Thank you for your generous support of INSEAD this year. With every gift, you are sustaining our mission and bringing our values, vision and ventures to life. Together, let’s transform the world.
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Donations of any amount mean so much to INSEAD. They fortify our school’s mission and ensure that INSEAD remains a leader in management education. We are pleased to acknowledge all donors whose new pledges, gifts and pledge payments were received between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022. Thank you!
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"Wherever our lives take us, we all share a sense of purpose that is articulated in INSEAD’s mission. Through our actions as individuals and through collective giving, we breathe life into that mission, making INSEAD The Business School for the World. I am deeply inspired by our community’s generosity and by everything we are accomplishing together. Let’s keep up the momentum in 2023!"
"Will INSEAD’s mission stand the test of time? Will we remain The Business School for the World? Although we can’t know through a single snapshot in time, giving to INSEAD in 2021/2022 suggests “yes!” As a community, excellence is in our DNA. Each gift to the school activates our potential to make a positive difference in the world through business."
"As we enter the last year of the Force for Good campaign, our focus is participation. We set an ambitious goal to ask 50% of our alumni to contribute and I am thrilled that we are almost there. Thank you to all who have already given. We couldn’t have done it without you. I hope we can count on your continued support in the coming years."
“I am so proud of who we are and how far we have come at INSEAD. We don’t just sit and wait for things to happen. We are change agents: We make things happen. I am deeply grateful to our donors for championing this campaign. You are each a true force for good — and we are even more powerful together.”
"We believe in the narrative that business is a force for good, and that INSEAD contributes to business growth and business success. We made a conscious decision to make a habit out of giving and to donate a percentage of income annually. INSEAD is close to our hearts and has a prime spot on our list of causes."
Roland and Jessica are loyal donors to the Dean’s Fund and other initiatives and have given every year since 2008. Roland also volunteered for the INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA) and formerly served as Vice President of the IAA Executive Committee.
"INSEAD prepares you to make a quantum jump in life. The intense and diverse education I received was instrumental to achieving high-ranked positions in finance and entrepreneurship. Having profited so much from the INSEAD experience, I am happy to give to the Dean’s Fund. In my opinion, the Dean is best positioned to allocate funds to really make a difference."
A thought leader and pioneer in finance, Arthur formerly served as CEO and member of the board of Bitcoin Suisse. After supporting INSEAD for many years, he recently made an exceptionally generous gift to the Dean’s Fund.
"INSEAD has always been close to my heart. Hence, I have chosen to support the institution ever since I graduated in 1999. This recent gift is very substantial for me, and I directed the yield toward a topic dear to me, sustainable finance. I wish that it may inspire other alumni to make a gift, too. That would be a most wonderful reward!"
Mirjam became the first alumna to join the Circle of Patrons when she made a generous pledge to create a research fund in sustainable finance. She is a member of the Campaign Board and previously served on the INSEAD Board and Endowment Committee.
"Throughout its history, INSEAD has redefined excellence as a global management institution, and elevating the school’s architecture and aesthetics is a continuation of this strong tradition. By transforming the campus, we will transform the MBA experience—creating a world-class environment that inspires innovation, challenges thinking and convenes critical conversations for future leaders who aspire to serve as a force for good."
Paul recently made an exceptional pledge to the Europe Campus Renewal Project, a bold, ambitious plan for transforming the Fontainebleau campus. Through his loyal support of the school, Paul has created a legacy that will benefit INSEAD students for many years to come.
"I strongly believe — today more than ever — that in such troubled times the world needs educational and societal projects such as INSEAD’s. I have three young children, and I sincerely hope that INSEAD’s values will continue to thrive and develop to build a better world for them. I wish that my pledge will be the first of a lifelong commitment."
Edward recently made a generous pledge to the Dean’s Fund. An accomplished real estate leader and investor, he holds the Bronze Salamander for giving and has previously donated to MBA Scholarships and the Dean’s Fund.
"What inspires me most about INSEAD is its culture of lateral thinking and innovation and its clear vision for the future. I started giving to INSEAD when I was an EMBA student because I felt privileged to come to the school and wanted to pay it forward. Now, as an alumnus, I continue to give to scholarships to support the next generation."
Yakubu is exemplary in his generosity and commitment to the school. At his graduation in 2011, he was awarded a Bronze Salamander for his support of EMBA Scholarships. This year, in honour of his 10-year reunion, he made a new gift to go to Silver Salamander.
"I believe encouraging recent alumni to make an annual habit of giving helps them form a strong and sustainable connection to INSEAD. Knowing their gifts will be matched is often a powerful incentive. Consistent support of the school is a priority for me, as my year in Fontainebleau was personally transformative — and I could not be more grateful to INSEAD."
"A committed member of the Campaign Board, Bansi led a Young Alumni and Robin Hood challenge as part of Giving Day 2022. For the last 20-plus years, he has generously given to the Dean’s Fund, San Francisco Hub, scholarships and general endowment.
"After receiving the Robin Hood Scholarship from the MBA’21J class, I pledged to lead the campaign for my own class and make someone else’s dream a reality. It was humbling to cochair the campaign and give a future student the opportunity to come to INSEAD. As another point of pride, the first NFT for INSEAD was created in support of our campaign!"
Through the Robin Hood Scholarship Campaign, Rameez and his classmates in MBA’22J raised €27,310 for a student in the MBA’23J class. The effort is run by student volunteers who rally their classmates to get involved and give.
"Joining the Robin Hood campaign was one of the most rewarding experiences of my INSEAD journey because it allowed me to have a tangible impact on the next generation of students at INSEAD. By rallying our entire class together to support the cause, we ensured that a deserving student gets the financial support necessary to embark on the same life-changing journey as we did."
Max was the lead Robin Hood volunteer for the MIM’22 class, which timed their fundraising effort with Giving Day. He readily embraced his volunteer role and actively encouraged his classmates to take part, so much so that they were the first class ever to achieve 100% participation.
"In true MBA spirit, we set up our appeal as a contest between the four sections of our promotion and organised four teams of three classmates who targeted their own sections for donations. Our aim was to fund, for as long as possible, a significant scholarship for women with financial need who want to make the world a better place, and we’re delighted with the results."
As Co-Chairs for their 40th Reunion, Brigitte and Richard spearheaded a class project to create a new scholarship for women. Their goal — to raise €1 million — has been reached and will enable two €50,000 awards to be made each year until their 50th Reunion.
"Consistency matters. Businesses rely on loyal customers for consistent revenues. Similarly, educational institutions rely on loyal alumni and friends for consistent donations to fund essential projects. INSEAD is no different. Since graduating, I have taken personal pride in being a consistent donor to INSEAD. Through participation in my class’s fund committee, I encourage my classmates to give what they can and also be consistent donors year after year."
Steve is a very loyal donor to INSEAD, having given for more than 20 years. He has also been an engaged volunteer for his class reunions, and recently helped his class achieve great participation results.
"Given my circumstances when deciding to go to business school, it gives me joy to create a scholarship that supports students who are financially stretched but want to go to INSEAD. INSEAD gave my wife, Christina, and I incredible learning experiences, a global network and opportunities that we might not have otherwise had. We hope our scholarship will give others the same."
In May 2022, David and his wife, Christina Gervais Kitterick, made a generous pledge to create the Gervais Kitterick Diversity Scholarship Fund. Intended to enhance the diversity of the INSEAD community, the scholarship is open to students in the MBA and MIM programmes.
"INSEAD was an intense year that opened our perspectives, boosted our careers and gave us a global network. It gave me [Fabiane] the opportunity to become a global leader. But women are still underrepresented at INSEAD and in business. The Women Scholarship enables more women to become future leaders and carry the ethos of the school forward."
In honour of their 15-year reunion, Fabiane and David made a generous pledge to the INSEAD Women Scholarship and IAA Endowed Scholarship. Fabiane, who comes from Brazil, and David, who comes from Sweden, both received scholarships to attend INSEAD.
"INSEAD has always been at the forefront of innovation, both in research and teaching. I am inspired by Professor Philippe Aghion’s cutting-edge research on growth mechanisms and innovation. By creating this Chair, I wanted to further support this critical area and ensure that INSEAD continues to be a catalyst for
A strong supporter of INSEAD, Kurt recently made an exceptional pledge to create an INSEAD Chair dedicated to academic research. He previously created the Kurt Björklund Research Fund to advance knowledge and research on entrepreneurship and society.
"INSEAD was a transformational year in our lives. We give so it can be a life-changing year for others. We are excited to support the next generation of leaders aligned with INSEAD values by renewing the Fontainebleau campus, an iconic location dear to our hearts, and by advancing diversity in all its forms."
Longtime supporters of INSEAD, Susan and Stuart recently made a generous pledge to the Europe Campus Renewal Project. They have also helped advance INSEAD’s work in gender balance. Susan serves on the INSEAD Board and is Chair of the Facilities Committee.
"INSEAD is close and dear to the Tanoto family’s heart. Fontainebleau is where my father, Sukanto Tanoto, attended his first business course, in 1980. We will continue to support INSEAD to help future business leaders realise their full potential and become global drivers of change for a better and greener world!"
The Tanoto family, through their Foundation, recently made an exceptional gift to renovate the Euro-Asia Centre building on the Europe Campus and refurbish the Tanoto Research & Learning Hub on the Asia Campus. The family has a long-standing relationship with the school and was among the pioneers who believed in the strategic importance of INSEAD’s development in Asia.
"I was drawn to INSEAD’s diversity and its mission to be a force for good. But I worried the burden of a large loan would affect my experience. My scholarship became the North Star that guided me. When I doubted myself, I would think of the donors who supported me and remember that they believed in my potential."
Growing up in the Philippines, Therese often helped in her father’s medical practice. Seeing patients making compromises to afford care changed Therese’s perspective. She views her MBA as a path to democratising healthcare, with her scholarship paving the way.
"Early hardships gave me courage and forced me to do my best. Working for the automotive industry in Spain motivated me to apply to INSEAD to expand my business skills and international outlook. My scholarship didn’t just help me financially. It also assured me that I am valued for who I am. To INSEAD donors I say: You make dreams come true."
Shadi was 10 when his family moved from Israel to Spain to start a new life. They had modest means and Shadi took small jobs to help with household expenses. Today, he is a force for good, inspired to serve, thanks to his scholarship.
"INSEAD’s MBA programme is a life-changing opportunity that will impact my career as well as the Palestinian community that I feel such pride and duty toward. I will work hard to ensure that I get the most out of my time here. Someday I hope to help others achieve their dreams that, without a scholarship, can seem impossible."
Before INSEAD, Hadeel challenged cultural stereotypes working as a female engineer on Rawadi City, the largest private-sector project in Palestine’s history. Her scholarships have empowered her as an advocate for diversity, and she is passionate about encouraging other women to lead.
"I am deeply grateful to the alumni who believed in future students enough to fund my scholarship. At INSEAD, I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects that could expand information access to millions of Africans. Thank you for extending a hand so students like me can envision possibilities beyond where they are today. With your support, the journey to INSEAD can begin anywhere."
"I am deeply grateful to the alumni who believed in future students enough to fund my scholarship. At INSEAD, I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects that could expand information access to millions of Africans. Thank you for extending a hand so students like me can envision possibilities beyond where
they are today. With your support, the journey to INSEAD can begin anywhere."
"INSEAD is truly unique; it hangs like a bubble in a vacuum, surrounded by nothing. It has no university or government to support it. It has only us. If we don’t take ownership of INSEAD, it will disappear. So, we should give — not as much as we think we can, but as much as we know we should. If not us, who? If not now, when?"
At his 50-year reunion in June 2022, Rod was recognised as a legacy donor in the Doriot Society. A volunteer for the INSEAD Alumni Fund from 1995-1999, he has given to INSEAD — and advocated for giving — for more than 30 years.
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