Launch of the Campaign for INSEAD

The most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school’s history

The greatest challenges of our day cannot be solved with old ways of thinking. They require the ingenuity of bold leaders who can champion business as a force for good. INSEAD is committed to developing these leaders. The Campaign for INSEAD empowers us to advance this mission.

“A Force for Good”, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school’s history – with a target to raise €250 million by 2023 – was publicly launched in Fontainebleau on 5 October 2018, with 59% of total funds raised and participation from more than 11,000 donors.


Grounded in our distinct values, vision and ventures, the campaign provides the means to broaden our reach and deepen our impact. Every contribution supports INSEAD’s work to develop the next generation of global business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs who will tackle world-scale problems and harness business as a force for good.


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Donations that champion our
Values included a landmark
campaign commitment of
€40 million to establish the
Hoffmann Global Institute
for Business and Society and
an impressive range of MBA


Donors invested in promoting
our Vision by supporting thought
leadership—including research
funds, professorships, fellowships
and a PhD scholarship—as well
as making gifts designated for
teaching excellence and the
Europe campus renewal.


Gifts accelerated progress in
our Ventures. With your financial
support, we made strides in the
areas of digital transformation,
entrepreneurship and innovation.
INSEAD also received seed funding
for the school’s new facility in
San Francisco.

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Campaign Launches
From left to right: Campaign launch Europe, Asia and Middle East

The Campaign Board

Providing leadership to broaden our reach and deepen our impact

Rémy Best MBA’93D*, Chair
Managing Partner, Pictet Group


R. Todd Ruppert*, Vice Chair
Founder & Chief Executive Officer,
Ruppert Int’l Inc.


Kurt Björklund* MBA’96J
Co-Managing Partner, Permira Advisers Ltd.


Michael Butt* MBA’67
Chairman, Axis Capital Holdings


Michael Davis* MBA’10J
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer,
MPOWER Financing


Paul Desmarais MBA’79
Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer,
Power Corp of Canada


Karen Fawcett MBA’88D
Co-founder, Katfish Holdings


Julien Firmenich MBA’08J
VP Product Strategy and Promotion,
Firmenich SA


Luis Freitas de Oliveira MBA’93D
Chairman, Capital International SA


Erin Gainer EMBA’08Dec
Chair of the Board, HRA Pharma


Jeremy Golding MBA’89J
Managing Partner, Golding Capital
Partners GmbH


Emma Goltz* MBA’98J
Co-owner, Manton Grange Farm


Deepak Gupta MBA’93J
Founder & Chairman,
The Denita Group of Companies

André Hoffmann* MBA’90D
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Roche Holding Ltd.

Roberto Italia MBA’94J
Founder, Red Black Capital SA

Andreas Jacobs* MBA’90D
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Janssen*
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Paula Kirby MBA’94J
Managing Director, Plaxall Inc.

Christina Law MBA’91D
Group President, Asia & Latin America,
General Mills

Dirk Luyten MBA’89J
Managing Director, Levante Capital

Alex Manson MBA’97J
SC Ventures

Bansi Nagji MBA’93J
EVP Corporate Strategy & Business
Development, McKesson Corporation

Alex Paternotte de La Vaillée MBA’13J
Portfolio Manager, Bowmark Capital

Brigitte Reverdin MBA’81
Founder, MARKETrends Family Office


Anne Rotman de Picciotto MBA’01D
Board member, Union Bancaire Privée

Christoph Rubeli MBA’92D
Partner, Partners Group

Eric Sasson MBA’90D
Founder and Managing Director,
Red Tree Capital

Lionel Sauvage MBA’87J
President & Founder, FLAX
(France Los Angeles eXchange)

Philipp Schoeller MBA’85J
Founding Partner, General Capital Group

Mirjam Staub-Bisang MBA’99J
Head, BlackRock Asset Management
Schweiz AG

Emily Sun MBA‘98J
Independent Consultant in Leadership
Development, YMM Ltd.

Hans van der Wind MBA’93J
CEO, The Learning Network B.V.

Alexandra von Schroeter MBA’87J
Partner & Co-Owner,
Cumberland Private Wealth

Fernando Zobel de Ayala CIM’93Jul
President and Chief Operating Officer,
Ayala Corporation

Ilian Mihov*

*Campaign Board Executive Committee


“We can all agree: this Campaign comes at a pivotal time for business and the world. We’re asking everyone to join us because together, we can transform the way the world does business. We can help fill a void in leadership in the world and take a stand for the future.”

Rémy Best MBA’93D

Chair, INSEAD Campaign Board

Rémy Best