IN-BOARD Initiative

Promoting INSEAD´s principle of life-long learning, the INSEAD Board (IN-BOARD) Initiative is an executive education program for our alumni who are involved in or aspire to play a role on boards of directors or advisory boards – from small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to listed corporations. The Initiative has been launched with great success …

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Global INSEAD Day

From Sven Kado, INSEAD IAA President For all of us, the first Global INSEAD Day was of course an extremely important project and we are all delighted by its success. Initiated by the IAA late last year, it met the enthusiastic support of the school and of thousands of alumni across the world. Thank you …

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Visiting Space. What is the future of space travel?

While this doesn’t immediately sound like local news, Professor Claude Nicollier, Switzerland’s first Astronaut will address the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Geneva on 17th September. Professor Claude Nicollier will address the topic: “Visiting Space. What is the future of space travel?” Unique! Our Guest of Honour’s place in history is assured. as Switzerland’s …

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The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2013

The world’s most innovative companies enjoy a premium on their share price. Holding onto it depends on the flexibility of top-level management to encourage new ideas across the organisation. Read this great account by Hal Gregersen, Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Innovation at INSEAD, and Jeff Dyer, Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University, …

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Newsmakers – March 2013

Olivier Calloud (MBA ‘01J) has been appointed CEO of bank Piguet Galland & Cie. Anna Casse (MBA ‘91D) has joined ARIAD Pharmaceuticals as head Marketing and Sales Europe. Denys Chamay (MBA ’67) , has been appointed as a member of the International Labour Office’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee in addition to his ongoing role at …

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Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments

This week, a team from the 2030 Water Resources Group presented a web-based learning tool called ‘Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments: A Catalogue of Case Studies’ at the Stockholm World Water Week. The project, which receives strong sponsorship from Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe aims to create discussion about the important issue of water availability …

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Reunion Weekend: October 11 – 13. Fontainebleau

MBA’63, MBA’68, MBA’73, MBA’78, MBA’83D A full programme of events will enable you to reconnect with classmates while forming new bonds with other members of the INSEAD community. The Plenary Session will focus on sharing our School’s vision and gaining your insights.

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Newsmakers – Sept 2012

Avital Eliasov (MBA’04J) was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Global Capital Advisors in April 2012. As reported in the previous newsletter, Michael Maeder (IEP’07Mar) assumed his new role as CEO of STC Switzerland Travel Centre AG on 15 February. In March, Andrea Orcel (MBA’90J) was appointed co-CEO of UBS Investment Bank alongside Carsten Kengeter. …

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Basel After Works Drinks Events

Earlier this year, the Basel Chapter held a series of After Work Drinks events, in collaboration with LBS alumni and SAMBA members. The events took place at Acqua, a popular Osteria, lounge and bar in the centre of Basel. They proved popular, with around 25 participants from various business schoools joining in each the evening. …

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06/02/2013 – Summer Brunch in the Gardens of the Vuillerens Castle

This year’s Geneva summer brunch took place in the magnificent setting of Vuillerens Castle near Morges. Alumni and their families got to reconnect, network and enjoy the castle’s gardens of irises, sculptures and parkland. So they could truly enjoy the event with a minimum of distraction, the committee even organised a babysitter for children.

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