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Tony Svanascini is the CEO of AmericanEagle.com. Mr. Svanascini is a member of the American Swiss Foundation's Board of Directors and an alumnus of the 2010 Young Leaders Conference.
Vince Lombardi, the great football coach of the Green Bay Packers, said: “It’s not whether you got knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” I think this statement has helped me more than any other in life and business. Resiliency is arguably nature’s most impressive...
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Managing Disruptive Technological Change
ASF CONNECT with Michelle Gonzalez (YL 2009), Sunnie Groeneveld (YL 2019), and Anna Soellner (YL 2007)
The Post-Covid Economy
ASF CONNECT with Neil Irwin (YL 2008), Economics Correspondent at The New York Times, moderated by Manuel Rybach (YL 2008)
Innovation during the Covid Pandemic
ASF CONNECT with Kevin Conroy (YL 2010), CEO of Exact Sciences, with moderation by Bettina Schaller (YL 2011)
The Future of Nutrition
ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest, Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé S.A.
ASF CONNECT with Nicholas Johnston (YL 2009), Chief Editor at Axios, with moderation by Bettina Schaller (YL 2011)
The Future of Healthcare
ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest, Dr. Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis
COVID-19 and the Global Economy
ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest Dr. Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock
Managing Pandemic Risk: Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships
ASF CONNECT featuring Dr. Christian Mumenthaler (YL 2003), Group CEO of Swiss Re
Rebalancing Trade Relationships Post COVID-19
ASF CONNECT featuring The Honorable Kimberly Reed (YL 2001), then-President and Chairman, EXIM Bank of the United States
Navigating International Air Travel
ASF CONNECT featuring Markus Binkert (YL 2006), CFO of Swiss International Air Lines
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Interview with Zurich Insurance CEO Mario Greco: “We have to step up on actions to improve the sustainability of the planet”
Kimberly Reed (YL 2001), former head of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, discusses leadership, small business, and free markets
With a $5 billion stake, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group is now one of the largest investors in Roche pharma
Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA greenlights Bank of China branch in Geneva
Zurich Insurance shifts nearly $1 billion to new environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) index
Urs Rohner (YL 1990) appointed as member of international advisory board of Investcorp, a global provider and manager of “alternative investment products”
Swiss chocolate retailer Läderach opens 15 new stores in the U.S.
The Swiss Re Institute’s Climate Economics Index identifies the five countries that are most prepared for “the climate change crisis," including Switzerland
Next big challenge for the world’s economies—“pandexit” from massive stimulus support
New Swiss Re report on emerging risks with long-term effects from the pandemic