21 Nov – JBSB Water Ball at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to the 23rd annual Joint Business School Ball at the Mandarin Oriental. Bring your partner and friends.

JBSB Water Ball, November 21, 2015 , Geneva

Join alumni from other world leading business school’s alumni clubs for a Black Tie evening of fine dining, jazz and a raffle dedicated to supporting Water sustainability. The ball is a joint event with alumni from Vlerick and Solvay (event organizer), Bocconi, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, IESE, IMD, INSEAD, London Business School, NYU, Northwestern, St. Gallen, Stanford, Thunderbird, Yale, Wharton, Oxford and Cambridge. Book an early-bird ticket now! No sales at the door.

Key Facts

When: Saturday November 21, 2015 18:30 to 02:00

Where: Mandarin Oriental on Quai Turrettini 1, Geneva

Tickets: Earlybird CHF 190 (until Nov 1); CHF 240 (after Nov 1)

Dress Code: Black Tie / Formal


For all information and online registrations, please visit jbsevents.ch/

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President

[email protected]

19 Nov – Do you know Starmind? Zurich

Dear INSEAD Alumni,You are invited to an after-work visit to Starmind in Küsnacht near Zurich . Find out more about this Swiss startup that helps companies to “google” their internal know-how.

Do You Know Starmind International? November 19, 2015

Starmind’s award-winning and innovative way to network and map internal experience & expertise is currently in use in over 40 countries by the likes of Bayer, Ogilvy & Mather, Swisscom and UBS.  We will visit its headquarters for a presentation on how this Swiss startup went from “zero to hero” in just five years. It now employs 50 and is currently hiring in Zurich, New York, and in the UK. The presentation by Pascal Kaufmann, Starmind’s CEO, and QandA will be followed by an apéro riche and drinks.  We look forward to welcoming you and friends of INSEAD to this event.

Key Facts

When: Thursday November 19, 2015, 19:00

WhereStarmind International AG, Sternenfeldstrasse 19, 8700 Küsnacht

Registration: amiando.com/INSEADstarmind


11 Nov – INSEAD Refresh Lunchtime Geneva

Fine food and refreshing relationships are on the menu at all of our INSEAD Alumni Geneva Chapter lunchtime networking events

INSEAD Refresh // Lunchtime Event, Geneva, Nov 11, 2015

Online networking is efficient and we all use it, but it doesn’t have the same spontaneity and energy as face to face networking has. So refresh your INSEAD spirit by joining us at Auberge La Mère Royaume at noon. We host INSEAD Refresh lunches at the same venue every second Wednesday of every second month until May 16, 2016.

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Key Facts

When: Wednesday November 11, 2015, 12:00

Where: Auberge La Mère Royaume

Price: CHF 50 Swiss IAA paid-up members / CHF 70 for Alumni who are not yet paid-up members. Payable in cash upon arrival.



Please sign up by sending an email to [email protected] with your full name and coordinates. Please register at the latest three days in advance. Kindly let us know in advance if you have to cancel your reservation.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Philippe Mauron, MBA 95J, Geneva Committee Member
Yves Haldeman, MBA 94D, Geneva Committee Member
Andrea Bastreghi, CIM 95Jul, Geneva Committee Member

7 Nov – Gala Dinner with Global INSEAD Alumni Association Network in Zurich

You are invited to a Gala Dinner & Dance at Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten in Zurich on the occasion of the INSEAD International Alumni Association bi-annual meeting, featuring keynote speaker, INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov.

INSEAD International Gala Dinner Dance w/  INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov, November 7, 2015

Join us in hosting INSEAD Alumni Association and Alumni Fund representatives from more than 50 countries around the world, and in welcoming a number of INSEAD Board and INSEAD Swiss National Council members. This will be a special evening of fine dining, networking and dancing. It is the first time that Zurich is the host city for the meeting of the International Alumni Association. The evening event is the climax of the activities that the Swiss NAA is organizing for our international guests and friends.

Professor Ilian Mihov, INSEAD Dean

IIian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD in 2013. He is a distinguished economist, particularly on monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. He holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in business administration from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He is also the first INSEAD Dean to be based in Asia and one of a new breed of younger B-School Deans.

Prestige, Party Band

Fresh from Baur au Lac, Golf Club Crans Montana,  Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern, Erwin Merk’s accomplished band plays music of the 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s including Oldies, Soul, Latin & Disco.

Key Facts

When: Saturday November 7, 2015
Where:  Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten Limmatquai 40, 8001 Zürich
Music: Erwin Merk’s Prestige Party Band 
Dress Code: Black Tie / Business Formal

Tickets: Price includes welcome drinks, four-course dinner, wine, and soft drinks. Vegetarian menu available.

CHF 100 Swiss NAA Members
CHF 150 Non-NAA Members

CHF 170 Swiss NAA Member Couples (at least one partner is a paid up member)
CHF 250 Non-NAA Member Couples and Guests

Membership Registration
To take advantage of membership discounts for this and other events, renew or initiate your subscription on insead.ch.


Online at amiando.com/INSEADIAA

19:00 Registration and Cocktail Reception
Welcome: Sponsored by the Chairman and Global Directors of the Board of the IAF

  • Leonidas Los, MBA 75, Chairman INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF)
  • Dorothée Deuring, MBA 96D, Global Director and Trustee for Switzerland, IAF

20:00 Dinner with Keynote Speaker: Sponsored by the INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

  • Introduction: Richard Bissonnet, MBA 81, President INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
  • Sadia Khan, MBA 95D, President INSEAD International Alumni Association
  • Keynote Speaker: Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Richard Bissonnet, MBA 81, President
Julia Kamber, MBA 13J, Event Organizer
[email protected]

7 Nov – Geneva Random Dinners Return!

Dear INSEAD Alumni,We are pleased to announce the return of the Geneva & Lausanne Random Dinners and to invite you and your significant other to join the 2015 Random Dinner event on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8pm.

INSEAD Random Dinner Event in Geneva & Lausanne, November 7, 2015

Random dinners are a fun and informal way to meet alumni across a range of promotions. Small groups of alumni and their partners will enjoy a relaxed dinner party at host locations. Here is how it works:

  • Choose to be a host or a guest

  • A host organizes a dinner at his/her place

  • Guests contribute CHF 50 CHF per person (payable directly to the host at dinner)

  • Taking into consideration distance, we randomly match guests and hosts to make sure it is a complete surprise!

Key Facts

When:   Saturday November 7, 2015  20:00

Where: Locations in Geneva and Lausanne


If you’d like to take part in the Random Dinner party on November 7th, please fill out a short registration survey by October 9th, 2015: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RandomDinners2015 .

If you have questions about hosting or about the dinner in general, please email Marissa at [email protected].

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President
Marissa Benson, MBA 11J, Event Organizer
[email protected]