INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF)

Julien Firmenich, MBA’08J
Co-President IAF Switzerland
Julien Firmenich is Vice President of Firmenich Ingredient Division in charge of product portfolio strategy and promotion. He has held a variety of roles in the Perfumery and Ingredient Divisions, in particular in product development and sales. Previously Julien developed a start-up company based in Singapore active in fine metallurgy for horological and luxury applications. He is an active member of the INSEAD alumni community and joined the INSEAD Campaign Board in 2018. Julien holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Economic Science from HEC Lausanne.


Brigitte Reverdin, MBA’81
Co-President INSEAD Alumni Fund Switzerland (IAF) and Leader of the Swiss Scholarship
Brigitte Reverdin has retired to work on philanthropy and foundations. She had an international career in wealth management and banking, and was a board member of several companies. In 2016 she launched the INSEAD Alumni of Switzerland Endowed scholarship (Swiss Scholarship) with 12 Swiss Founding Donors and the Swiss Alumni community. She is a member of the INSEAD Campaign Board. In 2019 she was Chair of the Steering Committee of the INSEAD Alumni Forum (Europe) that took place in Geneva. She holds a BA in Political Science from Skidmore College (NY) and a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She is a Swiss citizen, married and has two sons.