Guest speakers

Discover our guest speakers for the 2022 MBA program.

Guest speakers

Discover our guest speakers for the 2022 MBA program.

Inspiring the future

The majority of your courses throughout the year incorporate distinguished guest speakers who add invaluable insights to the topics and case studies you are discussing. Business leaders offer real-world learning by giving an overview of their company and industry, describing their career progress and the challenges they have faced, and by offering advice and tips on current business issues. See below a sample of our guest speakers.

Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Ian Dunn

Chief Executive Officer at Plantlife International – The Wild Plant Conservation Charity

Brigitta Voss

Pharma Executive Portfolio & Project Management, Strategy & Operations

Alexander Meyer zum Felde

Associate Director, Total Societal Impact & Sustainability & Circular Economy at Boston Consulting Group

Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s Minister of Health, IMD MBA 1999

Sanjay Bhattacharyya

Ambassador of India to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Pieter van Oord

CEO of Van Oord

Barbara Frei-Spreiter

Executive Vice President Industrial Automation | Member of the Executive Committee at Schneider Electric

Yves Daccord

Former Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Kanchan Chanana

Global Ops Strategy & Innovation at Philip Morris International

Peter Branner

Chief Investment Officer at APG

Geraldine Leegwater

Geraldine Leegwater

Christian Wind

Partner at Bratschi AG

Luigi Rizzo

Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley

Paolo Marchesini

Chief Financial Officer at Campari Group

Stefano Santinelli

Board Member, CEO at Swisscom Directories

Simon Braaksma

Senior Director at Royal Philips NV

Frank Vivier

Group Chief Transformation Officer at Richemont

Thomas Becker

VP Sustainability & Mobility, BMW Group

Marcus Ehrhardt

Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Antonia Wanner

Group Head of ESG, Sustainability Strategy and Deployment, Nestlé

Anke Hampel

Global Innovation & Sustainability Director, Tetra Pak

Karin Hagen-Gierer

Group Chief Procurement Officer, Ardagh Group

Marieke de Pooter

Supply Chain director at L’ Oreal Switzerland

Christoph Aeschlimann

CTO & CIO Swisscom

Robert Mardini

Director General – International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC

Stephan de Barse

Executive Vice President at o9 Solutions, Inc

Rohini Anand

Strategic DEI Advisor & CEO Rohini Anand LLC

Filip Dames

Founding Partner of Cherry Ventures and Former Chief Business Development Officer of Zalando

Juan Jimenez Criado

Director of Strategy and M&A, PepsiCo Europe

Rodrigo Pina

Chief Human Resources Officer, Ternium

Jaap Romelaar

Co-Founder of ZoomAgri

Cody Taylor

Former Vice President, Government Relations

Tania Hector

Corporate Head of Learning and Development, Nestlé

Dina Gracheva

Global Head of Industry, Hilti Group

Temi Orekoya

Global People & Culture Business Lead, Supply Chain, Philip Morris International

Dr. Gesa Miczaika

General Partner at Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund & Board Member at German Startups Association

Richard Markoff

Operating Partner, Innovobot & Member Board Of Directors, Klox Technologies

Sophie de Meyer

Founder and CEO of Opaline

Nicolas Denef

Emerging Therapies Director at IBA

Yves Jongen

Chief Research Officer (CRO) at Ion Beam Applications SA

Serena Shamash

founder and CEO of Eat Me SA

Nico Drohojowski

VP Finance at 24 Hour Fitness

Oliver Kohlhaas

Head of Strategy and Business Consulting, Bayer

Diana Menzies

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Frederic Voillemot

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Universal Music Group

Andrea Maechler

Member of the Governing Board – Swiss National Bank

Peter Bakker

President & CEO at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Real-world case studies
The science behind sustainability

A two-day event challenged MBAs to consider the role natural, social and economic sciences play in sustainability, with insights from guest speakers like as Peter Bakker, CEO and President of the World Business Council For Sustainable Development.

Climate change and conflict: a perfect humanitarian storm

MBAs were invited to join an on-campus event organised by the alumni club of Lausanne, with guest speaker Robert Mardini, Director-General of the ICRC.