12 Jun – Zurich Random BBQ

INSEAD Alumni Random BBQ Zurich, June 12, 2015

After last year’s success of the legendary random dinners in Zurich, we are delighted to repeat this Swiss INSEAD Alumni Association tradition with the 2015 edition. This is your unique chance to meet other INSEAD alumni and partners randomly and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. Register as a host or a guest as described below. If you have questions about hosting or about the dinner in general, please contact Dan (danwehrli@yahoo.com). We look forward to this evening of fun, great networking and pleasant dinner!

When: Friday June 12, 2015 20:00

Tickets: Guests come alone or with a partner/friend and contribute with a fee of CHF 40 per person (payable directly to the host at dinner)

Registration:

[important]Complete the short questionnaire on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RandomBBQ2015[/important]

Hosts organize a dinner party at their place and then the committee allocates  guests randomly.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Alexander Wyss, MBA 01D, Zurich Chapter President

Daniel Wehrli, MBA ??, Event Organizer

 

7 Jun Anniversary Lunch with INSEAD Groupe Rhones Alpes in Vienne, France

INSEAD Groupe Rhones Alpes’ 25th Anniversary Sunday Lunch, June 7, 2015 Vienne, Isère, France

The INSEAD Alumni Groupe Rhône Alpes France invites Swiss INSEAD alumni living in the Geneva area to attend a family lunch on June 7 in Vienne, France. The 25 year anniversary lunch is one of the group’s many activities this year. The organizers would like to extend an invitation to Swiss Alums who are in the area to join the lunch that begins at noon. Please register your participation before Sunday May 10th. For Catholics, there is a mass at 10:30 am. More details can be requested from the event organizer Pierre Frecon.

Key Facts

When: Sunday, June 7, 2015 12:00 to 17:00

Where: Vienne, Isère, France

Tickets: Adults €30, Older children (9 to 18) €15, Young children (0 to 8) €5

Registration

To register, send an email to pierre.frecon@alumni.insead.edu with the number of adults and children (by age) before Sunday May 10th.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Geneva Chapter

Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President

 

28 May – Joint IMD lunch with Novartis CEO GE

The Pharmaceutical Industry &Switzerland: A Story of Shared Success, May 28, 2015, Geneva

The healthcare industry is facing dramatic changes: an aging population, increasing chronic diseases, rising expectations and increasing health system costs. These changes mean that healthcare companies need to adapt and focus on innovation power to produce real breakthroughs for unmet medical need and global scale to win profitably across geographies. Switzerland offers an enduring hub for Pharmaceutical business aiming to compete in this environment. As CEO of one of the world’s leading Pharmaceutical companies, Mr. Jimenez will discuss the global trends affecting the industry, Novartis’ strategy to win in this environment and the relationship with Switzerland that allows Novartis to lead the world in medical innovation.

A joint event with IMD, Harvard and INSEAD alumni.

Key Facts

When: Thursday May 28, 2015 at 12:00 to 14:00

Where: Hotel Metropole, 34 quai du Général-Guisan, 1204 Geneva

Tickets: CHF 75 for paid-up Swiss NAA Members / CHF 95 for Non-NAA Members and Guests. Price includes lunch and drinks.

[important] Registration on amiando.com/PharmaGE[/important]

Joseph Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Novartis

Jimenez

Since his appointment to CEO in 2010, Mr. Jimenez has also been leading the company’s healthcare portfolio in innovative pharmaceuticals, eye care and generics. Previously, he served as Division Head, Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he transformed thepharmaceuticals portfolio, significantly increasing the percentage of sales from newly launched products, as well realigning the commercial approach to focus on individual needs of customers, introducing more technological tools to better connect with patients and customers. He joined in 2007 as Division Head, Novartis Consumer Health. Previously, Mr. Jimenez was CEO of H.J. Heinz, North America, after four years as CEO of Heinz, Europe. His earlier career included a directorship at AstraZeneca PLC, United Kingdom, and advisory to Blackstone Group. Mr. Jimenez is a member of the board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York. He graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and in 1984 with a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, both in the United States.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Geneva Chapter

Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Chapter President

9 May – SOLA Stafette Relay Race in Zürich

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Informal Get-together After SOLA Relay Race, Saturday May 9th 2015

A couple of weeks ago we sent out an invitation for the SOLA Stafette in Zurich that takes place on May 9th 2015. Fourteen fit and spirited INSEADers signed up and formed the Speed Salamanders team. The Swiss INSEAD Alumni Association is now well represented!  The race will take place in and around Zurich during the day. Afterwards, you are invited to join the team in the evening for drinks. Friends and family are welcome. It is a pay as you go event.

 

Key Facts

When:  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 21:00

Where: Venue still to be decided Zurich city, Switzerland

 

Registration

Please indicate your participation by email sent to insead@bluewin.ch.

 

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Alexander Wyss, MBA 01D, Zurich Chapter President

Julia Kamber, MBA 13J, Event Organizer

insead@bluewin.ch

 

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24 Apr – Geneva Chapter Fifth Swiss Golf Challenge and Dinner

Evian Golf Challenge24. April 2015 Geneva Chapter Fifth Swiss Golf Challenge and Dinner

On the afternoon of Friday April 24th  the Alumni of Vlerick-Solvay will organize its 5th consecutive golf event! Not only will we offer you a unique golf competition, but also a golf clinic for beginners. No excuses … as for non-players there will be opportunities for a spa-session or a message!. This will all take place at the  prestigious Evian Resort Golf Club at Evian.

Register (here) for this unique networking event !