21 Mar IWIB Zurich INVIGORATE Lunch

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

March 21, 2019
We are changing the scenery for this year’s INVIGORATE networking lunches.
Join us for lunch at the historical Restaurant Schipfe 16, where dining has a social impact. It is conveniently located near Zurich HB, under the Lindenhof and overlooking the Limmat river.

The IWIB events are open to all alumni, regardless of promotion year,
gender, or which type of organization you belong to. We hope to invigorate professional and personal development for all who attend. This is also a great opportunity to meet with your mentor or mentee as you develop your discussions.
Bring your thoughts about what you’d like to see in our 2019-20 IWIB Zurich program.

Looking forward to kicking off another IWIB year with you! Save the dates for our next networking lunches 23 May 2019, 12 September 2019, 5 December 2019.

Key Facts
When: Thursday March 21, 2018 12:00
Where: Restaurant Schipfe 16, Schipfe 16, 8001 Zürich
Tickets:  CHF 35 NAA Members/ CHF 55 Non-NAA Members & Guests
Price covers a menu with main + appetizer or dessert. It does not include drinks, coffee, and wine.
Registrationon XING Events https://en.xing-events.com/IWIBZHMAR19 (The group is limited to 20 participants)

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mafalda Tenente, MBA’06J, IWIB President, Zurich
[email protected]


14 Mar Cross B-School Alumni: 10 Digital Topics

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to connect and network with other top business school alumni (IMD, HSG, and IE) to discuss digitization trends and their impact on business and your jobs.









Cross B-School Alumni: 10 Digital Topics Speed-Dating Style Round Tables
March 14, 2019
Join fellow B-school alumni for two roundtable discussions,  assigned on a first-come first-served basis at registration. Discover and share with others involved in the radical digital transformation affecting business, operating models, and jobs. The topics include Smart Buildings / Robotics / Digital Payments / Digital Music / Cyber Security / Virtual Reality / Analytics / Design Thinking / UX Design / Digital Privacy. Discuss the trends across industries. There are 15 tickets available for INSEAD alumni, so book early. Don’t forget to bring 20+ business cards along!

Key Facts
When: Thursday, March 14 2019 18:30
Where: Volkshaus, Stauffacherstrasse 8004, Zurich, Schweiz, Blauer Saal (located at Helvetiaplatz)
Tickets: CHF 40 for INSEAD Alumni

On Eventfrog https://eventfrog.ch/de/p/wissenschaft-und-technik/2nd-cross-alumni-event-speed-dating-on-digital-transformation-10-roundtable-disc-6498977660587250002.html
(The price covers finger food and 2 drinks. For logistical reasons tickets are not refundable. If you cannot join, you may transfer your ticket to another Alumni.)

18:30 Welcome & Registration
19:00 Introduction
19:15 First Round Table Discussion
20:00 Drinks & Finger food Networking
20:45 Second Round Table Discussion
21:30 Closure & Networking

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




21 Mar Visit to Geneva’s Contemporary Art Center

Dear Alumni, You are invited to an inspiring cultural event in Geneva. A Few Things I Cannot Leave Behind, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva March 21, 2019 Join us for a complementary presentation of the Centre d’Art Contemporain’s latest exhibition,” A Few Things I Cannot Leave Behind” by Andrea Bellini, the museum’s director. The exhibition features the work of Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Zoe Leonard, Marinella Pirelli, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Rirkrit Tiravanija. The presentation is followed by cocktails.  We hope you will join us!  Please note that although there is no participation fee for the event, registration is required.  The deadline to register is March 15, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Myriam von Wedel [email protected] Key Facts When: Thursday March 21, 2019 17:45 Meeting in Entrance Hall. Presentation by Andrea Bellini, Director, Centre d’Art Contemporain begins at 18:00 Where: Centre d’Art Contemporain  Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10,1205 Genève Registration: On XING Events https://en.xing-events.com/CAAGEN19  (If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend, let us know on [email protected]) INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President Myriam von Wedel MBA’96J, Event organizer [email protected]  

15 – 17 Mar INSEAD Ski Weekend in Disentis


Dear INSEADers,
We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the INSEAD ski weekend in Disentis from Friday evening on March 15 to March 17, 2019!


INSEAD Ski Weekend in Disentis
March 15, 2019

Open to all ages, we hope you will join in and bring your family. Register on XING for the ski weekend’s two special dinners and optional snow activities on Saturday.
Friday, March 15 in the evening, at 19h, the weekend will start with a “Pizza Dinner” in Hotel Catrina with all sorts of pizzas by Claudio, an award-winning Italian and international pizza champion.
Saturday, March 16 in the evening, at 19h, we will take the gondola to the Caischavedra mountain station and enjoy a fondue in the station restaurant with a fabulous view over the valley.
If you need accommodation, you can take advantage of an INSEAD special package for hotel and ski passes at the Catrina Resort Hotel http://www.catrina-resort.ch. A separate booking for accommodation is required. (See more info below). If the event is a success, we plan to run it annually. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you and your guests and families in March 2019!
Please note There is limited accommodation in the Catrina hotel/resort Allocation is on first come, first serve basis.

Optional Freeriding The activity includes equipment and avalanche training with a local mountain guide. All safety materials (shovel, avalanche pole, avalanche search device) will be provided; Lunch will be in the restaurant and is not included. For information about the organisation see https://alpventura.ch/ The price is CHF 150 (minimum 5 participants).
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 to circa 15:00  
Where: Mountain station Caischavedra
Optional Special Ski/Snowboard School The activity is for children and includes lunch and 3.5 hours of instruction. The price is CHF 70 / child. The course will only be conducted, if there are 5 children or more. Children should be 6 years or older and already know some Skiing/Snowboarding. If there are enough Snowboarders, they would also offer a Snowboard course.
For information about the children’s’ ski school see https://www.sssd.ch/home/
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 to circa 14:00
Where: Ski school near mountain station Caischavedra

Key Facts
When: Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17, 2019 (Gondola ascent 19h)
Where: Disentis, Switzerland
On Xing events  https://de.xing-events.com/DISENTISWEEKEND2019

Adult Friday & Saturday Dinners CHF 100
Child up to 15 years old Dinners   CHF 50
Optional Freeriding Instruction Voucher CHF 150
Optional Kids Ski/Snowboard School Voucher CHF 70

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once event tickets have been booked.

Special Arrangements (Book Separately)

Accommodation The Hotel Catrina is offering a two night package including breakfast and 2 day ski passes at a special INSEAD price of CHF 250 for adults and CHF 125 for children (up to 15 years old). Book by email [email protected]. Remember to mention the number of adults and children and insert INSEAD in the subject line.

Ski/Snowboard Rental The Mountain Air shop in Disentis is kindly offering a 20% discount for those of us wishing to rent mountain and/or ski gear. Simply mention “INSEAD” when booking  your rental. There is a shop at the valley station (very close to the hotel/resort) as well as one at the mountain station.

Skiing Classes The Ski and Snowboard school offers regular classes on Sunday. You can sign in directly at Schneesportschule Disentis.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Stefan Buser, IDP’18, Event Organizer
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
[email protected]





12 Mar INSEAD Giving Day: Swiss Endowed Scholarship – Let’s reach the €1 million target in 2019!

Swiss Endowed Scholarship: Let’s reach the €1 million target in 2019!!!

Dear Swiss INSEAD Alumni,

As Giving Day is coming up on 12 March, we hope that we can count on each member of the INSEAD Swiss Alumni community to continue showing support for our Swiss scholarship.  Please make a gift between now and 12 March to enable an additional second scholarship of €20,000 to a Swiss MBA candidate. Do you know that the tuition fees alone are now €85,500?

Since 2016, the Swiss alumni have generously donated €945,734 for the Swiss Endowed Scholarship. Let’s make sure we exceed the €1,000,000 this Giving Day!

For further information on the CH Scholarship, see the details on insead.ch/swiss-scholarship

Let’s get out in force! Thank you for your participation!

Swiss IAF Representatives Giving Day Team
Brigitte Reverdin, MBA’81 President Simone Businaro, MBA’13J
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81  Benjamin Delahaye, MBA’08J
Representative Bela Forgo, MBA’10D
  Elisabeth Karolyi, MBA’13D

How to make your gift?
Three ways to make your gift
1. Giro pink slip
La_Fondation_Mondiale (pdf) with mention CH Scholarship
2. 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
3. Online: give.insead.edu
Click “Give Now”
Select country: “Switzerland”
Click “Dean’s Innovation Fund” and select purpose of your choice
For Swiss Scholarship select the generic choice “MBA Scholarships”
Select Amount
Click “Give”
On next page click MBA Scholarships and scroll down to “Swiss Alumni Endowed Scholarship”
Fill out form