Dear fellow alumni,

Following the most recent development related to COVID-19 we have taken steps to cancel our March to May events. We hope we will be able to resume our activities in a very near future and will keep you updated as soon as possible.

As you may know, INSEAD has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, taking all necessary measures to keep its alumni and staff safe and the IAAB is in close contact with other INSEAD Alumni Associations globally and with the School. We are collaborating actively in order to offer you webinars and virtual content, launching this week a new webinar series “Navigating the Turbulence of COVID-19”.  The webinars will be broadcast twice a week and will feature up-to-date analysis and insight from our faculty on the human cost of this pandemic, the growing global impact on the economy and the business implications of COVID-19. The webinars are free of charge for our alumni. Check webinars here. 
You can already sign up now for the first session with Prashant Yadav, INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operation Management on Thursday 26 March at 3 pm EST. “Coordinating Pharma and Medtech Supplies for COVID-19 Response – The Critical role of information”. For those who can’t make it a recording will be made available on YouTube after the event. Click here to register.

Our alumni community has been very active. It was inspiring to see – right at the outbreak – the reaction of MBA’19 alumni who set up the Wuhan Relief Initiative to collect medical supplies and help those in need in China. The initial project has been renamed ‘Project GreenCross’ and is targeting other geographies where the COVID-19 has been expanding and we are already in connection with them and evaluating the feasibility to create a local team in Brazil. If you have the capacity to join the Brazilian team of volunteers, please answer this form. The team has created a closed Facebook group for the INSEAD community. Simply search ‘Project GreenCross’ on Facebook  or click here and ask to join the group. We encourage you to join and support the initiative. 

You may also find updates about COVID-19 on the INSEAD’s Newsroom page.

To conclude this letter we encourage you to engage with your INSEAD friends and stay in touch, whether it is over the phone or via a virtual connection tool. Many classmates have their own WhatsApp group, do you have yours? Also, some alumni created an INSEAD SP WhatsApp group that has been very active sharing information, if you want to join ask our coordinator to add you.

We remain at your disposal if you have any questions or ideas you would like to share with us.
Take note that we are preparing a virtual AGO on May 6th 2020. Save the Date!

Stay safe! Stay at home!