Our Vision and Mission


In a rapidly changing business environment disrupted by increased regulatory reforms, digitalisation, societal demands, capital markets and geopolitical shifts, much of the pressure and scrutiny is putting boards under the spotlight. The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) has been actively engaged in making a distinctive contribution to the knowledge and practice of corporate governance. Our vision is to be the leading centre for research, innovation and impact in the area of corporate governance globally. Through our educational portfolio and advocacy in fostering sustainable high-performance governance practices, the ICGC hopes to build greater trust within the public and stakeholder communities, so that businesses today are a strong force for improvement, not only of economic markets but also for the global societal environment. 

The ICGC combines INSEAD’s institutional visibility and exceptional faculty in developing thought leadership and a global educational platform in the area of corporate governance. The centre’s mission is to develop world-class teaching content, promote latest research using innovative scholarly materials and enrich public discourse on corporate governance through forums, conferences, peer-to-peer exchange and expert-to-practitioner dialogue.

Our activities harness INSEAD’s expertise in multiple disciplines across areas such as strategy, risk-management, decision making, finance, economics, family governance and corporate social responsibility for in-depth insights and sustainable responses to the challenges facing directors in today’s increasingly complex and volatile environment. The ICGC brings an unmatched international viewpoint to its activities thanks to INSEAD’s position as The Business School for the World, with its footprint across the Europe, Asia, and Middle East campuses.

Jose Luis Álvarez
Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
The Mubadala Chair in Corporate Governance and Strategy
Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

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The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre is grateful to our international partners for their collaboration and engagement in supporting our mission. 

Governance outlook


INSEAD webinar series


The ICGC has partnered with the INSEAD Alumni Association Lifelong Learning and our external partners to produce a number of webinars focused on boards and governance. We invite you to follow the links below to view the recordings or click here to view the full collection of past webinars on wide ranging topics presented by our world-class faculty, diverse global leaders and INSEAD alumni.

In the spotlight


Governance advocacy 


Numbers at a glance

flagship participants
Certified Directors
Research publications 
International (IDP participants)
Governance network events 
worldwide per year

About Us



Jose Luis Álvarez

Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
The Mubadala Chair in Corporate Governance and Strategy
Academic Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

Sonia Tatar

Executive Director
Europe Campus

Fabienne Chemin

Operations Manager
Europe Campus


Ivy Ng

Asia Campus

Margy Fuller

Programme Advisor, Corporate Governance
Europe Campus

ICGC Network

  • INSEAD Director's Network (IDN)

The INSEAD Directors' Network (IDN) is driven by alumni of the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP).

"Board dynamics, behaviour and conduct are under greater scrutiny than ever before. INSEAD is developing an enviable cadre of suitably qualified international directors to ensure the right conduct and behaviour is prevalent in boards throughout the globe. The international INSEAD Directors' Network is there to foster connectivity, collaboration and continued development for the members of the network and more broadly within the INSEAD alumni." 

Helen Pitcher, OBE, IDP-C, 
President of INSEAD Directors Network


Board members
New international board appointments
Webinars a year

IN-BOARD is a by alumni for alumni initiative which started 10 years ago and currently runs in six countries. It consists of a three day programme at INSEAD and six national modules organised by professional service firms (accounting, legal, strategy, HR, etc).The aim is to prepare INSEAD alumni for non-executive board positions.

“There is a growing need for non-executives in large corporates as well as in smaller companies, hospitals, schools and non-for-profit institutions. The INSEAD alumni have a wealth of experience in a great variety of industries. IN-BOARD is building on this solid base by offering an educational programme and by sharing continued development through Masterclasses and Governance Labs. Herewith we create a great community of experienced professionals.”

Peter Nientker, MBA’87
President of IN-BOARD Netherlands

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  • INSEAD Alumni Association

The INSEAD alumni network is robust, diverse and globally connected to an extent few institutions can boast. With 56,000 alumni distributed across 174 countries with 161 nationalities, our alumni are citizens of the world, who understand how to balance local and global perspectives, and have “experienced the world as it ought to be” as one graduate said.

"An active alumni association not only helps to keep the alumni energised and engaged but also contributes tremendously to the positive branding of INSEAD. Through our activities, we not only get a chance to showcase the achievements of our members but also demonstrate our deep bonding with the institution. And nothing succeeds like success. The success of the alumni boosts the reputation of the school, while in turn the success of the school enables the alumni to bask in its reflected glory. Having a strong and active alumni network is a win-win for all.” 

Sadia Khan, MBA'95D, IDP-C
President, INSEAD Alumni Association
CEO, Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd

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ICGC Contributing Faculty


José-Luis Alvarez

Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Executive power and roles, board dynamics

Philip Anderson

Professor of Entrepreneurship
The INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship
Venture capital, innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship

Annet Aris

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy
Nomination, remuneration, corporate strategy, gender diversity on boards, digital


Morten Bennedsen

Professor of Economics
The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise
Governance of family business, economics of family

Daniel A. Bens

Professor of Accounting and Control
Financial reporting, earnings management

Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Emeritus Professor of Asian Business
The Aviva Chair in Leadership and Responsibility, Emeritus
Corporate reputation, crisises and media strategies


Christine Blondel

Family business

Fares Boulos

Affiliated Professor of Practice in Strategy
Board process, values and strategies

Laurence Capron

Professor of Strategy
The Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership
The Sauvage Family Endowed Chair for Academic Excellence
Mergers and acquisitions


Randel Carlock

Emeritus Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
The Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Emertitus
Governance of family business, psychology approach

Gavin Cassar

Professor of Accounting and Control
Risk management, hedge funds

Guoli Chen

Professor of Strategy
CEO succession


Karel Cool

Professor of Strategic Management
British Petroleum Fellow
The BP Chaired Professor of European Competitiveness
Competitive strategy

Jean Dermine

Professor of Banking and Finance
Banking, asset & liability management, risk, value creation

Enrico Diecidue

Professor of Decision Sciences
Decision making in the boardroom


Yves Doz

Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management
The Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation, Emeritus
Goal setting, CEO evaluation, strategy and partnerships

Anil Gaba

Professor of Decision Sciences
The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management
Judgement under uncertainty, risk and environment

Maria Guadalupe

Professor of Economics
The Goltz Fellowship in Business
and Society INSEAD


Pierre Hillion

Professor of Finance
The de Picciotto Chaired Professor of Alternative Investments
Executive decision making, behavioural economics, fraud and corruption

Neil Jones

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy
Strategic management for members of boards

Thomas Keusch

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control
Corporate governance, shareholder activism and risk management


Ilze Kivleniece

Assistant Professor of Strategy
Firm boundaries, hybrid organisations and innovation organisational design, public-private and cross-sector collaboration

Jean-Claude Larreche

Emeritus Professor of Marketing
Alfred H. Heineken Chaired Professor of Marketing, Emeritus
Innovation and growth, strategy

Marc Le Menestrel

Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences
Ethics, sustainability, corporate governance


Rose Luo

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Rudolf & Valeria Maag Professorship
Corporate strategy, family firms, CSR

Juan Ma

Assistant Professor of Strategy
Corruption and institutional distrust, global strategy

Massimo Massa

Professor of Finance
The Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking
Mutual funds, family funds, M&As, risk management, value creation,
ownership structure


Erin Meyer

Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Culture, behaviour and decision-making

Peter Nathanial

ICGC Fellow and Co-director, International Directors Banking Programme
Restructuring, risk management

Urs Peyer

Dean of Degree Programs
Associate Professor of Finance
Board performance and executive remuneration


Simone-Eva Redrupp

Adjunct Faculty,
Modern Governance in Banking Programme

Tim Rowley*

ICGC Distinguished Fellow and Visiting Professor of Strategy
Board process, strategy and best practices

Jose Santos*

Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management
Global strategy


Andrew Shipilov

Professor of Strategy
The John H. Loudon Chaired Professor of International Management
Innovation and growth, Strategy

Stanislav Shekshnia

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Governance in eastern Europe, board succession, leadership

Ithai Stern

Associate Professor of Strategy
The Akzo Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management


N. Craig Smith

Affiliate Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility
Ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability

Ron Soonieus

Adjunct Faculty
International Directors Programme
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability

Erik van der Loo

Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Governance and leadership, corporate culture


Ludo Van der Heyden

Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance
Fair process, family business, business models

Ingo Walter*

Visiting Professor of Economics and Political Science
Banking, investments, ethics and law

Gabriel Szulanski

Professor of Strategy


Jaap Winter*

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance
Legal responsibilities of directors, board roles and context

Michael A. Witt

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business
International business and strategy

David Young

Professor of Accounting and Control
Executive remuneration, financial accounting and reporting

Lucie Tepla

Senior Affiliate Professor of Finance
Corporate Financial Policy, Derivatives, Financial Economics, Credit Derivatives, Structured Credit, Carbon Markets

Claudia Zeisberger

Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Academic Director, Global Private Equity Initiative
Private Equity & Venture Capital, Corporate Turnaround & Restructuring, Risk Management

Lily Fang

Professor of Finance
The AXA Chaired Professor in Financial Market Risk
Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Alternative Investments


Zoe Kinias

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative
Chair, Organisational Behaviour Area
Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity, Resiliency Bolstering Interventions: Bias reduction, motivation, and performance

Ivana Naumovska

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Sociological dynamics in financial markets, corporate misconduct, diffusion of practices, reverse mergers and special purpose acquisition companies

Kaisa Snellman

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Theory, Power and Politics


Natalia Karelaia

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative
Behavioural Decision Making, Prosocial Behaviour, Unethical Behaviour, Leadership, Self-Identity, Gender, Negotiations


ICGC Director-in-Residence

Stéphane Benoist, IDP-C'20J

Independent Director and CEO B-Consulting


Stéphane Benoist is a French national, born and raised in Paris. Stéphane served with the Louis Dreyfus Group, first at the HQ in Paris then in Singapore from 1991 to 1994. What was meant to be a short-term assignment in the city-state turned into a long-term passion for Asia. For the next three years Stéphane was employed as Finance Director of a public works company, which was engaged in a number of prestigious real estate projects in Singapore.

In 1997 Stéphane established his first consulting firm providing business advisory, management consulting and corporate support services to companies wanting to start and develop their activities in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. Stéphane aided companies and organizations in the fields of finance, taxation and financial control. During those years Stéphane served on boards of private companies and charities, often as company secretary. His firm grew into a reputable and profitable company and was acquired in 2013 by Altios International. Stéphane remained as CEO for South East Asia until 2019.

In his pursuit to gain experience and continued growth, and to give back, Stéphane is building a portfolio career, which comprises of consulting on corporate governance, and is involved in personal projects such as business-angeling. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

His interest in sustainability and climate governance as a global and pressing need has brought him to engage with INSEAD's Corporate Governance Centre as Director-in-Residence to offer support to the Centre in its pursuit of making a distinctive contribution to the knowledge and practice of corporate governance in the field of sustainability.

Always eager to learn and to grow, he cofounded the first APM Club (Association Progrès du Management) in Singapore. After becoming a father in 2014, he consummated his interest in education and business with the launch of the first and only bilingual French-English Montessori center in Singapore. A wine amateur, Stéphane is currently heading the Commanderie de Bordeaux in Singapore.

Stephane first graduated from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne with a Master’s in Finance, continued to earn a pre-doctorate Master’s in Advanced Business Practice from the University of South Australia then completed IDP-C from INSEAD. He lives in Singapore with his wife Andreza and son Matthias.



Distinguished Academic and Executive Fellows


Tim Rowley

ICGC Distinguished Fellow
Visiting Professor of Strategy, INSEAD


Kay Firth-Butterfield

ICGC Distinguished Fellow
Head of AI and Machine Learning and Member of the Executive Committee, The World Economic Forum



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