As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a unique institution. In keeping with the school’s renowned entrepreneurial spirit, we have created a special digital reunion for you!
Our approach is incorporate some of the best aspects of traditional in-person reunions in an online event that allows you to reconnect with your classmates and the school. The programme will begin with an “INSEAD Update”, followed by breakout sessions for networking and fun activities with your class.
Many thanks to the class volunteers who collaborated with the Alumni Reunions team to develop an innovative programme that allows you to relive special INSEAD moments. Not an easy feat during these challenging times.
Every year, I look forward to the reunions but this year, more than ever. I am eager to hear stories of how our alumni have weathered the pandemic and the economic consequences—the difficulties that you have faced, how you have met the challenges and where you have discovered new possibilities.
As you know, I believe that INSEAD is a force for good in the world. Let’s meet up online for your reunion to explore what that means in today’s context and to simply enjoy the great pleasure of each other’s company!
With best wishes,
*Please bookmark this page for updates on your digital reunion, celebrations for your class and links to class gift campaigns.
Start the reunion with a Faculty Webinar - specially organised in conjunction with the reunion.
In the afternoon, we will start with an opening address by our Senior Director of Development, followed by a school update from the Deans of INSEAD and Associate Dean of Advancement.
After the plenary session, you will be directed to a class-specific session led by your class volunteers.
The schedule below is tentative, so be sure to check again for updates in the coming weeks.
|SATURDAY, 07 NOVEMBER|
Judgments: Data, Discernment, and Diversity
Anil Gaba, Professor of Decision Sciences
Lucy Quist, MBA'05J (moderator)
Rapid advances in data storage and computer processing power, in tandem with growing innovations in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), have resulted in better outcomes for data-driven decision making. However, despite the abundance of available data, predicting the future, especially when it comes to socio-economics, remains unreliable, meaning that we continue to look towards “engineered models” to predict outcomes. This often results in an underestimation of chance outcomes, risk and uncertainty, meaning that we can fall prey to the Illusion of Control, with all the associated downsides. This webinar will discuss the role of data analytics, human judgment, and diversity in improving the outcome of our judgements.
Click here for more details on the webinar
Emily Robin, Senior Director, Development, INSEAD
Emily Robin, Senior Director, Development, INSEAD
Class meeting - specific links will be shared closer to date by email
Professor of Decision Sciences
The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management
Academic Director, Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, INSEAD
Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD
Dean of INSEAD
Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD
Senior Director, Development, INSEAD
Dean of Innovation
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
The participant's list is subject to change. An updated version of the attendees list will be posted once a week.
View the password protected participants list here
Should you wish to receive the password or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Making it happen
Get involved in the organisation of your reunion. Make a difference to this alumni reunion weekend.
INSEAD would like to thank our Reunion ambassadors:
CLASS OF MBA 1995J
Reunion Chair - Graham Hastie
Reunion Committee - Ashley Clark, Michael Dryden, Filippo Foco, Christine Hepburn, Linda Nel, Pascale Roberge
Reunion Fund Chair - Paul Skipworth
CLASS OF MBA 1995D
Reunion Co-Chairs - James Maughan and Gretchen Jezerc
Reunion Committee - Luc Albinski, Jorgen Andersson, Jean-Frédéric Bistagne, Ashis Bhattacharya, Sigrid Duhamel, Shin Ishikawa, Goetz Kassing, Frédéric Lambert, Dagmar Ockum-Woerner, Pascal Prigent, Rob Shepherd, Ian Tuck, Sophie Wolf Mathorel, Steven Yurisich
Reunion Fund Commitee - Malcolm Graham, Serge Kremer
CLASS OF MBA 2000J
Reunion Co-Chairs - Violeta and Henrique Noya
Reunion Committee - Gregor Hoefter, Simon Jackson, Shivani Kannabhiran, Ido Levin, Chris Thorpe, Marieke van Winkelen, Dan Xie, Naeem Zamindar
Reunion Fund Committee - Andreas Gattiker, Gary O’Brien, Alexandre Quirici, Melina Spadone
CLASS OF MBA 2000D
Reunion Co-Chairs - Ann Tan and Frederic Vassort
Reunion Committee - Emil Ivanov, Mirna Marovic
Reunion Fund Committee - Mike Hawthorne, Ann Tan
CLASS OF MBA 2005J
Reunion Co-Chairs - Andrew Mack and Deepak Punwani
Reunion Fund Committee - Katja Berlinger, Andries Diener, Lucy Quist, Juerg Syz
CLASS OF MBA 2005D
Reunion Co-Chairs - Emma and Marc-Elie Bernard
Reunion Fund Committee - Alex Dabbous, Ilhem Dib
If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please click here to download the INSEAD Reunion Volunteer handbook or contact:
Marie Ferreira for the classes of 1995J&D, 2000J&D
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74
Stéphanie Paille for the classes of 2005J&D
Reunion Manager, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 44 69
All returning classes are fundraising and the majority of alumni make a gift to the INSEAD Fund for their reunion anniversary. The INSEAD Fund is the School’s annual fund, allowing donors to direct their gift to a number of key areas: Scholarships, the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, Campus Renewal, Faculty & Research, [email protected] and the Dean’s Fund/Greatest Impact.
Most donors choose the Dean’s Fund/Greatest Impact as this sustains vital programmes like scholarships and research, and supports emerging opportunities, including innovative projects that arise during the academic year.
Of course, donors who make a gift to an area outside of the INSEAD Fund are still counted in the class total. If you’re thinking about a gift for a specific project, or would like to know how far you are from achieving your next Salamander, please contact Linda Eshel for the classes of '05J&D or Andy Glynn for the classes of '95J&D, '00J&D on the INSEAD Advancement team.
Alumni who commit to making a legacy gift to INSEAD are also recognised, and if you’re thinking about leaving a gift to INSEAD in your will or estate planning, please contact Linda who would be happy to help you with this.
All gifts made between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 will be counted to the class total, and also count towards participation in the INSEAD Force For Good campaign.
Thank you for making a gift.