Welcome back classes of MBA'68, MBA'93J&D and 98J&D!

29 - 30 June 2018

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Dear Alumni,

As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a truly unique institution. We graduate inspired individuals equipped with sound business knowledge and valuable international perspectives. By staying true to our founders’ vision, we have become a top-ranked business school known for its diversity, entrepreneurial spirit and unmatched global reach.

This reunion weekend is a special one. As you know, this academic year, INSEAD is celebrating 50 years of women in our MBA programme with a series of events and initiatives.  The year-long celebration culminates in the iW50 Summit on #INSEADWomen: A force beyond limits on Friday, 29 June 2018 on campus. The event will be highly interactive, with keynote addresses by government and business leaders, CEO roundtables, faculty lectures, workshops, discussions in the world café format as well as inspiring talks from alumni.

I am both excited to share my plans with you and eager to hear your views. Our Alumni Reunions team has put together an incredible programme. Besides the plenary session, that focuses on the MBA programme and our alumni network, our faculty forums also will cover important issues that drive today’s business world.

Throughout the weekend’s social and networking events, your reunion will provide you with the ideal opportunity to enrich your INSEAD experiences. I encourage you to not only reconnect with your former classmates, but also to interact with alumni of other classes who exemplify the same INSEAD spirit.

I look forward to spending time with you this special weekend. Please join me in working to realise the incredible potential of INSEAD. We have a powerful network of close to 55,000 alumni in 170 countries. United, we can forge an ambitious future for our school.

Ilian Mihov


*The programme is subject to changes - please check back for updates.


Friday 29 June


#INSEADWOMEN: A Force Beyond Limits
iW50 INSEAD Women’s Summit (50 year anniversary of women at INSEAD)
followed by networking cocktail and Presentation of Force for Good Award at Château de Fontainebleau

Amphi A 
19.00-20.30Registration and welcome coffee for those who do not attend the iW50 SummitUpper Gallery
19.45-22.30MBA'68 informal dinner
Buses will leave at 19.30 from campus and hotels in town

Le Patton, Fontainebleau

20.30-23.00MBA'93J&D and MBA'98J&D informal dinnersINSEAD restaurant/bar

Saturday 30 June

08.00-09.00Registration and welcome coffeeUpper Gallery
09.00-10.15Unbound together: Leading and living in the age of nomadic professionalism
Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Academic Director, Initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Amphi A
10.15-10.30Coffee Break 

INSEAD Present and Future
Nida JanuskisAssociate Dean, Advancement 
Urs Peyer, Dean of Degree Programmes, Associate Professor of Finance
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and
Business Transformation, Professor of Economics

Amphi A
12.00-13.45Lunch and group photosINSEAD
14.00-14.30Fireside chat with the Dean
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and
Business Transformation, Professor of Economics
Amphi B
14.45-16.00Wealth Inequality
Mark Stabile, Professor of Economics, The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality
Amphi A
16.00-16.15Coffee break 
16.15-18.00Class meetings/free time's Leadership reception (by invitation only)Cercle 
20.00-01.45Reunion class dinners followed by dancing
Dress code: black tie/evening dress or cocktail attire/cocktail dress
Château de Fontainebleau

Sunday 1 JULY


Minter Dial, MBA’93J, invites you at the Cinema l’Ermitage (near the Carousel) to see his film, The Last Ring Home, an award-winning documentary and book that has been shown on television nationally in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
A personal story, The Last Ring Home centers on the magical journey of the class ring of a 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy graduate, Lt Minter Dial. Lt Dial earns the Navy Cross and then is captured and killed as a POW of the Japanese. It is moving story of deep love, courage and honor.
The Last Ring Home, which was directed by Joshua Shelov and was selected at eight film festivals, has won three awards, including Best Foreign Film at the prestigious Charleston International Film Festival 2016, Best Documentary and Best Screenplay at the 2017 Southern Shorts Awards. See the trailer. See the IMDB

12.00-14.45Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at INSEAD restaurant. It will be specially open for you and your family (pay as you go)INSEAD Restaurant


Unbound together: Leading and living in the age of nomadic professionalism
Speaker: Gianpiero Petriglieri

It has become cliché to note that profound economic, cultural and technological change has shaken up the world of work over the last three decades—and that the pace of change is only accelerating. Some look upon those changes with optimism, remarking that they have liberated us. We are freer than ever to move around in order to pursue careers aligned with our true self and purpose. Others, rather more dourly, note than we all seem a bit lonelier and more confused in the globalized workplace. Living and leading authentically and with purpose, in short, has become more possible and yet more elusive than ever. In this interactive session, Professor Petriglieri will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the rise of nomadic professionalism—and how individuals and organizations need to rethink the practice and development of leadership to avoid its pitfalls and experience its benefits.

Wealth Inequality
Speaker: Mark Stabile

The presentations, slides or videos that the professors will be happy to share will be available after the event.

Registration and who is coming

Official online registration will be available beginning of Spring (look for the e-mail announcement!)


INSEAD has made block bookings in area hotels for our alumni returning for the Reunion Weekend but please don't delay as we expect a high demand for rooms. In order to have the best rates and to secure your booking in the following hotels of Fontainebleau, please contact the hotel ahead of time and mention the code IW50/ARWJU18 as the capacity in Fontainebleau is limited.

Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:

INSEAD Résidences
Hôtel Aigle Noir****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: 33 (0)1 6074 6000/Fax: 33 (0)1 6074 6001
e-mail: aiglenoirresidence@insead.edu 
Prices per night: Single: 145€/Double: 165€

Hotel Ermitage***
Route de l’Ermitage (on campus)
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: 33 (0)1 6072 4050/Fax: 33 (0)1 6072 4187
e-mail: ermitage@insead.edu
Prices per night: Single: 125€/Double: 145€

Hotels in Fontainebleau
Hôtel Ibis ***
18, rue de Ferrare
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: 33 (0)1 6423 4525/Fax: 33 (0)1 6423 4222
e-mail: H1028@accor.com                            
Prices per night: Single: as of 95€/Double: as of 105€

Hotels in Ury
Hotel Novotel  ****
Chemin de Melun
RN 152
77760 Ury
Tel: 33 (0)1 6071 2424/Fax: 33 (0)1 6071 2400
e-mail: H0384@accor.com
Prices per night: Single: 130€/Double: 140€  

Other hotels (with no block booking)
Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: 33 (0)1 6469 3434/Fax: 33 (0)1 6469 3439
e-mail: H1627@accor.com
Prices per night : Single: as of 151€/Double: as of 167€        

Hotel Victoria***
122 Rue de France
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: 33 (0)1 6074 9000/Fax: 33 (0)1 6074 9010
e-mail: resa@hotelvictoria.com
Prices per night: Single: as of 100€/Double: as of 112€

La Demeure du Parc boutique hotel
36 rue Paul Seramy
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6070 2000
e-mail: mailto:contact@lademeureduparc.fr
Prices per night: as of 140€

For any additional hotels and bed and breakfast places in the area which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing.

For flats near Fontainebleau, please contact the Morning croissant company at team@morningcroissant.com
The booking process is entirely online, secured and quite straightforward.

Practical information

How to get to INSEAD?

Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD. Here are some directions to the campus.

Taxi reservations can be made directly through:

Luxury Car Service
Mr Guillaume Lafoy
Tel: +33 6 67 60 28 31

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 packets and badges. The registration desks will be in the amphi area and will open on Friday at 7.00pm and on Saturday at 8:00am.

Dress code

The dress code is business casual for on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail dress.

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.

Footnote shop

The campus shop located in the bar area will be open during the reunion. Find all your INSEAD gear and the latest business publications here.


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.

Friday barbecue

Bring your family; children are welcome to attend (no cost for ages 0-5).


Group photos will be taken on Saturday at lunchtime. These photos will be emailed to you after the reunion. INSEAD may also arrange for official photographers at events during the weekend. The photos taken may be used in future promotional material. Should you have any concerns about your picture appearing in such material, please inform us.

Making it happen

Get involved in the reunion organisation – Make the difference for this alumni reunion weekend.

INSEAD would like to thank our Reunion ambassadors:


Reunion Committee - Angelo Abdela, Michel Brisset, Emmanuel Villeroy de Galhau, Eddie Mork, Leif Palmblad, Hélène Ploix, Anthony Simon and François Vachey
Reunion Fund Committee - Angelo Abdela and François Vachey

Class of 1993J

Reunion Class Ambassadors - Minter Dial and Ivo Tempelman
Reunion Committee - Lorraine Ala, Kristin Allen, Francois Bourgeois, Massimo Canovi, Nathalie Degans, Daniele de winter, Deborah Hudson, Mario Koehler Abad, Jacques Lorne,Yanni Paniaras, Simon Smith, Jeanette Sundberg-Cohon, Sarah Van Dyck, Corrado von Planta, Jeroen Zaalberg 
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador -


Reunion Class Ambassadors -  Alessandro Hatami and Eveline Stam
Reunion Committee - Andrew Anson, Elias Baltassis, Manfred Heinzer, Anna Krzyzanowska, Tom Lauritzen, Anne-Céline Martel, Jocelyn Phelps, Katherine Smith Milway,Padraic Ward
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador

Class of 1998J

Reunion Class Ambassador - Shelli Baltman
Reunion Committee - Edward Ainsworth, Carolina Costa, Marco Del Carlo, Thomas Olsen
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador - Emma Goltz

Class of 1998D

Reunion Class Ambassador - Giovanna D'Esposito 
Reunion Committee - Didier Kuhn, David Lloyd, Goetz Moeller, Joost Schneider, Matthias Schneider, Helen Vasilevski
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador - 

If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please contact
Marie Ferreira, Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74

Giving back

Alumni gifts provide valuable support for the INSEAD Alumni Fund.

Your contribution is an investment in enhancing the value of your school.  Every gift is important and we are deeply grateful to our alumni who support the school to mark the anniversary of their graduation.

INSEAD is special and the support of our alumni across the globe enables us to truly be ‘the Business School for the World’.

Make your gift now 


• Can I register on the phone?
Once registration is launched, if you cannot access the registration website or have any questions, please contact us at secretariat.reunions@insead.edu.

• How do I know if I am registered?
Once you have successfully registered and paid online, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite, and your name automatically appears on the list of attendees.

 I’m currently not sure if my partner/guest will join. How do I register him/her at a later stage?
Once you have registered online, you can go back on line and add your partner/guest at a later stage (before the closing of registration).

• All the pre-booked hotels are full: where can I find a room?
For any additional hotels or bed and breakfasts in the area which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing, by clicking here.

• 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.

• Can I bring my children to campus on Saturday?
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). If you would like to bring your older children (over 12) to the reunion, you can register them as an adult guest. If you attend the reunion with your little ones, be sure to visit the “family room” on campus (near the main reception on the lower gallery level). The playroom is designed for our youngest guests and offers a child-friendly environment (toys, cribs, etc.). While visiting the family room, children should be under the supervision of the parents.

What is the dress code on campus for the Reunion?
The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail attire (unless otherwise specified by your class).

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.

How does the Saturday dinner work? Is it free seating or do we make up tables in advance?
The Saturday dinners are class dinners with no seating plans.

Is the Saturday dinner suitable for 18+ children if they come along for the weekend?
It is suitable and you can register him/her as an adult guest.

For those of you who would like to attend the Saturday night dinner and dance at the Château de Fontainebleau with your child(ren) under 18: do remember that alcohol will be served, and although we all agree that it should be enjoyed in moderation, we cannot guarantee that everyone will behave in an exemplary manner in front of your kids.  Please note that a ‘children’s menu’ is not available, hence there are no discounts to ticket prices (unless they are under three years old).

How do I make a make an anniversary gift?
If you would like to participate in the class gift, please go to give.insead.edu/ 

Mini Summer @ INSEAD

Welcome to what will be a fun and experiential learning journey! Inspired by INSEAD’s two-week Summer@INSEAD Business Awareness Summer camp, this one-day Programme takes the young participants through an exciting live case. Rather than reading about what managers in the case could do, the participants are those managers and live the case themselves over a simulated period of time. Comprising academic lectures, team work and role play, the participants will come away with some knowledge and experience of what it is like to manage a company and craft a strategy in a competitive and fast-changing world.

Adrian Johnson
Adjunct Professor, Programme Director, Summer @ INSEAD



This programme has been designed especially for your children. It will feature a mix of academic curriculum, team work, and role play on ‘How to build an innovative company and craft a strategy’.  An INSEAD experience not to be missed!

If your child is 15-18 years old, have him/her apply and join a dynamic team at INSEAD on Saturday 30 June in an immersive business simulation.

The teenagers will learn and apply the essentials of business in this fun and intense programme. During the day your child and his/her your team will manage a fast-growing innovative company. While faced with daily operational challenges, he/she will also have to craft a long-term strategy for the company in a highly competitive market.  Can he/she find the "blue ocean" for your company?

The schedule for the day looks as follows:

08.30-09.00Registration and welcome Amphi Chris King


Introduction and immersion                                                                  
Amphi Chris King
10.00-11.00Team workAmphi Chris King
11.15-11.45Role play Amphi Chris King
11.45-12.15Role play debriefAmphi Chris King
12.15-13.15Picnic lunchCampus
13.15-13.45Introduction to Strategy
Guest speaker
Amphi Chris King
13.45-14.45Role play Amphi Chris King
14.45-15.45Strategy fair preparationAmphi Chris King
16.00-17.00Strategy fair (with parents tbc)Amphi Chris King
17.00-17.30Debrief and wrap upAmphi Chris King
20.00-22.00Dinner Venue tbc
(local restaurant)

Practical information:
30 children maximum (registration on a first come, first served basis)
Proficiency in English language required
Cover letter from the child to support his/her application to be sent to alumni.reunions@insead.edu by 15th February 2018
Provisional price: 180-200€ 

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