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.
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!
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.