Zurich Chapter

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Reto Gygax, MBA’13D
President

Reto is a partner of VIALEX Attorneys at Law with offices in Zürich, Berne and Lugano, a company he co-founded in 2015. He has been working in the legal industry since 2008 and his practice focuses mainly on domestic and international litigations, negotiations, transactions, as well as risk management and legal advice in regulated industries. Prior to this he worked for 10 years as an entrepreneur in international IT consulting and project management, focusing on enterprise strategy, software management, and event organization, with projects in North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Reto is Swiss and lives in Zürich with his wife Martina and their daughter Rosa.

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Simone Businaro, MBA ‘13J
Simone is a business transformation and strategy professional with over 14 years of experience in consulting, automotive and consumer appliances manufacturing across Europe, America and Asia. Prior to joining Franke, Simone held a variety of roles in IVECO and Value Partners in Italy. He holds an MBA and additional board training from INSEAD in Fontainebleau / Singapore as well as a Master’s degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

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Dorothée Deuring, MBA’96
Dorothée is a Member of the Board of Directors of Röchling. She is a mergers & acquisitions specialist for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical and consumer goods industry and has worked on both, the corporate as well as the investment banking side. She was Head Europe of the Corporate Finance Group at UBS and has served Sal. Oppenheim Investment Banking as Head Healthcare/Chemicals M&A. Previously, she was with F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel as Vice Director of Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions, where she was responsible for the execution of strategic buy and sell transactions for both, the pharmaceutical as well as the diagnostics division. Right after her INSEAD MBA in 1996, she served as a consultant for McKinsey’s pharmaceutical practice in Zürich. Dorothee is a biochemist with a Master’s degree from Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and a former researcher with the Centre National de Recherche Scientific.

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Fabrice d’Erm, YMP’04Sep
Fabrice d’Erm is an investment professional leader with more than 20 years of experiences in the financial industry. Fabrice has a broad international exposure with roles and assignments in various European countries. He lived and worked in Luxembourg, Paris, Roma, Cologne, London, Geneva and Zurich. Fabrice performed leadership and specialist functions, set up businesses and managed large projects and has a global perspective of the industry of wealth management business. 

Fabrice has some business angel activities with investments in numerous start-ups (social and non-social) with some Board of Directors experience. Fabrice has a keen interest in philanthropy, impact and sustainable investments. He gained a Master in Banking & Finance from the University of Paris X, holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management from the ISG business school in Paris. Fabrice attended the YMP programme in September 2004 and the In-Board programme in 2015.

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Matthias Frieden, MBA’05
Matthias Frieden is an independent start-up and angel professional. He is coach of the international business angel network Go Beyond Ltd. and currently working on his own venture. Matthias has worked for Zurich Financial Services in a number of senior management roles, most recently as Global Head Risk & Technology Office. Prior to earning his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau/Singapore, he was business editor for a Swiss daily newspaper. Matthias is Treasurer of the Swiss INSEAD alumni association and member of the respective Zurich chapter committee

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Cyrille Ghorayeb, MBA’13
Cyrille Ghorayeb is currently working at Johnson & Johnson in the Procurement team (Consumer EMEA) External Manufacturing. She is accountable for performance and value delivery of the category she is leading. Prior to that, Cyrille was working at Unilever, where she was designing and deploying Global Manufacturing tools used by sites in different clusters/categories and supporting the factories to drive continuous improvement strategic initiatives.

Prior to earning her MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau/Singapore, Cyrille was the co-founder of a startup that provided civil and electromechanical services, managing and leading projects End to End (design to execution). Cyrille gained a Bachelor and Maters Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Superieure d’ Ingenieurs de Beyrouth in Lebanon and is currently a member of the INDEVOR Global Impact Network ExCo (MENA Lead / Europe Co-Lead,) 

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Esther Pfister Sutter, MBA’09D
Esther Pfister Sutter, MBA’09D Esther Pfister made the leap from corporate consultant to startup founder in 2017. Until today Stoffwald.ch fulfilled hundreds of sewing materials orders for over 25 retail partners. Stoffwald’s loft-style showroom in Zurich’s Binz district is ready for popups and workshops. With a vision of digitally empowering small business owners and women, she’s currently raising a seed round to take things to the next level.

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Pier Paolo Raimondi, MBA ‘97D

Pier has close to twenty years of corporate experience in the energy and utilities sector throughout Europe. For ten years he was a senior banker at two international investment banks (lastly as Head of the Energy and Utilities team at an Italian investment bank, which by assets is Italy’s largest). Subsequently he founded his own corporate finance company, focusing on cross-border M&A activity between Central and Southern Europe and more recently also Israel and Turkey. In 2016, Pier joined the Finadvice Group and since then increased its focus on the Mediterranean area. Pier has a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and a Doctor Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy). He speaks English, Italian, German and French

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Thomas De Roquancourt, MBA ‘15J
Thomas de Roquancourt is an executive director at Nautae Capital. Based in Zurich, he is scouting the Swiss market for potential acquisitions and is responsible for the deals structuring. Prior to joining Nautae Capital, Thomas was Vice president at Natixis in Houston – Texas in the structured finance department focusing on the oil & gas industry. He also worked as a Senior Consultant for Zurich Group. He holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

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Rajiv Shetty, MBA’06

One Comment
  1. Hello Reto
    I am contacting you to inform you that a senior executive alumnus Olivier leteurtre will be moving soon from France to Zurich
    He is looking to be in touch with the Zurich chapter
    I gave him the link to Swiss association website and names of the Zurich chapter
    Could you give me email contact and telephone for olivier to contact you
    Many thanks
    Claude
    VP France NAA association

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