Past Event Report

INSEAD Verbier Ski Weekend 2018: a 20 year tradition

The XXth edition of the INSEAD Verbier Ski Weekend in January 2018 was a milestone in the history of the Swiss National Alumni Association 0ver 50 alumni and partners travelled to Verbier for the twentieth year in a row to celebrate INSEAD spirit in a friendly and sporty atmosphere. They were welcomed by event organizers,

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Digitized Democracy Trends & Implications

August 31, 2017 This summer the INSEAD Alumni Association of Switzerland welcomed forty-five guests at the elegant Zunfthaus zur Waag to engage with Alumnus Costa Vayenas, IEP01Feb, who had just published his new book, Democracy in the Digital Age: How we’ll vote and what we’ll vote about. That evening, he talked about the observation that

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The Future of Energy is Distributed, De-carbonized, Data-rich

The keynote speaker at our alumni event in May 2017, Energy Transition: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be in Zurich, was Gianni Operto, the President of the Swiss Alternative Energy Association (AEE Suisse), a board member of several cleantech startups, with an energy career trajectory that highly qualifies him to challenge assumptions. His experiences

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Jan 19 Annual Verbier Ski Weekend #20

Dear INSEADers, We are thrilled to announce the 20th anniversary of the annual INSEAD Verbier Ski Weekend! Find registration and accomodation information below. INSEAD Verbier Ski Weekend, 20th Edition, Friday January 19, 2018 Enjoy a fun weekend and a great INSEAD tradition that has been going strong for 20 years now! Meet friends new and old.

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Executive in a PE-owned Company Report

The INSEAD Private Equity Association (IPEC) hosted an evening conference in January 2017 at the Landesmuseum in Zurich, welcoming more than 65 guests, two-thirds of whom were alumni. IPEC president, Martin Spirig, MBA’06J  moderated a discussion that was based on the premise that PE professionals believe that the probability of a portfolio company’s success is

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Fast Track Entrepreneurs in Switzerland – Buying a Family Owned Business

Seven Alums Acquire Seven Family-Owned Business in Seven Years in Switzerland Creating a bootstrapped start-up may be exciting and a big draw for INSEADers with dreams of leading a high-potential company, but there is another path to becoming an entrepreneur, acquiring and developing a small or medium-sized family business. It is one path that several

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Special Report: Fireside Chat with Basel Committee SG Bill Coen

November 2014 The INSEAD Alumni Association invited Bill Coen, the recently appointed Secretary General of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), to speak to Alumni and guests in October 2014. The audience, which hailed from a range of industries, engaged unreservedly with the affable American economist who spoke without props or Powerpoint at the

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Art Basel – A Soldout Event for Art Lovers and Alumni

Art Basel attracted INSEAD Alumni and guests from around Switzerland on June 14th for a Swiss INSEAD Alum- ni Association event to mark the 2013 Basel edition. The INSEAD Art Basel event revealed a great interest in art in our Swiss Alumni community. The event attracted members from Zürich, Lausanne, and Geneva, in addition to

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