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12 Feb US-China trade war and beyond: a barometer for international trade and WTO affairs

Zurich / 18:30

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an evening conference in Zurich featuring State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, who has been leading the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) for the past nine years.

US-China trade war and beyond: a barometer for international trade and WTO affairs 

State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, MBA’89D

February 12, 2020

Join us to hear State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch’s unique perspective on Swiss and global trade based on her experience leading the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate since 2011. These years following the financial crisis comprised of many challenges for the Swiss economy and its foreign trade. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch acts as the country’s representative, advisor to the federal council, or as negotiator; and not just in Berne, but in places like the Oval Office or in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. This is a unique opportunity to learn about global trade politics from a fellow INSEAD alumna who is a true insider. There will be a possibility for Q&A after the podium presentation, followed by networking, a light dinner, and drinks.

Speaker’s bio 

  • Born in Lausanne, Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch is an attorney at law, an MBA’89D, who had acquired 15 years of negotiating experience when she was appointed to SECO’s helm in April 2011.

  • 2007 to 2011 Federal Council Ambassador and Delegate for Trade Agreements, Switzerland’s chief negotiator at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as well as member of the SECO Board of Directors and in addition to the WTO responsible for the OECD and free trade agreements as head of the World Trade Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate.

  • 1999 to 2007 Head of the WTO sector.

  • 1995 to 1999 Head of section in the WTO section of the Federal Office of Foreign Economic Affairs FOFEA.

  • 1992 to 1993 Assistant to Switzerland’s Executive Director at World Bank (Washington D.C., USA)

  • 1990 to 1995 Scientific adviser in the Legal Service and International Investment and Technology Transfer Service in the FOFEA.

  • 1989 INSEAD MBA (Fontainebleau)

  • 1988 Junior Consultant at McKinsey in Zurich.

  • 1987 Attorney at law, University of Berne

Key Facts
When: Wednesday February 12, 2020 18:30
Where: Restaurant Au Premier, Hauptbahnhof Zürich, Bahnhofpl. 15, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: Swiss NAA Member CHF 45 // Alumni Non-members & Guests CHF 65

On XING  https://de.xing-events.com/MGIF2020
18:30 Registration & Welcome Drink
19:00 Speaker Presentation, Q&A
20:00 Apéro Riche

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland 
Martin Spirig, MBA’06J, IPEC President
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President



February 12, 2020
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