The CEMS Alumni of the Year is a joint campaign by the CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) with the CEMS Student Board. This is a great opportunity for the CEMS community to learn about the achievements of the CEMS alumni on a monthly basic. The winner of Alumni of the Year is announced during the CEMS Annual Events every year.
CEMS Alumni of 2016- Senior Leader
Karin is a high-impact philanthropy and corporate social responsibility professional. She started her career at McKinsey & Company. Afterwards she chose to dedicate her skills to the social sector, working amongst others for the International Red Cross, and more recently at Lombard Odier, where she developed their philanthropy. In 2015 the company was awarded by the Financial Times the "Best Private Bank for Philanthropy Services” Award. She since set up her own firm, PHI – Philanthropic & Humanitarian Initiatives, advising private funders in their giving. She is also a Member of the Board at SwissFoundations.
CEMS Alumni of 2016- Young Leader
Joeri van Geelen
Joeri currently works in the Far East of the Russian Federation on the Sakhalin-2 project; one of the most complicated energy / engineering projects in the world, as Category Manager and Team Lead.
Previously Joeri worked at Shell, Siemens Wind Power and Statoil. While at Shell, Joeri was awarded #1 Best Young Professional (below 34 years of age) for his forward vision on sustainable and renewable energy solutions within the Oil, Gas industry.
CEMS Alumnus of 2015
CEMS 2010, University of St. Gallen/ Rotterdam School of Management
CEMS Alumna of 2014
CEMS 2008, Louvain School of Management/ Stockholm School of Economics
CEMS Alumnus of 2013
Igor Takeshi Nishimura
CEMS 2006, EAESP-FGV, ESADE/ HEC Paris