INSEAD Alumni Recognition Awards


The INSEAD Alumni Association and the school seek to recognise alumni who demonstrate excellence and a strong commitment to the school. Each year, the Nomination Committee identifies key alumni from our community who match this criteria and presents them with Alumni Recognition Awards at our signature events throughout the year. During the pandemic, we recognise these winners virtually but hope to celebrate with them in-person in the future!

2020 INSEAD Alumni Recognition Award Recipients




INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award

INSEAD is a unique institution that brings together people of diverse backgrounds to foster responsible leaders in business and society. I firmly believe that without the tools and experiences that I acquired during my time at INSEAD I would not be where I am today and it is an honour for me to receive this year’s Alumni Recognition Award.

Bill Morneau MBA'90J
Canada’s candidate for Secretary-General of the OECD

Meet Bill!

Force for Good Award

Receiving this award is a highly appreciated stimulus to persist and realise our mission: providing affordable electricity to low-income African households through solar home systems.

Bart Hartman MBA'87J
Founder & CEO of NOTS Solar Lamps BV

Meet Bart!

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Transforming industries, not only through technology but also through culture, people and mindset, has played a key role in my career. What better place than INSEAD, which was an excellent platform for me to learn and live through transformation!

Devina Pasta MBA'15D
Head of Digitalization, Innovation and Cybersecurity at Siemens Mobility

Meet Devina!

Global Entrepreneurship Award

This award is an incredible recognition from a school which was fundamental to my development as a person and an entrepreneur.

Paulo Veras, MBA’01J
Founder & CEO of 99

Meet Paulo!

Emerging Entrepreneur Award

INSEAD provided a great springboard for me to start Hummingbird, where we endeavour to apply best practices in the fields of biological sciences  and drug development as well as professional management to bring a new wave of important medicines to the clinic.

Piers Ingram MBA'11J
Co-Founder & CEO of Hummingbird Bioscience

Meet Piers!

Volunteer Leader Award

It has been a great privilege working with alumni in Switzerland on building the Swiss Scholarship. INSEAD is a life changer and our strong bonds are tangible. I thank all of you who comprise our INSEAD community.

Brigitte Reverdin MBA'81
Founder of MARKETrends Family Office Switzerland

Meet Brigitte!

I am honoured by this award and look forward to supporting INSEAD's good cause for many years to come.

Diederik Van Rappard MBA'99J
Owner at Capitalize

Meet Diederik!

My mission is to create a community of alumni where men and women come together with one common purpose – that of creating gender balanced businesses. It is a business as well as a social imperative.

Florence Hamilton MBA'85J
Founder of Balance in Business Initiative UK

Meet Florence!

Past Award Recipients


INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award
Denis von der Weid, MBA'61
Sameer Hajee, MBA'04D
Marcelle Speller, MBA'82​

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award
Robert Keane, MBA'94D

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Harjeev Kandhari, MBA’02

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Alexandra von Schroeter, MBA’87J, CFA, IDP-C

INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award
Yu Helen Hai,TIEMBA’11J

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award
Frédéric Mazzella, MBA’07D
Nicolas Brusson, MBA'07D

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Nakul Sharma, MBA’11J

INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award
António Horta-Osório, MBA’91J

INSEAD Young Alumni Achievement Award
Daniel Layug, MBA'17D

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Dirk Luyten, MBA’89J, IDP-C
Bruno Berthon, MBA’91D
Bettina Langenberg, IEP’97Oct


Nominate an INSEAD alumnus who has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the fields related to the Award categories by filling this form.

*Please note that the winners are chosen at the discretion of the Awards Committee based on the Award criteria.

Awards Committee

The Alumni Awards Committee reviews all award nominations and chooses winners based on their credentials and merits who also fit the category criteria.



Sadia Khan MBA’95D

President of the INSEAD Alumni Association
CEO at Selar Enterprises (PVT) LTD

Nida Januskis

Associate Dean of Advancement
representing the Dean of INSEAD

Austin Tomlinson

Senior Director of Alumni Relations


Jay Kim

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

and Family Enterprise
Faculty Representative





Emma Goltz MBA'98J

Member of the Board of Directors at INSEAD

Chair, INSEAD Alumni Fund



Katell Le Goulven

Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global
Institute for Business and Society





Zeina Sleiman

Director of Alumni Relations

Joaquim Paiva Chaves MBA'85D

Executive Board Member
and CEO at Malo Clinic
Alumni Representative


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