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.

2021 Guest Speakers

Bastian Nominacher

Co-CEO / Co-Founder bei Celonis

Bastian Nominacher

Co-CEO / Co-Founder bei Celonis

Entrepreneurship class with Professor Benoit Leleux

Christoph Aeschlimann

CTO & CIO Swisscom

Christoph Aeschlimann

CTO & CIO Swisscom

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan

Filip Dames

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

Filip Dames

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

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan

Frederic Voillemot

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

Frederic Voillemot

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

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan

Geraldine Leegwater, CFA

Member Board of Trustees, ABP, The Netherlands

Geraldine Leegwater, CFA

Member Board of Trustees, ABP, The Netherlands

Finance class with Professor Salvatore Cantale

Dr. Marcus Ehrhardt

Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Dr. Marcus Ehrhardt

Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Operations class with Professor Ralf Seifert

Nico Drohojowski

Vice President Finance at 24 Hour Fitness

Nico Drohojowski

Vice President Finance at 24 Hour Fitness

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan

Oliver Kohlhaas

Head of Strategy and Business Consulting at Bayer

Oliver Kohlhaas

Head of Strategy and Business Consulting at Bayer

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan

Peter Prem

Vice President Strategic Planning, Tetra Pak, Switzerland

Peter Prem

Vice President Strategic Planning, Tetra Pak, Switzerland

Operations class with Professor Ralf Seifert

Scott McDonald

President & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group

Scott McDonald

President & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan

Stephan de Barse

Executive Vice President at o9 Solutions, Inc.

Stephan de Barse

Executive Vice President at o9 Solutions, Inc.

Operations class with Professor Ralf Seifert

2020 Electives

Alexis Nasard

CEO, Bata Group

Alexis Nasard

CEO, Bata Group

Business Agility for the Digital Age with Professor Stéphane Girod
28 years in FMCG (CPG) and Fashion/Retail

Gerrit Sindermann

Head F10 Zurich - FinTech Incubator & Accelerator

Gerrit Sindermann

Head F10 Zurich - FinTech Incubator & Accelerator

FinTech with Professor Arturo Bris
Helping corporates accelerate digital transformation through collaboration with rising tech firms

Amanda Turner Ege

Director at elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization

Amanda Turner Ege

Director at elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization

Investing for Impact with Professor Vanina Farber
Fighting absolute poverty with entrepreneurial means.

Adrian Ackeret

CFO at elea & Deputy Managing Director at Max Schmidheiny Foundation

Adrian Ackeret

CFO at elea & Deputy Managing Director at Max Schmidheiny Foundation

Investing for Impact with Professor Vanina Farber
Creating sustainable and measurable impact

Juan Luis Coderque Galligo

Head New Financing Models/Innovative Finance, ICRC

Juan Luis Coderque Galligo

Head New Financing Models/Innovative Finance, ICRC

Investing for Impact with Professor Vanina Farber
Exploring new financing and public-private partnership models for humanitarian action.

Julia Balandina Jaquier

Founder and Managing Director, JBJ Impact Investment Solutions

Julia Balandina Jaquier

Founder and Managing Director, JBJ Impact Investment Solutions

Investing for Impact with Professor Vanina
Internationally recognized expert in impact investment, advisor, author and lecturer

Dr. Maximilian Martin

Global Head of Philanthropy, Lombard Odier Group

Dr. Maximilian Martin

Global Head of Philanthropy, Lombard Odier Group

Investing for Impact with Professor Vanina Farber
The Founder of Impact Economy, Author: Building the Impact Economy: Our Future, Yea or Nay (Springer)

Jacob Michaelsen

Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory at Nordea Markets

Jacob Michaelsen

Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory at Nordea Markets

Investing for Impact with Professor Vanina Farber

2020 Clusters

Tino Scarabottolo

On-Trade Director at Moet Hennessy - Groupe LVMH

Tino Scarabottolo

On-Trade Director at Moet Hennessy - Groupe LVMH

Retail & Luxury cluster with Prof. Stéphane Girod
For wines and spirits, what does luxury mean?

Raynald Aeschlimann

President & CEO of OMEGA SA

Raynald Aeschlimann

President & CEO of OMEGA SA

Retail & Luxury cluster with Prof. Stéphane Girod
Omega as a brand and its place in the Swatch Group

Félix de Rouville

Head of Retail (International) - Member of Extended Management Committee at OMEGA SA

Félix de Rouville

Head of Retail (International) - Member of Extended Management Committee at OMEGA SA

Retail & Luxury cluster with Prof. Stéphane Girod
What's the biggest next move in luxury and OMEGA?

Ruyi Xu

Brand Manager Far East Asia & Switzerland, Jacob & Co

Ruyi Xu

Brand Manager Far East Asia & Switzerland, Jacob & Co

Retail & Luxury cluster with Prof. Stéphane Girod
The evolution of the watch industry, with a focus on Chinese markets

2020 Module Three

Christoph Aeschlimann

CTO & CIO Swisscom

Christoph Aeschlimann

CTO & CIO Swisscom

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan
How do regional telecom providers pivot and evolve?

Jaap Rommelaar

Co-Founder at ZoomAgri

Jaap Rommelaar

Co-Founder at ZoomAgri

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan
Growth strategy: patenting versus speedy growth

Filip Dames

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

Filip Dames

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

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan
The Zalando journey, and a VC fund and start-up expansion

Janina Kugel

Non Executive Board Member, Advisor and Speaker, former CHRO

Janina Kugel

Non Executive Board Member, Advisor and Speaker, former CHRO

Joined the MBA Perspectives Week.
To embrace change we need constantly to learn new things and to seek new inspiration.

Bracken Darrell

CEO. Logitech

Bracken Darrell

CEO. Logitech

Joined the MBA Perspectives Week.

Paul Robson

President International, Adobe

Paul Robson

President International, Adobe

Joined the MBA Perspectives Week
Paul helps brands cross international borders and deliver exceptional digital experiences.

Loh Chin-Hua

CEO, Keppel Corporation Limited

Loh Chin-Hua

CEO, Keppel Corporation Limited

Joined the MBA Perspectives Week
Mr Loh joined the Keppel Group in 2002 and founded the Group’s private fund management arm.

Anirudha Dutta

Vice President- India Analyst, Capital Group

Anirudha Dutta

Vice President- India Analyst, Capital Group

Joined the MBA Perpsectives week.
An India macro analyst at Capital Group with broad sector and macro research responsibilities in India.

Paul Cobban

Chief Data and Transformation Officer at DBS

Paul Cobban

Chief Data and Transformation Officer at DBS

Joined the MBA Perspectives week.
A leading global cultural transformation practitioner and co-author of the book “Eat, Sleep, Innovate”.

2020 Module Two

Neelima Dahiya

Director, Product Management, Data Platforms and Analytics Solutions at Expedia

Neelima Dahiya

Director, Product Management, Data Platforms and Analytics Solutions at Expedia

Marketing class with Professor Amit Joshi
Innovative ways in which AI and ML are being applied by industry leaders today.

Jan van der Kaaij

Managing Partner of Finch & Beak and author of "Winning Sustainability Strategies"

Jan van der Kaaij

Managing Partner of Finch & Beak and author of "Winning Sustainability Strategies"

Business & Society class with Professor Knut Haanaes
Practical company cases of successes and failures in sustainability

Scott McDonald

President & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group

Scott McDonald

President & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group

Strategy class with Professor Omar Toulan
COVID-19 and the World Economy

2020 Module One

Fabrice Beaulieu

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, RB, The Netherlands

Fabrice Beaulieu

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, RB, The Netherlands

Marketing Class with Professor Goutam Challagalla
Creating business value through purpose led Brands

Geraldine Leegwater, CFA

Member Board of Trustees, ABP, The Netherlands

Geraldine Leegwater, CFA

Member Board of Trustees, ABP, The Netherlands

Finance class with Professor Salvatore Cantale
What makes the pension fund industry so unique? A look at governance and asset management structures.

Peter Prem

Vice President Strategic Planning, Tetra Pak, Switzerland

Peter Prem

Vice President Strategic Planning, Tetra Pak, Switzerland

Operations class with Professor Ralf Seifert
How Tetra Pak incorporated deep tech and big data to drive value for customers, and the challenges in executing such a large vision.

Patrick Hoffmann

Founder, Owner & Head of Development, Otrada Group, Russia

Patrick Hoffmann

Founder, Owner & Head of Development, Otrada Group, Russia

Entrepreneurship class with Professor Benoit Leleux
#1 swine genetics provider in Russia

Joseph Varennes

Managing Director, Otrada Group, Russia

Joseph Varennes

Managing Director, Otrada Group, Russia

Entrepreneurship class with Professor Benoit Leleux

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