Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Dean of Innovation
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
"The programme brings together two of my greatest passions:the impact of digital on business and society with the formulation and execution of impactful strategies. I look forward to hearing how digital is impacting your industry and your company!”
Professor Zemsky has been part of the INSEAD leadership team since 2010. He has had global responsibility for Faculty and Research, Degree Programmes including MBA and EMBA, IT and Digital Communications, and the development of the school’s Middle East campus. He has served as Acting and Interim Dean of the school. He led the creation of the school’s Degree Programmes department, a doubling of the school’s EMBA programme including the launch of a Singapore section, and the creation of an MBA period in Abu Dhabi. As the Deputy Dean he currently plays an important role in external relations especially in Europe and leads the Executive Education department. As Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation he is responsible for the school’s digital strategy including the development of its online education capabilities and offerings.
Lead Learning Coach
INSEAD alumnus and Digital entrepreneur
“At INSEAD, you never learn alone. As a learning coach, my objective is to stimulate content discussions within the class, encourage collaboration between participants, and act as a bridge between the participants and the faculty, enabling a rich learning experience.”
Swapnil Chugh is the Associate Director of Strategic Innovations at INSEAD. An INSEAD Alumnus (MBA, December 2011), he is responsible for designing innovative online programmes at INSEAD. Since joining INSEAD in February 2015, he has successfully developed and rolled out online programmes for leading companies like Accenture with great success and is now leading the launch of INSEAD’s open online programmes.
After starting his career as an Equity Analyst covering the Technology Sector at Goldman Sachs, Swapnil moved on to pursue his passion of entrepreneurship and innovation by founding his own publishing house, Serene Woods, in 2009, focused on first-time authors. On graduating from INSEAD, when online education was just starting to emerge, he joined the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL), a start-up, where he led the launch of Columbia Business School’s first two online executive education programmes, as part of a joint venture between IPL and Columbia. He was actively involved in the design; the development and the delivery of the programmes to participants from round the world.
Learning coaches, led by INSEAD alumni, are available throughout the programme to help participants achieve their learning objectives, as well as help move the discussion forward and exchange ideas with them.
Experienced and successful business professionals from diverse industries, our learning coaches are content experts who guide the participants in their learning journey, especially their Action Learning Project (ALP), to bring the learning alive in the participants’ business context. They work closely with the participants and help them design an ALP that focuses on their personal development goals, provide feedback and keep them moving in the right direction.