Zurich Chapter

Reto Gygax, MBA’13D
Zurich Chapter President

Reto is a partner of VIALEX Attorneys at Law with offices in Zürich, Berne and Lugano, a company he co-founded in 2015. He has been working in the legal industry since 2008 and his practice focuses mainly on domestic and international litigations, negotiations, transactions, as well as risk management and legal advice in regulated industries. Prior to this he worked for 10 years as an entrepreneur in international IT consulting and project management, focusing on enterprise strategy, software management, and event organization, with projects in North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Reto is Swiss and lives in Zürich with his wife Martina and their daughter Rosa.

Simone Businaro, MBA ‘13J
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Simone is a business transformation and strategy professional with over 14 years of experience in consulting, automotive and consumer appliances manufacturing across Europe, America and Asia. Prior to joining Franke, Simone held a variety of roles in IVECO and Value Partners in Italy. He holds an MBA and additional board training from INSEAD in Fontainebleau / Singapore as well as a Master’s degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Dorothée Deuring, MBA’96
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Dorothée is a Member of the Board of Directors of Röchling. She is an M&A specialist for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical, and consumer goods industries and has worked on both the corporate as well as the investment banking side. She was Head Europe of the Corporate Finance Group at UBS and has served Sal. Oppenheim Investment Banking as Head Healthcare/Chemicals M&A. Previously, she was with F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel as Vice Director of Corporate Finance M&A, where she was responsible for the execution of strategic buy and sell transactions for the pharmaceutical and diagnostics divisions. Right after her MBA, she served as a consultant for McKinsey’s pharmaceutical practice in Zürich. Dorothee is a biochemist with a Master’s degree from Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and a former researcher with the Centre National de Recherche Scientific.

Fabrice d’Erm, YMP’04Sep
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Fabrice d’Erm is an investment professional with more than 20 years of experiences in the financial industry. He has a broad international exposure with roles and assignments in various European countries. He has lived and worked in Luxembourg, Paris, Rome, Cologne, London, Geneva, and Zurich. Having held leadership and specialist functions, set up businesses, and managed large projects, he has a global perspective of the wealth management industry. Fabrice also has some business angel activities, with investments in numerous start-ups  and some board of directors experience. He has a keen interest in philanthropy, impact, and sustainable investing. He holds a master’s in Banking & Finance from the University of Paris X and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from ISG business school, Paris.  Fabrice completed the YPM and In-Board programmes at INSEAD.

Matthias Frieden, MBA’05
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Matthias Frieden is an independent start-up professional and business angel. He is a coach for the international business angel network Go Beyond Ltd. and is currently working on his own venture. Matthias has worked for Zurich Financial Services in a number of senior management roles, most recently as Global Head Risk & Technology Office. Prior to earning his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau/Singapore, he was business editor for a Swiss daily newspaper.  Matthias is the head of the Swiss IN-BOARD Initiative.

Cyrille Ghorayeb, MBA’13
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Cyrille is currently working at Johnson & Johnson in the Procurement team (Consumer EMEA) External Manufacturing. She is accountable for performance and value delivery of the category she is leading. Prior to that, at Unilever, she designed and deployed global manufacturing tools used by sites in different clusters/categories and supported them to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
Before attending INSEAD, Cyrille was the co-founder of a startup that provided civil and electromechanical services. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Superieure d’ Ingenieurs de Beyrouth  and is currently a member of the INDEVOR Global Impact Network ExCo.

Esther Pfister Sutter, MBA’09D
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Esther made the leap from corporate consultant to startup founder in 2017. Her company, online sewing materials retailer Stoffwald.ch went live in 2018 and completed a successful investment round in 2020 and exit in 2024.

Pier Paolo Raimondi, MBA ‘97D
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Pier has close to twenty years of corporate experience in the energy and utilities sector in Europe. For 10 years he was a senior banker at two international investment banks. Subsequently he founded his own corporate finance firm, focusing on cross-border M&A activity between Central and Southern Europe and, more recently, Israel and Turkey. In 2016, Pier joined the Finadvice Group and has increased its focus on the Mediterranean area. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy). He speaks English, Italian, German and French

Thomas De Roquancourt, MBA ‘15J
Zurich Chapter Committee Member
Thomas de Roquancourt is an executive director at Nautae Capital. Based in Zurich, he scouts the Swiss market for potential acquisitions and is responsible for deals structuring. Prior to joining Nautae Capital, He was Vice president at Natixis in Houston, Texas, in the structured finance department, focusing on the oil and gas industry. He has also worked as a Senior Consultant for Zurich Group. He holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon and an MBA from INSEAD.

Rajiv Shetty, MBA’06
Zurich Chapter Committee Member