March 2008
Join us in welcoming Chris Redo, Executive Director, Development & Alumni Affairs

Chris joined INSEAD at the end of August 2007, relocating to France with his family in December. Based at INSEAD's Europe campus, Chris travels frequently to the Asia campus, the centre in Abu Dhabi and other INSEAD centres around the world to meet alumni and solicit gifts for The INSEAD Campaign.

Before joining INSEAD, Chris was Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts & Special Projects at San Diego State University (SDSU). In that role, he managed the university's top corporate and individual donors, oversaw its planned giving department and directed the successful completion of SDSU's campaign for an Alumni House. Prior to that, he served for seven years as the Assistant Dean for External Affairs for the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego, his alma mater from which he earned an MBA in Finance and a BA in International Relations. For the past ten years, Chris has also taught Marketing at the graduate and undergraduate levels as an Adjunct Professor with a special emphasis in both Sports Marketing and Strategic Marketing for Non-profit Organisations.

Chris Redo, Executive Director of Development & Alumni Affairs

In addition to having more than 20 years of fundraising experience in the fields of higher education, the performing and visual arts, international trade and amateur and professional sports, Chris possesses considerable management experience at the executive level. He served as the Founding CEO of Seattle Golf and, before that, as Executive Director of the Seattle Center Foundation. Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Chris held several senior management positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) headquartered in La Jolla, California.

Chris also has an extensive record of community service. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Cultural Arts Commission for the City of Chula Vista, California, and a former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in San Diego.

We asked Chris to tell us about his first few months at INSEAD and his future plans. Read on.

Europe Campus
Boulevard de Constance,
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France

Asia Campus
1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
Singapore 138676, Singapore