Alumni networks, these very private clubs

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Meet the President of the Olympic Committee, attend an online conference on the use of social networks to promote your business, or… do a wine tasting by videoconference. This is particularly possible, for the sum of 100 francs per year, by belonging to the IMD Alumni Club of Lausanne, of which Edward Maertens is the president.

Director of IBM’s customer innovation center in Switzerland, this alumnus of IMD, a management institute in Lausanne, completed an MBA (Master of Business Administration, a course focused on management and intended for executives) in 1995. He has since been very involved in the alumni club of the Vaud capital. “It’s a way of giving back to the school what it gave us. In normal times, outside of covid, we organize events, about ten a year, with inspiring guests, as well as a few after work. “