May 30 Energy Transition: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, Zurich

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an exciting evening conference about clean/alternative energy ventures and markets.

Energy Transition: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Zurich
Join us for our second energy event in Zurich.  Once upon a time nuclear power was the answer. Now it is the problem. Come and hear about the solutions, new and emerging, from Gianni Operto, a cleantech advisor, startup board member and President of the multi-sector Swiss Alternative Energy Association (AEE Suisse). Gianni Operto’s background in engineering, clean energy projects and venture capital investment and current roles make him an expert on the trends, challenges and opportunities in clean energy in Switzerland and beyond. Don’t miss this INSEAD Alumni lifelong learning event with unparalleled networking and learning opportunities!


Gianni Operto, President, AEE Suisse

Besides serving the AEE Suisse, Gianni Operto is Chairman of greenTEG AG and on the supervisory board of Nexwafe GmbH, Caterva GmbH and ProCom GmbH, all three in Germany. Mr. Operto is also chairing the Scientific Advisory Board of the Werner Siemens-Foundation and serves on both the Steering Board of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research in Storage and the Partnership Council of the ETHZ Energy Science Center. He also served at the venture capital firms that pioneered cleantech investing, Emerald Technology Ventures (formerly SAM Private Equity) and Good Energies. Before that he was President and CEO of the Zurich Municipal Electric Utility (EWZ), where he was awarded both the European and the Swiss Solar Prize for pioneering the marketing of green products. He began his career at ABB Power Generation. Mr. Operto has a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH and has completed the Executive Training Program at London Business School.

Key Facts

When:  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 18:30
Where:  Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich
CHF 65 Swiss NAA Members (paid up)
CHF 95 INSEAD Alumni (non-NAA members) and Guests


18:30 Welcome and Reception
19:00 Speaker Presentation with Q&A Session
20:00 Apéro Riche

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Pier Paolo Raimondi MBA’97D, Event Organizer