Jul 5 After work drinks at Imagine

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to join fellow INSEAD alumni for after-work drinks and a fun get-together on July 5, 2018.









After-Work Summer Drinks at Imagine Zurich HB
July 5, 2018, Zurich
Join us for one of our fun get-togethers at the convivial and stylish Imagine Bar, centrally located in the Zurich main train station. The Zurich Chapter is hosting the event and the fixed price of CHF 30 includes drinks and fine food (apéro riche). Don’t miss a chance to relax and get together with friendly alumni living and working in Zurich. We hope you’ll join

Key Facts

When: Thursday, July 5, 2018  19:00
Where: Imagine, Zürich HB, Bahnhofplatz 15, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 30 for all INSEAD alumni includes wine and tasty refreshmentsus!

On XING Events https://www.xing-events.com/IMAGINE18J

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland 
Reto Gygax, Zurich Chapter President
[email protected]

Jul 5 Summer Lunch Tennis Club de Genève in the Parc des Eaux-Vives

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to the Tennis Club de Genève in the Parc des Eaux-Vives, hosted by the Geneva Chapter Committee.

Geneva Chapter Summer Lunch
July 5, 2018
Our annual summer lunches are a long-standing and favorite Alumni tradition. Join us in a tranquil setting at a private tennis club restaurant. Registration online prior to July 2 is required (no walk-ins). We look forward to seeing you at noon for cocktails on the terrace, followed by lunch.

Key Facts
When: Thursday July 5, 2018, 12:00
Where: Tennis Club de Genève, Parc des Eaux-Vives, 1207 Genève
Ticket Price: CHF 60 INSEAD Alumni
Make your booking for the summer lunch on XING EVENTS

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Georges Kiener, MBA 82, Geneva Chapter Vice President
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
e[email protected]

Jun 28 Swiss Healthcare Club (CHIC) Value-based Healthcare: a fad or miracle cure for systems globally?






Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an exciting INSEAD Swiss Healthcare Club evening conference in Lausanne on June 28, 2018.

Value-based Healthcare: a fad or miracle cure for systems globally?
June 28, 2018
It is just over a decade since Professor Porter and Professor Teisberg introduced the idea of Value-Base Healthcare (VBHC) in their book Redefining Healthcare. The aim of VBHC is to maximize value for patients, which is defined as “outcomes that matter to patients” divided by “total cost to deliver care”. VBHC aspires to be the strategy that will fix health care globally. In the meantime, many healthcare providers, payers & insurers, pharma and medtech sectors, with varying degrees of urgency and priority, have embarked on the journey to operationalize the VBHC principles, from re-organizing care around the patient and his disease, to systematic outcome and cost measurement, or bundled payments.  Where are we 10 years later?


Antoine Hubert
Delegate of the Board, AEVIS VICTORIA SA & Swiss Medical Network

AEVIS VICTORIA SA is an investment company specialised in services to people. Its main participation is Swiss Medical Network SA, the second-largest network of private hospitals in Switzerland, which Antoine Hubert founded in 2004. With its 16 medical facilities, Swiss Medical Network offers first-class hospital care to patients from Switzerland and abroad. Prior to developing Swiss Medical Network, Antoine was mainly active in the property and real estate industry and has set up businesses and served as a director to several companies in various industries.
Hans Middelhoven, PhD
Head of Innovative Pricing, Global Pricing and Market Access,
F. Hoffmann – La Roche
Hans Middelhoven joined Roche early 2005 from The Lewin Group where he was a senior project manager in the field of pricing & market access. Since joining Roche, Hans has held various operational and strategic roles with increasing responsibility, both at local and global level. Today, Hans is Head of Innovative Pricing within the Global Pricing & Market Access department. Among the projects his group is leading are Personalised Reimbursement Models (PRM) and AccessLABs. More recently he co-initiated a project called Value-Based Health Care at Roche. He holds a PhD in Immunology from University of Amsterdam, and an MSc in Biotechnology from University of Groningen.

Dr. Laurent Tchang, MBA’14D
Managing Consultant, Integrated Health Solution, Medtronic EMEA 

In his role as Managing Consultant, Laurent develops, pilots and scales services and solutions complementing Medtronic’s cardiovascular portfolio, including data analytics and benchmarking, pathway optimizations, digital health and IT enablement. He engages with leading hospitals across Europe to drive the VBHC agenda and principles. Prior to joining Medtronic, Laurent acted as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group Zurich Office, leading projects within the Healthcare Practice Area. Laurent is a trained Medical Doctor in the fields of General, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Key Facts
When:  Thursday June 28, 2017 18:00
Where: Hotel Alpha-Palmiers, Petit-Chêne 34, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tickets: CHF 65 INSEAD Swiss NAA Members (paid up)// CHF 95 INSEAD Alumni Non-members & Guests

On XING Events https://de.xing-events.com/HEALTHCARE2018

18:00 Welcome & Registration
18.30 Panel discussion
20:00 Apéro Riche

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Aleksandar Ruzicic, MBA’97J Healthcare Club President
Dr. Laurent Tchang, MBA’14D Event Chair
Laurent-Dominique Piveteau, MBA’01D, Healthcare Club Vice President
[email protected]


Jun 27 Data As A Transformative Lever in a Well-Established Industry, Olivier Dumon, Chief Product Officer

Dear Alumni,

You are invited to hear about Applied Machine Learning from Elsevier’s London-based Chief Product Officer, Olivier Dumon in Lausanne on June 27, 2018.

Data As A Transformative Lever in a Well-Established Industry, Olivier Dumon, Chief Product Officer, Elsevier, Lausanne
June 27, 2018

Join us as Olivier Dumon shares his experience and thoughts about leading digital transformation in complex organisations. He will highlight challenges that many “traditional” businesses are going to be facing soon and how applied machine learning could be instrumental.

For the past six years he has worked at Elsevier, a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare and open science, as well as improve performance. It is the global leader in Science, Technical and Health publishing with a worldwide revenue of £2.5 bio in 2017.

This event is kindly hosted by Von Rundstedt (outplacement services) in their office in Lausanne, located conveniently near the train station.


Olivier Dumon, Chief Product Officer, Elsevier
Based in London, Olivier Dumon has over 20 years of experience in software Product Management and Big Data, from enterprise software and workflow solutions to e-commerce and ad solutions. He joined Elsevier in 2012 after years in Silicon Valley where he worked with eBay and AT&T Interactive. He has start-up and Fortune 500 experience, growing revenues and bottom lines using Iterative Data Driven Product Development, Analytics, AB testing, Big Data, Search, Mobile and Social. Olivier holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Key Facts
When: Wednesday June 27th, 2017 19:00
Where: Von Rundstedt office, Chemin de Mornex 3 (7th floor), 1003 Lausanne
(at the railway station)
CHF 25 INSEAD Swiss NAA Members (paid up)// CHF 40 INSEAD Alumni Non-members & Guests

On XING https://de.xing-events.com/TRANSFORM18

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Event Organizer
Frédéric Baffou, YMP’01, Event Organizer
Ludovic Choppin, MBA’12D, Geneva Chapter President
[email protected]

Jun 19 When Executives Turn Digital (3 executives, 3 journeys & more than 3 challenges)






Dear Alumni,
You are invited to engage with business leaders who are using artificial intelligence technology in their organizations at an INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland after work event in the heart of Zurich’s international financial district.

When Executives Turn Digital (3 executives, 3 journeys & more than 3 challenges)
June 19, 2018, Zurich
Chat bots, smart agents, machine learning, apps and other digital technologies are beginning to affect the way we work, how we interact with organizations, and with each other. Meanwhile, hype, confusion, and fear-inducing headlines blur the facts about using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in business. Learn what the real impact is when three industry executives, two of whom are INSEAD alumni, reflect on their digitalization and AI systems rollouts. The panel discussion will focus on the journey, how the technologies affect people, professions, and functional roles, not necessarily on cost and efficiency benefits. Join us at Saxo Bank’s trading lounge for an extraordinary chance to network, ask questions and gain insights, without the hype! The panel discussion will be immediately followed by an apéro riche.

Marc Holitscher, CTO Microsoft Switzerland
(digital transformation within the organization)
Marc has been with Microsoft for 15 years and was appointed to CTO in 2015 with mandates to charge-up innovation and execute digital transformation strategies. He also serves on the board of Leanmade AG, a Zurich-based startup. Marc has a PhD from the University of Zurich and postdoc at Harvard.
  Patrick Hunger, MCCC14S
CEO Saxo Bank Switzerland
(autonomous robot as concierge/CRM)
Patrick Hunger was appointed in June 2016 to CEO of the Swiss subsidiary of Saxo Bank. Before Saxo Bank, he held positions at Credit Suisse Trust, UBS Investment Bank and the SNB. Patrick has a PhD from University of Zurich, is an attorney at law (St Gallen) and has a University of Zurich EMBA.
  Alexander Wyss MBA01D, Partner, Baker McKenzie
(contract review software and automatic document tools, featuring machine learning modules used in M&A)
Alexander is a partner at global law firm Baker McKenzie with 20 years of experience in cross-border and national real estate, private equity and mergers & acquisitions transactions. He serves as a director in various companies. He has a PhD from University of Zurich and is an attorney at law (University of Berne).
  Moderator Richard Bissonnet, MBA81, M&A Advisor
Richard is an independent sell-side advisor to European entrepreneurs and is a Senior Advisor to Quarton International, a boutique mid-market firm with offices in Europe and the USA. He has board experience with start-ups and funds. Previously he was a banker in Canada and a senior executive with Reuters in various European countries.

Key Facts
When: Tuesday June 19, 2018 18:30
Where: Saxo Bank Trading Lounge, Beethovenstrasse 33 (ground floor), 8002 Zürich (Next to the Park Hyatt, a 5 minute walk from Paradeplatz)

Tickets: CHF 60 Swiss NAA Members (paid up) // CHF 90 Alumni Non-members & Guests

Registration: On XING https://de.xing-events.com/INSEADDIGITAL

18:30 Welcome and Reception
19:00 Panel Discussion with Q&A Session
20:15 Apéro Riche


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, Event Organizer
Patrick Hunger, MCCC14S, Event Organizer
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
[email protected]