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Ilian Mihov

Dean
Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Professor Ilian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Professor Mihov served as Interim Dean and as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research.

Professor Mihov joined the INSEAD economics area in 1996. He has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and many executive education programmes as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum. He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and EMBA programmes and has won the Outstanding Teacher Award multiple times.

His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK) and a vice president of the Asian Bureau for Finance and Economics Research (ABFER). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation (2002-2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

Professor Mihov's papers have appeared in many academic journals including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given interviews for BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Presse, Dow Jones Newswire and many other newspapers and magazines. Professor Mihov is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panellist at events organized by the PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and other companies.

He holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young Alumnus.

Andreas Jacobs

Chairman of INSEAD 
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Andreas Jacobs (1963) studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich and Montpellier and subsequently obtained a postgraduate degree in European competition law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. Afterwards he obtained a MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

From 1991 to 1993, Andreas Jacobs worked as a consultant and project manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich. Since 1992, Andreas Jacobs has been an independent entrepreneur with a stake in several companies plus minority interests in several other companies.

As from 2003, Andreas Jacobs served on the Board of Barry Callebaut AG where he was Chairman from 2005 to 2016. He was Executive Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG from 2004 to 2015 and has since then been a Member of the Board. In April 2015, he stepped down from his functions at Adecco where he had served as Member of the Board since May 2006, Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee since May 2008 and as Vice-Chairman of the Board since January 2012.  Furthermore, he served as Chairman of Infront Sports & Media AG (until 2011), and as Chairman of Brach’s Inc. (until 2004).

Andreas Jacobs serves as Chairman of Triventura AG and Minibar AG, both in Switzerland. Furthermore, he is President of Niantic Holding GmbH, Germany, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dr. August Oetker KG, Germany, and Member of the Board of Directors of various small private companies.  Since 2014, Andreas Jacobs has been an entrepreneur/investor in the investment fond GENUI in Hamburg, Germany.

Andreas Jacobs has also several non-profit Memberships, e.g. at INSEAD where he is serving as Chairman since January 2015, Groupe D’Ouchy and Avenir Suisse.

Andreas Jacobs is married and father of four children. He is German national.

Members of the Board

The INSEAD Board of Directors, chaired by Dr Andreas Jacobs, is responsible for overseeing strategic moves, financial decisions, budgets and end-of-year accounts and for appointing the Dean.

Today, the INSEAD Board is composed of 20 internationally recognised business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors. Most are INSEAD alumni and together they represent ten nationalities.

Several Board Committees, appointed by and reporting to the Board, also involving representatives of the school's management and external experts, deal with more specific issues: the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee; the Endowment Management Committee; the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee and, when appropriate, the Campaign Board, the Dean Search Committee and the Chairman Search Committee.

Chairs

Members

  • Jolyon Barker

    Managing Director 
    Global Clients & Industries, Operations, Deloitte

  • Rémy best

    Chairman, Fondation Mondiale INSEAD

    Managing Partner, Pictet & Cie

  • Karen Fawcett

    Chief Executive Officer, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

  • Deepak Gupta

    Founder and Chairman, Denita Group of Companies

  • Emma Goltz

    Chairman, INSEAD Alumni Fund

  • André Hoffmann

    Non-executive Vice-President, Roche Holdings Ltd
    Non-executive Vice-President, Givaudan SA

  • Philippe Houzé

    Chairman of the Executive Board, Galeries Lafayette Group

  • Sadia Khan

    President, INSEAD Alumni Association
    CEO, Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd

  • Daniel Labrecque

    Chairman of the International Council, INSEAD
    Chairman, DNA Capital 

  • Daniel Lalonde

    President and CEO of SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot)

  • Christina Law

    Regional President, Asia, Middle East and Africa, General Mills

  • Frédéric Lemoine

    Chairman of the Executive Board, Wendel Group

  • Leonidas los

    Shipbroker, Trimarine Shipping Company

     

  • Michael Pragnell

    Founder Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta AG

  • R. Todd Ruppert

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Ruppert International Inc.

  • Mika Salmi

    Board Director, creativeLIVE, Inc.

  • Mirjam Staub-Bisang

    CEO and Co-Founder, Independent Capital Group AG

  • Gary Wang

    Founder, Light Chaser Animation Studio

Permanent invitees

  • Ilian Mihov

    Dean, INSEAD 

    Professor of Economics

    The Rausing Chair in Economic and Business Transformation

     

  • François Hériard Dubreuil

    Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
    Chairman, Orpar
    Chairman, Rémy Cointreau

  • Laurence Capron

    Professor of Strategy
    The Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership

  • d. Charles Galunic

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour
    The Aviva Chaired Professor of Leadership and Responsibility

  • Brigit soccard

    Executive Assistant to the Deputy Dean
    Staff Representative to the Board

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Advisory council

 Chairman

Sir Andrew Large 
Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England 

 Members

Rolf Abdon
Chief Executive, Abdon Mills

Baron Jean-Pierre Berghmans
Chairman of the Executive Board, Lhoist Group 

Michael A. Butt
Chairman, Axis Capital Holdings

John Clarkeson
Chairman Emeritus, The Boston Consulting Group

Paul Desmarais Jr
Chairman & Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Baron Daniel Janssen
Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, Solvay SA

Sven Kado
Non-executive Chairman, Marsh and Mercer

Barbara Kux
Board member, Firmenich, Henkel, Total and Umicore

Charles Mackay
Chairman, Opera Holland Park Trust

Edward Mork
Retired Executive VP, Royal Ahold

Ernest-Antoine Seillière
Honorary Chairman, Wendel

Cees J.A. Van Lede
Board Director, Philipps and Air France-KLM

 permanent invitees

Ilian Mihov
Dean, INSEAD

Olivier Giscard d'Estaing
Honorary Chairman, Fondation INSEAD

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Rameau
Vice-Chairman, INSEAD
Professor Emeritus, INSEAD 
Former Dean, INSEAD 

National Councils

Purpose

Key Communication Channel

The National Council acts as a channel of communication between top business executives from a particular geography and INSEAD. The Council members support INSEAD's ambition to stay close to the business community in that geography and its needs at the highest levels.

The Council is meant to be a top executive's opportunity for updates on INSEAD activities and thought provoking encounters with peers, Deans of INSEAD and INSEAD faculty. The Council is requested to advise on:

how INSEAD could contribute to and benefit from the business community in that geography through its vision as articulated by the Dean of INSEAD
whether/how that business community could support and enhance INSEAD's vision
how to anticipate and respond appropriately to business needs and developments in that geography in the planning of INSEAD's activities (MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, PhD and Research)

Key support

The Council members promote the recognition and support of INSEAD in the particular geography and specifically assist INSEAD in its objective to improve the quality of programme applicants and increase the career opportunities for graduates.

The Council members enhance, at their national levels, INSEAD's financial development through encouraging and inviting support from corporations, individuals and foundations.

Term

The term of a membership is three years and is renewable by mutual consent. The President may ask members who miss 3 consecutive meetings or do not visit a campus during their term to relinquish their membership. Delegation to the National Council orInternational Council meetings is not possible in order to maintain the distinctive, high profile of the Council

Meetings

Frequency

Most National Councils typically meet at least once a year. Council members are encouraged to maintain regular close contact with the INSEAD Alumni Associations from the Council member countries. The President of the Council will set the exact place and time of meetings.

Guests

The President, in coordination with the Dean, may invite guests to attend a Council whether to present on a topic of particular interest or to meet the Council. The members are therefore encouraged to suggest guests to the President and help to attract them when invited. The guest should match the members' top-level business profile.

Should a member of the International Council be travelling or staying in a country at the time of the National Council meeting, they are cordially invited to make themselves known and to participate in the meeting.

Click here to view the list of National Council Presidents

international council

Mission

The International Council has three principal goals: 
 

To offer counsel and advice to INSEAD on its strategic direction.
To help INSEAD achieve its mission:

to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives, and helping
transform organisations through management education.
to develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisation and their communities.
to expand the frontiers of academic thought and influence business practice.

To sustain relationships with individuals, institutions and corporations with whom INSEAD is in contact around the world.

History

INSEAD's first Advisory Boards were set up in 1974 to provide essential links between the Institute and the national business communities in key European countries. The International Council was created in 1983 to extend and reinforce these links worldwide.

In 1992, building on the synergy between the International Council and the National Advisory Boards, the Council and the Boards became a single entity. This format meets INSEAD's needs for a national presence in an increasing number of countries and for an international outlook, both of which are vital to INSEAD's advancement.

Today the International Council is composed of:

All the members of National Councils in the following 25 geographies:

Australasia (1998), Austria (1997), Belgium (1979), Brazil & Latin America (1998), Canada (1985), Denmark (1989), East Asia (2003), Finland (1983-2008, 2009), France (1975), Germany (1979), Greece (2006), India (2005), Israel (2006), Italy (1996), Japan (1986-2006, 2009), The Netherlands (1981), Norway (1985), Portugal (1998), Singapore (2000) Southern Africa (1998-2008), Spain (1981), Sweden (1983), Switzerland (1984), United Kingdom (1979), USA (1978), USA - West Coast (2002)

All other members of the International Council

All INSEAD Board members.

Activity

The annual meeting of the International Council takes place in Fontainebleau, France.

This offers an annual opportunity for the Dean to report on INSEAD's recent progress and plans for the future. All Council members are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting.

Council membership

It is customary for members to be owners, chairpersons, chief executives and senior board members of major multinational and national corporations or prominent entrepreneurs. Members are known to be committed to management education and development. As members, they are asked to serve as INSEAD's ambassadors and are encouraged to promote INSEAD.

New members join the International Council as members of a National Council, by invitation of the President of the National Council of their country of domicile or residence (in consultation with the Dean, the Chairperson of INSEAD and of the International Council). The Presidents of the National Alumni Associations from Council member countries are ex officio members of the National Council in their country. The Chairperson of the International Council may invite new members to join.

The terms of membership are described under National Councils.

Chair

The Chairperson of the International Council is an ex-officio member of the INSEAD Board and is appointed by the INSEAD Board on proposition of its Chairperson and of the Dean. Jointly with the Dean, the International Council Chairperson appoints each President of a National Council on the recommendation of that National Council.

The term of the Chairperson of the International Council is three years and is renewable twice, apart from an exceptional decision of the Board of Directors, which could extend a mandate for an additional period of three years. He/she may nominate up to four Vice Chairpersons.

The Chairperson works in close collaboration with the Dean, the Secretary General, the External Relations Department of INSEAD and in particular the Executive Director of Communications, who is responsible for the organisation of the International Council meeting.

Fondation INSEAD

The 'Fondation INSEAD' was created in 1998 and since its inception pursues the aim of fostering in-depth business knowledge and ensuring its diffusion to the public on an international scale. The foundation contributes to the excellence and development of the school by acting in several areas such as funding research programmes, granting scholarships to INSEAD candidates, and disseminating research findings to an international audience.

 Honorary president
Olivier Giscard d'Estaing
 president
François Hériard-Dubreuil
President, Rémy Cointreau
Vice president

Lionel Sauvage
President AFHI-Art (Amis du festival de l’Histoire de l’Art)

 members
 

Christine Blondel
Adjunct Professor of Family Business
Family Governance

Gérard Despinoy
Managing Partner, Stradefi Conseils

Professor Hubert Gatignon 
Professor of Marketing
The Claude Janssen Chaired Professor of Business Administration

Maria Guadalupe
Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science
Academic Director of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials (RCT) Lab

Benoît Habert
Deputy Managing Director, Dassault Group

Lilia Jolibois
Member of the Board, Theolia S.A.

Jean-Marc Le Roux
Partner, Bain & Company

Professor Tim Van Zandt 
Professor of Economics 
Schroders Chaired Professor of European Competitiveness and Reform
Dean of Faculty and Research

 government representatives
French Home Office
French Ministry of Finance and Industry
French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Foreign Office)
 permanent invitee
Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Board Committees

Several Board Committees, appointed by and reporting to the Board, make expert, in-depth recommendations on specific areas. Most Committee members belong to the full Board or are Permanent Invitees. This structure also allows for additional external experts to be brought in and for temporary committees to be formed – whenever beneficial.

Audit, Finance & Risk

This committee serves to strengthen INSEAD’s financial and risk management. Its duties include: reviewing budgets and annual accounts; talking to the external auditors; examining major capital expenditure proposals; assessing key philanthropic gifts; identifying sources of reputational and financial risk; and analysing risk-control processes.

 Chairman
Jolyon Barker

Managing Director
Global Clients & Industries, Operations, Deloitte

Members

Karen Fawcett
Chief Executive Officer, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

François Hériard-Dubreuil
Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
Chairman, Orpar
Chairman, Rémy Cointreau 

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD 
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Leonidas Los
Shipbroker, Trimarine Shipping Company

Endowment 

Like many other successful educational institutions, INSEAD relies on returns from its invested endowment fund to finance scholarships, faculty Chairs, research and other activities. The Endowment Management Committee advises the Board on all questions of investment strategy. Its members include INSEAD finance professors, representatives of the INSEAD foundations and external experts.

 Chairman

Mirjam Staub-Bisang
CEO and Co-Founder, Independent Capital Group AG

 Members

François Hériard-Dubreuil
Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
Chairman, Orpar 
Chairman, Rémy Cointreau 

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

R. Todd Ruppert
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Ruppert International Inc.

External Experts

Jaime Arguello
Chief Investment Officer, Architas (AXA group)

Stephane Corsaletti
CEO, Neuflize OBC Investissements
Managing Director, ABN AMRO

Jeremy Golding
Managing Partner, Golding Capital Partners

Ian Potter
Managing Partner, Lion City Capital

INSEAD Faculty

Bernard Dumas
Emeritus Professor of Finance
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Finance, Emeritus

Nominations

This committee oversees the processes and criteria for appointing new Board members and renewing mandates. It also advises the Board more generally about its composition and recommends new members with complementary skills and experience.

 Chairman
Deepak Gupta
Founder and Chairman, Denita Group of Companies
 Members

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD 
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Daniel Labrecque
Chairman of the International Council, INSEAD 
Chairman, DNA Capital

Christina Law
Regional President, Asia, Middle East and Africa, General Mills

Claude Rameau
Vice-Chairman, INSEAD
Professor Emeritus, INSEAD
Former Dean of INSEAD

External Experts

Katherine Moos
Co-leader, Board Practice, Spencer Stuart

Edward Speed
Chairman, Worldwide Board of Spencer Stuart 

Remuneration

This committee advises the Dean and the Board on the school’s remuneration policies, including salaries, bonuses and pension schemes for staff and faculty. It is particularly helpful in setting salaries for the school’s most senior leaders.

 Interim Chair
Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD 
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG
 Members

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD 
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Daniel Lalonde
President and CEO of SMCP
(Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot)

Claude Rameau
Vice-Chairman, INSEAD 
Professor Emeritus, INSEAD
Former Dean of INSEAD

Mirjam Staub-Bisang
CEO and Co-Founder, Independent Capital Group AG

Other Board Committees

Temporary committees have traditionally included: the Campaign Board (during fundraising campaigns); the Dean Search Committee; and the Chairman Search Committee.

 

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