IMD Alumni Club
Switzerland – Geneva
IMD Alumni Club

Switzerland – Geneva

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Welcome to the IMD Alumni Club of Switzerland – Geneva

Dear Fellow IMD Alumni, dear Guests,

A warm welcome to the IMD Alumni Geneva Club portal! As an Alum of IMD you belong to one of the most influential and active networks in Switzerland and worldwide

 

We typically hold one event each month, under various formats: business luncheon with top ranked executives, academics or relevant contributors from the social and cultural field, onsite company visits, after-work drinks, roundtables. Other events include the golf tournament and the business school ball.

 

We have developed strong relationships with other top business schools as well as the EPFL in Lausanne. We also wantto develop the communities such as ACE (Alumni Community for Entrepreneurship).

 

We strive to offer various activities to give you the opportunity to develop your network with our diverse community, to generate business relationships and to allow for continuous learning.

 

On this site, you will find the upcoming events and other information about the club. To become a member, you just have to pay a modest contribution of CHF 100.- per year. You will receive a significant discount on the full price of our eventsand you will be invited to special events with limited access, such as company visits.

 

And please, don’t forget to go to My Profile on IMD’s website to verify and update your details as soon as possible!

 

The Committee is very grateful for any feedback, suggestions for improvements or ideas for events. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Committee members Vanessa Monestel – President, Irina Polichschuk – Treasurer, Bertrand Mueller, Fabien Duteil, Sergio Locatelli, Claudio Mellace, Xavier Panhard, Virginie van Doorn
Events
  • Upcoming Events
  • Past Events
  • Alumni Club
    Conference « UBS-Credit Suisse: The Future of Swiss Banking », Pr. Arturo Bris
    We will begin the conference with Prof. Arturo Bris, who will provide his insights on the pros and cons of the limited options available at the time of the merger, drawing very interesting comparisons to other examples of “bank distress”, as well as its potential future implications. Following this, Mr. Schuyler Weiss, Chief Executive Officer at Alpian, will discuss the role of innovation in the Swiss financial system, and share his vision for Alpian as a pioneering force in Swiss digital private banking. Please join us as we explore these complexities, discuss the future of Swiss banking, and envision a resilient financial system.
    1 June 2023
    Hotel Warwick
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    Alumni Club
    Summer Apero – Joint Business Schools event with Alpian
    Events such as this one are always a fantastic opportunity to meet an incredibly vibrant community of Business School Alumni! Sponsored by Alpian
    14 June 2023
    Genève,CH
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    Alumni Club
    Back-to-school AWD
    31 August 2023
    Le bateau-lavoir
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    Alumni Club
    Alpian- IMD Geneva Club Entrepreneurship Panel
    Short Master classes on entrepreneurship by IMD Prof. Benoit Leleux and Ian-Charles Stewart Panel discussion panel with Schuyler Weiss ( Alpia) followed by a one hour Networking Apero
    14 September 2023
    Geneva,
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    Alumni Club
    Mystery coffee
    8 December 2023
    TBD
    More info
    Alumni Club
    After-work-drink at l’Arbalète
    After-Work Drink
    30 May 2023
    Genève,
    More info
    Alumni Club
    Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Golf Club of Geneva
    May 4th, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm AGM followed by an apéro Golf Club of Geneva Rte de la Capite 70 1253 Vandoeuvres
    4 May 2023
    Golf of Geneva
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    Alumni Club
    Workshop GIVE A FUTURE TO MY AVENIR The Art of Career Governance (3-part)
    GIVE A FUTURE TO MY AVENIR ….Discover The Art of Career Governance®️ 1st Workshop The Power of …I Unleash, enable your true and hidden potential 2nd Workshop My Value Proposition Put my purpose into perspective 3rd Workshop Business Myself …and make a difference Networking with efficiency….Be a solution with an edge How worth am I ? Deliverables My 7 Intelligences and my preferred behaviors-strategies Clarify my positioning on the employment market… What and where the future ? Communicate with impact ! Behave…like a chance Create the desire to be hired Benefits-Value for YOU ! The program will enable you to take charge of your professional future and become the pilot, so to speak, acting with clarity and autonomy whilst keeping the ownership of your career, influencing your development and optimizing your most valuable asset, YOU. You master the art of receiving unsolicited career opportunities and choices, insuring that YOU achieve what you would like your future career to become.
    2 May 2023
    Impact Hub Geneva
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    Alumni Club
    Lunch-conference C. Hubscher-Clements, President of Caran d’Ache
    Lunch-conference C. Hubscher-Clements, President of Caran d’Ache
    27 April 2023
    Genève,CH
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    Alumni Club
    Networking Apero to celebrate the Intl Women’s Day 2023 co-organized with CWF
    Networking apĂ©ro co-organised with Career Women’s Forum (CWF)
    6 March 2023
    Genève,
    More info
    Alumni Club
    After-work-drink – special tasting @9diDANTE. Founder Alex Ouziel
    After-Work Drink Special tasting
    2 February 2023
    Genève,
    More info
    Alumni Club
    Lunch-conference by IMD Pr. V. Farber Impact and Blended Finance: virtuous decision drivers
    Conference by IMD Pr. Vanina Farber, Dean of EMBA on “Impact and Blended Finance : virtuous decision drivers”. Pr. Farber will present a path for a new model of economic development, articulating Blended Finance, Engaged Philanthropy and Field Project Development Monitoring. 12 – 12.15 Welcome (1st Floor, Room B) 12.15 – 12.50 Conference followed by Q&A 12.50 – 13.45 Lunch & networking at the Restaurant du Cercle du RhĂ´ne (8th Floor)
    26 January 2023
    Restaurant de la FER
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    Alumni Club
    Winter event – Cercle de la Terrasse 1.12.22
    Events such as this one are always a fantastic opportunity to meet an incredibly vibrant community and to celebrate 2022!
    1 December 2022
    Genève,CH
    More info
    Alumni Club
    GTG Ballet “Les Mondes Flottants” 24.11 8pm CarrĂ© d’Or loge IMD
    Ballet “Les Mondes Flottants” , Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet Created in 2017 for the Göteborgs Operans Danskompani
    24 November 2022
    Grand Théâtre de Genève
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    Alumni Club
    GTG Ballet “Les Mondes Flottants” 23.11 8pm loge CarrĂ© d’OR IMD
    Ballet “Les Mondes Flottants” , Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet Created in 2017 for the Göteborgs Operans Danskompani
    23 November 2022
    Grand Théâtre de Genève
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    Alumni Club
    Round table “Reputation risks and the critical role of the Board” 3/11 6pm
    As Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” According to recent research[1,2] reputation represents more than 20% of the company value. Reputation risk has become the number one strategic business risk in our VUCA world (cyberattacks, product recalls, and damaging social media posts etc.) => Therefore Boards must actively oversee it as part of their mandate Our panel will share their experience in preventing and managing reputation risks; the role of the board and the one of the executives; concrete example and take aways to prevent and weather the storm.
    3 November 2022
    Genève,CH
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    Alumni Club
    Lunch-conference with R. Narayanan, President Alcon Intl, 6/10/22 at 12pm
    6 October 2022
    Genève,CH
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    Alumni Club
    Visit New EntrepĂ´t des TPG – En Chardon, Meyrin
    Visit of the new TPG EntrepĂ´t
    29 September 2022
    More info
    Alumni Club
    Workshop Linkedin for Executives on 22.09.22
    22 September 2022
    Impact Hub Geneva
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    Alumni Club
    Family Day for the World Clean Up Day: “Local action for a global impact”
    To contribute to the World Clean Up Day, the IMD Alumni Club of Geneva invites all IMD Geneva alumni members, their friends and family to a clean-up session in Versoix, Vaud on Saturday 17th of September from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. This event is co-organized with the NGO SeaCleaners Swiss https://www.theseacleaners.org/fr/tsc-swiss/ who provides solutions on land and at sea to fight against plastic pollution. The objective of this event is to gather alumni, friends and families, to raise awareness on pollution matters and to support SeaCleaners Swiss through donations. Even if you cannot attend this event, your support will be much appreciated https://theseacleanersswiss.ch/ IBAN : CH58 0900 0000 1511 0579 9
    17 September 2022
    More info
    Alumni Club
    Back-to-school After-work drink
    Back-to-school After-work-drink
    1 September 2022
    L’Estivale
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    Alumni Club
    Guided tour – Geneva Watch Days exhibition at 1.30pm
    After two very successful editions, the multi-brand watch show is back for the 3rd consecutive year, with the same spirit and the support from the State and the City of Geneva and its founding watch brands.
    30 August 2022
    Rotonde du Mont Blanc
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    Alumni Club
    Guided tour – Geneva Watch Days exhibition at 12 pm
    After two very successful editions, the multi-brand watch show is back for the 3rd consecutive year, with the same spirit and the support from the State and the City of Geneva and its founding watch brands.
    30 August 2022
    Rotonde du Mont Blanc
    More info
    Alumni Club
    Joint Businesss schools Summer event
    Apero Dînatoire to celebrate summer on June 21st at la FER Restaurant Joint event with Alumni Club of Business Schools: ESADE, Harvard, HEC Paris , IMD Alumni Club, Lausanne , INSEAD , LBS, Stanford, Wharton
    21 June 2022
    Restaurant de la FER
    More info
    Alumni Club
    Master classes (3-part) by Laura Penn “Activation into Leadership Speaking” 28/04, 2/06 and 16/06/2022
    “Activation into Leadership Speaking” with Dr. Laura Penn, Founder of The Leadership Speaking School The ability to communicate effectively is a key trait of a Leader, because the role of leaders is to persuade, influence and inspire people, inside and outside of their organizations, to follow their vision. According to many surveys to top executives this is one of the most relevant skills for career promotion. This highly interactive three-part Master Class will activate you to radically up-skill how you speak in front of audiences. Learning essential tools from the Leadership Speaking Toolbox, you will develop a bespoke repertory of communication skills, which will activate you into a speaker who is proficient in the language of “leadership speaking”. Whether talking to a live audience, in a virtual meeting, on a panel, in a job interview, this training activates you to show up as the best version of yourself every time you speak. The three workshop sessions will focus on training different subject areas that are foundational for you to become a more impactful speaker. Therefore, participation in all sessions is highly encouraged. Session 1: Authentic Presence and the Body Language of Leadership (April 28, 2022) This first session will begin your journey into leadership speaking. We will start from the very beginning with “authentic presence”. What is it? How do you activate it and what choices can you make about it? Understanding authentic presence is about understanding that “you are responsible for the energy that you bring into the room”. It’s ground-zero for learning about self-awareness in leadership speaking. Interactive and dynamic, this first session will activate you into the power of The Leadership Speaking Toolbox. Come curious to learn more and come ready to participate! Session 2: How to Speak so that People want to Listen (June 2, 2022) This dynamic session is a perfect complement to the work that was started in Session 1 (Authentic Presence and the Body Language of Leadership). Going deeper into the Leadership Speaking Toolbox, you will discover how tension is the enemy of your voice and what you need to do to release it from your repertory. You will also learn about the wide and wonderful world of “prosody”, the patterns of stress and intonation in language. These powerful tools will activate you into the art of speaking so that people want to listen to what you have to say. Come prepared to move your body, to laugh out loud and to make meaningful connections. Session 3: Conscious Connection and Audience Participation (June 16, 2022) This last edition of the three-part series will focus on the cornerstone of effective leadership speaking: Conscious Connection. What does it take to purposefully connect with your audiences? How do you do it and what are the pitfalls and rewards? Through interactive participation and real-life speaking scenarios harvested from the group, you will leave this training feeling activated and empowered to use the powerful tools you have learned from the Leadership Speaking Toolbox. As ever, come ready to jump in at the deep end, to move your body and to relax and to enjoy yourself.
    13 June 2022
    Impact Hub Geneva
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    Membership

    To pay or renew your membership to our Club has never been so easy! Click the following link now www.imd.org/myimd/membership, and select the Geneva Club.

    Pay or Renew your annual subscription for 2023 by credit card, CHF100 for ALL of 2023!

    If you are a new member, please say hello to us by announcing your new subscription to our secretary Anne-Laure at [email protected]

    If you need support, don’t worry ! Visit our Help page https://www.imd.org/help/faqs-help/

    Looking forward to meeting or seeing you again soon.

    Networking

    Mystery Coffee 2023

    Networking event open to paying members of the IMD Alumni Clubs of Lausanne and Geneva

    The IMD Alumni Clubs of Lausanne and Geneva are delighted to offer you to participate in Mystery Coffee, an alternative opportunity to meet fellow alumni to exchange on common business interests, share industry practices or simply chat about similar personal hobbies.

    To do so is very simple: you just need to register by clicking here.

    Based on your preferences, the system will invite you for a virtual coffee at your desired pace.

    “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet” – Simon Sinek

    Club Committee
    Vanessa Monestel

    President
    EMBA 2008, PED 2007

    Atelier Laurent Ferrier, CEO

    Irina Polishchuk

    Treasurer
    SL 2009, Custom programs 2006, 2010

    Strategy and Business development

    Bertrand Mueller

    Committee member
    MBA 1995, OWP 2018 and 2020

    DAA Capital Partners

    Sergio Locatelli

    Committee member since 2013
    OWP 2012, HPL 2016

    Alcon Laboratories Inc, Marketing Director

    Fabien Duteil

    Committee member since 2019
    EMBA 2018, FBL 2017

    MIND Développement Cybersécurité SA

    Virginie van Doorn

    Committee member since 2021
    FBL 2017, TBL 2017

    Conser

    Stefano Dagosta

    Stefano built a solid career in technology, he served both International Organizations and the private sector with roles spanning from technical management to sales and advisory. He pursued the IMD MBA in 2020 and he holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Politecnico di Torino.

    He is passionate about gardening and cooking – originally from Sicily, Stefano has lived in Geneva since 2012.

    Xavier Panhard

    Committee Member
    EMBA 2018, FBL 2017