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IAA President's Message

HELP! Call for Volunteers!
By Sven Kado, MBA'72

Greetings to all of you and my best wishes for a great Spring!

In this issue of the IAA newsletter, I would like to draw your attention to areas where alumni can HELP fellow alumni and the school, true to our motto "together we are stronger for us, for the school and - hopefully! - for a better world." To multiply the central resources of the IAA I am reaching out to all alumni and CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS in the following areas:




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In Conversation with Luigi Gubitosi, MBA'85D
By Shellie Karabell

Luigi Gubitosi MBA’85D has had an illustrious career in the Italian business world: 19 years as an Executive at carmaker Fiat, CEO of mobile phone company WIND, Head of corporate and investment banking for Italy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Just a year ago, Luigi was appointed General Manager for Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A. - or RAI – the Italian state broadcaster. 

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Connecting East and West - INSEAD Rider
By Pejay Belland

For those of you who experienced both campuses during your MBA Programme, you probably made your journey half-way across the world by air. Horacio Moreu, MBA’13D will also be making that journey over the Summer as many have before him. 

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Helming Pakistan's Fastest Growing Company
By Abid Butt

At the age of 30, Abid Butt, MBA'02D made the bold choice to leave his well-paying job in Geodis, to found e2e (end-to-end) Supply Chain Management, a logistics company based in Karachi Pakistan – a place known for its challenging business environment.

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A Tribute to the INSEAD Address Book
By Alan Philipp, MBA'67

The INSEAD Alumni Association Address Book is almost certainly the only business school alumni book to have been published continuously, every year for more than 40 years.  INSEAD published the first edition of the Address Book in 1969.

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News about INSEAD and Campuses
The Mews: a collaborative hub for entrepreneurs, created by entrepreneurs
By Timothy Bovard, MBA'89J

INSEAD’s MBA students and recent graduates who want to be entrepreneurs often find themselves on a long and lonely path. An important ingredient for success is having a peer support network.

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A Celebration of Scholarships
By Leonidas Los, MBA'75

I often have mentioned that the financial support of alumni donors is crucial to INSEAD’s enduring success and mission. In fact, these generous donors are heroes who have made possible INSEAD’s many advances over the past half-century.

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Healthcare Alumni Network connecting INSEAD alumni worldwide

By Chandra Leo, MBA'02D

Among the top business schools, INSEAD is undoubtedly the most international. That’s why it is no surprise that our more than 2,000 alumni in the healthcare sector work in 100 countries on six continents. They are active in diverse fields.

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INSEAD Strategy Forum: “Europe’s Return to Competitiveness” 
By Sven Cobben, MBA'06J

Let me take you back to a sunny, chilly early March day which found me walking into the renowned Hermitage Museum near the banks of the Amstel River in Amsterdam. I’m excited about the first INSEAD Strategy Forum since 2010, which will take place inside this regional branch of the massive cultural shrine located in Saint Petersburg.

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National Alumni Associations in the Spotlight

This new series takes a quick peak into our vibrant National Alumni Associations (NAAs) around the globe. Some of these NAAs have been newly formed whilst others have been experiencing strong growth. Discover Brazil, China and Turkey in this issue!

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3rd Annual INSEAD Americas Forum 14-15 June

By Nancy Jain, MBA'98D

Join us for an ALUMNI-ONLY Event, the 3rd Annual INSEAD Americas Forum in downtown Toronto, Canada on 14-15 June, 2013.  Hear top leaders and thinkers share their uncensored insights on this year’s theme, “The Future of Business: Emerging Opportunities“.

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1st INSEAD European Alumni Forum in Berlin, 18-19 May

The first INSEAD European Alumni Forum in Berlin is now sold out! This event will be hosted by the National Alumni Association in Germany on the theme of entrepreneurship.

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INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF), 23 May

The IEF will focus on the world of Impact Investing. How is this sector developing, and where do we need to focus to create a true industry from the numerous innovations we are witnessing? Confirmed speakers include LGT Venture Philanthropy, Bamboo Finance, the EVPA, Credit Suisse, and more.

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INSEAD Private Equity Conference (IPEC), 24 May

The full programme and speaker list have been announced for this year’s Conference. Mr Guy Hands, Founder & Chairman of Terra Firma, and Francesco Loredan, Managing Partner & Co-Chairman of BC Partners, are confirmed as keynote speakers for this year’s event. Also represented on our panels are many of Europe’s leading PE houses.

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