Overview of INSEAD Alumni Forums 2009-2017

7 September 2009 - 17 June 2017

Welcome to the INSEAD Alumni Forums

Since its inception, INSEAD has and continues to depend greatly on the involvement and support of its dedicated alumni. From the creation of the INSEAD Alumni Association and the 48 National Alumni Associations, to the development of the INSEAD Alumni Forum events and much more, INSEAD alumni play a critical role in the development of the school.

The INSEAD Alumni Forum events have become an INSEAD tradition, taking place three times a year: in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. In the past INSEAD has worked closely with many alumni volunteers on the organisation of the Forum events, and through each event new experiences and best practices have been learned. 

The strategic objectives of the INSEAD Alumni Forums are the following:

- Strengthen the alumni engagement with the School
- Enable alumni networking across a wide range of promotions
- Enhance INSEAD’s brand, academic identity, reputation, global presence
- Align with the School’s vision, strategy and geographic priorities
- Reinforce INSEAD’s commitment to lifelong learning
- Showcase top faculty and research
- Engage with local and regional business leaders

Key figures
 

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200 - 300 
 
Average audience size
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30 - 50
 
Average participant age
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78
 
Average of nationalities
 
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3
 
forums per year
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Industries represented

Sponsorship

The success of the INSEAD Alumni Forums could not have been assured without the support of our sponsors.  INSEAD is grateful to each and every one.

Over the years, many sponsors have partnererd with INSEAD so as to:

  • Connect their brand with INSEAD and leading businesses
  • Connect their brand with a vision of "Business as a Force for Good"
  • Reach an international group of high-profile influencers
  • Gain exposure to an unparalleled global community

With various levels of sponsorship available and a wide range of benefits, we are sure to meet the goals of our sponsors.  

Going forward, if you would like to partner with INSEAD in a future Forum, please do reach out to us.  We would love to hear from you.

Fadilah Ahmad
Senior Director, Alumni and Instutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 43 38

Jaume Gosalbez
Assistant Director, Alumni and Institutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 42 01

Maureen Lee
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +65 6799 5280

Jane Shelton
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 93 74

Contact

For further information regarding the INSEAD Alumni Forums, please contact us:

Fadilah Ahmad
Senior Director, Alumni and Instutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 43 38

Jaume Gosalbez
Assistant Director, Alumni and Institutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 42 01

Maureen Lee
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +65 6799 5280

Jane Shelton
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events, INSEAD
Tel: +33 (0)1 60 72 93 74

 

Digital Transformation: a Force for a Better World?

16-17 June 2017 - Paris

Even as technological advances continue to amaze us with new possibilities, the old confidence that societal progress and well-being will follow is waning.  There is also considerable uncertainty arising from the depth and reach of the digital evolution that we are living through: more and more traditional industries are facing the prospect of disruption by digital technologies and business models. While change is far from linear and deterministic, the underlying forces driving digital transformation are strong, with almost free computing power and storage conveniently packaged in the cloud and easily accessed via ubiquitous smart phones and high speed networks.  The implications for business and society promise to be as profound as the industrial revolution that arose from the advent of mass production and large scale enterprises.

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2017 explored:

- current and emerging technological trends and resulting major digital, social and technical disruptions
- how these disruptions impact business models, leadership and management practices, employees and broader society, as well as social forces fueled by anxiety with economic dislocation, lost privacy and lack of security
- how businesses will have to translate current and emerging technological possibilities into strategies, commercial success in the global market in terms of new innovative business models, jobs, types of employment, education and life-long learning

Since its inception, INSEAD’s mission has been to develop value-driven global business leaders who we believe can help the world address these challenges and reaffirm that business can be a force for good.  

Friday16 June 2017

Welcome

Andreas Jacobs, MBA'90D, Chairman of INSEAD, Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG
Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

Introduction

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

Opening Keynote Dialogue:
On digital and technological transformation and their disruptive impact on economies and businesses

Omar Abbosh, MBA'95D, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture
Eric Labaye, MBA'87J, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Moderated by: Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Business Leaders Dialogue:
On main evolutions of cognitive sciences/artificial intelligence and internet and their impact on products and business models

Alexandre Cadain, Founder & CEO Anima.ai, AI XPRIZE Ambassador, Co-Lead Postdigital Program ENS Ulm
Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Vice-President Cognitive Solution - Financial Services, IBM Watson Group
Mark Spelman, MBA'83J, Co-Lead, Future of Digital Economy and Society Initiative, World Economic Forum

Moderated by: Eric Labaye, MBA'87J, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Faculty presentation: Boards facing the digital transformation: Implications for Strategy, Skills and Culture

Annet Aris, MBA'86D, Adjunct Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Business Leaders Roundtable

Carlo D'Asaro Biondo, President EMEA, Strategic Relationships, Google
Antoine Gourevitch, MBA'97D, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Yann Lechelle, MBA'01J, COO, Snips

Moderated by: Annet Aris, MBA'86D, Adjunct Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Keynote Dialogue

Stéphane Distinguin, Founder & CEO, Fabernovel Group

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Takeaways from the First Day

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017

Welcome

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation 

Summary of previous discussions

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

Keynote Address:
On how digital transformation impacts the demand in the car industry but also the future business model in terms of skills needed, management processes, organisation, staff and culture

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance

Moderated by: Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Keynote Address: Digital transformation: Beyond business impact...

Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

Business Leaders Dialogue:
On how digital transformation is forcing incumbents like Regus and Schenider Electric to change their buisness models faced with new entrants like Lazada/Alibaba and BlaBlaCar

Maximilian Bittner, CEO, Lazada Group (Alibaba)
Mark Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Regus plc
Christel Heydemann, Executive Vice President, France Operations, Schneider Electric, Member of the Executive Committee, Schneider Electric  
Frédéric Mazzella, MBA'07D, Founder & Executive Chairman, BlaBlaCar

Moderated by: Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

Keynote Address:
On what we can learn from paleonthropology to understand how people and businesses will adapt to digital transformation and disruption

Pascal Picq, Paleoanthropologist & Member of Collège de France

Dean's Address

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Overview of the morning's discussions

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Valérie Coscas, MBA'08D, Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

Faculty presentation: 
Technology and Inequality: reasons for concern, reasons for optimism

Mark Stabile, The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality, Professor of Economics, INSEAD

Business Leaders Roundtable:
On how disruption denial of incumbents can be analysed and transformed comparing two successful companies adapting to digital transformation

David Guillebaud, MBA'75, Author, Disruption Denial
Sylvie Ouziel, Global Assistance CEO, Asia Pacific CEO, Allianz Worldwide Partners 
Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce

Moderated by:  Mark Stabile, The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality, Professor of Economics, INSEAD

Keynote Dialogue:
On how associations can optimise new technologies, new financing, new business models to make the world a better place

James Chen, Founder, Clearly

Moderator: Ahmad Hassan, MBA'88D, Partner, Technology & Digital Transformation, Heidrick & Struggles

Business Leaders Rountable:

On how digital innovation but also digital transformation applied to people, social communities and youth consciousness can be a force for a better world

Tariq Fancy, MBA'08D, Founder & Executive Director, Rumie Initiative

Catherine Lucet, MBA'87J, CEO, Editions Nathan

Moderated by: Thomas Bittner, MBA'75, Directeur Délégué, INSEAD Alumni Association France

Bringing it all together

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award

Presented by: Sadia Khan, MBA'95D, President IAA, CEO, Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd and Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Hand-over Ceremony by Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

Final Remarks

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation
Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA'99J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association France, Senior Partner, Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte

 For more information, please click on the following link to access the brochure for the Forum.

INNOVATION & "ENTREPRENEURSHIP: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAS

28-29 April 2017 - Montreal, Canada

In today's fast paced world, you have to innovate just to stay in place and not be left behind. To leap ahead of your competition takes disruptive and radical innovations. What drives innovative ideas? How can you translate these ideas into real value? What are the keys to actually capturing that value? These are just some of the key questions that were addressed in the 2017 INSEAD Alumni Forum Americas. Renowned INSEAD faculty and leading entrepreneurs and business executives helped us dive into and walk away with new insights on driving innovation.

FRIDAY 28 April 2017

The Innovation Quotient workshop hosted by Egon Zehnder Montreal

Lunch meeting at Notman House

Hosted by Alan MacIntosh, MBA'87D, General Partner, Real Ventures, and Angelique Mannella, MBA'08D, Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships, McGill

Art and Innovation: Learning to Look

Workshop hosted by:

Neely H. McNulty, Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor, Hood Museum of Art
Vivian Ladd, Museum Educator, Hood Museum of Art

Americas Forum official launch and reception at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts   

Saturday 29 April 2017

INSEAD Young Alumni Initiative Breakfast

Opening and welcome

Kamal Hassan, MBA'93D, President, IAA Canada
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Overview of morning session

Magali Depras, IEP'07, IDP-C'14, President, IAA Montreal Chapter (master of ceremony)

Montreal: Intelligent Community of the Year

Hubert Bolduc, President & CEO, Montreal International

Blue Oceans, Creativity and Future Performance

Renee Mauborgne, The INSEAD Distinguished Fellow of Strategy and International Management; Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute

The Marvel Way: Restoring a Blue Ocean

F. Peter Cuneo, Executive Chairman, Iconix Brand Group

Moderator: Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy

Kickstarting Innovation: Where Startups Shine

Panel discussion with:
Eric Fournier, Partner & Executive Producer, Moment Factory
Caterina Rizzi, Co-Founder, Breather
Ethan Song, Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
Julian Giacomelli, MBA'96D, President & Co-founder, RISE Kombucha

Moderator: Alan MacIntosh, MBA'87D, General Partner, Real Ventures

Overview of afternoon session

Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy
Magali Depras, IEP'07, IDP-C'14, President, IAA Montreal Chapter (master of ceremony)

Innovating Governance

Ludo van Der Heyden, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance; Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative
Dan Pontefract, Chief Envisioner, TELUS Transformation Office

Moderator: Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy

Sustaining a culture of innovation

Panel discussion with:
Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO, Roland Berger
Paul Desmarais III, MBA'10J, Vice-President, Power Financial Corporation
Robert Dewar, Vice President & General Manager CSeries at Bombardier Aerospace
Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director, Ubisoft Montreal
San Rahi, Head of Development, Sid Lee Studio

Moderator: Guthrie Stewart, MBA'85J, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Private Investments, PSP Investments

Artificial Intelligence: A Key Technology to Think About in Business

Jeremy Barnes, Chief Architect, Element AI

Moderator: Warren Levitan, MBA'99J, Co-founder and Director, Smooch

How the #1 business school in the world is shaping the future of business

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation
Peter Zemsky, Dean of Executive Education/Dean of Innovation

Final remarks

Kamal Hassan, MBA'93D, President, IAA Canada
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

 For more information, please click on the following link to access the brochure for the Forum. 

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS: IDEAS, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

18-20 November 2016 - Singapore

The theme for the forum was "The future of business: ideas, innovation & technology". Asia has been growing at an astonishing pace, having seen major leaps in technology, economy, infrastructure and human capital. Speakers discussed latest trends in business and what it meant for leaders in Asia, and around the globe.

 

FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2016

Welcome

Andreas Jacobs MBA'90D, Chairman, INSEAD
Chairman, Barry Callebaut AG, Member of the Board, Jacobs Holding AG

Ilian Mihov, Dean, Professor of Economics,
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD

Master of Ceremony
Hellmut Schütte, IEP'79Jan,
Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

Opening Lecture


The Future of Ideas

W. Chan Kim, Professor of Strategy and International Management
The Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Henderson Chaired Professor of International Management; Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute

In increasing numbers of economic and industry sectors, supply exceeds demand. More and more people, whether managers of companies, heads of nonprofits, or leaders of governments, find themselves up against the red oceans of bloody competition. They want to get out of the red oceans and into the blue oceans of new growth opportunities. This opening lecture addresses this challenge and answers the following questions. How can you create and capture the blue oceans of future growth opportunities? How can you renew them to sustain growth? What can governments, business leaders, and schools like INSEAD do to unlock profitable future growth frontiers where everybody wins?

CEO Roundtable discussion: Innovation in Asia

Moderator

Peter B. Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Executive Education & Dean of Innovation, 
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Panellists

Robert Gilby, Managing Director, South East Asia, The Walt Disney Company
Harjit Gill, Former EVP & CEO, Philips ASEAN & Pacific
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group
Rick Yan MBA'89J, Chief Executive Officer, 51job, Inc.

Business as a Force for Good

Ilian Mihov, Dean, Professor of Economics,
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD

Keynote Dialogue

Hubert Sagnières MBA'86J, Chairman & CEO Essilor International in dialogue with 
Hellmut Schütte, IEP'79Jan, Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

Thinking the unthinkable

Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster

CEO Roundtable panel

Moderator

Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster

Panelists
      
Andreas Jacobs, MBA'90D, Chairman, INSEAD
Chairman, Barry Callebaut AG, Member of the Board, Jacobs Holding AG
Sadia Khan, MBA'95D, President, INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA)
R. Todd Ruppert, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ruppert International Inc.
Lee Hsien Yang, Special Advisor, General Atlantic; President of INSEAD South East Asia Council

Closing Remarks

Hellmut Schütte, EP'79Jan, Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

 

SATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2016

Welcome

Alexandra De Mello MBA'94D, President, INSEAD National Alumni Association Singapore
Sadia Khan MBA'95D, President, INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA)
IIlian Mihov, Dean, Professor of Economics,The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD

Master of Ceremony
Hellmut Schütte, IEP'79Jan, Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

Opening Lecture


INSEAD Entrepreneurship

Philip Anderson, Academic Director of the Rudolf and Valerie Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE), Professor of Entrepreneurship, 
The INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship

Innovative Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Moderator

Philip Anderson, Academic Director of the Rudolf and Valerie Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE), Professor of Entrepreneurship, 
The INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship

Panelists

Aloke Bajpai MBA'05J, Co-Founder & CEO, iXiGO
William Klippgen MBA'03D, Angel Investor, Co-director INSEADalum Ventures
Cameron Stevens MBA'06J, Founder & CEO, Prodigy Finance
Xania Wong MBA'06D, Founder & CEO, JOBDOH

The Promise of Health Innovation


Panel Discussion

Moderator

Julien de Salaberry, BUBS'08, Chief Innovation Officer, The Propell Group

Panelists

François Cadiou EMBA'12Dec, CEO and Co-Founder, Healint
Ronald Ling MBA'92D, Founder and Managing Director, Sanus Advisory Asia
Steven Tucker, Chief Medical Advisor, LumenLab - MetLife Innovation Center
Ninie Wang MBA'03D, Founder and CEO, Pinetree Care Group

Entrepreneurship Elevator Pitches
 

Moderator

Paul Kewene-Hite, Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

The Rise in Inequality: Causes and ConsequencesPrivate session for returning 10 & 15 Year Reunion classes
Faculty Lectureparallel session in Amphi 102

Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science, The Shell Fellow of Economic Transformation, INSEAD

Closing

Hellmut Schütte, IEP'79Jan, Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

 For more information, please click on the following link to access the brochure for the Forum. 

Business as a force for good?

3-4 June 2016 - London

The theme for the forum was “Business as a Force for Good?” Speakers explored and debated the critical role that business has to play in driving economic growth and ensuring sustainable progress. Drawing on business experts from all over the globe, policy makers, world-class INSEAD faculty and influential thinkers, the forum offered an unrivalled opportunity to explore the trends and challenges that will set the agenda for tomorrow’s business. 

 

Friday 3 June: Rethinking value for the enterprise

Opening address

Paul Skipworth, MBA'95J, President & Director, INSEAD Alumni Association UK
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

The case for business as a force for good:  Cause for optimism?

Paul Drechsler CBE, IEP'88Mar, President, CBI

Paradigm Lost:  The future of capitalism?

Subramanian Rangan, The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed Chair in Societal Progress

The prevailing aspiration of business is performance, while that of society is progress. Capitalism, both the paradigm and practice, sits at the intersection of these dual aspirations. While its fruits have been impressive, capitalism now evokes a range of familiar concerns. From fairness to financialization, extreme climate to contagious consumerism, divergence in incomes to a money-politics nexus, trust in business and business leaders is shaky. Is the problem with the practice and/or the paradigm? Should and can enterprises better integrate performance with progress? Is performance the sole and proper realm of business while progress the proper realm of government? In this session we will explore these questions both from theory and practice.

Accountability on the pitch and in the boardroom

Michael Lynagh, Managing Director, EMEA, Dow Jones Corporate

Living the challenges of business as a force for good

Panel discussion moderated by Subramanian Rangan, The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed Chair in Societal Progress

Paul Drechsler CBE, IEP'88Mar, President, CBI

Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Anne Richards, MBA'92J, Global Chief Investment Officer, Aberdeen Asset Management

Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Zopa: Breaking boundaries in financial services

Giles Andrews, MBA'97D, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Zopa

Rising to the challenge: Can Britain lead the way for sustainable ‘good’ to become ‘business as usual’?

Sir Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP

Closing remarks and presentation

Paul Skipworth, MBA'95J, President & Director, INSEAD Alumni Association UK

Graham Hastie, MBA'95J, ‎Assistant Dean of Degree Programmes, INSEAD

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

 

Saturday 4 June morning session: New business models for a different society

Welcome address

Andreas Jacobs, MBA'90D, Chairman of INSEAD

Blue oceans, creativity and future performance

Renee Mauborgne, Affiliate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Low growth has become a norm in developed economies. Organizations struggle to find new growth. Competition has become yet more intense.   As bad as the situation may seem today, the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. There is another way. But taking that path to success and strong profitable growth requires a fundamental rethinking of what is the essence of strategy.

During this keynote Professor Mauborgne will explore a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outline principles and tools any company can use to create and capture blue oceans - and chart a bold new path to winning the future.  She will discuss what Blue Ocean Strategy can do for established companies, governments and startups, outline what it takes to move from red oceans to blue, and will highlight how blue ocean strategy is being applied to for-profits, non-profits and governments to achieve differentiation and low cost and with it the strong profitable growth that all organizations and our economies need.

Citizenship and purpose: Creating opportunity and sustainable engagement

Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International

Examining business models which disrupt, challenge and improve our economies and lives

Panel discussion moderated by Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International

Nadia Benabdallah, Engineering Team Director, Vodafone

Maria Rosaria Natale, IEP F/S'08Mar, Owner, Your Business Partner srl

Dan Schönfeld, MBA'06J, Head of Finance, Vital Capital Fund

Marcelle Speller OBE, MBA'82, Founder, Localgiving and the Localgiving Foundation

Cameron Stevens, MBA'06J, Founder & CEO, Prodigy Finance

Investors as a force for good

Jeremy Coller, CIO & Executive Chairman, Coller Capital

 

Saturday 4 June afternoon session: The role of leaders

Dean’s address: INSEAD’s role in shaping global leaders who will drive business as a force for good

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Business as a force for good: the Asian perspective

Interview by Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Fernando Zobel de Ayala, CIM'93Jul, President and COO, Ayala Corporation

Sadia Khan, MBA'95D, President, INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA)

Good for whom? Humanising leadership in the global commons

Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

With the loosening of boundaries between countries, sectors, and organizations—and between personal and professional lives—mobility and authenticity have become hallmarks of virtue and success. We are no longer just meant to be competent. We are also meant to be passionate. We cannot simply be efficient managers. We must become global leaders. In the global economy, the story goes, you are either a leader or a loser.

For all the hints to the backdrop of economic and technological upheaval, however, accounts of global leadership are similar to centuries old views of leadership—tribal, demanding, superhuman. The world might be changing radically but our views of leadership have changed superficially, if at all. This discrepancy between the image of leadership and the reality of leading is evident in the mistrust in current leaders and in the discontent among aspiring leaders. Global leadership is the ultimate good and yet it does not seem to do much good. It might be time, then, to reconsider what good it is and who it is good for.

The leader’s responsibility in inculcating values which embrace sustainable positive economic impact

Panel discussion moderated by Ben Thomson, AMP'07Oct, Chairman, National Galleries of Scotland

Jeremy Coller, Founder & CIO, Coller Capital

Pablo Ettinger, MBA'85J, Chairman, Streetlife

Sandeep Sander, MBA'86J, Founder & CEO, SanderMan

Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Business in action

Captive Media: Gordon McSween and Mark Melford

Daybreak Hotels: Simon Botto

Apperio: Nicholas d'Adhemar

EduKit: Nathalie Richards

Gula: Aziz Temimi

Judges:

Eldar Tuvey, MBA'96D, Founder and CEO, Wandera

Rob Hodgkinson, MBA'13J, Investment Director, Beringea

Jean de Fougerolles, MBA'96D, CEO, Ascension Ventures

Closing remarks

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Paul Skipworth, MBA'95J, President & Director, INSEAD Alumni Association UK

 

The future of business

29-30 april 2016 - New-York

That year’s theme was “The Future of Business”, and we had an exciting program with Keynote Speakers, INSEAD faculty lectures and alumni panels to illuminate on the subject.

 

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

Forum Opening and Welcome

Caroline Kaufmann, MBA'07J, Vice President, National Events (Master of ceremony)

Carlos Montemayor, MBA'96J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association USA

The State of INSEAD

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

The Leadership Mystique

Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries, The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development; Emeritus Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change

Organizations are like automobiles. They don’t run themselves, except downhill. They need people to make them work. And not just any people, but the right people. The effectiveness of an organization’s employees—particularly individuals in leadership positions – determines how the organizational “machine” will perform. What distinguish great organizations from mediocre ones are the attitudes of its people!

The Future of Business (Part 1)

Interviews by J. Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy
 

The Future of Work

Jasmin Patel, President, a-connect US

Lauren M Shin, MBA'95D, Partner, Egon Zehnder International Inc

A. Sophie Wade, MBA'93D, Founder, Future of Work Strategist, Flexcel Network, LLC

The Future of Business (Part 2)

Interviews by J. Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy
 

The Future of Finance

Marcus Swanepoel, MBA'10D, Co-Founder & CEO, BitX

Caroline van Scheltinga, MBA'88J, Chairman and CEO, WIHL

Sustainability, Safety and the Future of Travel

Keynote dialogue with Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Adam Goldstein, MBA'88J, President & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

The Future of Business (Part 3)

Interviews by J. Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy
 

The Future of Consumerism

James Jeynes, MBA'07J, Global Brand Director, Nike DTC

Hannah Kamaie, MBA'12J, Global E-Commerce Director, Inditex

Behnaz Ghahramani, MBA'10D, Director of Relational Marketing, Gucci America

The Future of Business (Part 4)

Interviews by J. Stewart Black, Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy
 

The Future of Digital

Dickie Steele, MBA'96D, Principal, SYPartners

Jade Huang, MBA'13J, CEO, StyleSage

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Keynote address by Michael Drexler, Head of Investor Industries, World Economic Forum

Today’s world is witnessing the confluence of three major trends.  Firstly, increased computational power has led to breakthrough progress in artificial intelligence and related areas. Secondly, the ubiquity of increasingly small smart devices and sensors is creating network effects and ‘big data’. Thirdly, more people are connected with each other than ever before. None of these trends is slowing down, and together they accelerate progress in other areas, be they material science, medicine or biology. They also have the potential to profoundly change the way we work, live and organize societies. What will the future of jobs look like?  How will a country’s economic policy be affected? Who are the winners and losers in this new world? A brief presentation on the World Economic Forum’s work and thinking about the issues will preface an interactive discussion on an inflection point in human endeavour.

INSEAD & the Future of Business

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Awards and Acknowledgements

Carlos Montemayor, MBA'96J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association USA

Caroline Kaufmann, MBA'07J, Vice President, National Events

 For more information, please click on the following link to access the brochure for the Forum.

Navigating the waves of change

20-22 November 2015 - Tokyo

The theme for the forum was “Navigating the Waves of Change” and it has been explored through the topics of leadership, innovation and diversity.

friday 20 november

Traditional Blessing Ceremony
@ Zojoji Temple

Welcome Cocktail Party
with Dean Ilian Mihov and Hiroshi Nonomiya, MBA’81

Saturday 21 November

Welcome

Hiroshi Nonomiya MBA’81, Chairman of the Organising Committee, President, INSEAD Alumni Association Japan
Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD
Narayan Pant, Professor of Management Practice, The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, INSEAD

KEYNOTE 
Beyond the Limits to Growth – New Ideas for Sustainability from Japan


Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Former Dean, Tokyo University

SESSION 1 
Navigating the waves of change: The challenges of globalisation in Asia and how some are successfully negotiating these waves


For many years now, we have heard that the world’s companies are coming to Asia and, Asian companies are going global. But the challenges of globalization are evolving – from global reputational impacts to standards to impacts of global markets on local tastes and buying choices. What advice do the panellists have for delegates who are facing their own challenges of globalisation?

Four panellists from Asia and beyond, will share their experience and view on how to navigating this change and challenge.

Speakers:
Georges Desvaux,
 Managing Partner, McKinsey Japan
George Olcott, MBA'84J, Board Member, Hitachi Chemical, Board Member, Denso Corporation, Board Member, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Guest Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Keio University
Narayan Pant, Professor of Management Practice, The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, INSEAD
Miyuki Suzuki, President and General Manager, Cisco Japan

Moderator:
Takehiko (Ken) Koyanagi
, Editor-At-Large, Nikkei Asian Review at Nikkei Inc 

SESSION 2
Navigating the waves of change: Diversity



One of the principal impacts of globalisation is on the ability of organisations to incorporate and manage diversity – in customers, stakeholders and employees. Traditionally Asian countries and companies have not been concerned about diversity because they worked in broadly homogenous markets.

What can we learn from companies in Asia that have been managing diversity for some time? What does best practice in the management of diversity look like? How does growing diversity impact corporate governance and how does leadership ensure that companies leverage the benefits of diversity?

Speakers:
Masako Egawa,
 Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
Board Member, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.,  Board Member, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Board Member, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
LIM Chwee-Foon MBA'98D, Head of Healthcare, Asia Pacific, The Linde Group
Hideyuki Ohnishi AMP'00, Country Head, GE Power & Water Japan
Sandeep Sander MBA'86J, CEO, SanderMan Pte Ltd

Moderator:
Sadia Khan
 MBA'95D, CEO, Selar Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, Group Executive Director, Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd

FACULTY LECTURE
Lifelong learning at the top: Hurdles and Hacks

   
It is often said that we live in a VUCA world, i.e., a world characterised by significant volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This is particularly true in Asia. In that kind of world, yesterday's answers are unlikely to keep working very long and what got you here is less and less likely to get you there. It may not even allow you to stay here for very long!  As a result, a growing number of organisations are realising that the best predictor of executives' future success may well be their ability to keep learning over time, as opposed to simply their past success.

There's good news: Research shows that it is possible for leaders to develop new leadership behaviours. The bad news:  As we have all noticed over the years, it is hard – and arguably increasingly hard as we get older – to develop and sustain new responses and behavioural patterns that don’t come naturally to us.  And while many executives leave executive development programmes fully determined to change one of their ways, they often find it very difficult to do so back at work.  As the saying goes, it’s not easy for leopards to change their spots!

Professor Manzoni has been focusing much of his recent efforts on understanding better why lifelong learning at the top is so challenging and what senior leaders can do to improve their odds. This session will give us an opportunity to hear from his on-going research and discuss his current insights.

Jean-François Manzoni COL'12Dec, Professor of Management Practice, The Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development, INSEAD

SESSION 3 
Navigating the waves of change: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Globalisation and diversity constitute key forces that will grow dramatically in Asia and indeed in the rest of the world. To deal with them, established companies will need to reach greater levels of innovation than ever before. On the other hand, new, entrepreneurial organisations, will blaze trails that will leave more established companies behind.

Executive Faculty Lecture
Innovating by Design


Manuel Sosa, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD

Young INSEAD Entrepreneurs
Demonstrating “Entrepreneurship in action” by young local INSEAD alumni leaders.

Kazuhisa SHIBAYAMA
 MBA'10J, Founder and CEO, WealthNavi
Maximilian MACKEE MBA'12J, VP of Business Development, Origami

Panel Session: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Speakers:
Armel Cahierre
 MBA'86D, CEO and Founder, Milleporte
Nicolas Geiger MBA'11J, General Manager, L'Occitane Brazil
Masami Takahashi MBA'11D, President, Uber Japan

Moderator:
Manuel Sosa
, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD

FACULTY LECTURE
Exercising Leadership Judgment: The real role of leadership


Having spoken of the challenges of globalisation and its impacts on leading organisations today, Professor Narayan Pant speaks of the increasing need for leaders to exercise judgment. Paradoxically, as the amount of data available to us increases, the need to exercise judgment increases too.

Yet other evidence suggests that our judgment is often systematically flawed. What are leaders to do at a time like this?

Professor Pant will present results from emerging approaches to leadership development that suggest building awareness, and mindful practice, can be powerful supports for leaders in volatile times.

He will then draw overarching lessons from the day as a conclusion.

Narayan Pant, Professor of Management Practice, The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, INSEAD

Closing remarks

Ilian Mihov
, Dean, INSEAD
Hiroshi Nonomiya MBA’81, Chairman of the Organising Committee, President, INSEAD Alumni Association Japan

 

Europe at a crossRoad

12-13 june 2015 - Stresa

Any region, country or individual organization is a complex nexus of assets, relationships, processes, values and people. Pursuing top competitiveness at any level requires outstanding leadership as well. Competitiveness and leadership go hand in hand.
The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2015 "Europe at a crossroad" intended to put knowledge, best-practices and leaders at the center of the discussion.

friday 12 june 2015

Alumni networking time

Initial get together by INSEAD promotion; career mentoring opportunities.

Presented by:

Giulia Belloni, MBA’84, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Maria Rosaria Natale, CCC'11Jun, Owner, Your Business Partner srl

Massimo Scarcello, AMP'13Nov, Managing Director, Empowering srl

Introduction

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

Carlo Montenovesi, MBA'79, Chairman, Cross Border srl; Conference Chair (Master of Ceremony)

Strategic Agility in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic and Ambiguous) World

Yves L. Doz, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; The Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation

The concept of Strategy, and the tools of Strategic Management were developed for a simpler and slower changing world that the fast changing and complex environment most of us now face. This session will focus on Strategy under growing complexity (sometimes referred to under the VUCA acronym – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous). This builds on research on Strategic Agility –creating a common direction and ambition, through foresight, dialogue, and inclusiveness in the Strategy process, building flexibility in resource allocation, and fostering a common set of action priorities making real Strategic decisions possible without singling-out winners and losers among executives.

Concurrent panels
 

People, Organisation and Culture

Speakers:

Symon Elliott, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Roger Abravanel, MBA’72, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Co; Chairman of the INSEAD National Council Italy

Paolo Braghieri, CEO, GE Capital Interbanca

Camilla Lunelli, Co-owner, Ferrari Winery - Trento

Gauthier de Biolley, IDP CERT'14Apr, Founder & Managing Partner, Eiger Ventures

Moderator:

Ludo Van der Heyden, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance; Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative
 

Innovation, Strategy and Growth

Speakers:

Luca Garavoglia, Chairman, Campari Group

Umberto Nicodano, Partner, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Federico Grom, Co-Founder, GROM

Milena Mondini de Focatiis, MBA'06D, CEO, ConTe (Admiral Group)

Moderator:

Yves L. Doz, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; The Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation

Wrap-up and conclusions from previous panel discussions

 

SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2015

Fostering Growth in the Digital World: is Europe being passed by?

Keynote address

In this talk, Liri Andersson sets out to answer the following question, ’Fostering growth in the digital world - is Europe being passed by?’ She addresses this complex topic by describing the fundamental changes taking place in the business environment driven by innovation in digital technologies, and its impact on the economy, innovation, business, and on organisations. Liri subsequently covers the sources of growth in the 21st century, and ends her talk by discussing requirements for growth in a changing digital business environment.

Liri Andersson, Founder, This Fluid World

Ludo Van der Heyden, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance; Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative

Introduction by Timothy Bovard, MBA'89J, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD (Master of Ceremony)

Concurrent panels introduced by Tim Bovard and Ludo Van der Heyden
 

Manoeuvring in the Digital World

Speakers:

Liri Andersson, Founder, This Fluid World

Fabio Cannavale, MBA’93J, Chairman, Lastminute.com Group

Francesco Caio, MBA'85D, CEO, Poste Italiane

Miha Zerko, MBA’06J, CEO, SRC

Moderator:

Ludo Van der Heyden, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance; Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative
 

Facets of Entrepreneurship

Speakers:

Alessandro Corrente, IDP CERT'14Sep, Vice President Stand-Alone Division, Danfoss Power Solutions S.r.l. (TBC)

Chiara Medioli, MBA'98D, Board Member & Marketing Director, Fedigroni Cartiere & C.

Stefano Scaglia, MBA'90D, Managing Director, Scaglia Group 1838 spa

Moderator:

Timothy Bovard, MBA'89J, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Wrap-up and conclusions from previous panel discussions

INSEAD: Present and Future

Speakers:

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

Joanne Shoveller, Associate Dean, Advancement & Alumni Relations, INSEAD

A toast with our donors

Sponsored by Leonidas Los, MBA'75, Chairman, INSEAD Alumni Fund.

Concurrent panels
 

Salamanders in a Dragons' Den

Prizes for INSEAD Start Uppers with a broad and qualified INSEAD Jury.

Presented by:

Timothy Bovard, MBA'89J, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

André-Michel Ballester, MBA'83D

Fabio Cannavale, MBA’93J, Chairman, Lastminute.com Group

Claudio Giuliano, MBA'99D, CEO  Innogest SGR S.p.A.

Coordinator:

Marcello Vena, MBA'05D, Founder and Managing Partner, All Brain
 

Enriched life after a career

Speakers:

Roland Zoomers, MBA’79, CEO, Hydratec NV

Hiroshi Nonomiya, MBA’81, Partner, Crosspoint Advisors

Laura Qiu, EMBA'11Dec, VP, NDA Group

Nancy Jain, MBA'98D, President, G&N Developments Inc.

Moderator:

Mark Doswell, MBA'79, General Manager, Yujin Europe Ltd.

Closing remarks

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

 

sUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015

“EXPO day” A privileged visit to the Universal Exposition

Business as a Force for Good

23-25 APRIL 2015 - WASHINGTON

The 2015 INSEAD Americas Alumni Forum focused on the theme "Business as a Force for Good", bringing together faculty, alumni, and leaders from the community to discuss the various aspects of this topic.

SATURDAY 24 APRIL

Forum opening

Caroline Kaufmann MBA ’07J, IAA USA VP National Events
Carlos Montemayor MBA ’96J, IAA USA President

Keynote adress

Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from Virginia (D-VA)

Presentation: The Role of CEO

Sandy Ogg, Operating Partner, Blackstone; Board Member, INSEAD

Presentation and Panel: The Great Decoupling

Hans Wahl, Director, INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP)

Beverly Schwartz, INSEAD Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Behavioral Scientist, Business Executive, and Author
Sameer Hajee MBA ’04D, Co-Founder and CEO, Nuru Energy
Tahira Dosani MBA ’09J, Director of Portfolio Engagement, Accion Venture Lab
Amitabh Saxena MBA ’10D, Founder and Managing Director, Digital Disruptions

We are arguably in the midst of one of the most profound economic transformations in history. The current “great decouplingʺ of labor and productivity is bringing about profound social and economic changes at an unprecedented scope and scale. During prior periods of economic transition entrepreneurs have led the way through the economic realignment that has resulted in the creation of new markets, new products and new services. What are the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, especially social entrepreneurs, during this period of “decoupling” that challenges us to bring our communities, societies and economies into alignment?

Keynote Adress: Finance as a Tool for Inclusive Growth

Bertrand Badré, Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer

Finance can be highly disruptive and destructive, yet we must also concede the reverse – finance can be an immeasurably powerful tool for good. Flow of capital into emerging markets and developing economies for infrastructure increases the availability of basic services of a community, resulting in increased access to water, electricity, and sanitation, more hospitals, schools and roads and stimulation of entrepreneurship, trade and prosperity. While extreme poverty in the 21st century is diminishing, there is more we can and should do.

Day one Closing

Caroline Kaufmann MBA ’07J, VP National Events, IAA USA

Day two Opening

Caroline Kaufmann MBA ’07J, IAA USA VP National Events

The Giving way to Happiness

Jenny Santi MBA ’07J, Philanthropy Advisor, Author

Performance and Progress

Subramanian Rangan, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and Management

The prevailing aspiration of business is performance, while that of society is progress.  Capitalism, both the paradigm and practice, sits at the intersection of these dual aspirations.  While its fruits have been impressive, capitalism now evokes a range of familiar concerns.  From fairness to financialization, extreme climate to contagious consumerism, divergence in incomes to a money-politics nexus, trust in business and business leaders is shaky.  Is the problem with the practice and/or the paradigm?  Should and can enterprises better integrate performance with progress?  Is performance the sole and proper realm of business while progress the proper realm of government?  In this session we will explore these questions both from theory and practice.  Subi Rangan, Professor, INSEAD will first present a theoretical perspective, and then invite Ramon Mendiola, CEO, Florida Ice & Farm (a billion dollar beverage and food company in Costa Rica) to discuss his practice and experience in grappling with these dilemmas.

INSEAD Ideas: Sparking Social Entrepreneurship

Katie Smith Milway MBA ’93D, Partner, Head of Knowledge, The Bridgespan Group
Monique Müri MBA ’93J, CEO, RAM Scientific

Presentation: Stepping up to Leadership

Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD Professor of Organizational Behavior

Today’s breakneck pace of change has an immense impact on leaders — and as a result, on the organizations they run. All too often, people remain stuck in outdated mindsets and modes of operating, even after others recognize the need for change. Leaders need to learn to pivot even when there are no obvious signals guiding their way.

INSEAD Ideas: Leveraging Consumer Demand for Change

Ryan Nesbitt MBA ’12J, Founder and COO, Arcadia Power

Dean's Adress: Building the Business School for the Future

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD

Panel Interview: Business as a Force for Good

Ross Westgate, CEO Infinity Creative Media, Former CNBC Anchor

Caroline van Scheltinga MBA ’88J, CEO & Chairman of Waterloo Investment Holdings, Former Managing Director at Lehman Brothers
Thomas F. Cahill, Jr. MBA ’90J, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Gil Mandelzis MBA ’97D, CEO of EBS-BrokerTec

Advancement and Alumni Relations Closing

Joanne Shoveller, Associate Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Awards and Forum Closing

Carlos Montemayor MBA ’96J, IAA USA President
Caroline Kaufmann MBA ’07J, IAA USA VP National Events

Asia: The Next Act

17-19 October 2014 - Sydney

With China faltering, other economies on the ascendant and the resources boom on the wane, the old rules of engagement certainly no longer hold true.  So how do we engage with Asia?  How does Asia engage with the rest of the world? The INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia intented to explore this uncertain future.  It drew on the expert knowledge of INSEAD, the Business School for the World, alumni from across the globe and an impressive line-up of expert speakers, providing an unprecedented opportunity for discussion and interaction to help you and your organisation better prepare for, in short, Asia: The Next Act.

saturday 18 OCTOBER

Welcome

David Mair, MBA'96J, President, INSEAD Alumni Association Australia New Zealand, Managing Director, Republic Consulting P/L
Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

Panel Session: CEO Roundtable 1

The Future of Business in Asia
The paradigms that usually apply have been upended. Shifting regulatory conditions, slowing growth and heightened local competition have contributed to a bearish outlook for many economies. Those once seen as minnows are now on the rise.
The Philippines and Sri Lanka now lead the way with low debt, low inflation and escalating annual growth, while China and India's status as the star performers is undeniably under threat.

The panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead for governments and businesses in Asia.

Speakers:
Lee Hsien Yang
, Special Advisor, General Atlantic, Chairman, General Atlantic Singapore Fund Pte. Ltd, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Chairman, Islamic Bank of Asia Private Limited
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, MBA'94J, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Mirvac
Troy Setter, Chief Executive Officer, Consolidated Pastoral Company Pty Ltd
David Shao, TIEMBA’09Jan, President of China Operations, Agria Corporation

Moderator:
Oriel Morrison,
Anchor, CNBC

Asia: the Next ActA conversation with Sanjay Purohit
CEO & Managing Director, EdgeVerve Systems Limited, An Infosys Company

Moderated by Gavin Cassar, Associate Professor of Accounting and Control INSEAD

Panel session – CEO Roundtable 2
Financing Asia’s Continuous Transformation – Who will be the Winners?


From mobile banking to regulatory pressures to an increasingly demanding and sophisticated client base, the challenges for banking institutions in Asia are aplenty. Add to that an environment where criticism of the banking world is the order of the day and you have a clear idea of the challenges faced by senior baking executives.

Keeping in mind that the challenges in various countries in Asia differ, we will ask what it will take for the financial markets in the region to support Asian growth the coming 10 years? Which institutional structures will win out? The well regulated international banks or their regional counterparts with the finger on the pulse of the local economies? Or will well-funded private equity houses carve out a niche for themselves and take over the role played in the past by traditional financial institutions?

Speakers:
Alex Harvey
, Executive Chairman, Macquarie Group, Asia, Global Head of Principal Investments, Macquarie Capital
Muzaffar Hisham, CEO, Maybank Islamic
Gabriel Makhlouf, AMP'08Jul, Chief Executive & Secretary to the Treasury, New Zealand
Kobus Van Der Wath, MBA’00J, Founder & Managing Director, Beijing Axis

Moderator: 
Claudia Zeisberger
, Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Academic Director, Global Private Equity Initiative, INSEAD

INSEAD Alumni Network: Setting The Scene

Speakers:
Joanne Shoveller,
Associate Dean of Advancement & Alumni Relations, INSEAD
Leonidas Los, MBA'75, Chairman, INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) & Member, INSEAD Board
Sven A. Kado, MBA'72, President INSEAD Alumni Association

Faculty Lecture
The Missing Piece: Succeeding in Asian Business


Asia has been a difficult environment for multinational firms and their managers.  For instance, a BCG study of large Western firms concluded that while 34% of the potential market for their products was in Asia, the region only accounted for 14% of sales.  In a follow-up study, not a single company reported having sufficient capabilities in emerging markets.

This session identifies the key culprit and how to deal with it.

Speaker:
Michael Witt
, Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management, INSEAD
INSEAD Ideas: Passion, Ideas and Entrepreneurship

INSEADIdeas brings together the most inspiring, fascinating and mindful INSEAD faculty and alumni. We challenge them to give the talk of their lives based on real life experiences and personal anecdotes in front of their fellow INSEADers.

Speakers:

Starting-up Eruditus: From Idea to Action
Chaitanya Kalipatnapu, MBA'06D, Director, Eruditus Executive Education

The Power of Positive Thinking
Laura Qiu, EMBA'11Dec, Co-founder & Vice President, NDA Group

Christopher Stenhouse, MBA'90J, CEO Switch media

An Enchanting Journey
Parikshat Laxminarayan, MBA’04J, Managing Director, Enchanting Travels

Building a brand on a shoestring budget
Emma Welsh, MBA'98J, Co–Founder Emma & Toms Foods

The Definition
Anand Vengurlekar, EMBA'13Dec, Chief Communications Officer, INSEAD

Moderator:
Gavin Cassar, Associate Professor of Accounting and Control INSEAD

Faculty lecture
Innovation in Asia: The Alternative Approach


When most companies think of innovation, they focus on developing new technology or products - a process that is typically relegated to separate research and development departments where dozens of very expensive, highly qualified engineers rule.

Many Asian governments rushed to support this style of innovation and Asian companies embarked on investing in R&D. However this is an expensive and risky way to innovate: R&D budgets in some industries go as high as 30 per cent of sales, despite elusive returns. Every company wants to be the next Apple but this Jobsian style of innovation is hard to pull off.

Asian giants have attempted to replicate this model of innovation with limited success, often due to limited knowledge of markets, and the inability to find talented designers and engineers - who are concentrated in Silicon Valley.

Is this the best way for Asian companies to compete globally? 
Professor Netessine discusses an alternative approach to innovation which some emerging Asian companies have proven successful.

Speaker: 
Serguei Netessine
, Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation, Research Director of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

Closing remarks

Ilian Mihov,
Dean, INSEAD

Growth strategies in a "post-crisis" europe

20-22 June 2014 - sintra (lisbon)

The speakers of this forum focused on the macroeconomic aspects of European businesses and looked at how competitiveness could be improved through creative strategies and adopting world-class business practices. Senior alumni and faculty led the debate via panel discussions on globalisation, strategic collaboration and entrepreneurship.

 

friday 20 june

Global Business Leaders Conference
Time To Reform: Building European Competitiveness Through Effective Capital and Talent Markets

saturday 21 june

Forum opening

Joaquim Paiva-Chaves, MBA'85D, President, INSEAD Alumni Association of Portugal
Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

Global opportunities for European companies
Panel discussion

This panel assessed the recent trends of globalization among European firms. The recession of that time had driven European companies, particularly in Southern Europe, toward expansion to international markets. The panel examined the experiences of business leaders in identifying international market opportunities, and transforming their strategies and organizations to take advantage of globalization.

Academic leads:

Javier Gimeno, Professor of Strategy, Aon Dirk Verbeek Chaired Professor in International Risk and Strategic Management, INSEAD; Academic Director, INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics, INSEAD; The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies; Chair, Economics and Political Science Area

Speakers:

Montserrat Barriga, Former Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning and Risk Management, Pullmantur
Luís Filipe Lopes, MBA'05J, Deputy CEO, Portugal Ventures
Marina Niforos, MBA'99D, Former Managing Director, American Chamber of Commerce in France
Paulo Pereira da Silva, CEO, Renova

Competition through collaboration
Panel discussion

This panel explored how companies in Europe compete in a context where relevant resources and knowledge are increasingly distributed among suppliers, partners, stakeholders, and customers. While alliances and partnerships are not new practices, companies increasingly require the ability to manage complex webs of relationships in order achieve competitive advantage. Professor Andrew Shipilov, author of The Network Advantage led a discussion with a panel of alumni on how to improve competitiveness in Europe by leveraging collaboration networks.

Academic lead:

Andrew Shipilov, Associate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD; Akzo Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management

Speakers:

Paul-Andrew Casademont, MBA'95J, Co-founder, N2build
João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, CEO, Quinta do Vallado
Javier Cuesta Nuin, MBA'85D, Chairman, Grupo Correos

High-growth entrepreneurship in Europe
Panel discussion

This panel focused on the European market and the limited access to financing. However, new entrepreneurs were circumventing these difficulties with “born global” ventures, and new financing models. Professor Filipe Santos led a panel of alumni discussing their experiences in creating European gazelles.

Academic lead:

Filipe Santos, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD; Academic Director, INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Speakers:

Frédéric Mazzella, MBA'07D, founder and CEO, BlaBlaCar
Miguel Neiva, Designer, Ashoka Fellow, Color ADD
Paulo Rosado, Founder & CEO, OutSystems
Silvija Seres, MBA'03D, Managing Director, TechnoRocks

Message from the School and tribute to António Borges

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

The strength of the INSEAD Alumni Network

Peter Zemsky, Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
Leonidas Los, Chairman, INSEAD Alumni Fund

Technology & entrepreneurship

3-5 april 2014 - San francisco

That year’s educational theme was “Technology & Entrepreneursip” which was a perfect topic for the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

 

Friday 4 april

The State of INSEAD

Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD

The Future of Business from the Lens of Technology Executives

Speaker Panel Moderated by Joanne Shoveller, INSEAD’s Associate Dean for Advancement and Alumni Relations

Dario Zamarian, former VP/GM at Dell & Cisco (INSEAD ’93)
Gary Lipkowitz, COO, GoAnimate (INSEAD ’01)
Julio Pekarovic, CFO, Quantcast (INSEAD ’94)

INSEAD Talks Panel:  The 7 Myths of Win Win Negotiations –  A Founder’s Perspective

Panel Moderated by Horacio Falcao, INSEAD Professor of Decision Sciences

Saturday 5 April

INSEAD Talks Series:  Build, Borrow or Buy

Panel Moderated by Laurence Capron, INSEAD Professor of Strategy

Mark Sarvary, CEO, Tempur Sealy (INSEAD ’87)
Lak Ananth, VP of Strategy, Hewlett Packard (INSEAD ’05)
Matthijs Glastra, Group President, GSI Group (INSEAD ’98)

Keynote Speaker:  Renée Mauborgne, INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Strategy
“How Blue Ocean Entrepreneurs Unlock Hidden Wealth”

Optional Break-Out Sessions

(1) The Pivot:  In Careers & Business
Hosted by Renita Kalhorn, MBA 95J & Performance Strategist

(2) Personal Board of Directors – Explanatory Session
Hosted by Alejandro Rivas-Micoud (INSEAD MBA 87′D)
Moderated by David Lesser, YPO Expert Facilitator

Asia - the World’s Superpower Going Forward?

22-24 November 2013 - Shanghai


The theme for our Asia Forum 2013 was ‘Asia - the World’s Superpower Going Forward?’ and the focus of our debate was - Can Asia, with half the world’s population, sustain its rapid growth and rise to the challenge of becoming the world's superpower?

saturday 23 november

Conference: "Asia – the World’s Superpower, Going Forward?"

Welcome

Hellmut Schütte, IEP'79, Dean & Vice President, CEIBS
Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD
Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD
Chwee Foon Lim, MBA'98D, Chair, INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia Organising Committee

Opening Keynote Speaker

The Myth of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
Eric X. Li, Founder & Managing Director, Chengwei Capital

Panel session

Tapping into Asia’s Consumer Markets

Asia has half the world’s population. To sustain economic growth, Asia’s economies must transform from being export-led to consumer driven, tapping into fast-growing middle incomes and high savings. What do you need to tap into this trillion dollar potential?     

• How unique are Asia consumers? What shapes local consumer behaviour?
• How must operating models, market positioning, branding and channels be adapted?
• What creative models are there to overcome unique challenges in regards to affordability, regulatory, and fragmented and intense competition?

Moderator: Hellmut Schütte, IEP'79, Dean & Vice President, CEIBS, Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

Panelists
Peter Child, MBA'83D, Director, McKinsey & Company, Retail Practice
Peter Huang, Executive Director, Sun Art Retail Group, Chairman of Board, RT Mart China
Bruno Mercier, MBA'88D,  CEO & Executive Director, Sun Art Retail Group, Chairman of Board, Auchan Group Greater China
Takeshi Niinami, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director, Lawson, Inc

Keynote

Give Chance A Chance
Peter Schindler, MBA'93J, Founder, On the Road in China

Panel session
Entrepreneurship

What is successful entrepreneurship in China/Asia? What are the common pitfalls in getting to necessary scale? This panel looks at some personal insights from successful entrepreneurs.

Moderator: Michael Witt, Affiliate Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management, INSEAD

Panelists
Peter Schindler, MBA'93J, Founder, On the Road in China
Don St. Pierre, Jr., Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, ASC Fine Wines
Fraser White, Founder & Executive Chairman, Dulwich College International
Wu Hai, TIEMBA'10Jan, CEO & Founder, Crystal Orange Hotel Group China
The Power of our INSEAD alumni

Sven A. Kado, MBA'72, President IAA
Joanne Shoveller, INSEAD Associate Dean of Advancement & Alumni Relations
Faculty Lecture
The Rise of Asia - Opportunities and challenges

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD
Panel session

Shanghai - the Future International Financial Leader
With strong support from the Chinese Central Government, Shanghai is destined to join the ranks of the world’s leading international financial centres. The recently announced Shanghai Free Trade Zone will form a proving ground for many of the new policies intended to facilitate not only this development, but also the next stages of China’s more general economic development.

Join a highly experienced panel to hear their insights on Shanghai’s future, and the investment and business opportunities it will create.

Moderator: Pete Sweeney, Senior Markets Correspondent, Reuters

Panelists
Gerard DeBenedetto
, CEO, AZ Investment Management Shanghai
William Liu, Partner, Boss & Young, Attorneys at Law
Angela Yau, MBA'97J, Chief Executive Officer, Kim Eng Securities (Hong Kong) Limited
Cecilia Zhang, Partner & Greater China Financial Industry Practice Leader, EY
Faculty Lecture 

The Future of Chinese Businesses – An Unconventional View
Michael Witt
, Affiliate Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management, INSEAD
Panel session

Can Asia innovate?

Asia’s success has long been tied to its unique combination of ability to copy coupled with agility and adaptability. There have been inherent limitations to Asia’s ability for technological innovation, yet intense local competition, entrepreneurship and a growing talent pool are changing the innovation landscape.  New business models are fast emerging that are challenging the global industry paradigm. 

What factors are driving changes or indeed, limiting the innovation landscape in Asia – market access, competition, private equity, talent pools, inherent culture?

What emerging models of disruptive innovation are seen now in the market? What are the implications for local investors and MNCs going forward? What impact is there for the global market?   

Moderator: Chen Weiru, Associate Professor of Strategy, CEIBS

Panelists
Javier Cuñat
, Associate Director, The Beijing Axis
Peter Lacy, Managing Director, Accenture
Steve Yang, Vice President and Head of R&D Asia & Emerging markets, AstraZeneca

Keynote

Future of E-Commerce
Zeng Ming,
Chief Strategy Officer, Alibaba Group

Closing remarks

Ilian Mihov,
Dean, INSEAD

"The Future of Business: Emerging Opportunities" (Industries & Markets)

14-15 JUNe 2013 - toronto

That year the theme was leadership and we were fortunate to have John A. Thain joining us as keynote speaker.

friday 14 june

Keynote - North American Prosperity and Political Leadership


Former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable BRIAN MULRONEY

Global Strategic & Economic Outlook

Keynote Speaker: INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov

The Rise of Asia: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities

Investments in Global Markets & Access to Growth Capital

Keynote - Emerging Market Investment Criteria, Predictions for next 10 years: Major Macro Uncertainties

Speaker: Blake Goldring MBA’82 Chairman & CEO AGF Management Limited

Expert Speakers Panel: Find the MONEY for the Hottest Investments
Moderated by Blake Goldring

Speakers:
Daniel Labrecque
MBA ’81 President & CEO, DNA Capital
Ryan Matthiesen MFIN (INSEAD) Sr Vice President, Macquarie Capital Markets
Loudon Owen MBA’88J Managing Partner, McLean Watson Capital Inc.

Keynote - New Business Models For the Digital Age

Speaker:
Don Tapscott
, Best-Selling Author of 15 Books

Keynote - The ROI of Clean Capitalism

Speaker:
Nicholas Parker
Chairman, CleanTech Group & Corporate Knights Media

Saturday 15 June 2013

USA vs China: Can the Americas Meet the Challenge and WIN?

Keynote - Beating the Odds: Achieving North American Economic Paramountcy

Speaker: Thomas d’Aquino, Canada Chair, North American Forum


Expert Speakers Panel: Successful Growth Tactics & Strategies to Avoid

Moderated by David Fleck MBA’85 President & CEO Macquarie Capital

Branding & Re-positioning in Emerging Markets
Leveraging Intellectual Property to accelerate Growth
Strategies that Work & Don’t Work

Loudon Owen MBA’88J Managing Partner & Co-Founder, McLean Watson Capital Inc.
Thibauld Lecyuer MBA’10 Co-Founder & Managing Director, Dafiti.com
Christine Bata Schmidt, Director, Bata Shoe Organization

What Happened to Fairness & Corporate Governance in USA?

Keynote Speaker:

INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden 
Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative

Boards and Corporate Governance: Why is the US so poor at it?
US Corporate Governance: Is Corporate Fairness exportable or should it be imported from Canada, Australia or Europe?

Emerging Opportunities

Fireside Chat with Keynote Speakers:  The Crystal Ball: Emerging Opportunities

Paul Desmarais Jr MBA’79 Chairman & Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada
Dominic Barton Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

Moderated by INSEAD Professor Ludo Van Der Heyden
Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative
 
Closing Ceremony 2013 FORUM

Break-out Sessions

BREAK-OUT 1: Career Development: How to Manage a Career Transition
BREAK-OUT 2: Dragons Den Competition: INSEAD alumni entrepreneurs pitch their business to a panel of DRAGON Judges

Alumni Forum & Reunion 2012

10 november 2012 - singapore

In addition to celebrating the one-year reunion for the MBA '11J and '11D classes the Forum also brought together alumni from the Asia Pacific region and around the world. It offered a unique opportunity for alumni from all classes and programmes to reconnect and to relive the INSEAD experience.

saturday 10 november

Welcome

Joanne Shoveller, Associate Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations, INSEAD

Faculty session : Life-long learning: Easier said than done!

Jean-Francois Manzoni, Professor of Management Practice, The Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Academic Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, INSEAD

Plenary session

Joanne Shoveller, Associate Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations, INSEAD
Sven Kado, MBA'72, President, INSEAD Alumni Association
Leonidas Los, MBA'75, Chairman, INSEAD Alumni Fund
Ilian Mihov, Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research, Professor of Economics, The Novartis Chaired Professor of Management and Environment, INSEAD
Dipak C. Jain, Dean of INSEAD

Faculty Lunch Session (optional): It's the End of the World As We Know It:
The Future of the Global Economy

Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics, The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies, INSEAD

INSPIRE Session

This popular series features five INSEAD alumni and students talking briefly but passionately about a subject of profound importance to them (not necessarily linked to their profession). Evidence shows that these stories become inspirational and motivate those who hear it.   Perhaps the best example of what we’re hoping to achieve is to emulate the TED talks featured on TED.com.

Yohaan Dattoobhai, MBA’06D
The Return of the Street Food Jedi

Rajee Vissa
Madder than the Moon

Jing Jin, MBA’13J
Unexpected Happiness

Parin Mehta, MBA’11D
Food for Thought

Jean-Marc Liduena, MBA’99J
The Role of Business is to Make the World a Better Place

Faculty session: Philosophy Can Help You Be a Better Leader and a Better Person - And a Lot of Science is Junk

Neil Bearden, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences, INSEAD

Closing remarks

Joanne Shoveller, Associate Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations, INSEAD

Leadership: Challenges in Uncertain Times

27-29 April 2012 - new-york

The educational theme for the 2012 Americas Alumni Forum is Leadership: Challenges in Uncertain Times. The discussion panels and keynote speakers provided insights and inspiration for INSEAD alumni in a variety of leadership roles, at all levels. Our keynote speaker was John A. Thain, Chairman and CEO of CIT. Discussion panel were hosted by INSEAD professors and included distinguished INSEAD alumni as panelists.

Friday 27 April 2012

Keynote Speaker

Great by Choice: Leadering Companies in an Uncertain World
Morten Hansen, Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Speaker Panel #1 

Leadership Challenges at the Firm Level
Moderated by Morten Hansen, Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

Panel
Adam Goldstein,
MBA'88, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean
Barney Harford, MBA'98, CEO Orbitz Worldwide
Loudon Owen, MBA'88, Chairman i4i
Tom Adams, MBA'01, CEO, Rosetta Stone

Speaker Panel #2 

Leadership Challenges at the Personal Level
Moderated by  Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Panel
Michael Rena
, MBA'64, CFO, Chanel
Kevin Ryan, MBA'90, CEO, Gilt Groupe
Wenke Thoman, MBA'77, Managing Director, Industria Mineral Holdings
Colin Dyer, MBA'78, CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle

Keynote Speaker
INSEAD Dean: Dipak Jain

Speaker Panel #3

Leadership Challenges at the Global Level
Moderated by Ethan Kapstein, Professor of Economics and Political Science, The INSEAD Chaired Professor in Political Economy

Panel
Roberto Buaron, MBA'70, Chairman & CEO, First Atlantic Capital
Elena Panaritis, MBA'03, Member of the Hellenic Parliament & Founder Panel Group
Caroline van Scheltinga, MBA'88J, Chairman & CEO, Waterloo Investment Holdings
Disque Deane Jr., MBA'85D, Chief Investment Officer, Water Asset Management

Keynote speech

The Leadership Mystique: Creating Reflective Leaders & Authentizotic Organizations
 Manfred Kets de Vries,  Clinical Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change,  The Raoul de Vitry d’Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development
 Executive Education Programme Director, The Challenge of Leadership,  Executive Education Programme Director, Consulting and Coaching for Change, INSEAD

Keynote speech

John A Thain, Chairman and CEO, CIT

Optional Workshop

Your Game Plan for a Global Career
Learn strategies and exercises for clarifying your career goals, positioning yourselves for a career change, and presenting your message effectively.

Louise Kursmark, Head of BlueSteps Executive Career Services

Optional Distinguished Alumni Roundtable

So What's Next?
A panel discussion addressing the challenges and opportunities of planning, transitioning and adapting to changes when people retire after several decades of dedication to a corporation, an industry or an entity.  This is targeted at the Distinguished Alumni who graduated from INSEAD in the 1960-80 timeframe and are either looking for renewal in the decades that follow the corporate life or have already entered the new phase.

Simon Critchell, MBA'72, Former Chief Executive, Alfred Dunhill
Peter Felix, MBA'73, President, Association of Executive Search Consultants
Torsten Griess-Nega, MBA'71, Chairman, Steinbacher Treuhand
Wenke Thoman, MBA'77, Managing Director, Industrial Mineral Holdings

 

alumni forum & reunion 2011

12 november 2011 - singapore

In addition to celebrating the one-year reunion for the MBA '10J and '10D classes the Forum also brought together alumni from the Asia Pacific region and around the world.  It offered a unique opportunity for alumni from all classes and programmes to reconnect and to relive the INSEAD experience.

 

saturday 12 november

Welcome

Marisa Cooke, Director, Alumni Affairs and INSEAD Alumni Fund, INSEAD

Plenary: Vision for INSEAD

Dipak C. Jain, Dean, INSEAD

The Great Recession of 2008-2009: Who was responsible?

Pushan Dutt, Associate Professor and Area Chair of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD

INSPIRE Session

Plenary: The Strength of the INSEAD Alumni Network

Marisa Cooke, Director, Alumni Affairs and INSEAD Alumni Fund, INSEAD
Leonidas Los, MBA'75, Chairman, INSEAD Alumni Fund

Beating the Market with Buybacks: The Global Evidence

Theo Vermaelen, Professor of Finance, The Schroders Chaired Professor of International Finance and Asset Management, INSEAD

Closing Remarks

Global Competitiveness: From Strategy to Action

May 2011 - chicago

The inaugural Americas Alumni Forum in Chicago in May 2011 was a great success. It brought everyone who attended back to his or her days at INSEAD. With participants from the USA, Mexico and Canada, there was a little bit of learning, a celebration and some exploring, too. One hundred percent of the 2011 attendees rated their overall experience either very good or excellent.

The Saturday program–Global Competitiveness: From Strategy to Action–sparked creativity with both strategy and leadership discussions. We welcomed INSEAD Professor Dr. Susan Lynch, an expert in Blue Ocean Strategy. She discussed the paths to creating uncontested market space.

Saturday night was a true celebration, INSEAD-style. Drinks in Logan Square preceded dancing and more. Sunday’s cultural event, a boat tour of Chicago’s famous architecture, gave everyone a taste of the great Windy City.

 

Alumni Forum & Reunion Asia 2010

13 november 2010 - singapore

Recognising the strength of your ties to one another and to the school, this Forum especially celebrated the tradition of the one-year reunion by bringing back the MBA classes of '09J and '09D.

 

saturday 13 november

Welcome

Rosalind Pereira, Associate Director Alumni Relations/IAF Asia INSEAD

New challenges for old multinationals

Prof. Hellmut Schütte, Emeritus Professor of International Management, INSEAD

INSEAD: The Business School for the World

Frank Brown, Dean, INSEAD
Claude Janssen, Honorary Chairman of the INSEAD Board and Chairman of the International Council
Daniel Labrecque, MBA '81, CEO, DNA Capital, President, INSEAD Alumni Association

The World Economy: what is the new normal?

Antonio Fatas, The Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies and Professor of Economics, INSEAD

5 things that really matter in managing your career for the next 30 years

Elaine Yew, MBA'95D, Managing Director, Egon Zehnder

Closing remarks
 

Frank Brown, Dean, INSEAD

Alumni Forum & Reunion Asia 2009

7 November 2009 - singapore

This year was a special year as we celebrated the start of a new tradition, with the first one-year reunion for the MBA classes of '08J and '08D.  This new tradition recognises the strength of your ties to one another and to the school.

 

saturday 7 november

The road to recovery: a macroeconomic view on the crisis of 2008/09

Ilian Mihov, The Novartis Chaired Professor of Management and Environment, Professor of Economics, INSEAD

INSEAD: The Business School for the World® 
Q&A

Frank Brown, Dean, INSEAD

Debunking career management myths – straight talking from a headhunter

Fabrice Desmarescaux, MBA '92J, Director, Spencer Stuart Singapore

Off the beaten track - alumni stories

Guillaume de Saint-Bon, EMBA '04Dec, Director of Transport Operations - Asia Pacific, International SOS
Peter Schindler, MBA '93J, Managing Director, Luxury Driving Experience Limited
Winnie So, MBA '98D, Chief Experience Officer, Wanlilu Play Ltd

Moderated by Sue Adams, MBA '00D, Executive Coach, Former Managing Director, Fremantle Productions Asia

Alumni network and alumni clubs

James Copinger-Symes, MBA '02D, Director, John Manners & Co (Malaya), President, INSEAD Alumni Association - Singapore
Daniel Labrecque, MBA '81, CEO, DNA Capital, President, INSEAD Alumni Association

The momentum effect: the secrets of efficient growth

Jean-Claude Larréché, MBA '70, The Alfred H. Heineken Chaired Professor of Marketing, Professor of Marketing, INSEAD

Closing remarks

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