Executives International continues to move forward under the guidance of a its new President, Mr. Tom Rosenfield (January 2019) who, along with a dynamic Committee is working together to bring our business-networking group to new heights.
We value your membership and your input so, please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions and ideas!
President – Thomas P. Rosenfield
|Nationality:||United States and Swiss|
|Profession:||CEO MyGolf S.A.|
Tom Rosenfield was born in New York City and graduated from Friends Seminary. He received his university degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University and began his career with the Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan). In late 1977, he was recruited by Solarex Corporation (Rockville, Maryland), the leading company in photovoltaics where he managed several major research contracts including a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Energy to develop semi-crystalline silicon (the most widely used semiconductor substrate for solar cells).
In 1982, he moved to Switzerland to operate the Solarex European headquarters responsible to develop the European market for Solarex and handle the technical coordination between its affiliated licensees.
In 1990, Tom started Infotrak S.A. to manufacture electro-dynamic signage for billboard and sports advertising. Infotrak S.A. was also responsible for managing the marketing and sponsorship of the Lausanne Hockey Club.
Currently, Tom is the administrator for several private properties in Italy and advises two private investment funds.
His hobbies include golf, bridge and bungee jumping (not).
Treasurer – Richard Heath
Richard has over 40 years of experience within the Financial industry, including 5 years within Switzerland. His extensive knowledge of underlying financial services and products made him one of the most recognized financial planners in Switzerland, where he advises clients on investments, retirement planning, estate planning and many more financial milestones.
His clients are located across the world, so those existing ones moving away from Switzerland are maintained under his management.
Honorary Life President – John H. Fearn
|Nationality:||British and Swiss|
|Profession:||Human Resources and Executive Search Consultant|
John is a managing partner of Fearn Associates, a successful Executive Search and consulting practice he founded in 1979 in St-Sulpice.
He held the position of President of Executives International from 1990-1992.
In June 2011, after 21 years as an active Committee member, John has decided to step down. Nevertheless, we still look forward to seeing John at our events and to sharing his good wit as the Committee is delighted to announce that he will remain with us as Honorary Life President of our business-metworking group.
Our many thanks to John for his continued support and bonne continuation!
Committee Member – Rosalind (Lindy) Duns
|Nationality:||British and Swiss|
|Profession:||Key Account Executive|
Lindy was brought up as an “Expat Child” on many continents including Africa, South America and the Far East and this has given her a multi-lingual and multi-cultural affinity. She returned to the UK to finish her education and studied Business Management in London. She then worked in the IT and property fields.
Lindy moved to Switzerland in 2001 and liked it so much that she even became Swiss. More recently Lindy has been working for an international trade finance company in an administrative role that includes special projects and statutory responsibility.
Committee Member – Mark Kissack
|Nationality:||British / French|
Mark Kissack grew up in London and arrived in Switzerland in 1996.
Mark has worked in finance and operations for a number of multinationals including Hertz, Haemonetics, SICPA and Metalor. In the last few years, he has been providing interim finance support to companies of all sizes.
Mark has an Economics degree from the University of Manchester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). He is bi-lingual (English & French).
Committee Member – Stephan Kreuzberg
|Profession:||Making Transformation happen|
Stephan came to Switzerland as an Expat in 2010.
After almost 20 years of an evolving career in multinational corporations, being based in various European countries, he has more and more transformed into the exciting and fast-moving world of Startups.
As a Public Speaker he encourages other Executives to go onto a similiar transformation journey and as a Mentor, Coach and Business Angel he supports rising entrepreneurs.
On a day to day basis Stephan leads "THE IT GUYS", a fast growing IT-services Scaleup in Geneva as a CEO.
Stephan is trilingual (English, French and German). He holds a Master in Business Administration and is a University Certified Management Trainer and NLP Practitioner.
Committee Member – Rik Segers
Rik came to Switzerland in 2007 as an expat.
With +25 years of commercial experience in the water treatment business in EMEA, he has build up knowledge on markets, joint ventures, product integration and new product launches. Both on the strategic side as well as the implementation side.
Over the last years he has been more involved with judging and mentoring start-ups.
Right now he is working on bringing water data to the cloud to allow users to better understand their water needs, whether it is for water usage, grey water recycling or protecting your property from water damages.
Next to that he is also starting up water ventures in the Far East.
Committee Member – Janet Shaner
|Profession:||President, Top10 Learning Solutions|
Janet grew up in Iowa and lived many places in the US before moving to Switzerland in 1998. She worked for 17 years with IMD before founding her own company, Top10 Learning Solutions, in 2015.
Her company provides services in management education including the design and marketing of learning programs, practice-oriented research, and workshops on networking and organizational behavior.
Janet speaks French plus improving Italian and some German. She is an expert in learning and networking both through academic research and real world practice.
Committee Member – Alain Wiedmer
Alain was born in Paris and wore down his mountain shoes on the Wanderwege in Berner Oberland. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale with a Master of Science.
A 40 year-long career led him, and his wife Valérie, to move their three children 14 times between Paris, Geneva, London and Lausanne.
Alain managed multinational IT companies across EMEA and loves startups and coaching to young entrepreneurs.
He is a quick learning, curious and rational person. He cherishes inspiring and driving people, sharing experiences so that, together as a team, solutions are built, and results are delivered.
A member of MENSA and of the Mars Society, Alain is passionate about Ancient Middle East, Napoleonic wars, 20th century History, Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, etc. Feel free to add discussion topics!