Prof. Dr. Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen is a lawyer and a Titular Professor at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Geneva, where she lectures on corporate law. She is Of Counsel with the law firm Niederer Kraft Frey and Vice-Chair of the Swiss Board Institute and the Board of Directors of Banco Santander International. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Baloise Group and Ina Invest Holding.

She is also Member of the Board of Trustees of the Stiftung FER and the Board of Governors of the Swiss Institute of Directors. Marie-Noëlle has extensive knowledge and experience in corporate law and is a recognized expert in corporate governance. She is the author/co-author of numerous publications, including the reference book Le Conseil d’administration and is regularly invited as a speaker on corporate governance matters.

Marie-Noëlle holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Philosophy.


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Prof. Dr. Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

Member, SIoD Board of Governors

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    Guide Pratique du Conseil d’administration

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  • Programme diplômant CA 25.1

    Ce programme vous apporte d'une compréhension globale et des outils pratiques pour exercer efficacement un mandat au Conseil d’administration.

    • 24.1.2025 - 31.10.2025open
    Durée 6 demi-journées
    Langue Français
    Site(s) Lausanne
    Coûts CHF 7’750
  • International Board Certificate Program 24

    Enables you to become an effective board director in international companies and organizations.

    • 15.3.2024 - 30.11.2024open
    Duration 16 days
    Language English
    Location(s) Lausanne, Lucerne, St.Gallen, Spiez (Berne), Rüschlikon (Zurich)
    Costs CHF 19’500