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.
Events such as this one are always a fantastic opportunity to meet an incredibly vibrant community. To celebrate 2023 and welcome 2024! Special festive and philanthropic Winter Dinner at the Société de Lecture with L’Effet papillon Traiteur
Round table co-organized with EPFL on energy transition Powering Tomorrow: A Global Energy Transition Panel Followed by an Apero Speakers Mrs. Kanngiesser – CEO of ALPIQ Mr. Petit – CEO Romande Energie Mr. Colombo – Swissgrid One professor from EPFL Program: 18:00 – 18:30 Welcome drink & registration 18:30 – 19:30 Roundtable moderated by Mathieu Hoffstetter 19:30 – 20:00 Q&A 20:00 – 21:00 Cocktail Dînatoire and networking 21:00 End of the event The round table will be held in English.
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 16th of September from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. This event is co-organized wih 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
Special event on the Entrepreneurial journey from IMD to Swiss Bank: The Alpian experience. Talk and panel discussions will be moderated by Ian-Charles, IMD Entrepreneur-in-residence.
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.
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.
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 Rhône (8th Floor)
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.
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.
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
EMBA 2008, PED 2007
Atelier Laurent Ferrier, CEO
SL 2009, Custom programs 2006, 2010
Strategy and Business development
MBA 1995, OWP 2018 and 2020
DAA Capital Partners
Committee member since 2013
OWP 2012, HPL 2016
Alcon Laboratories Inc, Marketing Director
Committee member since 2019
EMBA 2018, FBL 2017
MIND Développement Cybersécurité SA
Committee member since 2021
FBL 2017, TBL 2017
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.
EMBA 2018, FBL 2017