Apr 20 Robert Salmon New Book Launch & Lunch

Dear Alumni,You are invited to meet alumnus Robert Salmon and learn about his latest business book at the Swissôtel Métropole.

Robert Salmon Book Launch & Lunch Geneva, April 20, 2016 

We are delighted to invite you to a lunch event to hear about Robert Salmon’s new book: De L’Oréal à Lhassa, itinéraire d’un iconoclaste: le parcours étonnant d’un businessman, aventureux et atypique, parti à la découverte du monde pour L’Oréal tout en poursuivant une quête spirituelle authentique. More…

Join us for an inspiring lunchtime event!

Registration : https://de.amiando.com/GEINSEADLUNCH.html


Robert Salmon (MBA’63)

Author and Consultant

Robert Salmon is a bestselling business writer and consultant. He had 37 year career at L’Oréal Group, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President for L’Oréal Luxury Divisions, and head of Group Strategy. He was the first of many INSEAD Alumni recruited by L’Oréal. Robert Salmon’s expertise in the luxury industry and knowledge of local markets is in demand. He is a valued global advisor and consultant. View a recent interview

Key Facts

When: Wednesday, April 20 2016 12:00

Where: Swissotel Metropole 34, Quai Général-Guisan,1204 Geneva

Tickets:Swiss NAA members CHF 60 / Non-NAA members and guests CHF 75

Conference Language: French


12:00 Registration & Welcome Drink

12:15 Lunch & Speaker Presentation

13:15 Q & A

INSEAD Alumni Association SwitzerlandLudovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter PresidentGeorges Kiener, MBA 82, Event Organizer & Geneva Committee Member

Apr 10 INSEAD Coffee Afternoon at Wilde Tiere Family Club

Dear Alumni,You are invited to a fun Sunday afternoon get-together with Alumni and their families at Wilde Tiere Family Club in Zurich.

INSEAD Coffee Afternoon @ Wilde Tiere Family Club, April 10, 2016, Zurich

Join us for an INSEAD coffee afternoon at Wilde Tiere, the members-only center that combines gastro, fitness and spa facilities for adults, with childcare, play areas, classes and activities for children. Open since October in the heart of Zurich, Wilde Tiere is an oasis for mom, dads and tots alike. It is popular with both locals and expats. You will also meet the co-founder of Wilde-Tiere, INSEAD alumna Stephanie Collet, MBA’11D. It promises to be a fun afternoon for the whole family. More…

Key Facts

When: Sunday April 10, 2016  15:00 to 18:00

Where: Wilde Tiere Family Club, Vorderberg 11, 8044 Zurich

Tickets: Event is free. Registration is required. There will be a bistro bar with prosecco, snacks and other refreshments.


Via email to [email protected] Please indicate “Wilde” in the subject line and number of people in your party.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Alexander Wyss, MBA 01D, Zurich Chapter PresidentJulia Kamber, MBA 13J, Event Organizer[email protected]

Apr 9 INSEAD Cully Jazz Festival Wine and Cheese




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For the third year in a row, we invite INSEAD Alumni Association members and their partners to join for an evening with Wine&Cheese, followed by a visit to the Cully Jazz festival.

INSEAD Cully Jazz Festival & Wine and Cheese, April 9, 2016

The Cully Jazz Festival is a unique event that brings world-renowned Jazz artists to the picturesque village of Cully. The evening begins with wine and cheese in the village of Villette. Then we walk together to Cully through the scenic Lavaux vineyards. Arriving in Cully, you can choose from a range of free concerts taking place in the local wine cellars of Cully. There are also bigger concerts, which require tickets in advance, featuring Chucho Valdés, Bernhoft or Grand Pianoramax. We look forward to seeing you for an evening of great music and local tradition in good company! More…

Key Facts

When: Saturday April 9, 2016 16:00

Where: 157A Route de Lausanne, 1096 Villette 16:00 to 20:00

Tickets:  Wine and cheese is 25 CHF per person. Please bring exact amount in a closed envelope with your name on it.

Concerts: Select from free concerts or buy tickets online in advance.



16:00 – 19:30 Wine and cheese is hosted by Jonas Larsson, MBA ‘89D. (Free parking available in Villette village just next to the church. Hourly trains stop at Villette, 300 meters walk from 157A Rte de Lausanne)

19:30 – 20:00 Two km easy walk from Villette to Cully through the scenic Lavaux vineyards

20:00 Onwards: Individual selection from Cully Jazz Festival Program


Confirm your attendance and number of attendees by email to [email protected] by April 1, 2016

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Geneva Chapter

Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President

Jonas Larsson, MBA 89D, Event Organizer

Apr 7 Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn

noonhBasel Get-Together at Noohn Lounge, April 7, 2016 19:00 

Join us for a relaxing and fun social event at Noohn, known for its sushi and relaxed ambience. If you are new to Basel or in town for the evening, don’t miss this one. Located near the Basel main train station, Noohn is one of the Basel Chapter’s favourite locations for drinks and networking. Bring a friend or colleague!

Key Facts
When:  Thursday, April 7, 2016 19:00
Where: Noohn Lounge Bar, Henric Petri-Strasse 12, 4051 Basel


To register your participation, please email [email protected] with “Basel Noohn” in the subject line. Pay as you go for cocktails and drinks. If you have to cancel, please let us know.


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Marc Galin, MBA 99J, Basel Chapter President

Mar 7 Brooklyn Film Night for Charity in Geneva

Dear Alumni,

You are invited to a social impact event in Geneva organized by the local Soroptimist and Kiwanis Clubs, supported by the INSEAD Alumni Association of Switzerland.To receive an invitation in mid-February, please email INSEAD Geneva Chapter volunteer event organizer Georges Kiener by February 5, 2016. See details below.

Pre-Première of Brooklyn March 7, 2016, Geneva

Join us for a evening screening of the highly-acclaimed new drama Brooklyn at Cinema Pathé Balexert. The film is directed by Tony-award winning John Crowley, with screenplay by Nick Hornby (the British novelist who also wrote the screenplay for Wild). The event’s proceeds will be donated to the Grains of Peace charity which educates young people about the values of cooperation and peace. The film night package includes a flute of champagne and sandwich for guests, and movie pass. To receive an invitation in mid-February, please email INSEAD Geneva Chapter volunteer event organizer Georges Kiener. You are welcome to invite friends and guests to come too!

When: Monday March 7, 2016

Where: Cinema Pathé Balexert

Tickets: CHF 65 (all proceeds to charity & glass of champagne, sandwich, cinema pass)

Registration: By email by Feb 5 to g.kiener @ barnes-international.com