Club Committee

Jean-Daniel Loparco

EMBA 2005

Jean-Daniel holds an Executive MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne.

With more than 20 years of work experience in various sectors – including financial services, asset management, management consulting and oil industry – he has extensive experience in operational management at executive level. His expertise areas are business strategy, financial analysis, controlling, operations and administration in industrial, commercial and service companies.

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David Branch
Committee Member

MBA 1991

David holds an MBA (Dean’s list) from IMD Business School in Lausanne.

He is a real estate and hospitality leader. His areas of expertise include strategy, fundraising, marketing and sales and international business development with multinationals as well as start-ups. In particular, he has a key insight into the HNW and UHNW client, luxury and lifestyle arenas worldwide.

David brings over 30 years experience in real estate, hospitality, internet/ proptech, travel & tourism, investment and merchant banking with companies including CHRISTIE’s, IntraWest/ playground, Immostreet, Club Med, SG Warburg and Barings.

David also holds a BSc Econ (Hons) from the London School of Economics in London.

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Marc Chauvet
Committee Member

MBA 2013

Marc is a management consultant with 15 years' experience in technology and telecommunications. Marc is currently the CEO of Alpha Lyrae, a consulting firm based in Lausanne specializing in digital transformation and analytics. Prior to this, Marc spent 3 years as a team leader in Samsung's Corporate Strategy department in Korea, and another 7 years for France Telecom Orange.

Marc has a Light Aircraft Pilot License, with 60 hours of flight.

In addition to his MBA from IMD, Marc holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur / MSc. in statistics and networks from Telecom Paris.

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Tel: +41 76 554 77 05
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Laurent Foetisch
Committee Member

Managing the Extended Supply Chain program 2008

Laurent is an executive supply chain leader with more than 30 years of experience in supply chain management within the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Laurent is the founder and managing director of Supply Chain Operations SA, a consulting company in strategy, tactical and operational value chain management.

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Tel: +41 79 205 23 32
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Martin Hedman
Committee Member

High Performance Leadership 2015
Orchestrating Winning Performance 2015
Orchestrating Winning Performance 2005

Edward Maertens
Committee Member + Treasurer

MBA 1995

Edward is a civil engineer, responsible for IBM Business Consulting Services to Nestlé.

He became a business consultant after his MBA, worked for PwC, and joined IBM through their acquisition of the former in 2002.

He evolved from corporate and operational strategic projects to managing large IT outsourcing deals.

Prior to his MBA in 1995, he worked for ten years in the machine tool industry (product development and management, as well as sales and production management) in Belgium and France.

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Tel: +41 79 358 37 38
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Serge Pittet
Committee Member

MBA 1987

Serge is a senior management consultant with S.A.M. Conseils, company established in 2005 to host hands-on management consulting services provided to fast growing and/or acquired SMEs.

While his area of functional expertise ranges from business development, including M&A, acquisition integration, growth opportunity identification and related project management, his industry expertise ranges from consumer and industrial goods to business and financial services, electronic media networks and energy.

On top of his MBA from IMD, Serge owns an MSc. in electrical engineering from EPFL.

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Mobile: +41 79 230 75 01
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Bruno Studach
Committee Member

Executive MBA 2017

Bruno has 25+ years working experience in R&D in aerospace, pharma, medtech as well as in production and operations in the sector of micromechanics.

He has participated in and led complex projects for developing electromechanical systems, manufacturing equipment and processes for new products and for life cycle management programs. Bruno has extensive experience in defining and implementing innovative solutions requiring a multidisciplinary approach and cross pollination.

He is currently active in developing business opportunities in renewable energies in Switzerland and abroad while also working in consulting projects in his areas of expertise.

Bruno has lived in Switzerland, Mexico, France and Spain, he is proficient in French, English, Spanish and Italian.

Besides the EMBA, he holds an MSc from EPFL (MT-1995).

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Mobile: +41 79 409 05 85
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If you would like to be involved -or more involved- on the life of your club, or just if you are curious about how the club works, please download and/or read our "Magna Carta" here: Club Chart

Do not hesitate to contact us for any question or suggestion. If you think something must be changed, please forward your suggestions to us well ahead the General Assembly (At least 3 weeks in advance) to ensure your idea or change proposal will be taken in account for the agenda and submitted to vote.

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Mr. Jean-Daniel Loparco
Club President

IMD Alumni Club Switzerland - Lausanne
Mrs. Laetitia Jobin
Club Secretary
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Ch. du Tabousset 40
CH-1040 Echallens


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