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Healthcare Management Initiative



Our Mission 

The INSEAD Healthcare Management Initiative (HMI) is committed to advancing scientific knowledge and innovative approaches to make healthcare systems more efficient and sustainable worldwide. To achieve this goal, we draw upon the expertise of the wider INSEAD community of faculty and researchers, diverse alumni members, and fellows, and aim to deepen our understanding of social, economic and behavioral factors that contribute to the health of societies, and the role of business in addressing associated challenges.

HMI’s research and pedagogical development are centered around two critical areas: business model innovation for health system transformation and improving access and quality of health services to underserved populations. We explore topics that can impact policy and practice, equip future leaders with knowledge and skills for value-driven initiatives in healthcare, and foster collaboration between academia and industry.

Our flagship activities, such as engagement with Strategy capstone initiative, Master Strategist Day (MSD); MBA elective, “Business as a Force for Good,” and organizing student internships on topics associated with health, are informed by INSEAD’s mission of using business as a force for good, and well-aligned with the global agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to build more sustainable and equitable healthcare ecosystems.

Stephen E. Chick
Academic Director, INSEAD Healthcare Management Initiative
Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The Novartis Chaired Professor of Healthcare Management



INSEAD’s research complements the school’s perspective that business can serve as a force for good. Business principles have the potential to make a significant positive contribution to healthcare organisations. INSEAD’s positioning as the business school for the world, together with its multi-disciplinary faculty, allows for concepts from non-health sectors to be applied to healthcare in areas ranging from medical products and food consumption to service operations and policy.

As an interdisciplinary centre, INSEAD HMI brings together faculty from technology and operations management, marketing, economics and political science, organisational behaviour, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Faculty research is linked to MBA and Executive Education programmes that focus on improving the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and wellness. 


Business Science

Pharmaceutical market access, scientific approaches to improving clinical trials, process and supply chain design, incentive structures and reimbursement policy, as well as business model innovation


Social Policy

Socioeconomic factors impacting child health and development; and the impact of healthcare financing, tax policy and health insurance on population-level health outcomes


Consumer Decision-Making

Impact of marketing tactics, consumer behaviour analysis and neuroscience to understand people's health and wellness decisions, with a specific focus on obesity.

Latest Publications

A tribute to our colleague and friend, Jon Chilingerian

We are saddened to share news of the recent passing of Professor Jon Chilingerian, at the age of 72.  Tenured professor at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management where he taught for nearly 40 years, and adjunct professor of Public Health & Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He developed the topic of medicine and management and leadership in his career there and at INSEAD. He did so in executive development, the development of an amazing MD/MBA program in his role at Brandeis, his support of PhD students, and his published works in data envelopment analysis and his latest book, "The New Science of Medicine and Management: A Comprehensive Case-Based Guide for Clinical Leaders."
Importantly, Jon was an essential and driving force in the launch and development of INSEAD’s Healthcare Management Initiative and in directing and teaching in the J&J Corporate Citizenship Trust partner programme at INSEAD, the European Health Leadership Programme. Jon was an active colleague, teacher and director of Company Specific Programmes in the Leadership and Organisational Behaviour areas. He worked closely with INSEAD colleagues on Executive Education programmes for decades such as the Middle East Health Leadership Programme and Innovating Health for Tomorrow.

He was a wonderful human being, was passionate about the learning process and inspired others to have a real impact on health systems though his tireless efforts and collaborations with the INSEAD Healthcare Management Initiative. He has impacted healthcare leaders in INSEAD programs that number in the thousands in many countries around the world. In recent years, he led the editing with a team of coeditors from Brandeis, INSEAD, and beyond, in a special issue of Frontiers in Public Health called ‘The Science and Art of Value in Healthcare: Measures, Voices and Methods’. This issue speaks volumes about Jon: his passion for both scientific justification, leadership, and impact in practice, bringing together different viewpoints in the pursuit of more effective health systems, management, and leadership.

Beyond his academic achievements, Jon was a wonderful, warm, fun colleague and a gifted teacher. He was passionate about the learning process and inspired others to make a real difference to health systems. Indeed, he impacted healthcare leaders in INSEAD programmes that number in the thousands in many countries around the world.

In The Spotlight


Events and Seminars




The MBA Healthcare Club brings together MBA participants who wish to start a career in the healthcare industry, those who are seeking to return to the healthcare industry after their MBA, or to simply want to learn more about this industry sector.

The two main goals of the club are to provide information and raise awareness about the healthcare sector for INSEAD MBA participants, and to help MBA participants prepare for a career in this industry.

The healthcare club brings together MBA participants who are interested in the healthcare industry, providing opportunities to share their experiences, to network with industry and other participants, and to meet with various career service representatives. The club also hosts conferences and seminars with industry speakers from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare services and delivery, as well as consulting, banking and private equity.

The INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Network represents the interests of the approximately 2000 alumni working in the healthcare industry and associated fields. It's mission is to encourage networking and discussion on healthcare topics across geographic boundaries and industry sub-sectors.

INSEAD healthcare alumni are active in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical devices and healthcare services, as well as healthcare-focused consulting, banking and private equity. They work on six continents and include the CEOs of more than 50 healthcare companies.

The network was founded in 2006 and is run by a committee of alumni. It works closely with national healthcare alumni groups in several countries as well as INSEAD's Healthcare Management Initiative. The network also organizes an international conference, the INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Summit. Each year, over 150 alumni and industry leaders gather to discuss trends in the business of healthcare and to take part in what has become a leading industry networking event. 

There are active INSEAD Healthcare alumni in alumni country groups including Germany, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom and others. 

Alumni participate actively as volunteers, interviewing candidates, serving on governing boards, national alumni associations and reunion committees, and organising events. A majority are members of the INSEAD Alumni Association and its 42 national alumni associations, and return for their alumni reunions on campus. Over 1000 alumni volunteers worldwide serve in various capacities on national alumni association committees, and help to organise reunions and international speaking events as well as interviewing MBA candidates in their home countries.

Click here to join the INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Network group on LinkedIn.

Alumni from the following Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust programmes may join our LinkedIn alumni group - INSEAD Health Leadership & Innovation - to connect and participate in discussions with fellow alumni.

Middle East Health Leadership Programme (MEHLP)

Innovating Health for Tomorrow (IHT)

Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH)

Who we are

  • Stephen E. Chick

    Academic Director

    Professor of Technology and Operations

    The Novartis Chaired Professor of Healthcare Management

  • Ridhima Aggarwal

    The Salmon and Rameau Associate Director

  • Vikas Aggarwal

    Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

  • Reinhard Angelmar

    Emeritus Professor of Marketing

  • Pierre Chandon

    Professor of Marketing

  • Ziv Carmon

    Professor of Marketing

  • Rachna Chowla

    Executive in Residence

  • Jon Chilingerian

    Adjunct Professor of Health Management and Organization

  • Yves Doz

    Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management

  • Michael Freeman

    Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management

  • Sameeer Hasija

    Professor of Technology and Operations Management

  • John Kimberly

    INSEAD Distinguished Fellow of Healthcare Management, Visiting Professor at INSEAD

  • Chengyi Lin

    Affiliate Professor of Strategy

  • Hilke Plassman

    Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Kyle Rose

    Executive in Residence

  • Jasjit Singh

    Professor of Strategy

  • Craig Smith

    Affiliate Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Kaisa Snellman

    Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Mark Stabile

    Professor of Economics

  • Ithai Stern

    Associate Professor of Strategy

  • Luk Van Wassenhove

    Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management




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