Nov 22 Jens Alder, Chairman Alpiq Group in Zurich

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
We are delighted to invite you to a premium knowledge event exclusively for INSEAD alumni about trends in the energy sector in the Swiss market.

Swiss Electricity Market – Trouble Ahead?
Jens Alder, Chairman of Alpiq Holding, November 22, 2016 Zurich
With many years of experience leading businesses operating in highly regulated markets, INSEAD alumnus Jens Alder, MBA’87J, has a unique perspective on the current trends, issues and opportunities in the energy industry. The presentation will be moderated by event organizer Pier Paolo Raimondi and includes a Q&A session. There will be networking and a fine apéro riche afterwards. Don’t miss this chance to hear about a core sector of the national economy, which has undergone a fundamental reshuffling in recent years. 


Jens Alder
Chairman of Alpiq Holding

Before he was elected to the board of Alpiq in 2015, Jens Alder served as CEO of TDC A/S Denmark and Swisscom. He also served five years on the board of Basel-based utility company IWB, and held leadership roles at Alcatel and Motor-Columbus. He has an INSEAD MBA and holds an electrical engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

Key Facts

When:  Tuesday November 22, 2016 18:30 to 21:00
Where: Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: Exclusively for INSEAD Alumni.  CHF 65 for Swiss NAA Members / CHF 95 for INSEAD Alumni Non-members 

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18:30 Welcome and Reception
19:00 Speaker Presentation with Q&A Session
20:00 Apéro Riche

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Alexander Wyss, MBA’01D, Zurich Chapter President
Pier Paolo Raimondi MBA’97D, Event Organizer
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Jan 16 Talent & Technology: Shaping the Future of Work, Davos, Global Talent Index

Dear Alumni
The much anticipated annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index will be launched in Davos, Switzerland on January 16, 2017 and you are invited.

Talent and Technology: Shaping the Future of Work – GTCI 2017 Launch, January 16, 2017, Davos
In addition to the announcement of the annual GTCI report findings, the event will feature the launch of the first ever GTCI index focused on cities: the Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index (GCTCI). This first edition features 45 cities and explores the factors that contribute to turning cities into talent magnets.
The event features four speakers in addition to INSEAD’s Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices and Executive Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).  The GTCI measures since 2013 the ability of countries to compete for talent. The report ranks 118 countries according to their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. The event takes place outside of the Davos secure area, so no passes are needed. Speakers, registration and more information about the GTCI launch are on

Key Facts

When:  Monday, 16 January 2017, 14:30 to 16:15
Where: Kirchner Museum, Promenade 82, 7270, Davos, Switzerland
The event takes place outside of the Davos secure area, so no passes are needed.


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Alexander Wyss, MBA’01D, Zurich Chapter President
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland President

INSEAD Board Training (IN-BOARD) 2016-2017 (4th edition)


Dear Alumni
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.

Announcing INSEAD Board Training (IN-BOARD) 2016-2017 (4th edition)

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 National Alumni Associations (NAAs) to board dynamics and effectiveness. A full day of leadership development coaching will also be incorporated. Subsequently, local modules developed for the Swiss NAA on Legal, Strategy, HR, Accounting & Auditing and Startup board topics are offered by top-level professional service firms and well-known Business Angels in a series of Zurich-based workshops, tailored specifically to the Swiss corporate environment.

Nov 24-26, 2016 (Group 1)
Nov 25-27, 2016 (Group 2)
Arrival & welcome dinner on 23rd / 24th
Board Dynamics INSEAD (Fontainebleau)
January 19, 2017 Legal Baker & McKenzie
March 2, 2017 Strategy McKinsey & Company
April 6, 2017 HR Egon Zehnder
May 18, 2017 Accounting PriceWaterhouseCoopers
June 22, 2017 Startups Balz Roth & Peter Pfister

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.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Richard Bissonnet, MBA 81, President Swiss NAA
Bernhard Escher, MBA 10J Head of IN-BOARD Initiative Switzerland




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