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.

Guest speakers who addressed the 2017 MBA class


Paul Bulcke

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A.

Lars HellbergPresident & CEO Fortaco Group
Liana LogiuratoGlobal Head of M&A at Syngenta
Tony JamousPresident at Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform
Mauro XavierSenior Director, Microsoft Western Europe
Raya PappCo-founder of Challenger 88
Peter PierCEO Asia-Pacific at Omya
Peter NicholsonVice President Business Development & Strategy, Nestlé Skin Health
Jean-Claude BiverCEO, TAG Heuer and Hublot
Barbara LeviGeneral Counsel & Global Head of Legal at Sandoz
Daniel GasteigerCo-founder of Nexussquared

Urs Gauch

Director of corporate clients and member of the board of Raiffeisen
Ray QuinnPrincipal at Arup
Mark SchneiderCEO of Nestlé S.A. and a former CEO of Fresenius
Eva D’OnofrioGeneral Manager Services Western Europe at Microsoft
Andy RubinChairman Pentland Brands
Woods StatonChairman & Executive Chairman of the Board, Arcos Dorados SA
Severin SchwanCEO of Roche Group, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Gerard KleisterleeChairman of Vodafone Group plc
Margarita Louis-DreyfusChairman of Louis Dreyfus Holding BV
Thierry MaupiléHead of the Strategic Ecosystem Group, Cisco and IMD Executive-in-Residence
Cédric DupontProfessor of International Relations/Political Science and Director of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute, Geneva
Alistair HideCorporate Engagement Lead for EMEA at Monsanto
Richard BaldwinProfessor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva
Rie Vejs-KjeldgaardILO Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia 
Emily SimsSenior Specialist in the ILO Programme on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy
Arup BanerjiRegional Director for the European Union Countries, Europe and Central Asia at The World Bank
Ian LundinChairman of the Board, Member of the Nomination Committee, and the Compensation Committee, Director and CEO of Lundin Petroleum 
Roberto BoccaHead of Energy and Basic Industries and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum
Max SørensenExecutive Vice President COO at A. Espersen A/S 
Serge PittetGeneral Director of Race for Water
John SommerSales Director at MT Højgaard
Oshani PereraDirector of the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance Program of the International Institute for Sustainable Development
Helga VanthournoutSenior Expert with McKinsey and Company’s Center for Business and the Environment
Hans-Martin WeissCommercial Director of TRIAD Berlin/ex-Greenpeace Germany 
Bob OrrUMD School of Public Policy Dean, United Nations under secretary-general, and special advisor to the UN secretary-general on climate change
Bruno StriginiCEO Novartis Oncology
Rainer BoehmFormer Chief Commercial and Medical Affairs Officer globally for Novartis Pharma, as well as ad interim CEO and Division Head Pharma
Gijs WalravenDirector for Health of the Aga Khan Development Network
Birgitt Walz-TyllaGlobal Head of Sustainability & Business Stewardship at Bayer Crop Science
José LopezExecutive in Residence at IMD, Former Executive Vice President, COO at Nestlé SA
Jackie SchoemanCEO of Cotlands
David HoldcroftJesuit Refugee Service Regional Director for Southern Africa
Jerome Groetenbriel Paul-Olivier DehayeCo-founders of PersonalData.IO
Nicolas SchornozGroup CFO at Vestergaard
Yves DaccordDirector-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Isfandyar Zaman KhanProgram Leader, EU member states World Bank Brussels Office
Susan BrownDirector of Public Policy Engagement for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance


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