What does it take to lead today? Jean-Claude Biver, INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2019

Watchmaking industry legend, Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of the Board, Hublot , is chairing the CEO and Board panel at this year’s INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe in Geneva. His vision transcends the world of luxury goods and can be applied across innovative industries, as INSEAD’s Felipe Monteiro, Affiliate Professor of Strategy said in a recent interview. Jean-Claude Biver will be joined by equally inspiring panel members, Katherine Garrett-Cox, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK), Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich, and Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, BlackRock.

With such a diverse panel, it is sure to be an insightful and interesting discussion. To make sure you don’t miss it, register now on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insead-alumni-forum-europe-2019-leading-with-purpose-inst-registration-53136397395

Jean Claude Biver’s three conditions for a successful life in INSEAD Knowledge bog https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/three-conditions-for-a-successful-life-10156
Profile of Jean Claude Biver in Barnes magazine by Georges Kiener, MBA’82 (English and French) https://www.insead.edu/sites/default/files/assets/dept/events/docs/BLH-4-cover-story-JCB.pdf (pdf)
Alumni Forum Europe Registration https://afe2019.eventbrite.com

April 2019 Peter Bence, Swiss Tour 2019

Dear INSEAD Alumni,

Now is your chance to see the acclaimed virtuoso pianist, Peter Bence. The young, dynamic recording artist, composer,  and producer, with a huge social media following – and an enthralled fan base around the world – is coming to Switzerland.

Peter Bence, Swiss Tour 2019
April 2019 
Geneva Chapter committee member, Ingrida Elijosiute, IEP’07, has negotiated an INSEAD alumni discount (15% reduction) for the upcoming Peter Bence tour of Switzerland in April. Peter Bence will perform in six cities, starting in Geneva on 11 April and ending in Basel on 18 April. Book your tickets on Ticketcorner using the promotion code INSEAD15
To get an idea of what’s in store for concert goers, check out the following links
“Great music is immortal and should not be judged by genre.” –Peter Bence
Video: Don’t Stop Me Now https://youtu.be/LrQnnhAXLt0
Video: Timberlake meets Bach https://youtu.be/V69ntkR3YBY

Key Facts
When: Tour dates and cities are listed on Ticketcorner

Registration:  On Ticketcorner
Promotion code: INSEAD15

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
Ingrida Elijosiute, IEP’07, Geneva Chapter Committee Member
[email protected]

10 May Entrepreneurship Forum, German NAA

Swiss alumni are welcome to attend the German alumni association’s  21st INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum on May 10,2019 in Munich. Earybird tickets are available until April 15, 2019.

Participants will unwrap the latest trends in food, mobility, energy and finance, while discovering different ways of starting up: from family business to social entrepreneurship, corporate and R&D.


Jochen Engert (Flixmobility / Flixbus)

Ludwig and Charly Sayn Wittgenstein (family owned wind power startup WNE Holding)

Tim Van Zandt, INSEAD Professor of Economics since 1999.


Throughout the day a broad range of exciting start-ups from INSEAD alumni plus networking in between and after sessions.

Key Facts

Where: The same fantastic location as last year at Café Reitschule in Schwabing right by English Garden. And finally, there is an opportunity to celebrate further into the evening with a reservation of some of the last available tables in the popular Hippodrom Tent at Munich’s famous  Frühlingsfest from 19:00 onwards.

Tickets: Register and secure your EARLY BIRD ticket https://www.eventbrite.de/e/iaag-21st-entrepreneurship-forum-tickets-58285564693  until April 15

Tickets for Frühlingsfest: Hippodrom Tent – 19:00 – 22:30. Limited capacity!

Please register on https://www.eventbrite.de/e/iaag-fruhlingsfest-munchen-2019-tickets-58307392982  for tickets at 37,50 €.

We look forward to seeing you at the IAAG Entrepreneurship Forum 2019 and later on at the Frühlingsfest!

Bernhard Escher, MBA’10’J
Head of Entrepreneurship Club