The IBN team in Switzerland has achieved quite a lot in a short time period since we were founded in August 2008, a considerable part due to the engagement of our chapter heads and their teams. So it is with mixed feeling that I announce two changes to the team.
Zurich Chapter Head
Monica Lambe has decided to return with her family to Ireland. She will continue in her role as Global Product Marketing Manager at ABB Ltd but operating out of Dublin. I would like to thank Monica for all the energy and commitment she has invested in the Zurich chapter. She will be succeeded by Christiane Lippert, already an active member of the network. Originally from Roscommon, Christine graduated from University of Limerick in Business Studies, followed by a postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Practice from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. She has spent the last 15 years in International B2B Marketing based in Ireland and UK including employers such as Europlex Technologies, National Starch & Chemical (ex Unilever/ICI) and Enterprise Ireland. In the last 10 years she has been working with Givaudan International in Zürich. She continues to be based in the Zurich area, currently taking time out working on her German language skills.
Geneva chapter Head
Elaine Carroll has likewise made the decision to return with her family to Dublin – embarking on life’s next chapter! The Geneva branch is the newest branch in the Network and Elaine has been instrumental in getting it off the ground – so many thanks to Elaine for this achievement. She will be succeeded by Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin, also an active member of the Network. Mary comes from County Kildare, and she studied law in UCD and the Incorporated Law Society, Ireland before coming to Switzerland. She completed her postgraduate studies in European and International Economic and Commercial Law at the University of Lausanne in 1992. Mary has worked in education and in business for the last 20 years; as law professor at the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, in private legal practice, as director of Pepperdine University in Lausanne and she is currently head of Stakeholder Relations and Student Counseling at Business School Lausanne.
The Basel chapter remains in the capable hands of Margaret Cronin as does all our technology with Patrick Ramseyer.
I am sure you join me in thanking Monica and Elaine and wishing them all the best for the future and also welcoming Christiane and Mary on board