7 Mar INSEAD & HSG St Gallen Cocktails & Conversations

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to connect with alumni from HSG St Gallen and with each other after work in Zurich.

INSEAD & HSG St Gallen Cocktails & Conversations, Zurich
March 7, 2019
Join HSG St. Gallen MBA Alumni for a fun get-together at Onyx. The first cross b-school event last September was a great success and we hope this one will be too. It starts at 19h and drinks and food are pay as you go. No need to register, just drop by and join us.

Key Facts
When: Thursday 7 March 2019 19:00
Where: Onyx Bar in The Hyatt Hotel,  Beethovenstrasse 21, 8002

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President
Alexandra Cherali, HSG St. Gallen MBA Alumni Board Member
[email protected]

7 Mar Relax and Refresh at the Clarins Boutique & Spa

Dear Alumni & Guests,
You are invited to an IWIB after-work networking event at Clarins Boutique & Spa in Geneva.

Relax and Refresh at the Clarins Boutique & Spa
March7, 2019
Get ready for Women’s Day at the Clarins Boutique & Spa. Refresh and network with colleagues! Discover the world of well-being and beauty, in Clarins’ aesthetic atmosphere. Learn some tips on self-care that you can follow at home and when you travel. Drinks and snacks will be served. Spaces are limited, so register now!

Key Facts
When: Thursday March 7, 2019  18:30-20:30
Where: Clarins Boutique & Spa Terrassière, Rue de la Terrassière 23, 1207 Geneva
Tickets: Free for INSEAD NAA members  and Swiss alumni / CHF 20 for Guests
Registration: On XING https://en.xing-events.com/CLARINSIWIB.html

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


4 Mar Surviving and thriving in the fast-changing job market

Dear Alumni,
You’re invited to an interactive evening in Basel with the author of a proven and pragmatic model for taking control of mid-career decisions and helping individuals create their unique program of career management and growth.

Surviving And Thriving In The Fast-Changing Job Market: 12 steps to achieve a fulfilling career – and grow in the process
March 4, 2019
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 and be more agile in order to stay relevant and keep your career on track? Professionals today want to balance a fulfilling career, private life and personal renewal. This requires deliberately designing and implementing a program for long-term professional development and satisfaction.

Join us for an interactive session targeted to individuals who:

  • Wish to learn how to leverage the changes in the work landscape
  • Seek to evolve from a generic role to their own unique personal brand
  • Learn how to better position themselves 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;
  • Want to take control of their professional destiny, building on their acquired assets and create compelling opportunities for themselves that support their aspirations.

Whether you are an employee, intrapreneur, or entrepreneur, there is a proven way, based on understanding strengths and building on them, defining a clear purpose, leveraging assets, and establishing a personal brand, It is possible to be grounded yet ready for a range of fulfilling future options. Join us for a relevant and inspiring event!


Sammy Rashed
Principal at SRCD
Co-founder The Beyond Group AG

A strategic advisor and executive coach with nearly 30 years’ experience in senior management in various industries, Sammy’s focus is on helping individuals and organisations strategise, crystalise, and realise their unique contribution. His experience spans project management, productivity, strategy, and personal development.  A career intrapreneur, he created each of his positions at Novartis Pharma and Merck & Co. before co-founding The Beyond Group AG and SRCD in Switzerland.  He has headed organizations in Canada, Europe, and globally across all regions, not only driving the strategy and leading transformation programs for his function, but also becoming recognized as high-impact coach and mentor, as well as a thought leader on personal and professional development. He holds a degree in Architecture, an executive MBA from UQAM, and serve as Corporate Partner Research & Education with the Technical University of Dortmund.

Key Facts
When: Monday, March 4, 2019 18:00
Where: Restaurant Safran Zunft, Gerberstrasse 11, 4001 Basel 
Tickets: CHF 65 INSEAD Swiss NAA & Northwestern Alumni Association Members / CHF 85 Alumni Non-members and Guests Registration (Seating limited to 30 participants  from INSEAD and Northwestern, or guests. First come, first served)
Registration: XING events https://en.xing-events.com/GAMECHANGER2

18:00 Welcome & Registration
18:30 Presentation /Workshop, Q&A
19:45 Apéro riche
21:00 Departure

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Marc Galin MBA’99J, Basel Chapter President
[email protected]


28 Feb After-work Drinks at IMAGINE

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

After-Work Drinks at Imagine Zurich HB
February 28, 2019, 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 us!

Key Facts

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 19:00
Where: Imagine, Zürich HB, Bahnhofplatz 15, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 30 for all INSEAD alumni (includes wine and tasty refreshments)
On Xing events https://www.xing-events.com/IMAGINE19F

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

28 Feb Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to join the Basel Chapter for an informal get-together after work at Noohn.

Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn
February 28, 2019
Join us for a relaxing and fun social event at Noohn, known for its sushi and relaxed ambience. If you are new to Basel or in town for the evening, don’t miss this one. Located near the Basel main train station, Noohn is one of the Basel Chapter’s favourite locations for drinks and networking. Bring a friend or colleague!

Key Facts
When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 18:00
Where: Noohn Lounge Bar, Henric Petri-Strasse 12, 4051 Basel 
Please register on XING https://de.xing-events.com/NOOHN2019
Tickets: Participation is free. Drinks and food are not included. It is a pay-as-you-go event.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Marc Galin, MBA 99J, Basel Chapter President
[email protected]