Welcome to the inaugural issue of the INSEAD Alumni Magazine! This magazine is for you and about you. We have an outstanding community of unsung heroes who are building innovative companies, managing multinational corporations, and changing the world for the better. One of my goals as Dean is to build a vibrant global learning community that connects alumni, students, faculty and friends of INSEAD. Through this magazine and other new engagement tools coming to you soon, you will be able to share your stories with fellow alumni and the wider INSEAD community. Through this magazine, you will be able to reconnect with faculty, and the professors will be reaching out to you to share new ideas, innovations and publications.
This inaugural issue features people like André Hoffmann MBA ’90D and Raja Parthasarathy MBA ’99, outstanding leaders who are humble and yet intensely passionate about making a difference in the world, and faculty such as Henri-Claude de Bettignies, an exceptional teacher and the visionary who pioneered INSEAD’s presence in Asia. The issue also shares stories about many other alumni who are supporting the school as volunteers and by investing in INSEAD. You will learn more about recent developments, including the intensive MBA module on responsibilities in business and the new women@INSEAD website, which focuses on women and leadership. And I invite you to get involved in the conversation on sustainability and the role of business in society, and to buy a brick in the newly launched brick campaign for the Asia campus expansion.
I am fortunate to meet regularly with thousands of our alumni across the globe and learn about their successes and aspirations. Our new magazine will showcase the incredible talent and inspiring stories of these people. We want this magazine to provide a stimulating virtual meeting space for all of us. Now more than ever, it is vital that we draw upon the strong roots laid by our founders and nurture these connections to grow the INSEAD story. Collectively we can make a difference as The Business School for the World.