further questions.
Richard Bissonnet                                                       Bernhard Escher

President – Swiss Alumni Association                          Head – IN-BOARD Initiative Switzerland