At IFM, you will meet CEOs of international companies, entrepreneurs, industry experts and learn from them. They introduce you to a wide range of professional options. Business presentations and discussions are part of the IFM curriculum and complete the practical aspects of the courses taught by expert faculty. They link academic concepts to real-business situations. This real-business exposure programme helps you connect and network with speakers, international companies and business communities.
Mr. Michel Balestra, deputy of the Geneva Grand Council, President of the Geneva Industrial Services (SIG), gave an amazing conference on his leadership role for energy management via the SIG, a public company responsible for the distribution of water, gas, electricity and district heating.
Mr. Philippe Reynier, Head of Business Development & Special Projects, offered IFM students a notable conference. This presentation focused on Fintech. UBS is the largest wealth management bank in the world and offers financial services in more than 50 countries.
Mrs. Charlotte Henry, Head of External and Internal Communications, introduced the m3 GROUPE to IFM students. This inspiring conference retraced the journey of its leader, Mr. Abdallah Chatila. She also showed m3's DNA. The group is made up of 4 divisions: Real Estate, Hotels & Restaurants, Health and Services.
Mr. Guinot, Chief Business, Finance & Operations, presented a webinar to IFM students on how an international not-for-profit organisation operates. PATH is a global non-profit organisation that improves public health. PATH advises and partners with public institutions, businesses, grassroots groups, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.
Mr. Meyer founder and CEO presented a remarkable webinar. Qoqa offers daily discounted offers on a variety of products. From a Tesla at -50% to a Rolex at an unbeatable price, Qoqa has relied on a very large community and quirky marketing to become one of the biggest players in the Swiss e-commerce market.
Dr. Sabrina Cipullo, Head of Operations gave IFM students an amazing presentation on the Solar Impulse Foundation. Founded by the visionary Bertrand Piccard, the Foundation's objective is to find and evaluate 1,000 solutions that combine sustainability and profitability to submit them to world leaders.
Mr. El-Eini, Co-founder & COO gave an excellent webinar and explained to the IFM students a new way of investing in real estate: crowdfunding. Foxstone, which specializes in real estate crowdfunding, digitizes the entire process by connecting investors, managers, mortgage providers and notaries.
Mr. Marcello Mastioni - Chief Operating Officer of Altisource (Nasdaq listed Company) gave a unique webinar during a career session. Altisource provides real estate and mortgage services. He explained to IFM students how to run a company as a digital nomad.
IFM was honored to welcome Mr. Paulo Monteiro, Executive Director of J. Safra Sarasin Bank for an amazing presentation. J. Safra Sarasin is an international financial group committed to sustainability, established in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
Swiss CEO of Easyjet, Mr. M. Jean-Marc gave an exclusive conference followed by a wonderful discussion with IFM students. The airline transports 63 million passengers to and from 124 different destinations. Easyjet has a sales revenue of 4.6 billion CHF.
Mr. Paolo Perego, Regional President Europe gave an exclusive conference followed by a discussion with IFM students. Bacardí is a spirits company established since 1862
The group retails the following brands: Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Eristoff, Martini in 160 countries.
Mr. Régis Cole, Talent Platform Manager, provided an insightful overview of the World Economic Forum activities and mission. Mr. Cole also gave students more information and advice about the recruitment and selection processes at WEF.
Mr. Jean Charzat, Director Agribusiness Africa gave a unique presentation at IFM. Bunge is a multinational trading firm in agribusiness and reports a sales revenue of 42 billion USD, employing 32’000 people around the world.
M. Harry Allegrezza, Specialised Markets Director gave an excellent presentation explaining the future of distribution and sales. Leading company in the distribution of consumer goods, Migros is the biggest employer in Switzerland with 97’000 employees and 27 billion CHF in sales revenue.
Based in Geneva, LunaJets is a pioneering company in low-cost private aviation. Mr. Eymeric Segard, CEO, shared with IFM students the key to his success. LunaJets is the leading private aviation booking platform, combining innovative technology and the highest standards.
The IFM students enjoyed an excellent presentation by Mr. Constatino Cancela, Assets Manager at the Geneva Cantonal Bank, with a focus on assets management and financial products offered by BCGE.
Mr. Laurent Favre, in charge of institutional clientele, gave an amazing conference followed by a discussion with IFM students. UBS is the largest wealth management bank in the world totalling over 60 billion CHF in assets.
IFM students enjoyed a top presentation followed by a discussion with Mr. Andrea Pedrazzini, CEO Switzerland. A prestigious advertising company, that created campains for: Toyota, Haagen Dazs, Piaget, Haagen Dazs, Apéricubes, Universal Music Mobi...
At IFM, we are forming a new generation of sustainable managers. We were happy to host Mr. Patrick Matthey, Political Officer, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Mrs. Dekkiche, Director of Consulting with Twentyfifty for an inspiring conference on human right in Business.
IFM students learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship during an amazing webinar with Mr. Cyril Déléaval, coach in entrepreneurship. Genilem is a business incubator that helps and coaches young entrepreneurs with their innovative projects. Genilem has helped 260 start-ups since its inception.