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When Executives Turn Digital: Three Executives, Three Journeys

In June 2018, INSEAD alumni and guests met to hear about the real impact of digital technologies on people and processes, beyond cost and efficiency benefits. Three executives who led digital rollouts in established businesses spoke about the transformation,  the challenges and lessons learned, at Saxo Bank’s trading lounge in Zurich. Find out about their

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Mastering Private Equity w/ Professor Claudia Zeisberger

Private equity is breaking fundraising and divestment records, creating an unprecedented number of private equity backed billion-dollar ventures, and attracting new entrants like never before, according to INSEAD Professor Claudia Zeisberger. Speaking to a packed conference room at an INSEAD alumni event in May 2018 in Zurich’s Au Premier, she said that the term “private

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Event Report: State of the Private Equity Industry , April 2018

In April 2018, the INSEAD Private Equity Club of Switzerland hosted a well-attended evening conference in Zurich on the State of the Private Equity Industry, featuring INSEAD alumnus Rolf Magnus Weddigen and his colleague Moritz Vielhauer from Bain & Co.’s private equity practice, along with a panel of industry practitioners.  Follow the link for a

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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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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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