Keynote speakers and members of the judging panel Several keynote presentations enrich the Freshers' Week and an expert judging panel selects the winning group. Speakers and Members of the Judging Panel Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Alexander Braun is Assistant Professor of Risk Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a member of the management of the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG). Prior to that, he worked for an American investment bank in London. Alexander Braun studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim and Monash University in Melbourne (Australia) and obtained his doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. In August 2016, he received the Venia Legendi for Business Administration with a special focus on risk management. Alexander Braun has been recognized for his research and teaching activities, among others, by the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) and the Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA). For the Freshers’ Week 2017, he will give a presentation at the Freshers’ Week seminar I together with Adrian Schawalder and Florian Hotz (Helvetia) and is a keynote speaker introducing the new students to the topic of the Freshers' Week on Monday morning, as well as a member of the judging panel. Anke Bridge, lic. oec. HSG graduated with a Master in Finance and Economics and has completed the GMP Program Executive MBA at Harvard Business School, Boston. She leads the Digital Solutions & Delivery department as a Managing Director within the Swiss Universal Bank's COO business area. From 2005 to 2011, Anke worked at UBS, where she held a number of roles within Wealth Management and Investment Banking. Anke re-joined Credit Suisse back in 2011 and held various positions within Trading and Sales before taking over the management of Core Banking Solutions. For the Freshers’ Week 2017, Anke Bridge will be a speaker at the HSG Alumni evening event. Dr. iur. HSG Markus Gemperle has been CEO of Helvetia Europe and a member of the Helvetia Executive Management since 2015. He studied and received his doctorate at the University of St.Gallen. From 1988 to 1990, Markus Gemperle was also a research associate at HSG's Institute for Insurance Studies. In 1990, he joined Helvetia Insurance and was at first actively involved in various senior positions in the non-life business in Switzerland. From 2002, Markus Gemperle was the Head of Corporate Centre of the Helvetia Patria Group. In 2004, he became a member of the Executive Management of Helvetia Switzerland and joined as the Head of IT. Later in 2006, he took over the management of Operation & Partners. In 2008, he became a member of the Executive Management of Helvetia Group and served as Head of Strategy & Operations until 2015. Markus Gemperle holds various mandates as Chairman and as a member of the Board of Directors. For the Freshers’ Week 2017, he is a member of the judging panel. Susanne Giger, lic.oec. HSG et lic.oec/dipl. Hdl. HSG studied Economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). After completing her studies, she worked in project management at a SME and in the communication department of the Zurich Insurance Group. In 2002, she graduated with a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Centre for Media Studies (MAZ) in Lucerne. Since then, Susanne Giger has worked as a business editor and presenter at Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) for various programmes (Echo der Zeit, Rendez-vous, business magazine Trend and Eco, etc.). In 2009, her book "Hans Vontobel - Bankier, Patron, Zeitzeuge" was published. Susanne Giger will be a keynote speaker at the Freshers’ Week 2017 and a member of the judging panel. Dr. iur. Philipp Gmür has been CEO of Helvetia Switzerland and a member of Executive Management of the Helvetia Group since 2003. On 1 September 2016, he took on the role as Group CEO of Helvetia. He studied law in Switzerland (Dr. iur) and the USA (LL.M) and is a licensed attorney. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He worked as a lawyer and in management and held a post as court secretary at the Appellate Court of Lucerne, before joining Helvetia in 1993. From 1995 until 2000, he was a general agent in Lucerne and then Head of Sales and a member of Executive Management Switzerland. He is chairman of the Campaigning Committee of the Swiss Insurance Association and holds a number of directorships. Philipp Gmür will be a keynote speaker at the Freshers’ Week 2017. Daniela Keller, M.A. HSG graduated with a Master’s in Economics from the University of St.Gallen in spring 2016. Since then, she has worked as a CX Data Analyst for Generali Insurance in Adliswil. She has been serving as a coach of the editorial office on the management board of Vimentis since August 2013. Prior to that, she headed the national editorial team where she started as a writer in 2009 herself. Vimentis is the largest independent political platform in Switzerland and informs about current issues that concern politics, economics and society. In addition, they carry out the largest annual independent political online survey and publish blogs from leading Swiss parliamentarians. During her studies, she worked as an intern at the German Central Bank in Frankfurt. For the Freshers’ Week 2017, Daniela Keller will be a member of the judging panel. Wilhelm von Stotzingen, B.A. HSG holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen and he has done an exchange semester in Buenos Aires. During his studies in St.Gallen, he was a board member of the Foreign Students' Club. He is currently doing the Global Executive MBA at the IE Business School. Wilhelm is the co-founder of Learning Lions gUG in Kenya, a non-profit institute which has its focus on educating and training young adults in business and high-value ICT skills, and of Startup Lions GmbH in Kenya, a fair-trade outsourcing digital service provider and digital start-up incubator for young entrepreneurs. Beside this task, he is Investment Director at Steinbock Mittelstandsbeteiligungen Management AG in Zürich where he is responsible for Deal Flow, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Controlling including Operational and Strategic Value Creation and Investor Relations. From 2010 to 2015, Wilhelm held various management positions at Procter & Gamble in Geneva. Wilhelm von Stotzingen will be a speaker at the HSG Alumni evening event.