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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08/29/2013 – GE: Drinks Debate on Social Innovation, Denis Van der Weid

“Social Innovation – Smart Innovation for Good by Denis Von der Weid (MBA’63)   Geneva, Thursday August 29th 2013 from 6:00 pm onwards Dear Alumni, Business schools teach that markets and best practice should be leveraged to increase profits. But can they also be used to create social change? What traditionally used to be the …

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Forgiveness as a Business Tool

Forgiveness can make us a better person but does it make a better leader? An eye for an eye for an eye for an eye…ends in making everyone blind. (Mahatma Ghandi) The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one …

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Insead receives a $5 million donation to help with expansion of campus

            Graduate business school Insead has received a donation of $5 million from one of its alumni, Mr Andre Hoffmann. — ST FILE PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Amelia Teng Graduate business school Insead has received a donation of $5 million from one of its alumni, Mr André Hoffmann. Mr Hoffman, who holds an MBA from …

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Save the Date: 2/12 INSEAD Professor Erin Meyer on Cross-Cultural Management

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05/02/2013 – GE: The Societal Value of an Enterprise by Roch Doliveux CEO UCB

Roch Doliveux, CEO of UCB On “The Societal Value of an Enterprise” Geneva, Thursday, May 2nd 2013, as of 6:00 PM Dear Alumni, It is with great pleasure that we invite you to this unique evening conference featuring Dr. Roch Doliveux (INSEAD MBA’81) on the “Societal Value of an Enterprise”. Dr. Doliveux, as Chief Executive …

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04/09/2013 – GE:How to Become an Angel in Suisse Romande?

INSEAD Alumni Association Geneva, IPEN, A3 Angels and EPFL Alumni Association welcome you to… Joint Presentation, Panel Discussion & Cocktail “How to become an Angel in Suisse Romande” On Tuesday, April 9th 2013 from 18:00 – 21:30, Geneva, UBS Acacias Switzerland is a hot-bed for the development of new, advanced technologies and ranked first in …

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Olivier Calloud (MBA’01J) was appointed CEO of Private Bank Piguet Galland & Cie SA in April 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 …

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