INSEAD Healthcare Awards 2013 Highlight Alumni Contribution to Industry

The INSEAD Healthcare Awards, inaugurated this year, are intended to help recognise the many contributions of INSEAD alumni working in the global health industry. INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov said: “Business is a force for positive social change. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of healthcare, where our alumni are spurring innovation that saves lives and improves the quality of living for millions around the globe.”

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INSEAD’s Mauborgne and Kim Win 2014 Carl S. Sloane Award

Joining the ranks of former winners of the Carl S. Sloane Award, such as Clayton Christensen (2013), Gary Hamel (2012), and Jim Champy (2010), are INSEAD’s W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. The two won the award this year for their “innovative thinking and fresh perspectives that …

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European Business Schools Gear Up Fundraising Ops

As European schools gear up to compete with elite institutions overseas, they are expanding alumni-relations offices to forge stronger ties to graduates and build fundraising operations that the schools hope eventually will bring in steady, significant gifts, reports the Wall Street Journal. In earlier times Europe’s subsidized schools had little incentive to build endowments, says …

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INSEAD Recognized as Top Asian and European MBA By Recruiters

QS Quacquarelli Symonds has just publised its latest report based on 4,318 responses from recruiters who actively hire MBAs. Five schools received the maximum score for employer recognition, identifying them as the leading schools in their region: Harvard and Stanford (North America), INSEAD and London Business School (Europe), and again INSEAD (Asia-Pacific). The report points …

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The Best Cheese Fondue? Ask Lausanne Alums

A booked out Christmas dinner in Lausanne in early December brought together alums of all ages to celebrate the 2013 holiday season at a certain café which is known for procuring the freshest and best Vacherin from the alpine dairies in Gruyère and Fribourg for its unique cheese fondue recipes. It is such an insider tip and so hard to get a table there, we are posting the full report for members-only in the blog.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela by Dean Ilian Mihov

INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov remembers Nelson Mandela in the INSEAD community on Yammer (alumni password required). He writes, “Last week we lost Nelson Mandela: a leader whose ideas and life inspired global transformation. Last week we lost Nelson Mandela: a leader whose ideas and life inspired global transformation. A universal symbol of courage and determination …

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Celebrating High Spy Style – Joint B-School Ball

A special report on the recent Diamonds are Forever, Suisse Romande Joint B-School Ball in Geneva, contributed by: Rumyana Dorlas (MBA02), Geneva Chapter Vice President

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Announcing an evening with Josef Ackermann Jan 30th

Upcoming evening networking event in Zurich with Dr Joseph Ackerman on Crisis and Response: A Review of the Financial Crisis in a Corporate and Political Perspective. Joint Alumni Association event with IMD & Rochester

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Hal Gregersen on Executing on Disruption

INSEAD Professor of Leadership Hal Gregersen, coauthor with Clay Christensen and Jeffrey Dyer of The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators and recently shortlisted for the global Thinkers50 2013 “Innovation Award”, explains in this video what sets disruptive leaders do to develop new ideas for their businesses.

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Newsmakers

Alumni Newsmakers in Switzerland INSEAD receives a $5 million donation to expand Leadership Development Centre in Singapore. The StraitsTimes reports that André Hoffmann, who holds an MBA from INSEAD and is the vice-chairman of F. Hoffmann-LaRoche in Switzerland has donated. USD 5 million to the school to support the expansion of the campus in Singapore. …

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