Executive guest speakers & company visits

The MBA-FSI programme provides insights into new areas and disciplines by more than academic lectures alone. As part of the programme, local business leaders and industry experts are regularly invited to share their business insights, expertise and opinions. In this way, we test theory against business practice and compel you to step out of your comfort zone and learn how business leaders think and act in different markets around the world.

Here are some of the executive guest speakers that have appeared in previous editions of the programme:

  • Mr Robert Blain, CEO of Cirque du Soleil, Canada
  • Mr Edmund Brandt, Investment Director at JP Morgan, UK.
  • Mr Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact Insurance, Canada
  • Mr Mike Brockman, Founder & co-CEO of Insure the Box, UK
  • Mr Steven Chang, CEO at Munich Re's China Branch, China
  • Mr Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman and founder of The Asian Banker, Beijing, China.
  • Mr Bart De Smet, CEO of Ageas, Belgium
  • Mr Kevin Dougherty, President at Sun Life Financial, Canada
  • Dr Ivo Furrer, CEO of Swiss Life Switzerland
  • Dr Philipp Gmür, CEO Helvetia, Switzerland
  • Mr John Heller, CEO of Argenta, Belgium
  • Dr Sebastian Herfurth, Founder & co-CEO of Friendsurance, Switzerland
  • Mr Xiaoguang Huang, President of Bank of America NA, China
  • Mrs Colleen Johnston, CFO of TD Bank Group, Canada
  • Mr Karl-Heinz Jung, CEO of Allianz SE Reinsurance Branch Asia Pacific, Singapore
  • Mr Markus Keller, Marketing Director at AXA Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Mr Alain Kerneis, Head of Strategy & Market Views at Blackrock, UK
  • Mr Richard Nesbitt, COO Global Operations at CIBC, Canada
  • Mr Christian Nolting, Vice President Institutional Client Coverage Risk Management, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Singapore
  • Mr Arnaud Raskin, CEO and Founder of Mobile School/StreetwiZe, Belgium.
  • Mr Luc Popelier, CFO of KBC Group, Belgium
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Sablé, Vice President Strategy & Marketing at Desjardins Group, Canada
  • Prod Dr Michael Schrage, Professor Innovation & Entrepreneurship at MIT, US.
  • Mr Ritesh Shah, CFO of Rabobank International North America Wholesale, US
  • Mr Jurgen Surstedt, Manager Brand Management at Interpolis, The Netherlands
  • Mr Johan Thijs, CEO of KBC Group, Belgium
  • Prof Dr Karel Van Hulle, Insurance professor at KU Leuven and Goethe University Frankfurt, Belgium.
  • Prof Dr Ingo Walter, Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business, New York, US
  • Mr Dirk Wauters, CEO of Bank J. Van Breda & Co., Belgium
  • Dr Steven S. Weisbart, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Insurance Information Institute, US