Club Committee 

Dr. Alexander Zinser
President

High Performance Leadership program 2013

Current Position: Managing Counsel at Reynolds American Inc. group

Being a member of the Executive Leadership team at the international headquarter of Reynolds American, Alexander is responsible for all legal affairs in Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia. Before, he held leading positions in US multinationals, namely at the EMEA headquarter of Guardian Industries in Luxembourg and the European headquarter of Agilent Technologies in Morges. 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.

Founder of the General Counsel Forum Switzerland, Member of Global Leaders in Law (GLL), Swiss Association of in-house counsel (VSUJ), Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS).

To reach directly:
a.zinser@yahoo.com


Patrick 'Pat' Kamm
Treasurer & Committee Member

BOT Building on Talent program 2006

Current Position:
CFO & Global Director of Finance and Administration of MMP Holding AG (incl. MMP IP Solutions AG and MoneyPark AG) in Switzerland, the first independent provider for personalized financial advice consulting clients in financing, mortgages, investments, credit cards, checking accounts and savings accounts.

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.

To reach directly:
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Dr. Rico Baumgartner
Committee Member

MBA 1994

Current Positions:
CEO of Baumgartner Frey Family Office AG, CEO of Feldman Frey Philatelic Group AG, CEO of ImmoFrey AG.

  • Attorney-at-law with in-depth knowledge and experience in Private and Corporate Banking, Structured Finance, Insurance and Turn- around Management as well as in a wide area of Corporate and International Law;
  • Member of the Zurich Bar Association;
  • Certified Mediator;
  • Worked as Head Special Desk at Credit Suisse, Head Project Finance at Swiss Re, Risk Manager of a highly visible and reputable wealth owner, as well as a lawyer for ABB.

To reach directly:
Prof Tel: +41 43 343 9183
Website: www.bffo.ch
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Therese A. Gerber-Fürst
Committee Member

PED 2001

Current Position:
Owner and CEO of CONTAG Management Consultancy, Zug
BA in Business Administration KSZ; holding diplomas of Swiss Finance Institute of University of Zurich, in marketing and commercial business;

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.

To reach directly:
Prof Tel: +41 79 212 78 62
Website: www.contag.ch
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Christophe P. Meili
Social Media, 1st Thursdays

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.

To reach directly:
Prof Tel: 41 78 844 01 63
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Dr. Reto Müller
Committee Member

International Marketing Seminar, 1986

Current Positions: Chairman Helbling Group
With Helbling Group since 1984, Partner, Executive Chairman and CEO of Helbling Group, a leading professional services firm in technological innovation and business consulting.

Member of the Extended Executive Committee of SWISSMEM (Association of the Machinery, Electrical, Metal and Technology Manufacturing Companies of Switzerland), Member of the Board of Directors of several industrial companies, Chairman of the Regional Advisory Board of the Swiss National Bank (2002 ? 2010).

To reach directly:
Prof Tel: +41 44 438 1711
Website: www.helbling.ch
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Dr. Patrick Sommer
Committee Member

CMS Partnership Programs 2005, 2006, 2009

Current Position:
Attorney at Law, Partner at CMS Rechtsanwälte, focusing on competition law, corporate law and M & A

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

To reach directly:
Prof Tel: +41 44 285 11 11
Website: www.cms-veh.com
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Walter P. Hölzle
Committee Member

Current Positions:

  • owner of the consulting firm Hölzle, Buri & Partner Consulting
  • chairmen of the board at Biomed AG, director of the boards at Ferring AG, Innodent AG and advisor to the board of Galexis
  • acting president of the vips (Association of Pharmaceutical Companies in Switzerland), Vice-Chairman of PhRMA Switzerland (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer of America), President of the Foundation refdata, board member of GS1 and member of EAK.(federal appraisal commission for the reimbursement of pharmaceuticals); advisor to the canton Zug for the economic development

To reach directly

Website: www.hbpc.ch

Prof. Tel. +41 41 727 67 87


Gabriela Mäder
Club Secretary

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:

  • Partner and CEO of the audit firm Prisma Treuhand und Revisions AG
  • Foundation Council of the Foundation of Koyao Children Community Center, Thailand
  • Owner of KhaoDham Holiday Houses Thailand
  • Board Member at Honegger&Bregenzer GmbH

To reach directly:

Website: www.prismazug.ch

Prof. Tel. +41 41 711 1366

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