Alumni network

BSL has more than 25 years of experience in developing well-rounded and responsible leaders who make a significant contribution to their organizations and communities around the world.

Our global network of alumni connects more than 1,000 alumni from over 50 nationalities. A big part of them have become entrepreneurs and successfully launched their own businesses; others have chosen a corporate career in multinationals like UBS, ABB, Procter & Gamble, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Bulgari, IBM, Nestlé, DHL, Accenture, Syngenta, Caterpillar and countless others.

As a result of the intense learning experience in small classes, BSL graduates have built a tight network that supports their continuous personal and professional growth.

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.
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Stay connected

We are sending a quarterly newsletter to all alumni to keep the network well-informed about the latest news and events.  Sharing your personal or professional updates through the newsletter is the best way to stay connected.

Attend alumni meetings and gatherings

The annual Graduation ceremony of BSL is traditionally attended by alumni and provides a great opportunity to reconnect to fellow peers and faculty members. The event takes place each September in Lausanne and an invitation is sent to all alumni.

Alumni based in Switzerland organize regular informal gatherings. Check for upcoming meetings next time you visit Switzerland.

Keep learning with BSL

BSL provides its alumni with various opportunities for life-long learning. Graduates are eligible to take post-graduate courses at reduced rates and choose between different executive programs. Continuous education allows you to keep up with the latest developments and research on relevant business topics.

Be a guest speaker at BSL

Participating as a guest speaker in your area of expertise in in the familiar environment of BSL is the best way to reconnect to the academic community and can be a perfect introduction to lecturing at university level. Presenting to a BSL class also allows you to build brand awareness for your organization among a selected group of talented and ambitious students.

Start a local alumni chapter

BSL supports initiatives by alumni to start a local chapter in their country of residence. Get in touch with us to help you in this initiative.

LinkedIn Group

Join BSL’s alumni group on LinkedIn here.

 Meet the BSL Alumni President Lena Koropey

Upon earning her MBA 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 Brand Image, Dining Etiquette, and International Protocol.

Ms. Koropey brings over ten 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 television and radio outlets.  She has been featured on Fox News, WNYW, WTVT, WCBS-TV, and VoiceAmerica Business Network.

Known for her focus on the importance of interpersonal communication in building effective business relationships, Lena helps her clients achieve their best and “out-behave” the competition.  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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