La Cote International School
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June 7, 2023
Aubonne, Vaud (fr)

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La Côte International School
Chemin de Clamogne 8
Chemin de Clamogne 8
Aubonne, Vaud (fr), 1170
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A. Bastianpillai

Thematic Equities Senior Client Portfolio Manager
Anjali Bastianpillai joined Pictet Asset Management in 2016 and is a Senior Product Specialist in our Thematic Equities team, responsible for our Robotics, Security and Digital strategies. Prior to taking on her current role in 2018, she was a Senior Client Portfolio Manager for the Total Return Fixed Income team focusing on Credit Long/Short and EM Debt Long/Short strategies. Anjali joins from Tide Pool Capital (a marketplace lending fund focused on US consumer credit loans) where she was Head of Credit & Risk. Prior to Tide Pool Capital, she was at Vitol Services Limited as a Senior Credit Officer and The Carlyle Group as Head of Investor Relations for European Leveraged Loans. Anjali started her career as a Financial Analyst at Capital Markets Assurance Corporation (now MBIA Inc) before working as a securitisation analyst at Standard & Poor’s. Anjali holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

C. Sanchez

Senior Manager Climate and Sustainability Services Switzerland
Carlos Sanchez works as a subject matter expert defining strategies around sustainability reporting, net-zero carbon emissions, circularity, renewable energy, and supply chain sustainability. He participates as a speaker in events and webinars and advice in climate change strategy to other corporates, investors, and clean-tech start-ups who request it.

Caroline Ferrer-Aza

Caroline Ferrer-Aza has an Undergraduate Degree from Hawai’i Pacific University in Psychology as well as a Master’s Degree from Webster University in Counseling. She provides mental health treatment utilizing a range of techniques. She likes to work through a person-centered lens with a focus on mind-body connection, existential meaning, and a utilization of CBT techniques.

Clare Bhalla

Wellbeing Consultant
Clare Bhalla is a Wellbeing Consultant specialising in women's health in the workplace. Working with employed women at crucial times in their lives, helping them to feel empowered and strong through pregnancy, while being able to thrive in their careers and have their highest impact in the world. Helping organisations to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal number 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls." I truly believe female health has to be considered by companies for us to see more women in senior positions. She specialises in and run pregnancy and wellbeing programs for corporate companies and management teams that understand the power of providing wellbeing support to their female staff going through pregnancy.

Dr. Aaron Baggish

Professor of Sports Science
Dr. Aaron L. Baggish is the founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program (CPP) at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA, the United States’ first program designed to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care to athletes. Dr. Baggish earned his B.A. from Middlebury College with dual degrees in English and Geology and his M.D. from the University of Connecticut. He completed training in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and advanced cardiovascular imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital and post-doctoral research as the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Dr. George Fish

Physical Chemist
Before transitioning to education, George Fish spent 6 years across three different universities conducting research into novel materials for solar cells. His research focuses on using ultrafast laser spectroscopy in order to further our fundamental understanding of how materials for solar cells work. By having a more thorough understanding on how these materials generate charges, we can influence the design of current and future solar cell materials resulting in higher efficiency solar cells. Throughout his PhD, he has been a part of and led different collaborative projects with other universities within Switzerland and in Europe resulting in several publications in a variety of different journals.

K. Grieve

Senior Marketing Manager
Kayleigh Grieve is a marketing leader passionate about driving change and progress in women's football. As UEFA's Senior Marketing Manager, she has spent the last five years building a powerful marketing platform for women's football that is aimed at driving participation of girls and women, changing the perception of the game, growing audiences, and building a commercial program that has successfully driven significant new revenues into the game.

Shirin Moayyad

Coffee storyteller
Shirin Moayyad has spent her life’s career in coffee. From living on and managing both a coffee farm and roasting factory in Papua New Guinea, to working as a production roaster in Singapore, to global coffee purchasing for a leading US specialty coffee company, and most recently working with Nespresso, she has covered most aspects of the industry. Today, Shirin splits her time between her own micro roastery, Sweet Bean Coffee, and her role as Coffee Storyteller for Nespresso. This juxtapositioning of worlds allows her to satisfy a need to find meaning and purpose in her work. In her words: "Coffee allows me to work with what I consider to be the most intoxicatingly delicious beverage there is, but also to work in a socially responsible way, to do what I consider to be right. To work with a market mover like Nespresso, however, offers me the rare privilege of ensuring a valuable contribution for the world of coffee at scale.”

Simeon Bennet

Speechwriter at World Health Organization
Simeon Bennett is the Senior Speechwriter to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, a position he has held since 2017. Prior to joining WHO, Simeon was a health and science journalist with Bloomberg News, in Singapore and Geneva. Originally from Australia, Simeon studied English and philosophy at the University of Queensland, and journalism at RMIT University in Melbourne.

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