Dimitri Vaharis, MBA ’17J
President Geneva Chapter
Dimitri started his career at PwC. He stayed more than 6 years and developed an expertise both in financial audits and M&A within the banking sector. After his MBA, Dimitri transitioned in asset management and co-leads a boutique investment firm in Geneva. He’s is primarily focussed on business development, as well as technology and regulatory innovation.
Dimitri has been on the Geneva chapter committee since 2017. He has been organizing the 2019 and 2020 Verbier ski week-end which is the leading social event organized by the Geneva chapter. Dimitri was also part of the Organization Committee of the 2019 INSEAD Alumni Forum (Europe) that took place in Geneva].
Apart from work, he is also a seasoned sailor and balances his work life to follow his passions.
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J
ExCo Member IAA, Former Geneva Chapter President
Geneva Chapter Committee Member
Mina is a Business development and Strategy professional who has hold various roles at P&G across developed (Europe) and developing (India, Middle East and Africa) markets. Prior to P&G, Mina was at Egon Zehnder focusing on executive search and organizational design. She lived in 7 countries across 3 continents. Mina earned BA degree from Bocconi (Italy) and Nanyang (Singapore) followed by MAP degree at INSEAD (France). She is passionate about adventurous travelling, audio books and photography. Mina is the President of the INSEAD Geneva Chapter since December 2017.
Odile Astréoud, MBA ‘15J
Odile is a Fashion and Luxury aficionada with Strategy, Sales and Marketing expertise in the sector. She started her career as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Belgium, before moving to Zurich where she held various marketing roles for Swarovski. She is currently working in Geneva as Head of Product Marketing for Vacheron Constantin, Swiss Watchmaking Manufacture part of the Richemont group.
French and Belgian, Odile holds a Master degree in Engineering as well as an MBA from INSEAD 15J promotion. During her time at INSEAD, she was leading the Retail, Consumer and Luxury Goods club and organized multiple industry events and student treks both on the Asian and European campus.
In addition, she is a foodie who is keen on organizing social events, a passion that she is leveraging for the Alumni Association committee since she arrived in Geneva end of 2018.
Beatriz Barros, MBA ’15D
Beatriz is an experienced professional in Strategy, Finance and Business Development. Beatriz started her international career as Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Lisbon, covering different industries and functions, across several countries and continents. She also worked in Strategy, Finance and M&A at Deutsche Bank and in Expedia. Currently, she is a Strategy & Planning Manager at JTI in Geneva.
Beatriz holds a double Master degree in Management & Industrial Engineering from Porto University and Linkoping University as well as an MBA from INSEAD (December 2015 class). Furthermore, Beatriz speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. Beatriz is passionate about travelling, trying new restaurants and reading non-fiction and fiction books.
Andrea Bastreghi, CIM ’95J
Andrea is an Italian citizen who grew-up in Brussels, holds an Engineering degree and has been working most of his career in Telecommunications, specifically in business Development, Sales and Management.
He lived and worked in Asia for 12 years, 3 years London and he is now based in Geneva since 2002. He is passionate about music and art, he is presently working on a project in the art-design segment, and develops art events within the INSEAD Geneva chapter.
Doina Cebotari, MBA 13J
Geneva Chapter Committee Member
Doina has over 15 years of experience in international business and economic development, having worked for McKinsey&Company, the World Bank, the UN and currently at Expedia Group. Prior to her current role, she advised governments and multinationals, mostly from the pharmaceutical, agribusiness and oil and gas industries, on a variety of topics, including attracting foreign investment and business models. In her current role at Expedia, she leads company-wide transformation projects and digital product development.
Throughout her work experience and education she has been exposed to a variety of cultures and geographies: US, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, UAE, Australia and Singapore. She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, an MA in International Development and Economics from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Ingrida Elijosiute, IEP’07
Geneva Chapter Committee Member
Ingrida is a Business Advisor and Non-Executive Board Member working across Europe in the areas of agile & customer-centric organisations, innovations, and digital transformations. She has held Non-Executive Board Member positions in a variety of industries, including mobility and e-commerce platforms, renewable energy and mobile communications. Ingrida has 20+ years of business experience, including Board Member and Chief People Officer at Bite Group (Vodafone partner in Lithuania and Latvia), Financial Auditor and People & Change Service Leader with Arthur Andersen and PWC, HR Director Ukraine for Microsoft. Throughout her career she has engaged with a variety of cultures and geographies in South Africa, UK, Baltics, Ukraine, and Russia.
Ingrida has an MBA (with honors) form Kaunas University of Technology. She is a graduate of the INSEAD International Executive Program; she has completed Board of Directors and World Class Leadership programs at Stanford Law School, Columbia Business School and the Danish Institute for Corporate Governance, as well as the Top Management Program in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Swedish Institute, and many more leadership and development programs. Ingrida speaks Lithuanian, English, Russian and is learning French. She is based in Geneva since 2016.
Oengus Ramsay, MBA ’95D
Oengus graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland and later completed an MBA from INSEAD in 1995. Oengus commenced his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Basel, Switzerland and subsequently gained extensive international experience in Switzerland, France and Germany in various finance and administration management positions. Since 2011 he has his own consultancy company, Fiduram Sàrl, which specialises in finance and recruitment. He is Swiss-Irish, married and has 2 children.
Sébastien Simon, MBA ’88D
Sébastien has a long experience in international Project Management for railway manufacturers such as Bombardier. He is now an independent consultant working on operational improvements in small and medium industrial companies. He holds an MBA INSEAD (1988) and a Mechanical Engineering Degree (EPFZ) He is French, married, and has 3 grown up children. Living in Morges, he is in charge of activities in and around Lausanne.