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MBA Alumni Reunion - October 2023

06 - 08 Oct '23

MBA Alumni Reunion - October 2023

Europe campus
06 - 08 Oct '23

MBA Alumni Reunion - October 2023

Europe campus


Dear alumni,

We are delighted to welcome you back to INSEAD Europe Campus for your reunion on 6-8 October 2023!

Alumni reunions are a celebration of you and of the joint project that is INSEAD. Something magical happens when you and your classmates return to campus to rekindle friendships, reconnect with the school, and renew the INSEAD spirit. And this year, it’s your turn to experience the joy of being together again for your reunion.

Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers, both the social and class gift leaders, who are working hand-in-hand with our team to make your upcoming reunion and your class gift campaign the most fun and impactful possible. If you would like to join the fun as a reunion volunteer, please write to us today.

We hope as many of you as possible will have the opportunity to travel from the four corners of the world to return to Fontainebleau for your reunion — stay tuned, more information coming soon! 

Meanwhile, please keep your preferred email address up to date in our online directory, MyINSEAD, and be sure to stay subscribed to our 'My Class News' mailing list.

See you in October!

The INSEAD Alumni Reunions Team


We have planned a weekend of special moments for you and your classmates. In addition to a plenary with the Deans and faculty sessions with your favorite professors, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with your classmates during your class meetings, networking sessions, and casual meals on campus.

Please note that the programme is subject to change.


Attendee List

The attendee list is updated on a weekly basis. Click here to consult the most recent version as of 2 October. 


Book your hotel - If you still haven’t booked a hotel room, please don’t delay any longer as there is a high demand for rooms in and around Fontainebleau!

For bookings at the INSEAD Residences, use the code ARW0610. Unfortunately, local hotels no longer allow INSEAD to pre-book rooms for the reunions or other events. However, the hotels are pleased to receive individual room requests directly from alumni. Please feel free to contact your preferred hotel as soon as possible to secure your booking now.

You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:

If you need assistance, please contact [email protected].

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:

​Tel : +33 6 43 74 85 90
[email protected]
Contact: Corinne Ducruet

Resa Taxis Pro
Tel : +33 6 78 781 781
[email protected]
Contact: Corinne Ducruet

Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 9 80 08 21 64
[email protected]
Contact: Annie Reichert

Luxury Car Service
Tel : +33 6 67 60 28 31 
[email protected]
Contact: Guillaume Lafoy   

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 packages and badges. The registration desks will be in upper gallery and will open on Friday at 1.00pm and on Saturday at 7:30am.

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.

Footnote shop

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

Sunday lunch

Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at the INSEAD restaurant. An optional buffet lunch at the INSEAD Restaurant will be offered as an add-on to the reunion ticket package.

Working on Sundays is strictly regulated in France, and to be able to open the INSEAD restaurant for you, we are required to have a firm commitment on the number of attendees who will join well in advance. As such, this option will be available by pre-registration and pre-payment only.

Photos and videos

When you attend an INSEAD Alumni Reunion, you are attending an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending this event, you consent to INSEAD and its partners taking photos, videos, and sound recordings and you grant INSEAD and its partners the rights of your image and/or image of your underage child/children attending the event, in video or still, and of the likeness and sound of your voice(s) as recorded on audio or videotape, without payment or any other consideration. These images and recordings may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed, and you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of these images or recordings. Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for any use including but not limited to: livestreaming, online videos, presentations, media and social media, news (press), and INSEAD websites. By attending this event, you and all members of your registration group accept to be photographed, filmed, and recorded during the event; acknowledge that these images and recordings may be used as noted above; and release any and all claims against INSEAD and its partners utilizing this material. If you would prefer that you, your underage child, or any member of your registration group not be photographed or recorded during the reunion, or if you would like us to delete your images, please contact INSEAD Alumni Reunions at [email protected].

Group photos will be taken on Friday and Saturday. Please check the timing for your class on the programme section. These photos will be emailed to you after the reunion.

Making it happen

Successful reunions are the result of planning, preparation and dedication of alumni volunteers working hand-in-hand with INSEAD’s reunion team.

Thank you to the following classmates who have already stepped up as leaders in planning your reunion and reunion gift campaign:

Class of MBA'78

Reunion and Fund Chair - David Suddens
Reunion Committee - Luigi Mencarelli, Jean-Louis Missonnier, Alix de Poix

Class of MBA'83J

Reunion Chair - Yves Bernheim
Reunion Fund Committee - Yves Bernheim, Frans Cornelis, Priscilla de Moustier, Andreas Lehmann, Mark Spelman

Class of MBA'83D

Reunion Committee - Sergio Averbach, Didier Nuq
Reunion Fund Committee - Hans Breuninger

Class of MBA'88J

Reunion Co-Chairs - Domenico Cavaliere, Eric François, Caroline van Scheltinga
Reunion Fund Chair - Caroline van Scheltinga
Reunion Fund Committee - Domenico Cavaliere, Eric François

Class of MBA'88D

Reunion Chair - Christian Dreyer 
Reunion Committee - James Butler, Sylvie Denoble-Mayer, Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen, Karen Fawcett, Eusebio Martin, John Redfern, Philippe Renié
Reunion Fund Chair - Jos van der Hyden
Reunion Fund Committee - Christian Dreyer, Karen Fawcett 

Class of MBA'93J

Reunion Chair - Yanni Paniaras
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs - Joop Heijenrath, Jeanette Sundberg
Reunion Fund Committee - Jean-François Flobert, Isabelle Georgeaux, Deepak Gupta, Christoph Inglin, Brett Miller, Monique Muri, Bansi Nagji, Hans Van der Wind, Jan-Derck van Karnebeek, John Witt, Anneke Wyman de Boer, Jeroen Zaalberg

Class of MBA'93D

Reunion Co-Chairs - Alessandro Hatami and Sophie Wade
Reunion Committee - Elias Baltassis, Luis Contreras, Himraj Dang, Sharon Flood, Markus Juhr-De Benedetti, Gilad Lederer, Tom Lauritzen, Jocelyn Phelps, Marta Marin Romano, Mary Willcox Smith
Reunion Fund Chair - Rémy Best
Reunion Fund Committee - Luis Freitas de Oliveira, Kamal Hassan, Alessandro Hatami,  Manfred Heinzer, Andrew Hunziker, Anna Krzyzanowska, Eben Lenderking, Natalie Man Se Chan, Stephen Paine, Jocelyn Phelps, Marta Marin Romano, Sophie Wade, Padraic Ward

Class of MBA'98J

Reunion and Fund Commitee - Shelli Baltman
Reunion Committee - Carolina Costa, Andre Covre, Marco Del Carlo, Patricia Sharma, Tom Ross 
Reunion Fund Chair - Emma Goltz

Class of MBA'98D

Reunion Co-Chairs - Valia Anyfioti, Giovanna D'Esposito​
Reunion Committee - Arvind Pittie, ​Irene Sorohan, Helen Vasilevski, Charlotte Warner
Reunion Co-Chairs - Nancy Jain, Joost Schneider
Reunion Fund Committee - Ira Gaberman, Götz Möller, Charlotte Warner

Class of MBA'03J

Reunion Chair - Kanags Surendran
Reunion Fund Committee - Alex Kelloff, Vineet Mehrotra, Wassim Sacre, Hassan Sinno 

Class of MBA'03D

Reunion Commitee - Milena Ivanova, Sophie Kent, Marios Klapsis, Lara Legassick, Sofia Marimba
Reunion Fund Chair - Milena Ivanova
Reunion Fund Committee - Jeff Clay, Rutger Von Post 

It's not to late to get involved in the organisation of your reunion and your reunion class gift! If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please contact:

Marie Ferreira (25, 30, 35 and 45-years)
Associate Director, Alumni Reunions
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74

Disha Kohli (40-years)
Senior Manager, Alumni Reunions
Tel: +33 1 60 72 43 53

Stephanie Paille (20-years)
Associate Director, Alumni Reunions
Tel: +33 1 60 72 44 69

Giving back

Reunions are a time when classmates join forces to invest in INSEAD, and that collective reunion energy fuels participation in support of the school. Reunion class giving is a powerful statement at a pivotal time – strengthening INSEAD’s competitiveness, broadening our reach and deepening our impact.

Thank you for choosing to make a gift and support your class this year.

If you would like to learn more about the special giving opportunities or to discuss your own giving, please contact your INSEAD class gift liaison:

20-year reunions
Jennifer Grimshaw

25, 35 and 40-year reunions
Laurence Laemmel

30 and 45-year reunions
Linda Eshel

To access your dedicated reunion class gift page, click on your promotion:


The Salamander awards

The Salamander – a legendary creature, famed for its valour and perseverance – was the insignia of King François I. It decorates the Château de Fontainebleau where the first INSEAD classes were held and inspired the INSEAD Alumni Association to choose it as their emblem.

We look forward to honouring the Salamander holders in your class during your reunion.

Beginning in 1987, INSEAD has awarded Salamander statuettes to alumni and friends who have supported INSEAD with exceptional lifetime giving. In addition to listing Salamander holders on campus donor walls and in the annual Donors Report, INSEAD celebrates the generosity of Salamander donors during alumni reunions.

Are you interested in joining this circle of leadership donors? Salamander statuettes are awarded to recognise cumulative lifetime giving at the following levels:

Emerald Salamander
Diamond Salamander
Platinum Salamander
Gold Salamander
Silver Salamander
Bronze Salamander

Black Donor Pin
Blue Donor Pin
Green Donor Pin
for Salamander holders


• How can I register for my reunion? Will I be able to register by phone or via email?
Stay tuned! Official registration will open end of May. It is an easy process via a dedicated online registration page. We encourage you to use the online registration website. If you are having difficulty accessing it or for any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or on +33 1 84 80 70 35.

• 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.

• Do my family members need to register for the reunion?
For the health and safety of all attendees, as well as students, faculty and staff, only registered attendees will be allowed to access campus during the reunion. As such, your partner and other accompanying family members must register.

• 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 suggestions of other hotels or B&Bs in the area, which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing.

• 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.

 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).

• 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.

 What is the seating plan for the Saturday dinner?
There is no fixed plan for the class dinner.

• 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.

 How do I make a make an anniversary gift?
If you would like to participate in the class gift, please refer to the Giving Back section.