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. 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 and a member of the judging panel. 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.