1 Oct – Doing Business in Taiwan: Discover Trade and Investment Opportunities

Dear Alumni,The Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) invite you to a forum and networking session to discover trade and investment opportunities with Taiwan. A discounted ticket for INSEAD Alumni is on offer.

Doing Business in Taiwan: Discover Trade and Investment Opportunities October 1, 2015

A trade delegation consisting of 30 high level representatives from Taiwanese businesses in the sectors of machinery, pharma/biotech, finance and research as well as government, trade and investment officials will be available to answer your questions and help your business succeed in one of East Asia’s most dynamic economies. Featuring several speakers and a keynote by Bernard Bang-Zyh Liu, Representative of the Délégation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei, the podium program will be followed by networking, making this the most important event so far held in Switzerland for everyone already doing business in Taiwan or considering doing so in the future. More….

Key Facts

When: Thursday, 1st October 2015  17:00 hrs to 20:00hrs

Where: Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter, St. Peterstrasse 19, 8001 Zurich

Tickets: CHF 90.00 for INSEAD Alumni


Complete the registration form (pdf) and send to the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1073, 8032  Zurich

or e-mail to [email protected], by September 22, 2015

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Richard Bissonnet, MBA 81, President

[email protected]

10 Sept – Identifying the Right Talent in Healthcare in Zurich

Dear INSEAD Alumni,You are invited to a discussion panel with industry insiders and experts on talent sourcing in the life science industries at Zunfthaus zur Waag in Zurich.


Identifying The Right Talent In Healthcare, Sept. 10  2015 

The war for talent has never been more fierce. New demands are being made on life science business managers, driven by the industry’s increasing specialization and complexity; stakeholder relationships are changing and becoming more important, while risks are more uncertain

Fortunately, the life science sector continues to attract top talent. But what is the impact of the changing environment on the process of matching talent to roles? What is the assessment process like now? How have criteria evolved over time to find the ‘right’ fit? What is the role of headhunters and in-house talent acquisition teams? As candidates adapt their public profiles in an increasingly transparent market-place, what are some of the dos and don’ts? In what direction can we expect the client / headhunter / candidate relationship to go in the future?

The discussion panel will be a moderated forthright and dynamic exchange and of interest to life science industry executives, private equity firms seeking to attract management to portfolio companies, as well as Human Resources and Executive Search professionals. Feel free to invite friends and guests to the event. We look forward to seeing you there..

Tickets available on


Key Facts

When:  Thursday September 10, 2015 19:00 to 21:30

Where: Zunfthaus zur Waag, Muensterhof 8, 8001 Zurich

Price: CHF 60 for Swiss INSEAD Alumni Association Members / CHF 100 for all others


19:00 Registration & Welcome Drink

19:30 Panel Q&A moderated by Arul Ramadurai, MBA 05J

20:45 Refreshments and Networking


Schwinn_Ludger_jpegLudger Schwinn, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International

With Korn/Ferry International since 2002, Ludger Schwinn has two decades of healthcare experience, particularly in senior executive recruitment for the Life Sciences industry, including Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics sectors. A key account leader for a number of top global pharmaceutical companies based in Switzerland, he has performed strategic management assessments, as well doing leadership and talent development programs. Ludger Schwinn has a Master of Business and Marketing from the University of Basel.

buisPhilipp Buis, Partner, Jauch Associates

With Jauch Associates since 2010, Philipp Buis conducts senior level search assignments for publicly and privately owned companies, including all the Life Sciences segments. Before that he was a Managing Consultant and Practice Leader with Atkinson Stuart.  He also co-founded and led Ward Howell International Group’s Zurich office. He has placed more than 170 senior executives and top specialists for large cap multinationals, international niche players and local companies. He is a graduate of University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, BBA.

janaJana Herrmann, Int’l Program Manager Attraction & Sourcing, Roche

Jana Herrmann has been an executive at Roche since 2009, starting in its talent scouting efforts. She was promoted to her current position almost two years ago. Her professional career began at Swiss International Airlines in HR. After that she worked for several years as an executive search consultant. She is a graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce, France.

dinepGiacomo di Nepi, Non-Executive Director, GeNeuro and advisor in the life science industry.

Giacomo is a senior healthcare industry executive with experience at startup operations as well as large international companies. He started and built InterMune in Europe from 1 to 200+ employees, up to its acquisition by Roche. Prior, he was CEO of Takeda Pharmaceuticals Europe, and held various leadership roles with Novartis in Basel, Italy and in the US. Before  he was 15 years with McKinsey& Co.. He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, and an MBA from INSEAD..

arulramaduraiModerator: Arul Ramadurai, Adviser to small companies in the Life Sciences industry

Arul currently coaches and mentors a number of privately-backed enterprises in the Biotech, Medtech and oil & gas industries. He was until recently the CEO of ExcellGene SA, a Swiss biotechnology company specialising in creating Biosimilars. Before that he worked for 16 years in large corporates in the healthcare and energy industries. Arul is a Chemical Engineer and an MBA 05J from INSEAD

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Aleks Ruzicic, MBA 97J, President cHIC

Chandra Leo, MBA 02D, Vice-President cHIC

Arul Ramadurai, MBA 05J Event Organizer

[email protected]

9 Sept – Debate the Role of the ECB in the Greek Debt Crisis & QE in Geneva

Head_BusinessEvent_GECHDebate the Role of the ECB in the Greek Debt Crisis & the ECB QE Programme, September 9, 2015

The featured speaker is M. Cédric Tille, Professor of International Economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute, member of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) Council, PhD in Economics from Princeton. He will join INSEAD alumni to debate and discuss the role of European Central Bank (ECB) in the Greek debt crisis, and to deliver an update on the ECB’s approach to QE. The Geneva chapter has also invited Benedicte Gravrand, Financial News Editor at Opalesque Geneva. The SNB is the equivalent of the ECB in Switzerland. More

M. Cédric Tille

M. Cédric Tille has served on the SNB Council since 2011 and has been professor of economics at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva since 2007. Before that he was CEPR Research Fellow and an economist at the International Research section of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He finished his PhD at Princeton University in 1998.

Key Facts

When: Wednesday September 9, 2015 18:30


18:30 Welcome & Registration

19:00 Debate: ECB in the Greek Debt Crisis & its Approach to QE

20:00 Apèro Riche

Dresscode: Business attire

Where: Cercle de la Terrasse, 4 Rue Jean-Gabriel Eynard, 1205 Genève

Tickets: CHF 60 for Swiss NAA Members / CHF 80 for Non-NAA Members and Guests

Register on amiando.com/QEECB

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Geneva ChapterLudovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter PresidentFrançois Rumpf , AMP 87Jan, Event Organizer