Swiss Endowed Scholarship: Let’s reach the €1 million target in 2018!

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


Feb 28 Cross B-School Get-Together at Brick, Zurich





Dear Alumni,
You’re invited, along with alumni from other top B-Schools, to a fun evening at the Brick Cocktail Bar in Zurich’s trendy Kreis 4.

Cross B-School Get-Together at Brick, Zurich
February 28, 2018
Join us to expand your professional network and meet international people outside your own alumni group and network!  We will gather on February 28, 2018 at 19:00 at Brick Cocktail Bar, located on Langstrasse, near Helvetiaplatz. The event is open to INSEAD – Bocconi – Cambridge Judge – Columbia Business School – ESADE – Harvard Business School – HEC – IE – IESE – St Gallen – and other B-schools Alumni, as well as spouses/partners. Ticket price includes two drinks and finger food. Earlybird tickets are available until Feb 21. Participation is limited to 70 alumni and guests, so make sure to register early. We hope you’ll join us!

Key Facts
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 19:00
Where: Brick Cocktail Bar, Langstrasse 21, 8004 Zürich
Tickets: price includes 2 drinks and finger food

Earlybird Member of a B-School association (until Feb 21) CHF 30
Earlybird Guests (until Feb 21) CHF 45

Last Minute Member of a B-School association (as of Feb 22) CHF 40
Last Minute Guests (as of Feb 22) CHF 55

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INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland 
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Cyrille Ghorayeb, MBA’13D Event Organizer
[email protected]

Feb 15 Strauss, Paganini & Stravinski OSR Concert Tickets, Lausanne





Dear Alumni,

We are delighted to invite you and your partner to a performance by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Lausanne at a special INSEAD rate (50% reduction for all categories).

Strauss, Paganini & Stravinski OSR Concert Tickets, Lausanne
February 15, 2018
Join fellow alumni and partners for a concert featuring the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), performing Strauss, Paganini and Stravinski compositions. The concert features Jonathan Nott, direction and Valeriy Sokolov, violon. INSEAD alumni benefit from a 50% discount on regular ticket prices for all seats on the special link below. The venue is the stunning Palais de Beaulieu, home to the international Prix de Lausanne ballet competition. More information about the program is on

Key Facts
When: Thursday February 15, 2018 at 20:15
Where: Palais de Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne
Tickets: 30 specially priced INSEAD tickets are available on

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Ludovic Choppin, MBA’12D, Geneva Chapter President
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Event Organizer
[email protected]


Apr 11 Game-changer Workshop: major mid-career decisions w/ Kellogg Alumni

Dear Alumni,
You’re invited to an interactive evening in Zurich with the creators of a proven and effective model for taking control of mid-career decisions and helping individuals make a game-changing impact.

Build on your strengths to become a game changer; the journey towards personal and professional fulfilment, Zurich
April 11, 2018

Are you feeling the pressure of today’s fast changing environments, the rise of digital, its threats and opportunities, and the disappearance of the life-long job? Do you feel that you are being challenged to operate differently? Do you feel you need to be more agile in order to stay relevant and keep your career on track? Join us for an interactive workshop with The GC Index. During this session you will: 

  • Discover how you make your game-changing impact;

  • Learn how to better position yourself by applying core elements of corporate strategy to individual careers;

  • Ensure you can find answers to common mid-career questions, and help make the decisions that result in professional fulfilment;

  • Receive a complimentary personalised GC Index® profile * (200 EUR value) to take the first steps to build on their strengths and make a game-changing impact.

    Whichever direction one takes, be it employee, intrapreneur, or entrepreneur, the most proven way is to understand strengths and build on them.  By having a clear purpose, leveraging assets, developing, and deploying a personal brand, it is possible to be both grounded and open to a wider range of options and crafting a fulfilling future.
    *The GC Index® is an online assessment tool that measures how individuals, teams and organisations make a game-changing impact.

    This event is offered in conjunction with the Kellogg Swiss Alumni Association. Limited places: only 22 INSEAD participants may sign up! Please do not delay in registering. 


    Nathan Ott
    Co-founder and Chief Polisher at The GC Index®
    Nathan developed The GC Index®, a digital instrument to identify, assess and develop corporate Game Changers regardless of age, gender, race, or level. He is also the author of The DNA Of A Game Changer and The DNA Of A Game-Changing Team. Working globally with a diverse range of commercial and non-profits, Nathan helps his clients understand how their employees can make an impact and helps leaders create game-changing teams and cultures


    Sammy Rashed
    Principal at SRCD, Co-founder The Beyond Group AG
    Helping organizations & individuals strategize, crystallize, and realize their unique contribution, Sammy’s experience spans 25 years in project management, productivity, strategy, and personal development.  A career intrapreneur, he created each of his positions at Novartis Pharma and Merck & Co., eventually co-founding The Beyond Group in Switzerland.  He holds a degree in Architecture, an executive MBA from UQAM (Canada), and serves as Corporate Partner – Research & Education with the Technical University of Dortmund.

Key Facts
When: Wednesday April 11, 2018 18:00
Where: Belvoirpark Restaurant Seestrasse 125, 8002 Zurich
Tickets:  CHF 75 NAA Members (paid up) / CHF 100 Non-NAA Alumni & Guests

Maximum number of INSEAD participants: 22 (first come, first served)
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18:00 Welcome & Registration
18:30 Presentation /Workshop, Q&A
19:45 Apéro riche
21:00 Departure

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Marc Galin, MBA’99J, Basel Chapter President
[email protected]

Mar 6 Entrepreneurship & Digitalization: a case for the active investor w/ Fredrik Oweson

Dear Alumni,
We are delighted to invite you and your guests to an evening with Fredrik Oweson, an active investor specialized in high growth ventures in the field of Artificial Intelligence among others.

Fredrik Oweson: Entrepreneurship and digitalization – a case for the active investor, Geneva
March 6, 2018

Fredrik Oweson is a partner and co-founder of Scope, Director of Artificial Solutions, a leading specialist in Natural Language Interaction (form of Artificial Intelligence) and Director in Zenterio. Prior to establishing Scope, he worked as an independent investment advisor; investment manager at the Swedish investment holding company Proventus as well as for Goldman Sachs in UK.

   Scope applies a disciplined and analytical approach to investing. It partners with dedicated entrepreneurs and management teams to build outstanding companies. Scope seeks to invest in companies with high growth potential and international scalability. Current funds under management exceed 190m EUR, from institutional and qualified private investors.
   Artificial Solutions is the leading specialist in Natural Language Interaction (NLI), a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to converse with applications and electronic devices in free-format, natural language, using speech, text, touch, or gesture. It allows business users and developers to collaborate on creating sophisticated, humanlike natural language applications in record time
   Zenterio develops an independent software platform, Zenterio OS, for interactive TV. Zenterio’s software can be used on any new and existing hardware making set-top boxes into interactive home media stations. With the Zenterio OS, TV operators can quickly and cost-effectively provide new interactive services and applications. The company evolved from the former Nokia Home Communication, which Nokia divested in 2002

Key Facts
When:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 18:30
Where: Tiffany Hotel, 20, Rue De L’Arquebuse, 1204 Geneva
Tickets: CHF 50 NAA Members (paid-up) // CHF 70 Alumni Non-NAA Members and Guests

18.30 to 18:45 Welcome & Registration
18.45 to 19.45 Presentation
19:45 to 21:00 Cocktail


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Ludovic Choppin, MBA’12D, Geneva Chapter President
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Event Organizer
[email protected]