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The GSEM celebrates its 357 graduates!


The GSEM commemorated the 2021 graduates at a special event on Thursday 11 November in Uni Dufour. After last year’s online ceremony, it was a pleasure to be able to celebrate with the graduates in person again.

The theme for this year’s ceremony was resilience, and this was reflected in the speeches from Prof. Markus Menz, Dean of the Geneva School of Economics and Management; Dr. Stephane Berthet, Vice-rector of the Université de Genève, and guest of honor Daniel Jaeggi, Co-founder and President of Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. Mr. Jaeggi drew on his personal and professional experience to inspire the graduates, and to encourage them to "recognize, embrace, and grow", when faced with adversity.

The evening was emceed by GSEM Bachelor students Lucine Flett and Louis Sarosi. Graduates from the bachelor, master and doctoral programs of the School were celebrated, and prizes were awarded to those with the best averages in the different programs, which were presented by the GSEM’s award partners and faculty.

Two Faculty members also received special awards: Prof. Jérémy Lucchetti received the GSEM Teaching Award, awarded following a vote by the Bachelor students. Finally, the William Rappard Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the field of sustainability was awarded to Dr. Katherine Tatarinov, a graduate of the Faculty and currently a post-doctoral fellow, Director of Research at the Center of Competence for Innovation and Partnerships.


> To watch the graduation ceremony, please click on this link.
> To view the program, click here.

November 12, 2021
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