Alumni Activities and Profiles

Alumni Mentoring Program

The objective of the Program is to connect experienced Alumni with current BSL students (in the last phase of their studies) to mentor and advise them on their future career and their personal and professional development.

Mentors provide sound advice, expertise and coaching to students who are preparing to launch their careers successfully. Click here to read more about the program and feedback from participants.

Stories and Profiles

BSL reaches out to Alumni in order to collect their success stories and profiles and portray them on our newsletter, on our website and on Social Media. Here’s a taste of some Alumni’s stories and profiles:

Matteo Stifanelli (EMBA, Former AirBnB Country Manager)

Lorenzo Wiskerke (Managing Director and Founder, RoyalFish)

Marco Piermartiri (EMBA, COO Geneva Chamber of Commerce)

25 Alumni who inspire us (booklet created for BSL 25th anniversary)

Among our Alumni (Doctor Honoris Causa), we also count some high caliber senior professionals, a few of them listed here below:

Paul Polman (Former CEO, Unilever)

Jean-Claude Biver (Chairman, Hublot)

Peter Bakker (President, WBCSD)

Kate Raworth (Author, Doughnut Economics)

Luc Hoffmann (Co-Founder WWF)

Joseph Deiss (Former President of Swiss Confederation)

Ngo Quang Xuan (Representative of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)

BSL Ambassadors

Frederic Narbel

Frederic Narbel started his career in Kazakhstan in 2006 after earning his Bachelor of Business Administration from BSL. He then joined Alcoa in Russia as Strategic Marketing Manager and was nominated to Alcoa’s talent acquisition program. After completing his EMBA, he returned to Switzerland and worked in the dental and orthopedic industries holding the positions of Director of Sales and Operations with a Swiss company. He now works in Geneva, Shanghai and Singapore for a US Dairy company as Director International Sales. Frederic holds a Bachelor in Business Administration, an Executive MBA and also graduated as a Doctorate of Business Administration, all from Business School Lausanne.

Allison Martin

Allison Martin boasts more than a decade of marketing and communications experience, with expertise in Acquisition & Retention Management, Loyalty Program Management, Team Building, and Experiential Marketing.

Allison leads Marketing & Communications across the Personal & Commercial Insurance business lines for RSA Canada.  Key focus on proposition development, growth campaigns, introduction of RSA Personal Insurance into the Quebec Market, brand management and Broker consultancy.  Most recently Allison’s PI Growth Campaign “Sizzle Into Summer” was awarded Gold from the International Business (Stevie®) Awards 2014 and the RCCAQ Quebec Broker event she led won Bronze from the International Business (Stevie®) Awards 2014.  She and the entire Broker Marketing team were awarded the Marketing Team of the Year 2013 & 2014 from the International Business (Stevie®) Awards.  Allison is currently completing RSA’s year-long Global Fast Track program which recognizes rising talent in the organization.  She was one of 8 chosen to represent Canada in the 40 person program.

Allison has enjoyed working with both international and boutique agencies, and her wide range of experience extends from CPG at Nestlé Purina to luxury brand management at The Boulevard Club in Toronto. Prior to joining RSA Insurance, Allison completed her MBA at BSL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Current Role: Sr. Marketing Manager, Personal & Commercial Insurance, Corporate Marketing at RSA Insurance Canada.

Meet the BSL Alumni President Lena Koropey

Upon earning her MBA with honors at Business School Lausanne, Lena Koropey founded Gramercy Protocol, a New York-based business etiquette consultancy.  Ms. Koropey provides strategic business etiquette and communication skills counsel to Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurs, representing some of the world’s most respected brands.  Her customized executive training programs focus on enhancing professional skills in Networking, Presentation and Public Speaking, Media Training, Personal Branding, Dining Etiquette, and International Protocol.

Ms. Koropey brings over twenty years of marketing communications, brand management, and public relations experience to Gramercy Protocol.  She has worked with distinguished brands such as Mercedes-Benz, smart and Voss water.  Lena’s business background and knowledge of the luxury sector, travel, fashion, and design, brings a unique perspective to the etiquette and protocol industry.

Recognized globally as an etiquette expert, Lena is a trusted advisor for media outlets.  She has been featured in a variety of publications including Forbes, TIME, USA TODAY and Gulf Times.

Known for her focus on the importance of interpersonal communication in building effective business relationships, Lena helps her clients achieve their best.  She has coached senior executives, sales teams and company spokespeople in a variety of industries and global markets. Her clients include Louis Vuitton, and Daimler, among others.

Learn more about Lena.

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