12 Dec INSEAD Holiday Season Apéro

Dear Alumni,
You are invited to celebrate the coming Festive Season at Rooftop 42 with Geneva area alumni.

INSEAD Holiday Season Apéro, Geneva
December 12, 2018
It is that time of year again to re-connect and relax together before the Christmas break. This year we are gathering after work at Rooftop 42, located in the heart of the city. Join us for an informal and fun gathering with fellow INSEADers.  Refreshing snacks are sponsored by the Geneva chapter of the INSEAD Alumni Association. Participation is free, but registration is requested. Drinks are paid for individually. Join us!!

Key Facts
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2017 19:30
Where: Rooftop 42, Rue du Rhône 42, 1204 Genève
Tickets: Free with registration on XING. Drinks are paid for individually.

Registration: https://de.xing-events.com/XMASGENEVA18

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Odile Astréoud, MBA15J Event Organizers
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
[email protected]

29 Nov The future of commodities: “it’s all about smart”

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to join guests of Saxo Bank, and members of Swiss Blockchain Association, Foreign in Banks in Switzerland, and the Commodity Club on November 29, 2018 for an evening conference in Geneva about technology and ecosystem trends in commodity trading.

The future of commodities: “it’s all about smart”, Geneva
November 29, 2018
What will the new tech order in commodity trading be? What developments shape and challenge the market participants? Can we assume that the commodity trading market will be ‘smart’? And if so, can anyone outsmart the market? Our keynote speakers and esteemed panel experts will allow for a rare insight into the fascinating and fast-moving realities of the commodity trading ecosystem and put into practice the structural forces of technology. Join us for an inspiring evening full of trends and discuss with the experts your take of the commodity trading market!

Key Facts

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 18:30
Where: Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, 19 Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva
Tickets: This event is free of charge. Seats will be allocated on first come first serve basis.
Registration: https://app.saxobank.ch/events/app/index.html


18:30 – 19:00: Welcome & Registration
19:00 – 19:45: Keynote Speech
“Where is blockchain” by Toon Leijtens, CTO Komgo
Keynote Speech
“Does oil have its Kodak moment?” by Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank A/S
19:45: Panel Discussion
“What is smart about the future of commodities trading”
Chaired by Richard Bissonnet, INSEAD MBA’81, M&A AdvisorPanelists
Toon Leijtens, CTO Komgo
Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank A/S
Marco Montefiori, Head of Product Trading
Jennifer Wu-Schwab, CFO and Director of Strategy      ScanTrust SA

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
Patrick Hunger, MCCC14S, CEO Saxo Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., Event Organizer
Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, Event Organizer
[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 


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]