Mar 22 Lausanne End of Winter Fondue Dinner

Dear Alumni,
We are delighted to invite you for our traditional fondue at the Café de l’Evêché in Lausanne.

Lausanne End of Winter Fondue Dinner
March 22, 2018
Say goodbye to the winter 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 informal event is a Fondue Moitié Moitié (Vacherin Fribourgeois, Gruyère) served with wine or water, followed by a coffee. Book early as seating is limited. We look forward to seeing you there.

Key Facts

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 19:30
Where: Café de l’Evéché, Rue Louis Curtat 4, 1005 Lausanne
Tickets: CHF 45 (including wine, water and coffee)

Online at

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

Mar 22 The Quest For A New Market Design For The Power Sector

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an exciting evening conference about the future of energy markets in Switzerland and beyond, led by Matthias Gysler, Chief Economist and Head of Energy Policy at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

The Quest For A New Market Design For The Power Sector: Options for Policymaking w/ Matthias Gysler, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (BFE), Zurich
March 22, 2018
The Swiss strategy for electricity market design, CO2 emissions, and energy production will have a big impact on innovation and energy sectors. Join us to hear the federal view at our third energy event in Zurich. Don’t miss this INSEAD Alumni evening conference with unparalleled networking and learning opportunities!



Matthias Gysler, PhD
Chief Economist, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)
Currently leading the policy and planning team, Matthias Gysler has been with the SFOE since 2003 and has been Chief Economist since 2008. He is responsible for energy market regulation for electricity and gas, as well as socio-economic energy research and economic analysis of energy policy. Since the end of 2004 he is the Head of the Energy Policy Section, since April 2011 head of the Market Regulation Section and since spring 2005 additionally Deputy Head of the Energy Economy Division. Dr Gysler also lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). He studied economics and econometrics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, earning a doctorate in experimental economics in 2002. He worked concurrently at the ETH as a research assistant. Before his studies he worked several years for an insurance company.

Key Facts
When:  Thursday March 22, 2018 18:30
Where: Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich
Tickets:  CHF 65 Swiss NAA Members (paid up), CHF 95 INSEAD Alumni Non- members and Guests


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

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Pier Paolo Raimondi, MBA’97D, Event Organizer
[email protected]

Mar 15 INVIGORATE Dinner w/Helen Vasilevski

Dear Alumni

You are invited to the first 2018 Swiss INSEAD Women in Business (IWIB) club networking dinner in Geneva.

INVIGORATE Dinner w/ Helen Vasilevski, IWIB, Geneva
March 15, 2018

Join us for the INSEAD Women in Business Club (IWIB) networking dinner at Le Salon Etoilé Ladurée in Geneva featuring INSEAD Alumna Helen Vasilevski, MBA’98D, who will share insights on her international career that brought her to Verbier to advise companies on their global strategies. The IWIB networking dinners are open to all alumni, regardless of promotion year, gender, or type of organization to which you belong. We hope to invigorate professional and personal development for all who attend. Please note we have reduced the dinner package prices for Swiss Alumni Association members and registration is limited to 20. We are looking forward to welcoming you to forge new friendships and professional contacts. Hope to see you soon!


Helen Vasilevski’s international career spans almost 25 years. She brings a consumer-centric focus to highly branded products and services, having held roles at P&G and Diageo, as well as executive roles including CEO and CMO for private-equity funded and family-led SME companies. She is an active mentor and coach to mid-level executives and serves on the board of Purism (USA), Newron Motors/Manta Motors (France), and the Global Advisory council of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University (Canada).

Key Facts

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 19:30
Where: Le Salon Etoilé Ladurée, Quai des Bergues 33, 1201 Genève
Tickets: CHF 50 Swiss NAA Members (paid up)/ CHF 65 INSEAD Alumni Non-members and Guests (available until March 11, 2018)

Ticket Price Includes: main, macarons/ coffee/tea and waters

On XING Events

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Laurence Amand-Jules, MBA’99D, IWIB President, Geneva
[email protected]

Mar 13 INSEAD Giving Day

Swiss Endowed Scholarship: Let’s reach the €1 million target in 2018 !!!
Dear Swiss INSEAD Alumnus,
We hope that you are having a successful winter and that we can count on each member of the INSEAD Swiss Alumni community to continue showing support for our CH scholarship on INSEAD Giving Day March 13.
Please give CHF 100 so we can offer a second €20’000 scholarship to a Swiss MBA candidate. Do you know that the tuition costs alone have risen to €82’000!

by Giro pink slip: La_Fondation_Mondiale (pdf)
or bank transfer with mention CH scholarship:
La Fondation Mondiale INSEAD (FMI)
Crédit Suisse
CH 1211 Genève 70
IBAN CHF: CH76 0486 6031 0847 3100 0
Account #: CHF 0251-310847-31 (Clearing 4835)

Together we will reach
our goal!!!

Thank you.

Since 2016, the Swiss alumni have generously donated € 725,400 for the Swiss Endowed Scholarship.
For further info:

INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Switzerland
Brigitte Reverdin, MBA’81, Swiss Scholarship Campaign
Dorothée Deuring, MBA’96D
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81


Mar 8 INVIGORATE Networking Lunch@Hiltl Haus, Zurich

Dear INSEAD Alumni,

You are invited to the next networking lunch hosted by the Swiss INSEAD Women in Business (IWIB) club in Zurich.

INVIGORATE Networking Lunch@Hiltl Haus, Zurich

March 8, 2018
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 over lunch at Haus Hiltl. We plan to reflect on the local equality in business status and discuss this year’s Global Talent Competitiveness (GTCI) study that focuses on how diversity of talent is critical for competitiveness in the future. (download the full report here: #equalitymeansbusiness.  I encourage you to read the report and bring your own thoughts to the table on hot topics you’d like to see in our 2018 IWIB Zurich program. The IWIB events are open to all alumni, regardless of promotion year, gender, or which type of organization to which you belong. We hope to invigorate professional and personal development for all who attend. The group is limited to 20 participants.

Advance Women Conference
This year we are firming local ties with Advance ( If your company is a partner organization we encourage you to attend the upcoming evening conference set for March 8, starting at 17:30 in the Aula at University of Zurich ( If your company is not yet a partner organization, explore its benefits by contacting us to receive one of five extra seats exclusively for INSEAD alumni (first come, first served basis). Send us an email [email protected] to apply for a ticket. Looking forward to kicking off another IWIB year with you!

Key Facts
When:Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00
Where: Hiltl Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 30 NAA Members/ CHF 50 Non-NAA Members & Guests
Price covers buffet items up to CHF 30. It does not include drinks, coffee, and wine.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland 
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Mafalda Tenente, MBA’06J, IWIB President, Zurich
[email protected]