Welcome


Dear Alumni,

As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a unique institution. So, in keeping with the school’s entrepreneurial spirit, and while awaiting the in-person reunion in 2022, we are continuing to innovate around the more traditional reunion programme and bring to you a very special digital reunion!

Recent cohorts can attest that a digital reunion doesn’t have to be any less exciting! We have taken some of the highlight moments of our traditional in-person reunions and incorporated them into a programme that enables you to easily reconnect with the school and your classmates from wherever you are in the world. In addition to an INSEAD update, you can interact with some of your favourite faculty and gather with your class in breakout meetings for good old networking and fun.

I want to thank the class volunteers who, together with the Alumni Reunions team, have enthusiastically dived into developing a tailored programme for you to relive those special INSEAD memories.

Please bookmark this page as it will be updated with more details about the digital reunion, as well as with information about other celebrations for your class and links to your class gift campaigns.

I look forward to sharing some of the amazing stories about how our unique alumni community has come together in these challenging times, demonstrating that INSEAD truly is a Force for Good. See you online!

With best wishes,

Ilian Mihov
Dean, INSEAD

 

Speakers 

  • Nida Januskis

    Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

    Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change
    The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus

  • Ilian Mihov

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

  • Emily Robin

    Senior Director, Development, INSEAD

  • Peter Zemsky

    Deputy Dean
    Dean of Innovation
    The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
    INSEAD

 

Programme

Start the weekend with a Faculty Webinar on Friday – an exclusive session for reunion alumni only with Manfred Kets de Vries.

The programme will continue with an opening message from our Senior Director of Development, followed by a school update from the Deans of INSEAD and Associate Dean of Advancement. 

After the plenary session, some classes will immediately join their class meetings (led by your class volunteers). The class meetings for the other classes are scheduled on Saturday afternoon.

The schedule below is tentative, be sure to check again for updates in the coming weeks.  Alumni will need to register to obtain the links to join all sessions. Reunion registration will be launched in early September 2021.

FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER
Time (CET)Session
14:00

Faculty webinar

Dancing on Quicksand: Reflections on Character, Leadership and Life
Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change
The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, INSEAD

Loren I. Shuster, MBA'96J (moderator)
Chief People Officer & Head of Corporate Affairs, Lego Group

15:05

Opening address

Emily Robin, Senior Director of Development, INSEAD

15:10

School update

Nida Januskis, Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD
Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean, Dean of Innovation, INSEAD
Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

15:45Wrap-up

Emily Robin, Senior Director of Development, INSEAD
16:00

Class meetings
Specific links will be shared closer to the date by email with registered alumni

  • MBA'76
  • MBA'81
  • MBA'86J
  • MBA'86D
  • MBA'91J
  • MBA'91D
SATURDAY, 2 OCTOBER

14:30

 

 

 

Class meetings
followed by Digital Reunion network on vtogether - specific links will be shared closer to date by email

  • MBA'96J
  • MBA'96D
  • MBA'01J
  • MBA'01D

Attendees List

View the password protected participant's list here. The list is subject to change. An updated version will be posted once a week.


Note that the list is password protected. 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.

INSEAD would like to thank our Leadership Reunion volunteers:

Class of MBA'76
Reunion and Fund committee: John Cutts, Martin Flash and Dick Verbeek

Class of MBA'81
Reunion Co-chairs: Jennifer Szersnovicz and Daniel Labrecque
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Richard Batty and Brigitte Reverdin
Reunion Fund committee: Christine Blondel, André Citroën, James Parker, Odile Saavedra Batty, Florian Schilling, Johnny Scott, Sam van Holthe, Simon Verspreeùwen, Lucien Wagner 

Class of MBA'86J
Reunion Co-Chairs: Carol Fedida and Liz Lank
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Jack Boyer, Joost de Haas, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye and Vivien Godfrey

Class of MBA'86D
Reunion and Fund Chairs: Memoria Lewis and Alan Palmer

Class of MBA'91J
Reunion and Fund Chair: Vijai Gill

Class of MBA'91D
Reunion and Fund Committee: Andy Burgess, Bruno Berthon, Sandi Dias da Cunha and Emmy Labovitch 
 
Class of MBA'96J

Reunion Co-Chairs: Louise Ainsworth, Mathieu Fussman and Paul Ostergaard
Reunion Fund Chair: Vincent Lapras
Reunion Fund committee: Steve Cuppy, David Mair and Carlos Montemayor

Class of MBA'96D
Reunion Co-Chairs: 
Doug Bewsher and Mark Melford
Reunion Fund Chair: Egil Hogna

​Class of MBA'01J
Reunion and Fund Committee: 
Fernanda Christen, Ulrich Christen, Cristina Lavin, Roberto Marini and Paul-Olivier Raynaud-Lacroze

Class of MBA'01D
Reunion Chair:
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Peter Schuh and Paolo Senes

 

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 
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74

or Stéphanie Paille 
Reunion Manager, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 44 69

Giving back

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.

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 Eshel who would be happy to help you with this.

All gifts made before 31 December 2021 will be counted to the class total, and also count towards participation in the INSEAD Force For Good campaign.

Of course, donors who make a gift to an area outside of the INSEAD Fund are still counted in the class total. If you would like to learn more about the INSEAD Giving opportunities or to have more details about your own giving history, please contact us:

Classes of MBA'76, MBA'86J&D, MBA'91J&D, MBA'01J
Linda Eshel
Associate Director, Advancement
Email: [email protected]

Classes of MBA'81, MBA'96J&D, MBA'01D
Laurence Laemmel
Assistant Director, Advancement
Email: [email protected]

Please click on the link below to access your reunion class gift page.

MBA'76
MBA'81
MBA'86J
MBA'86D
MBA'91J
MBA'91D
MBA'96J
MBA'96D
MBA'01J
MBA'01D

Thank you for making a gift.

The Salamander awards
 

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

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

Diamond Salamander
Platinum Salamander 
Gold Salamander   
Silver Salamander
Bronze Salamander

Black Donor Pin 
Blue Donor Pin
Green Donor Pin

€500,000
€200,000
€100,000
 €50,000
€15,000

for Salamander holders
€7,500
€1,000

     

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

Closer to the event date, we will be proud to list below the names of the Salamander holders who will celebrate their reunion this weekend.

 
 
 

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