Jan 14 SNB’s Crucial 2015 Decision Panel and Dinner, Savoy Hotel Zurich

Dear Alumni,You are invited to a premium Simonite & SAMBAplus event with cocktails, dinner and a panel discussion on Central Bank Policy.

Panel: One Year After The SNB Crucial Decision, January 14, 2016, Zurich

After a short statement by Dr. Thomas Moser, Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank, Hans Hess, President Swissmem, and Prof. Dr. Franz Jäger, ES-HSG, HSG St. Gallen, the event’s moderator Bernhard Weissberg will be asking the appropriate questions on the decision the SNB made last January to withdraw from the CHF-EUR barrier. The pros and cons of the new reality will be challenged by the panel guests. After the discussion, you will have the chance to raise your questions during the Q&A session. Dinner at the Savoy with other attendees is included.

Key Facts

When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 18:00

Where: Ballroom of the Savoy Hotel, Paradeplatz/Poststrasse 12, 8001 Zurich

Tickets: CHF 149


Online registration on simonites.ch

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Alexander Wyss, MBA ‘01D, Chapter President[email protected]

Upcoming Events

Jan 20 Solutions Strategy w/ Professor Martin Christen & Special Guests

Jan 28 SOLD OUT Craft Beer Experience in Winterthur


Jan 13 INSEAD Refresh Lunch

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, January 13, 2016

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. Please note that we will be hosting INSEAD Refresh lunches at the same venue every second Wednesday of every second month until May 16, 2016.

Key Facts

When: Wednesday January 13, 2016, 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.  Kindly let us know in advance if you have to cancel your reservation.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Philippe Mauron, MBA’95J, Geneva Committee MemberYves Haldeman, MBA’94D, Geneva Committee MemberAndrea Bastreghi, CIM’95Jul , Geneva Committee Member[email protected]

Jan 7 Lausanne New Year Fondue Dinner


Dear Alumni,
We are delighted to invite you to the first event in the New Year at the Café de l’Evêché in Lausanne.
Lausanne New Year Fondue Dinner, January 7, 2016
Start the year 2016 in style with a delicious cheese fondue at the charming Café de l’Evéché, located right below the Lausanne Cathedral. The fondue dinner party is now one of our legendary INSEAD alumni social events. The dining sensation starts with Valais-style cured meats, followed by Fondue Moitié Moitié (Vacherin Fribourgeois, Gruyère). Dessert is fresh meringues with double cream and berries. Book early as seating is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!

Key Facts

When: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 19:00
Where: Café de l’Evéché, Rue Louis Curtat 4, 1005 Lausanne
Tickets: CHF 60 for INSEAD alumni and guests (including drinks and coffee)Registration
Online at www.amiando.com/INSEADFondue

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President
Sébastien Simon, MBA 88D, Event Organizer
[email protected]


Learn About the INSEAD Board Training 2015-2016 Session

Announcing INSEAD Board Training (IN-BOARD) 2015-2016

Promoting INSEAD´s principle of life-long learning, the INSEAD Board (IN-BOARD) Initiative is an executive education program organized by the International Alumni Association for our alumni who are involved in or aspire to play a role on boards of directors or advisory boards – from small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to listed corporations.

INSEAD Board Training (IN-BOARD) 2015-2016

The kick-off weekend on campus in Fontainebleau is led by INSEAD Professor Erik van de Loo and will introduce IN-BOARD participants from the Belgian, Dutch, German and Swiss Alumni Associations (NAAs) to board dynamics and effectiveness. A full day of leadership development coaching will also be incorporated.

Local modules developed by the Swiss NAA on Legal, Strategy, HR, Accounting & Auditing and Startup board activities are offered by top-level professional service firms, or well-known Business Angels, in a series of Zurich-based workshops, tailored specifically to the Swiss corporate environment.

Each Zurich module takes place from 2pm – 6pm and will conclude with a networking dinner, offering the opportunity for further learning and discussion.


Limited to 15 people. The cost is CHF 6,000 (includes the program fees and the networking dinners; it does not cover travel expenses and hotel accommodation).


Please contact Bernhard Escher ([email protected]) if you are interested in participating and for any further questions.

Dec 16 Lausanne Christmas Get-Together

Dear Alumni,
We are delighted to invite alumni and friends to start the festive season with cocktails at the Lausanne Palace’s La Rotonde.

Christmas blog

INSEAD Lausanne Xmas Drinks, December 16, 2015 

Celebrate the holiday season with alumni and colleagues in the Lausanne area at La Rotonde, located in the Lausanne Palace. The event is free and drinks are pay as you go. We look forward to seeing you there!

Key Facts

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 19:00 to 21:00

Where: Lausanne Palace’s La Rotonde Bar, Rue du Grand-Chêne 7, 1003 Lausanne

Tickets: Not required but registration by email is requested.



Please send an email with “Lausanne Xmas” in the subject line and name(s) to [email protected].

INSEAD Alumni Association SwitzerlandLudovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President