On 3 December 2016, the graduates of the 2015/2016 Executive M.B.L.-HSG class - consisting of lawyers and non-lawyers - finished their 18-month trip around the world to celebrate their graduation at the historic Pfalzkeller in St.Gallen, Switzerland.
The ceremony was opened by the directors of the program, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher and Prof. Dr. Karl Frauendorfer. In his introductory speech, Executive M.B.L.-HSG alumnus lic.iur. Benedikt Würth, Cantonal Councillor and Head of the Department of Finance of Canton St.Gallen, shared his thoughts on Switzerland's relationship with the EU with those present (Speech_Benedikt_Wurth.pdf). The official lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr. Sascha Spoun, President of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In his inspiring and encouraging speech (Speech_Sascha_Spoun.pdf), President Spoun spoke about intellectual curiosity as a basis for an open society. Yusuf Omar Dollie, Executive M.B.L.-HSG graduate 2015/2016, held the valedictory speech.
The following candidates were bestowed the academic title “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG”:
Ablyazizova Ferracin Lenara, Attorney-at-law
Cilia Chong, Attorney-at-law
Natalia Deblue, BS in Mgmt.
Yusuf Omar Dollie , BSc
René Fueglister , lic.oec. HSG
Guido Greber, BSc
Michael Gruber, lic.iur., Attorney-at-law
Wenting Han, M.A.
Thilo Sebastian Klein, MBA
Dr.iur. Maja Krapf
Jana Kristofova, MBA
Monika Marekova, MSc
Isabelle Nüssli, MBA
Andreas Oesch, El. Ing. FH, MBA
Christopf Pfister, MBA
Kersten Schmahl, Dipl. Wirtschaftsjurist (FH)
Mahoko Schuerch-Tezuka, BSc
Jonas Soluk, MA
Patrick Villiger, MSc
The President of the Executive M.B.L.-HSG Alumni Association Matthias Schmid, Business Economist, CFE, Executive M.B.L.-HSG, welcomed the new Alumni in the association and handed over the ‘Alumni-Award’ for the best graduate 2015/2016 to Jonas Soluk, MA.
The ‘Outstanding Teacher Award 2015/2016’ went to Dr. Stefan R. Sulzer, LL.M., Attorney-at-Law. Dr. Sulzer is Head Legal & Compliance LACAR at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. in Fort Worth TX and chairman of the Finance module in Zurich.
The celebration was accompanied by Elena and Raissa Zuhnke, violin and piano, who played Jean Sibelius, Arvo Pärt and Jacob Gade.
The directorate and the entire Executive M.B.L.-HSG team congratulate the class of 2015/2016 and wish them success and many opportunities to apply the knowledge and experiences gained in the past 18 months.