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When: Thursday September 10, 2015 19:00 to 21:30
Where: Zunfthaus zur Waag, Muensterhof 8, 8001 Zurich
Price: CHF 60 for Swiss INSEAD Alumni Association Members / CHF 100 for all others
19:00 Registration & Welcome Drink
19:30 Panel Q&A moderated by Arul Ramadurai, MBA 05J
20:45 Refreshments and Networking
Ludger Schwinn, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International
With Korn/Ferry International since 2002, Ludger Schwinn has two decades of healthcare experience, particularly in senior executive recruitment for the Life Sciences industry, including Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics sectors. A key account leader for a number of top global pharmaceutical companies based in Switzerland, he has performed strategic management assessments, as well doing leadership and talent development programs. Ludger Schwinn has a Master of Business and Marketing from the University of Basel.
Philipp Buis, Partner, Jauch Associates
With Jauch Associates since 2010, Philipp Buis conducts senior level search assignments for publicly and privately owned companies, including all the Life Sciences segments. Before that he was a Managing Consultant and Practice Leader with Atkinson Stuart. He also co-founded and led Ward Howell International Group’s Zurich office. He has placed more than 170 senior executives and top specialists for large cap multinationals, international niche players and local companies. He is a graduate of University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, BBA.
Jana Herrmann, Int’l Program Manager Attraction & Sourcing, Roche
Jana Herrmann has been an executive at Roche since 2009, starting in its talent scouting efforts. She was promoted to her current position almost two years ago. Her professional career began at Swiss International Airlines in HR. After that she worked for several years as an executive search consultant. She is a graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce, France.
Giacomo di Nepi, Non-Executive Director, GeNeuro and advisor in the life science industry.
Giacomo is a senior healthcare industry executive with experience at startup operations as well as large international companies. He started and built InterMune in Europe from 1 to 200+ employees, up to its acquisition by Roche. Prior, he was CEO of Takeda Pharmaceuticals Europe, and held various leadership roles with Novartis in Basel, Italy and in the US. Before he was 15 years with McKinsey& Co.. He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, and an MBA from INSEAD..
Moderator: Arul Ramadurai, Adviser to small companies in the Life Sciences industry
Arul currently coaches and mentors a number of privately-backed enterprises in the Biotech, Medtech and oil & gas industries. He was until recently the CEO of ExcellGene SA, a Swiss biotechnology company specialising in creating Biosimilars. Before that he worked for 16 years in large corporates in the healthcare and energy industries. Arul is a Chemical Engineer and an MBA 05J from INSEAD
INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Aleks Ruzicic, MBA 97J, President cHIC
Chandra Leo, MBA 02D, Vice-President cHIC
Arul Ramadurai, MBA 05J Event Organizer