Salamander INSEAD Alumni Magazine

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Dean’s Editorial: Business as a force for good

Dear alumni,<p>In the years following World War II, venture capitalist Georges Doriot believed that the world needed a new kind of educational …

MBA

Lucy Quist’s African Quest

Lucy Quist, MBA’05J<p>Business leader and role model, Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel Ghana, is creating headlines throughout the world. We pick up her story… …

Africa

A case powerhouse

<i>INSEAD is behind some of the most-read and most-awarded business cases in the world</i><p>Case studies are a given in any business school. Indeed, the case …

MBA

A gift for future generations

Lionel Sauvage, MBA’87J<p><i>Lionel Sauvage has made a $5.5 million endowed pledge to INSEAD for a specific reason: to change the world</i><p>On the subject of …

MBA

INSEAD making a splash as a force for good

The sleet falling on the ground of a charity a few miles from INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus has sent most people indoors for the day. Only a group of …

MBA

How giving today can bring change tomorrow?

Left to right: Joseph Tanbuntiong, Washington SyCip, Ilian Mihov, Leo Cloma and Fernando Zóbel de Ayala.<p><i>The launch of a new fundraising initiative</i> …

MBA

Putting people to the test  

<i>Human behaviour is under the microscope at the INSEAD-Sorbonne University Behavioural Lab</i><p>In the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris, right behind a …

Research

INSEAD Alumni Association South Africa – a success story

The story of the INSEAD Alumni Association South Africa (IAASA) is a good example of how, through dedication and vision, an Association with low …

Alumni

Championing the spirit of INSEAD around the world!

<i>The story of the Salamander Challenge & Giving Day</i><p>The INSEAD community may be the most diverse of its peers, but if there is one common thread that …

MBA

Global Clubs: Strengthening the bonds between alumni

The INSEAD Global Network comprises all the National Alumni Associations (NAA), the National Alumni Clubs and the Global Interest Clubs.<p>There are …

Alumni

Iberian weekend in Oporto

From 24 to 26 March 2017, Oporto, the business capital of the north of Portugal, provided the stage for a very special INSEAD Alumni event.<p>For the …

Spain

Dean’s Editorial: The pursuit of excellence

INSEAD received wonderful news last week: for the second year in a row, the <i>Financial Times</i> has ranked our MBA programme #1 in the world.<p>As we …

MBA

The cost of wealth inequality

<i>A new centre at INSEAD aims to study the causes and consequences of wealth inequality on a global scale</i><p>Of all the issues facing the world today, …

Equality

Introducing the new MBA curriculum

To strengthen INSEAD’s mission to develop outstanding business leaders, we constantly review the content of our programmes. After an extensive …

MBA

A disruptor at work

<i>Kirk Krappe has transformed the enterprise software world with Apttus, a category-defining company with an estimated value of $1.5 billion</i><p>Long before …

Innovation

Championing a cause for good

In December 2016, after six years in the role, Leonidas Los MBA’75 completed his term as Chair of the INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF). He was succeeded by …

Education

A Cure for India’s Ambulance Illness

<i>Is success in business compatible with social good? Of course. In fact success is imperative, say the co-founders of StanPlus, an INSEAD startup that</i> …

India

Meet the professor of extreme operations

Assistant Professor Andre Calmon is one of INSEAD’s rising stars. His research focuses on the hot topic of the social and environmental impact of …

Sustainability

PhD Programme Punches above its Weight

<b>“</b>For us to be at the forefront of education we also have to be at the forefront of research.”<p><i>INSEAD’s PhD programme in Management is ranked as one of</i> …

Education

Association in the spotlight – Hong Kong

The INSEAD alumni community is one of the most diverse networks in Hong Kong. Comprised of over 800 alumni and 46 nationalities, our community is …

Hong Kong

Dean’s Editorial: Innovating in support of our mission

Dear alumni,<p>At INSEAD, we often talk about how “entrepreneurship is in our DNA.” That sentiment is backed by data: More than half of INSEAD graduates …

MBA

Entrepreneurship is in our DNA

<i>INSEAD’s heritage fuels a unique approach to teaching and practicing entrepreneurship</i><p>When the 1957 Treaty of Rome opened the door to conducting …

MBA

Driving a medical revolution

<i>In leading the development of cannabinoid prescription medicines, Justin Gover MBA’98D is making history while making people healthier</i><p>In December …

Medical Marijuana

Advancing Entrepreneurship: the pivotal role our donors play

Over a number of years, INSEAD’s entrepreneurship area has attracted the confidence and generosity of many donors. INSEAD’s strides in this area …

MBA

Funding the next generation of entrepreneurs

<i>INSEADAlum Ventures is giving alumni entrepreneurs a springboard to success</i><p>Ten years ago, Tigris Capital Founder William (Will) Klippgen MBA’03D …

Startups

INSEADERS: Join the venture adventure

If you have been to Singapore in the last few months, you might have noticed that the INSEAD campus has a new neighbour. So does the carousel in the …

Entrepreneurship

Hénokiens Say Yes to Entrepreneurship

The Hénokiens, an association of 47 family-run firms that are more than 200 years old, are excellent at embedding the spirit of entrepreneurship in …

Entrepreneurship

INSEAD Launches Fourth “Campus” to Alumni

INSEAD began in the forests of Fontainebleau more than 50 years ago. Our expansion into Asia came in 1999 with the opening of our Singapore campus, …

MBA

INSEAD Alumni Leaders’ Forum (special edition) UAE

<i>Celebrating the spirit of Global INSEAD day</i><p>I recently had the pleasure of attending the first INSEAD Alumni Leaders Forum in Dubai. The day was a …

Innovation