Dr. Alexander Zinser
High Performance Leadership Program 2013
Current Position: Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, WISeKey
Alexander is responsible for all worldwide legal and compliance affairs of WISeKey, a leading Cybersecurity company listed on SIX, being a member of the Executive Leadership team. Before, he held leading positions in US multinationals, namely at the international headquarters of Reynolds American, Guardian Industries and Agilent Technologies. Alexander started his professional career at the law firm Graf von Westphalen in Frankfurt having studied law in Passau, Birmingham, Vienna, Strasbourg and Munich, finalized with a Ph.D.
To reach directly: mailto:[email protected]
IMD Digital Excellence Diploma 2018
Current Position: Marketing & Innovation Manager at BEKA Group
Brigitte has a strong track record in Strategic Marketing, Innovation and Business Development from world’s top retail brands (Nestlé, Kraft Foods, Lindt & Sprüngli) consumer focused SME’s and start-ups.
With her full dedication to put the customer at the heart of all her actions, she currently works as “Marketing & Innovation Manger” for BEKA Group and Board Member of Nahrin Holding Ltd. – an innovative family owned company focused on food, food supplements and cosmetics.
Trained in Business Administration with a Master’s Degree from University of Zurich (lic.oec.publ.), Brigitte pursued her education in Digital Business Transformation with a “Digital Excellence Diploma”, from IMD Lausanne.
IMD Master in Business Administration 2012
Current Position: Head of Products Adecco Analytics at The Adecco Group
Inês has a solid experience in technology both having worked in multinational corporations (Portugal Telecom and The Adecco Group) and with FinTech and HR Tech ventures, (currently at Adecco Analytics), as an in-house consultant, and product innovation / business development leader.
Her passion for topics meaningful for society is reflected in her work and voluntary commitments. At Adecco Analytics Inês develops products focused on mitigating the Talent Deficit. At the MBA Chapter Zürich she co-leads the organization of events aiming to bring MBAs and all Alumni communities closely together.
Inês is an Economics graduate from Nova School of Business and Economics of Lisbon, having pursued further studies in Business, with the MBA from IMD Lausanne.
Dr. Rico Baumgartner
Walter P. Hölzle
To reach directly
Prof. Tel. +41 41 727 67 87
Christophe P. Meili
Building on Talent
As a serial entrepreneur Christophe is currently the managing director of mpm-innovation, a consultancy delivering growth through innovative sales and marketing models. He founded and sold Jaree AG, a software start-up in the marketing measurement space. He was previously an international business unit manager and a sales and marketing manager at Hewlett Packard, and an IT manager at Procter & Gamble. He holds master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics from the ETHZ and in Political Science from the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques.
Christophe’s focus in the Alumni committee is to introduce social media tools and behaviour to help members connect and make the most of the fantastic IMD network and resources, and to have fun.
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Patrick 'Pat' Kamm
BOT Building on Talent program 2006
With a marketing degree from the University of St. Gallen and an EMBA from the Said Business School in Oxford, Pat worked in Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Audit, off-shoring, COO administration and transportation in Switzerland and abroad.
Worked as CFO for McKinsey & Company Switzerland and Africa, Senior Associate at Ernst & Young AG, as well as a banker for Credit Suisse Group.
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Dr. Patrick Sommer
CMS Partnership Programs 2005, 2006, 2009
Graduated from the University of St. Gallen in 1987 and was admitted to the bar in 1989. He has written his doctoral thesis on the relationship of Switzerland to the European Union and completed postgraduate studies at the Collège d’Europe in Brugues with the H.E.E. diploma.
He then worked for several years in the legal department of the Swiss multinational group Holcim where he has been promoted to the offices of General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors. In 2000 Patrick Sommer joined our firm and is a partner since 2002.
Member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, the International advisory board of the “St. Galler Internationales Kartellrechtsforum” and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
Since 2009 I am serving as Club Secretary of the IMD Alumni Club Zurich, organising the events, taking care of the membership administration, answering all emails and questions and simply enjoying the wonderful interactions with all members that come along with the job.
My other Current Positions and Engagements:
To reach directly:
Prof. Tel. +41 41 711 1366
|Advisors to the Committee|
Therese A. Gerber-Fürst
Management Consultancy to existing and new international and domestic financial organisations and service providers in asset and risk management, starting or expanding their institutional business in Switzerland;
Experienced professional in Commercial, Private and Institutional Banking, with special expertise in international payments and loans as well as in institutional asset management and fund business;
Business and start-up manager leading several organisations and new service entities in Switzerland for Swiss and international banks and asset managers.
Dr. Reto Müller
International Marketing Seminar, 1986
Current Positions: Chairman Helbling Group
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