Oct 20 UN Lunch-time Tour: Meet Michael Møller, Director General

Dear Alumni,

We are delighted to invite registered members of the INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland to visit the United Nations of Geneva.

Photo Credit © Jean-Marc Ferré/UN

UN Lunchtime Tour: Meet Michael Møller, Director General, October 20, 2016, Geneva

This is an opportunity to visit the Palais des Nations, European Headquarters of the UN and its largest office after New York with a staff of nearly 10.000 throughout the various agencies, of which 3.200 on the Palais des Nations campus. It is the operational centre of the UN or as the Director General, Michael Møller (who you will meet on the tour), says, “Geneva is the kitchen, when New York is the dining room”.  Beginning as the League of Nations in Geneva, the UN headquarters was moved to New York after the Second World War to ensure that the United States, which was not part of the League of Nations (even if Woodrow Wilson was its main supporter), would be at the heart of the organisation. The INSEAD UN experience begins with a tour, followed by a meeting with Michael Møller, then a private lunch on campus. Places are limited to 20, so please register early.

Key Facts

When:  Thursday, October 20, 2016 
Where: Palais des Nations at 14, avenue de la Paix
Tickets: Swiss NAA members (paid up) CHF 70
On XING Events https://en.xing-events.com/UNOG16
11:10 Meet at the Pregny Gate for security check (Be punctual. Bring proper ID)
11:30 Tour
12:45 Private meeting with Michael Møller
13:15 Lunch in Salon des Délégués.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Ludovic Choppin, MBA’12D, Geneva Chapter President
Georges Kiener, MBA’82, Geneva Chapter Vice-President & Event Organizer
[email protected]

Oct 20 Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to join the Basel Chapter for an informal get-together after work on October 20, 2016.


Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn, October 20, 2016

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, October 20, 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
[email protected]


Oct 6 Doing a Buyout in Switzerland: Vinci Capital & Omnisens

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We regret to inform that this event has been cancelled.

Photo Credit © P. Moullet, Graduate Institute

INSEAD Doing a Buyout in Switzerland: Vinci Capital & Omnisens, October 6, 2016, Geneva

Completing a buyout in Switzerland requires industry insights and regional private equity know-how. Who better to learn about the practical aspects than two insiders: Christian Waldvogel, Managing Partner of Vinci Capital and INSEAD alumnus, Geoffroy Lacoin, CEO of Omnisens.  In 2008, Vinci Capital acquired a majority stake in Omnisens, a Lausanne-based SME commercializing worldwide security monitoring solutions for oil, gas and electricity pipelines. The presentation will be presented in French, followed by Q&A and networking cocktails.  Join us to learn about Swiss buyouts from two experience practitioners at this premium learning event in Geneva.


Dr. Christian Waldvogel, Managing Partner, Vinci Capital
Prior to co-founding Vinci Capital in 2003, he was a founding member of Intel Capital in Europe. He also held executive positions in the semiconductor industry at Intel (Munich) and in the telecom industry at Eutelsat (Paris). .
Christian also has a Ph.D. in Cryptography, a Master’s in Telecommunications from the ETH Zurich, and BSc in Engineering from Princeton.


Geoffroy Lacoin, GEMBA’14, CEO, Omnisens SA
Since November 2015, Geoffroy has been in a leadership role at Omnisens, a company known as the pioneer in real-time asset infrastructure integrity monitoring solutions in the oil and gas, power and civil engineering industries. Before that he held sales and management roles at Single Buoy Moorings, Technip, subsea7 and Saipem. He has an INSEAD MBA, and an MSc in Civil Engineering from ESTP, Paris.


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Ludovic Choppin, MBA’12D, Geneva Chapter President
[email protected]