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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 flagship Alumni Forum.

2021 INSEAD Alumni Recognition Award Recipients




INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award

I am so grateful to INSEAD for the life skills I learnt, especially the power of diversity of thought and talent. It also gave me friends that have lasted a lifetime … and I met Maria, my wife, as we completed our MBAs together. INSEAD has been a global leader for decades, built on its truly unique international perspective and heritage. I am deeply honoured to receive this award.”

Sir Graham Wrigley MBA'89D
Chairman, CDC

Meet Graham!

Force for Good Award

In my work to help build healthier futures with businesses, governments and communities, I was able count on the INSEAD family at every critical juncture. I am humbled by this Award and hope it will inspire others to join forces and contribute to positive change. Beyond individual achievements, the true Force for Good is the INSEAD network.

Guillaume Grosso MBA'03D
Director, Private Sector & Sovereign Engagement, Donor Relations & Campaigns, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Meet Guillaume!

Young Alumni Achievement Award

INSEAD laid the foundation for my entrepreneurial career. I am honoured to receive this award specifically at a time when the Indian start-up ecosystem is coming of age. I hope this encourages more INSEADers to initiate their entrepreneurial journeys and advance the school's motto of using 'Business as a Force for Good'.

Annu Talreja MBA'15J
Founder, Stealth Startup

Meet Annu!

Global Entrepreneurship Award

The journey of Wise demonstrates what you can achieve if you come equipped with global ambition and perspective. Such a global mindset was definitely cultivated at INSEAD and I am honoured to receive this award.”

Taavet Hinrikus MBA’10D
Co-founder and CEO of TransferWise

Meet Taavet!

Emerging Entrepreneur Award

INSEAD had a great impact on my personal development and my business skills which is why I am very thankful to be honoured with this award. Our mission to ‘Drink More Water’ is just at the beginning and I can’t wait to build a global brand."

Martin Donald Murray MBA'15D
Founder and CEO, Waterdrop

Meet Martin!

Volunteer Leader Award

I love INSEAD – for the experiences it keeps providing me with, for the values it represents and for the mission it sets out to achieve. This is why I consider it a privilege to contribute to the wellbeing of our INSEAD alumni network and the school itself. To receive this year’s Alumni Volunteer Leader Award is a great honour - and it fills me with joy and gratitude. Thank you INSEAD.

Christian Rebhan MBA'09J
Chief Medical and Operations Office, Unilabs

Meet Christian!


It's been a huge pleasure to contribute to the School and the community that have given so much to me - starting with the scholarship that allowed me to accept my place in the Class of '09J. I will continue to encourage the generosity of my fellow alumni since giving back to INSEAD – and paying it forward – is the best investment we can make.

Virginia Brumby MBA'09J
Founder and Director, Survival Chic

Meet Virginia!




The INSEAD community is full of fantastic people, many of whom have left their mark on my life. It is a privilege to work with INSEAD in bringing together fabulous individuals who support one another creating a force for good.

Reem Al Rasheed MBA’04J
Social Enterprise & Charity Transformation Strategist

Meet Reem!

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

INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award
Bill Morneau MBA'90J

INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award
Bart Hartman MBA'87J

INSEAD Young Alumni Achievement Award
Devina Pasta MBA'15D

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award
Paulo Veras MBA'01J

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Piers Ingram MBA'11J

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Brigitte Reverdin MBA'81

Diederik Van Rappard MBA'99J

Florence Hamilton MBA'85J


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.



Frans Blom MBA’90D, IDPC-20’Jun

President of the INSEAD Alumni Association
Chairman at Van Lanschot Kempen NV

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

Paul Skipworth MBA’95J

Managing Partner at Inverleith LLP
Alumni Representative


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