25 - 26 May 2018

Europe campus

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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 international wisdom.  Through the vision laid out by our founders, we have truly become an independent and entrepreneurial business school with an unmatched global outreach and unparalleled diversity of students, executive participants and alumni.

This weekend, I am excited to share my plans with you and I want to hear your views.  Our Alumni Reunions team has worked hard and put together an incredible programme for you.  Besides the Plenary Session which will focus on the MBA programme and our Alumni network, our Faculty Forums will also cover important themes relevant to the business world of today.

Throughout the weekend’s Social and Networking events, your Reunion will provide you with the ideal opportunity to expand your horizons – a chance to, not only reconnect with your former classmates, but also to interact with Alumni of other classes that hold the same INSEAD spirit.

I look forward to sharing many conversations with you this special weekend and invite you to join me in imagining the incredible potential of INSEAD, with a powerful network of more than 54,000 Alumni in 170 countries united, as we create an ambitious future for INSEAD.

Ilian Mihov



Friday 25 May

13.00Registration and refreshmentsUpper Gallery
13.30-18.00       Children's camp (only for children above 3 are admitted)Euro Asia Centre

Choice of faculty sessions:


 Happiness Laboratory Five Simple Steps for Living a More Satisfied Life
Randel Carlock, Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Amphi B
 F is for Failure. How to bounce back from career setbacks?
Kaisa Snellman, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Amphi Maag
 Transfer Pricing
David Young, Professor of Accounting and Control
Amphi MBA'70
 Pleasure, size and food marketing
Pierre Chandon, The L'Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing - Innovation and Creativity and Director, INSEAD Sorbonne Behavioral Lab
Amphi P
 Overcoming Barriers to Women Leadership
Xiaowei Rose Luo, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Amphi de Vitry
15.30Coffee breakCamembert area
16.00-17.00MBA'2008J Class meeting
Followed by class picture outside
Amphi B

MBA'2013J Class meeting
Followed by class picture inside 

Amphi A

Stand up comedy
Bring your beer and enjoy jokes related to your time at INSEAD
Benjamin Delahaye

Amphi A

Alumni fair
Entrepreneurs showcase - Products and services
Please send an email to Stephanie if interested

Also time for speed networking and business cards exchange, find out more about the range of ways about how you can contribute your time
to support the growth and development of the school, including, but not limited to:
- Select the best candidates for INSEAD
- Recruit INSEAD's talent
- Volunteer in an Association or Club

Learn more about INSEAD’s Alumni Career Development Resources @the Alumni Fair

Bar area

19.30Barbecue for all classes 
On campus

Saturday 26 May

08.00-09.00Registration and welcome coffeeUpper Gallery
08.00-18.00Children's camp (only for children above 3 are admitted)Euro Asia Centre

The Digital Transformation of Business, Society and…INSEAD!
Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean / Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy

Amphi A
10.15Coffee BreakCamembert 

Plenary session 
Nida Januskis, Associate Dean, Advancement
Urs Peyer, Dean of Degree Programmes, INSEAD
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD,
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and
Business Transformation, Professor of Economics

Amphi A
12.00-13.00MBA'2008D Class meeting
Followed by class picture outside 
Amphi B
12.00-13.00Class picture outside MBA'2013D
Followed by Class meeting
Amphi A
14.30-15.00Fireside chat with the DeansAmphi A
15.00Coffee breakCamembert

Loving Work … or Love & Work? The pursuit of meaning and desire in contemporary careers
Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Jennifer Petriglieri, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Amphi A and amphi B
17.30-18.45Soccer, rugby, basket ball games
Please send us an email to compose your team
INSEAD Fitness offers showers and towels
Faisanderie pitches
17.30-18.30Q&A session about INSEAD LaunchPad at Station F, with Nancy HsiehAmphi B
18.30-19.30Dean's Leadership reception (by invitation only)Cercle 

Summer Ball

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Sunday 27 MAY

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



Pierre Chandon 
Session's summary:
Traditional policy solutions to the obesity epidemic (warnings, labels, taxes, bans) generate strong resistance because they are perceived as restricting choice and stifling business. The traditional industry response, food reformulation, is mistrusted on both hedonic and health grounds and can lead to overeating because of “health halos”. More fundamentally, obesity is largely driven by supersized food portions, yet, our efforts to fight it have focused on trying to influence what people eat instead of how much they eat. It is time to consider another approach, one focused on fighting obesity by making people happier to spend more for less food, a triple win for public health, business, and eating enjoyment.

David Young
Session's summary:
This session explores the subject of transfer pricing, today’s most controversial issue in global taxation. We discuss the nature of the controversy, how practice has evolved in recent years, and efforts by fiscal authorities around the world to reduce corporate tax evasion. We will also see how many companies routinely adopt sub-optimal transfer pricing policies by focusing exclusively on tax aspects to the exclusion of agency-cost considerations. As a result, they create perverse incentives for their managers without even being aware of it.  

Randel Carlock 
Session's summary:
It is often repeated that money cannot make you happy or give you satisfaction. This is especially true for successful people, where a complex set of social, economic and psychological forces impact directly on individuals and families, making it a challenge to have a happy and meaningful life. Building on his therapy training and the latest positive psychology research, Carlock has developed an experiential workshop that teaches individuals how to bring more happiness into their lives by changing their behaviors and attitudes. The power of the workshop is that the behaviors and thinking it teaches help people move beyond the demands of their careers and daily lives and explore factors within their control to influence feelings of wellbeing. 

Xiaowei Rose Luo 
Session's summary:
One of the most powerful findings across social sciences is that perception may be different from reality, but nonetheless shapes individuals’ ways of thinking, decision-making, and the macro organizational and social structures. What are some of the powerful perceptions and assumptions we hold about women’ career and leadership roles? For instance, are women less likely to have broader and higher visions, less effective at negotiation, less confident, and less dedicated to career advancement? How do these shared and internalized views impede women’s leadership potential? How can we break such internal hurdles and help foster new norms in our organizations? We will discuss these issues and hope to arrive at a deeper self understanding and some actionable measures to start the transformational process within us! 

Peter Zemsky 
The Digital Transformation of Business, Society and…INSEAD!

Gianpiero Petriglieri and Jennifer Petriglieri 
Once upon a time, most people had separate personal and professional lives. Duty was public and desire, private. Or so the story went. These days, those boundaries have blurred. Most of us aspire to infuse our work with personal meaning and have passion for what we do. We no longer have careers, we have working lives. This session will be about what it takes to live and work that way—and what it might give us. We’ll draw on Gianpiero’s research on turning a working life into a life’s work and on Jennifer’s research on the life cycle of dual career couples. But mostly we’ll do real work, together. You’ll have a chance to read and discuss a case study, share your insights, and work on your questions. In other words, you will be back in class—for real. Just this time, with both of us. Come prepared to work. We hope you’ll end up loving it.  



Making it happen

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

INSEAD would like to thank our Leadership Reunion volunteers:

10 year-reunions - MBA'08J&D

Class of 2008J
Social committee: Loïc Wagner, Gabriel Farias
Fund committee: Nikolay Iankov, Catarina Abrantes, Chianoo Adrian 

Class of 2008D:
Social and fund committee: Catherine Waldby, Jo Bertram, Silvia Benedetto, Carrie Chan Kai Yi, Ying Chen, Joanne Huang, Radhika Kapur, Davinia Jash, Alex Lauder, Angelique Mannella, Benjamin Meyer, Shyam Shah, Dirk Struycken,

5 year-reunions - MBA'13J&D

Class of 2013J:
Social committee: Nikhil Bhandarkar, Guénaël Wagner, Hannah Li and Pavan Konanur 
Fund committee: Adriaan Bloys Van Treslong and Alex Paternotte de la Vaillée

Class of 2013D:
Social committee: Jackie Lee, Kome Ajegbo, Vrinda Singh, Lina Nguyen, Utkarsh Amitabh
​Fund committee: Chai Shetty, Elisabeth Karolyi, Kathleen Kuo, Corey Lomas

Giving back

If you would like to learn more about the INSEAD Giving opportunities or to have more details about your own giving history, please contact [email protected]

To access the reunion class gift pages, click here under on you promotion



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