INSEAD Board Training (IN-BOARD) 2018-19

Promoting INSEAD´s principle of life-long learning, the INSEAD Board (IN-BOARD) Initiative is an executive education program organized by the International Alumni Association for our alumni who are involved in or aspire to play a role on boards of directors or advisory boards – from small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to listed corporations.

INSEAD Board Training (IN-BOARD) 2018-19

The kick-off weekend on campus in Fontainebleau is led by INSEAD Professor Erik van de Loo and will introduce IN-BOARD participants from the Belgian, Dutch, German, Norwegian and Swiss National Alumni Associations (NAAs) to board dynamics and effectiveness. A full day of leadership development coaching will also be incorporated. Subsequently, local modules developed for the Swiss NAA on Legal, Strategy, HR, Accounting & Auditing and Startup board topics are offered by top-level professional service firms and well-known Business Angels in a series of Zurich-based workshops, tailored specifically to the Swiss corporate environment.

Nov 22-24, 2018 (Group 1)
Nov 23-25, 2018 (Group 2)
Arrival & welcome dinner on 21st / 22nd 
Board Dynamics INSEAD (Fontainebleau)
January 17, 2019 Legal Baker & McKenzie
February 28, 2019 Strategy McKinsey & Company
April 4, 2019 HR Egon Zehnder
May 16, 2019 Accounting PriceWaterhouseCoopers
June 20, 2019 Startups Balz Roth & Peter Pfister 

Each Zurich module takes place from 2pm – 6pm and will conclude with a networking dinner, offering the opportunity for further learning and discussion.


Limited to 12 people. The cost is CHF 6,000 (includes the program fees and the networking dinners; it does not cover travel expenses and hotel accommodation).


Please contact Bernhard Escher ([email protected]) if you are interested in participating and for any further questions.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Alexander Wyss, MBA 01D, President Swiss NAA
Bernhard Escher, MBA 10J, Head of IN-BOARD Initiative Switzerland.

Event Report: Explore DuPont Innovation Center, Meyrin

November 8, 2018

INSEAD alumni visited DuPont’s Innovation Center in Meyrin to hear about the company’s innovation strategy, the activity it drives, and the markets it serves. Attendees came from diverse industries and age groups: from Generation Z to baby boomers. The diversity of professional backgrounds and interests led to a lively discussion during the presentation by Dr. Simone Arizzi, DuPont Switzerland Country Leader, Technology & Innovation Director EMEA, and Alessandra Bonvini, DuPont Geneva Innovation Center Leader.

“There were many challenging questions & inspiring discussions in the group, which reflects the broad impact of materials innovation. It is relevant to the future of many industries, businesses, and our lives. Participants were encouraged to share their experience and express their curiosity, key traits of our alumni events,” commented Ingrida Elijosiute, IEP’07, Geneva Chapter Committee Member and event organiser.

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Event Report: New Ideas About Income Inequality in A Digitalizing World

At a recent INSEAD alumni event in Zurich, Mark Stabile, INSEAD Professor of Economics, spoke about the topic of income inequality, presenting the latest data, while engaging the highly engaged audience on the changes underway and their causes and solutions. Inequality is one of several emotionally-charged changes underway in society today….
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20 Dec Christmas Wishes and Social Light Dinner


Dear Alumni,
You are invited to join fellow INSEAD alumni for a fun holiday season get-together in Lugano!

Christmas Wishes and Social Light Dinner, Palace Cafè, Lugano
December 20, 2018
Join us for convivial drinks and a light dinner! Exchange Christmas wishes and energize with friends at the Palace Cafè, conveniently located at the LAC in Lugano. Don’t miss the chance to reconnect and get together with alumni and friends living or working in Ticino. Of course, bring family along!

Key Facts

When: Thursday December 20, 2018 – 19:00
Where: Palace Cafè, Piazza Bernardino Luini, 6900 Lugano (in the square of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura on the right side of LAC)
Tickets: CHF 45 INSEAD NAA members (paid up), CHF 65 Non-NAA Members and Guests. Ticket price covers wine and tasty refreshments.

On XING Event:
INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland 
Alessio Ascari, MBA’94J, Ticino Chapter President
[email protected]

13 Dec Christmas Season Drinks at Imagine


Dear Alumni,
You are invited to join us for a fun after-work Holiday Season drinks get-together.

Christmas Season Drinks at Imagine, Zurich HB
December 13, 2018
Join us for the annual get-together before the holiday season at the convivial and stylish Imagine Bar, centrally located in the Zurich main train station. This Zurich Chapter event has a special drinks and snacks ticket for only CHF 30. 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, December 13, 2018  19:00
Where: Imagine, Zürich HB, Bahnhofplatz 15, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 30 includes wind and food
On Xing events

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