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 and Lifelong Learning to produce a number of webinars focused on boards and governance in times of crisis over the past few months. 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(Spanish)

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

Philip Anderson (American)

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

Annet Aris(Dutch)

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

Morten Bennedsen (Danish)

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

Daniel A. Bens (American)

Professor of Accounting and Control
Financial reporting, earnings management

Henri-Claude de Bettignies (French)

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

Christine Blondel (French)

Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise
Family business

Fares Boulos (Canadian)

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

Laurence Capron(French)

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 (American)

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

Gavin Cassar (Australian/Maltese)

Professor of Accounting and Control
Risk management, hedge funds

Guoli Chen (Chinese)

Associate Professor of Strategy
CEO succession

Karel Cool (Belgian)

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

Jean Dermine (French)

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

Enrico Diecidue (Italian)

Professor of Decision Sciences
Decision making in the boardroom

Yves Doz (French)

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

Anil Gaba (Indian)

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

Maria Guadalupe (Spanish)

Associate Professor of Economics

Pierre Hillion (French)

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

Neil Jones (Canadian)

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy
Strategic management for members of boards

Kevin Kaiser (Canadian)

Professor of Management Practice
Value creation

Thomas Keusch (German)

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

Ilze Kivleniece (Latvian)

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

Jean-Claude Larreche (French)

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

Marc Le Menestrel* (French)

Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences
Ethics, sustainability, corporate governance

Rose Luo (American)

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Corporate strategy, family firms, CSR

Juan Ma (Chinese)

Assistant Professor of Strategy
Corruption and institutional distrust, global strategy

Massimo Massa (Italian)

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

Erin Meyer (American)

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

Steven Monahan (American)

Associate Professor of Accounting and Control
Financial statements and auditing

Peter Nathanial (Australian)

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

Urs Peyer (Swiss)

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

Simone-Eva Redrupp (French)

Adjunct Faculty,
Modern Governance in Banking Programme

Tim Rowley* (Canadian)

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

Jose Santos*(Portuguese)

Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management
Global strategy

Andrew Shipilov (French/Ukrainian)

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

Stanislav Shekshnia (French/Russian)

Stanislav Shekshnia
Governance in eastern Europe, board succession, leadership

Ithai Stern (American/Israeli)

Associate Professor of Strategy

N. Craig Smith (British)

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

Ron Soonieus (Dutch)

Adjunct Faculty
International Directors Programme
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability

Erik van der Loo (Dutch)

Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Governance and leadership, corporate culture

Ludo Van der Heyden (Belgian)

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

Ingo Walter* (American)

Visiting Professor of International Management
Banking, investments, ethics and law

Gabriel Szulanki (American/Argentinian)

Professor of Strategy

Jaap Winter* (Dutch)

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

Michael A. Witt (German)

Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business
International business and strategy

David Young (American)

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

* Visiting Professor

ICGC Directors-in-Residence

Frank Dangeard

Board member of Symantec (USA), RBS (UK) and RPX (USA)


Frank E. Dangeard serves on the boards of Symantec (USA), RBS (UK) and RPX (USA). He is also a non-voting board member and a member of advisory boards of various listed and non-listed companies, principally in the telecom/technology, finance and energy sectors. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Harvard Business School and HEC France, and is a “Director-in-Residence” at INSEAD. He is Chairman of the International Advisory Council of Hawkamah, the corporate governance institute of the MENA region, based in Dubai. He has served on the boards of Crédit Agricole-CIB (France); EDF (Electricité de France); Orange, Equant and Wanadoo (France Télécom Group); Eutelsat (France); Hindustan Power (India); Home Credit (Czech Republic); SonaeCom (Portugal). He has been Deputy Chairman and Acting Chairman of Telenor (Norway), and has chaired the Strategy Board of PwC (France). From September 2004 to February 2008, Dangeard was Chairman and CEO of Thomson, a world leader in video technologies and services.
From September 2002 to September 2004, he was Deputy CEO of France Telecom. He joined Thomson multimedia in 1997 as Deputy CEO, and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2000, a position he held until September 2002. Prior to joining Thomson multimedia, from 1988 to 1997, Dangeard was a Managing Director of the investment bank SG Warburg & Co. Ltd., in London and Madrid, then Chairman of SG Warburg France. From 1986 to 1988, he was with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London.
Dangeard, a French national, was born in Canada on February 25, 1958. He graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Prix Jouy-Entreprise), the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques (Lauréat) and from the Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar, HLS Fellow). He and his wife live in London.
He is Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. His book, “La décision de crise dans l’entreprise – 12 histoires de gouvernance”, was published in February 2011 by Editions Odile Jacob, Paris. 


Barbara Kux, MBA 84'J

Board member, Firmenich, Henkel, Total and Umicore

Barbara Kux is a Member of the Board of Directors at Firmenich, Henkel, Total and Umicore. 

From 2008 until 2013 Kux was a member of the Managing Board of Siemens, the first woman on the board in the 160-year history of the company. During her five year assignment, she increased results by several billions of euros from supply chain management and green technologies, just as she had done previously as a member of the Group Management Committee at Royal Philips. Under her leadership, both industrial companies reached top positions in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index; in 2012 and 2013 Siemens was distinguished in this index as the most sustainable industrial company of the world.

In the 1990s, Kux led Nestlé in Central and Eastern Europe, where she established the company as the leader in consumer goods, after she had achieved the same for ABB in power generation. She began her professional career in 1984 at Management Consultant McKinsey in Germany, where she was become a Senior Engagement Manager when she was asked to join the management at ABB.

After studies in Switzerland and as an AFS scholar in the USA, Kux earned her MBA with distinction from INSEAD. She was educated in Zurich, where she was also born.

In 2010, Kux received recognition from INSEAD as one of the 50 Alumni who changed the world. The Wall Street Journal listed her among leading international business women, as did Fortune consistently over a period of more than ten years. Since 1995, Kux has been a Global Leader of Tomorrow of the Davos World Economic Forum.

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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