12 - 13 July 2019

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Dear Alumni,

Over five and ten years ago, you gave us your trust by joining INSEAD Executive MBA programme. Now, with 1781 GEMBA alumni, 389 TIEMBA alumni and 235 current GEMBA participants, 45 current TIEMBA participants, the Executive MBA is growing as an important alumni community in its own right.

We are especially pleased to welcome you back to campus for your 5th and 10th year reunion on Friday 13 July in the evening and Saturday 14 July all day.  This will be an opportunity to meet each other, catch up with some of the faculty that made an impact on you, and connect with the current EMBA participants.

I believe that a close relation between alumni and INSEAD is critical for the long-term success of the EMBA programme. You are our best ambassadors, and some of you are helping the school in marketing efforts, admissions, and extending our reputation in the world. When you succeed, we succeed. I hope that you will be able to join us and enjoy the activities that we have planned for you. I look forward to personally welcome each of you, and to discussing with you how we can further strengthen our relationship to Executive MBA alumni.

Best wishes,

Urs Peyer
INSEAD Dean of Degree Programmes



Friday 12 July

5:30 pmWine tasting and welcome by Peter Zemsky, Deputy DeanMaison Tavernier
8:30 pmNational costume party with the current GEMBA and TIEMBA classes (GEMBA'19 and TIEMBA'20) - cocktail dinner includedChâteau de Fontainebleau

Saturday 13 July

9:30 amRegistration and welcome coffee   Camembert area
10:00 amWelcome by Professor Urs Peyer, Associate Professor of Finance, Dean of Degree ProgrammesAmphi B
10:30- 11:45 am

Leadership and Identity
Derek Deasy, Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Slides available here

Amphi B
12:00Lunch for the 3 returning classesCercle
1:15 pm

Class pictures
The group photos will be taken outside the lunch area (Cercle terrace) for the 3 returning classes:


Cercle gardens

2:00 pm

Career Workshop: ME and my personal brand: Re-invent yourself!
Renee Lespinard, Executive Coach, Facilitator and Founder of VAIL

Amphi B


3:15 pmCoffee break 

Demystifying Data Science, Machine Learning and AI
Anton Ovchinnikov
Visiting Professor of Operations, Technology and Decision Sciences, INSEAD

Slides available here


Amphi B

5:00-6:00 pm

Time to reconnect, relax or network in the gardens.
Ping-pong and badminton equipement will be available, as well as petanque balls upon request.
Drinks and snacks will be provided

INSEAD gardens
7:30 pmBus departureINSEAD, Plessis Mornay 
8:00 pm

Farewell class dinners and dancing
Classes of EMBA'04, EMBA'09, EMBA'14
Buses back to Fontainebleau at midnight and at 1am.

Restaurant l'Emeraude
Golf de Cely en Biere



  • Urs Peyer

    Dean of Degree Programs
    Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD

  • Derek Deasy

    Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Anton Ovchinnikov

    Visiting Professor of Operations, Technology and Decision Sciences, INSEAD

  • Renee Lespinard

    Executive Coach, Facilitator and Founder of VAIL




The participant's list is subject to change. A new version of the attendees list will be posted once a week.

If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at secretariat.reunions@insead.edu


INSEAD has made block bookings at hotels in the area for alumni returning for their Reunion Weekend.  However please don't delay in making your booking as we expect a high demand for rooms.

Rooms are pre-booked at the Aigle Noir, the Ibis Hotel and at the Cedep Residence. Don't hesitate to contact one of the hotels below to check on availability. 

In order to secure your booking in one of the hotels, please contact them ahead of time and mention the code ARWGEMBA19.

27 Place Napoleon Bonaparte, 77300 Fontainebleau
+33 1 60 74 60 00

18, rue de Ferrare, 77300 Fontainebleau
+33 1 64 23 45 25

Boulevard de Constance, 77300 Fontainebleau
+ 33 1 64 69 44 44

Practical information

How to get to INSEAD?

Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD. Click here to get directions to the campus.

Taxi reservations can be made directly through:

TFA – Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 6 77 94 10 06

Please click here for an estimated fare

Welcome and registration

Registration will take place at the reunion welcome desks for each class. Your reunion coordinator will greet alumni and their partners with reunion badges. The registration desks will be open Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Computer access

Computers with online access and wifi access will be available for your use during the reunion weekend. For username and password, please ask your reunion coordinator or consult the reunion programme.


Most reunion events are not suitable for younger children. A list of babysitters is available upon request (please contact us at secretariat.reunions@insead.edu). All arrangements for childcare are to be organized between the alumni and the babysitter.  If you would like to bring your older children to the reunion, you can register them as an adult guest.  If you have any questions, please contact secretariat.reunions@insead.edu.


Group photos will be taken on Saturday at lunchtime. Your class photo will be emailed to you after the reunion.

Making it happen

Get involved in the organisation of your reunion. Make a difference to this alumni reunion weekend. 

INSEAD would like to thank our Leadership Reunion volunteers:

15 year-reunion - EMBA'04Dec
Reunion Chair: Vincent Giolito
Fund Chair: Kay Noh

10 year-reunion - EMBA'09Dec
Reunion Chair: Taher Gayes
Fund Chair: Margherita Fontana

5 year-reunion - EMBA'14Dec
Reunion Co-Chairs: Sylvain Lefauconnier and Rajeev Mantri

Giving back

If you would like to learn more about the INSEAD Giving opportunities or about the INSEAD campaign: The Force for Good, you can click here.

To have more details about your own giving history, please contact Laurence Laemmel, Development Manager.

The Salamander awards

The INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF), originally founded by Alumni more than 40 years ago, serves as a vital source of financial support for the School. We extend a warm thank you to all of you who have generously participated in the anniversary reunion appeals this year, your generosity enables INSEAD to preserve its place among the world’s best business schools. For more information about the IAF or should you wish to make a donation, please visit the IAF booth in the lobby.

INSEAD is delighted to recognise donors whose cumulative giving has reached specific levels:

Diamond Salamander

Platinum Salamander 
Gold Salamander   
Silver Salamander
Bronze Salamander

Black Donor Pin 
Blue Donor Pin
Green Donor Pin



for Salamander holders

Originally the insignia of the French king Francois I and later that of the town of Fontainebleau, this mythical creature representing the virtue of perseverance, was adopted as the symbol of the INSEAD Alumni Association. Since 1987, the Salamander awards have been representing INSEAD’s lasting gratitude to its donors. Salamander level donors are celebrated at alumni reunions and at INSEAD events around the world.


We are proud to list below the names of the Salamander holders who will celebrate their reunion this weekend :

Margherita Fontana, EMBA'09Dec, BRONZE

Caroline Linsen Abdon, EMBA'14Dec, BRONZE


Frequently asked questions

• Can I register on the phone?
The registration section will be open in April 2019. 
If you cannot access the registration website or have any questions, please contact us at secretariat.reunions@insead.edu.

What's the cost of the weekend?
The reunion weekend on campus is 165 euros (including the drinks and standing cocktail dinner (Chateau) on Friday as well as the Saturday lunch)

In order to provide you with quality service, INSEAD will apply the following refund policy:
- 50% refund until 9 June 2019 (included)
- 25% refund from 10 June to 7 July 2019 (registration closing)
- No refund possible after 7 July 2019
INSEAD reminds its customers that, in accordance with the provisions of article L. 132-2 of the French Monetary and Financial Code, an order or commitment to pay with a credit card or debit card cannot be reversed or modified. The payment may be cancelled only in the event of loss, theft, fraudulent use of the card (or the data related to its use), or of insolvency or bankruptcy of the recipient. In the event of a customer’s failure to comply with the above regulations, INSEAD reserves the right to initiate any necessary procedure in order to obtain damages.

I have forgotten my login and password...
To reset your password: http://iforgot.insead.edu/ If you do not know your credentials please contact the 24/7 service desk at 5555-ITservicedesk@insead.edu stating your full name, programme and date of graduation.

What will my partner do on campus during the sessions?
There is no separate programme for partners but they are are welcome to all reunion activities as long as they are registered.

• What's the format of the Saturday Lunch?
The lunch on Saturday will be barbecue style, with tables on the terrace depending on the weather, it will take place in the Cercle buidlings. Children are welcome.

 What is the dress code on campus for the Reunion?
On Saturday, the dress code will be business casual for the on campus events and cocktail dress for ladies and jackets for men (ties are optional) for the evening.

• How can I find a babysitter?
A list of babysitters is available upon request - please contact us at secretariat.reunions@insead.edu

• When will the class photo be available?
The class photo will be available after the reunion. Electronic copies will be sent to you by e-mail.

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