Healthcare Club

Aleks Ruzicic, MBA‘97J
Healthcare Club President
Aleks is a Partner at Executive Insight, a specialist healthcare consultancy that supports (bio)pharmaceutical companies to successfully prepare, launch and commercialize their products. A consultant with several decades of experience in healthcare and the life sciences, he  is the author of numerous reports and articles on the industry. He began his career in 1994, when he joined McKinsey & Company, and since 2000 has focused exclusively on healthcare as a consultant with Elsevier MDL, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and IMS Consulting Group. Aleks has been involved in the Swiss alumni community since 2005 and is a co-founder and vice-president of the INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Network. He holds an MSc in Chemistry from the  University of Zürich and an MBA from INSEAD.

Zoë Billinghurst, MBA’02D
Healthcare Club Vice President
Zoë is Senior Global Director at Novo Nordisk responsible for the commercial team managing new assets in rare blood disorders. Since joining Novo Nordisk in 2006, she has focussed on orphan diseases,and led sales and marketing in the biopharmaceuticals business unit of the Swiss affiliate. Prior to that she was a Global development manager at Prionis (Zurich), and an International Product Manager at BioMerieux (Lyon), specializing in food safety diagnostic technologies. After earning her PhD in 1996, she taught internationally before heading to INSEAD in Singapore for an MBA. A lifelong learner, Zoë also completed the INSEAD IN-Board Programme. She is an active member of the Oxford University and Sainsbury Management fellowship alumni associations.

Laurent-Dominique Piveteau, MBA’01D
Healthcare Club Vice President
Laurent-Dominique is COO of Debiotech SA, a company specializing in the development of innovative medical devices, where he leads projects in diabetes, nephrology, vaccination and cardiology. After graduating from ETH Zürich with a MSc in Physics and completing his PhD at the University of Fribourg, he worked as a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Passionate about transforming scientific and medical innovation into commercial products, he then joined a French biotech startup as head of scientific marketing. For several years at EPFL Lausanne, he was in charge of establishing partnerships with industry for the School of Life Science.

Kristie Vuong, MBA’18D
Healthcare Club Vice President
Based at Edwards Lifesciences European HQ in Nyon, Kristie is part of the Therapy Development team for transcatheter heart valves, responsible for leading projects that improve patient education and awareness on aortic stenosis across Europe.  Before joining Edwards Life Sciences in 2019, she leveraged her distinctive background and entrepreneurial spirit in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device sales, developing and delivering medical education and development for HCPs, and honing her coffee skills in the Melburnian cafe she started. Kristie holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Monash University, Australia.