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]

27 Feb INSEAD Alumni After Work Drinks

Dear INSEADers,
You are invited to a fun after work social evening in the center of Geneva to network and relax with INSEAD alumni.       

INSEAD Alumni After Work Drinks, Geneva
February 27, 2019 
It is time re-connect at one of our Geneva monthly after work drinks events. Join us for an informal and fun gathering with fellow INSEADers. A selection of tapas is included in the participation fee. Hope to see you there!!

Key Facts
When: Wednesday February 27, 2019 19:00
Where: Les Sales Gosses, Rue du Stand 36, 1204 Genève
Tickets: CHF 10 NAA members (paid up) // CHF 15 Alumni Non-members & Guests. (Price includes complementary tapas. Drinks are pay as you go)

Registration: Online at https://en.xing-events.com/GEMA0219
(Deadline is February 20)

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
Odile Astréoud , MBA’15J Event Organizer
Beatriz Barros, MBA’15D Event Organizer
[email protected]




12 Feb Napoleon’s Leadership: Impact on France & Switzerland, Past and Present

Dear Alumni & Guests,
Join us for an evening business event featuring INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden.        
Napoleon’s  Leadership: Impact on France & Switzerland, Past and Present
February 12, 2019
Join us for a talk by Professor Van der Heyden based on his famous CASE about Napoléon’s military strategy and approach to leadership.
This event follows his last Swiss alumni talk in December 2016 at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, entitled Napoleon Bonaparte and Fair Process Leadership.  
This time the focus is on the impact of his regime on Switzerland. Napoleon is best remembered for his passage across the Alps on his way to his victory in 1800 at Marengo, followed a few years later by his imposition in 1803 on the Swiss cantons and principalities of the famous Acte de Médiation. Just as the French Revolution led to the creation of modern Germany (through the Confederation of the Rhine), of Italy (Bonaparte becoming King of Italy), of modern Austria (after the disastrous defeat of Franz II at Austerlitz the Habsburg Empire becomes the Austrian Empire with the same Franz, but now the First), and of the Latin American countries that emerged after the French invasion of Spain, so it also affected  the Swiss Confederation (comprising 19 cantons).
There will also be commentary on Napoleon’s legacy in France today as the country faces a new revolution (by the gilets jaunes) who aim to once again overturn the country’s leadership, Macron, alias Jupiter. We hope to see you and other lifelong learners  in February.
Register to participate in the discussion and enjoy an apéro riche and networking afterwards.uring INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden.     

Ludo Van der Heyden
INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance,

Founder of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative,
Co-Director of the International Directors Programme & of the Value Creation for Owners and Directors Programme 
Ludo Van der Heyden was co-Dean of INSEAD from 1990-1995.  He holds an Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences from Yale University. He lectures on governance, leadership, team dynamics, fairness in business and society, and business model innovation.

Key Facts

When: Tuesday February 12, 2019 18:30
Where: Tiffany Hotel, rue de l’Arquebuse 20, 1204 Genève Switzerland
Tickets: CCHF 45 for INSEAD NAA members (paid up) / CHF 55 for Non-Members and Guests
Registration: Online at https://en.xing-events.com/inseadnapoleon2.html

18:30 Registration
18:45 Presentation and Q&A
20:00 Networking & Cocktails

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, President Geneva Chapter
[email protected]