16 October 2021

14:30 CET

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Dear Alumni,

As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a unique institution. So, in keeping with the school’s entrepreneurial spirit, we are continuing to innovate around the more traditional reunion programme and bring to you a very special digital reunion! We have also decided to offer a new occasion for you, our youngest graduates, to reconnect with the school and each other, and open a traditional 1-year reunion to all young alumni, thus launching a very first edition of Digital Young Alumni Reunion.

2020 and 2021 anniversary 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 your favourite faculty and gather with your class in a dedicated meeting for good old networking and fun.

I want to thank the class volunteers who, together with the Young Alumni Initiative and 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


Your Reunion on Saturday will start with an opening address by Emily Robin, Senior Director of Development, followed by a school update from Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD and Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD .

After the faculty session led by Noah Askin, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, you will be directed to a class-specific session led by your class volunteers.

The schedule below is tentative, be sure to check again for updates in the coming weeks.

SATURDAY, 16 October
Time (CET)Session

Opening address

Emily Robin, Senior Director of Development, INSEAD


School update

Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD
Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation, INSEAD


Faculty Session: Building Your (Professional) Community

Noah Askin, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

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

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

  • MBA'17J
  • MBA'17D
  • MBA'18J
  • ​MBA'18D
  • MBA'19J
  • MBA'19D
  • ​MBA'20J
  • MBA'20D


  • Noah Askin

    Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • 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



Noah Askin
Building Your (Professional) Community

You come to INSEAD to build your network. Then, as alumni, you’re regularly reminded of the importance and value of…your network. Yet you spend 10 months at INSEAD—and its many (many!) opportunities to network—with minimal guidance about with whom you should connect and how. Rather than an instrumental approach to networking, which is likely to leave you feeling uncomfortable at best, I will talk about the why, the what, and the how of building your professional community. Based on what we know about networks and on-going research with communities of super connectors, I offer some insights to help you think through your most valuable professional asset.”.

Who is coming?

An attendee list will be uploaded and it is subject to change; an updated version will be posted regularly.

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 Reunion Ambassadors:

Class of MBA'19J

Reunion Chair - Samuel Weynants

Reunion Committee - Francois D’Aligny, Shubham Bagdia, Maher Bazzi, Alexey Bykov, Elias Charara, John George Dawson, Sheng Goh, Amira Hachem, Chun-Yang Hsu, Leandros Katsouris, Daniel Lowinger, Joel Tamandjo, Agata Nowicka, Adar Popovich (Moskovich), Marcel Schwarz, Aniket Shende, Nche Wadike

Class of MBA'19D

Reunion Chair - Gonzalo Arana and James O'Shea

Reunion Commitee - Lindsay Axford, Mauro Basile dos Santos Mello, Maria Bohn, Stefano Ceravolo, Matthieu Chauveau, Andrew Copuyoc, Simone Doro, Carolin Eichhofer, Omurden Ekim, Charbel El Helou, Melda Eren, Ishita Gupta, Anne Nai-tien Huang, Ren Hu, Naman Jain, Bhagwant Kaur, Elmira Khusainova, Ashini Kothari, Jacqueline Liao, Si Yao Jennie Li, Shobhit Nair, Irene Salas, Malini Sen, Kobi Shkuri, Gared Karl Silveira, Chuannong Tian, Irina Virtosu, Dongming Wang, Natalia Choo Siu Yek, Yang Zeng, Yasmine Zerktouni, Paolo Zucchi

Class of MBA'20J

Reunion Committee - María Arratibel, Sahaj Dasot, Anna Dona-Hie, Joao Henriques, Emilie Jacot-Guillarmod, Cesar Miranda, Sagnik Mukherejee, Snigdha Nigam, Kriti Paul-Guera, Nataliya Rogatchkina, Divyangana Sarswat, Marie-Aude Vassy, Michal Wojcik, Sophie Zhao

Class of MBA'20D

Reunion Committee - Chris Holcroft, Chote Jindaratanacholkij, Vikram Maran, Jad Riachi, Samuel Taylor, Christian Wirawan, Tianzhao Zheng

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 Dean’s Fund, the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, Campus Renewal, Faculty & Research and [email protected]

Most donors choose the Dean’s Fund as this sustains vital programmes like scholarships and research, and supports emerging opportunities, including innovative projects that arise during the academic year.

All gifts made 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 Emily:

Emily Robin
Senior Director of Development
Email: [email protected]

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

Class of MBA'19J
Class of MBA'19D



Young Alumni Initiative

INSEAD Young Alumni Initiative is an engagement platform for graduates from the last 5 years. It encourages early alumni involvement and builds lifetime links with the school offering you opportunities to stay connected through networking, learning opportunities and philanthropy.

With over 70 ambassadors over 10 promotions, we cover all geographies and are actively looking for enthusiastic supporters to further build and promote the program across promotions and regions.

If you would like to learn more, please contact the INSEAD Young Alumni Initiative team.


  • Dominique Sergent

    Alumni Relations Manager,
    Alumni Relations




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


for Salamander holders

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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