INSEAD NAA Finland Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday May 4th. This was the first face-to-face AGM after COVID. Big thank you for all participants.
Meeting followed the standard AGM agenda as presented in the meeting invitation. No additional topics were suggested to the agenda.
Alumni association president Markku Komsi presented the annual report of the Association from the previous term 2022-2023. After pandemic restrictions had been lifted, there have been organized several successful alumni activities as we have returned to normal operations. Treasurer Riku Rintanen presented the Association accounts from the previous term 2022-2023 and auditor’s note of approval for the Association’s books. Our financial position is stable, and we have some surplus from previous years.
The AGM approved the discharge of liability for the Executive Committee and decided annual activity action plan and budget for 2023. Alumni association membership fee stays unchanged at 50€.
Four new members were appointed to the alumni association executive committee. The new ExCo members are:
President Jaani Pietikäinen (MBA´01J) (new)
Member Tuomas Piirtola (MBA´06D) (new)
Member Sofia Silberman-Hammer (MBA´21J) (new)
Member Michel Mercier (CGM-19) (new)
Member Nilla Länsman (MBA’14J) (continuing)
Member Jari Paakkarinen (IEP´99Apr) (continuing)
Riku Rintanen (MBA’06D) was appointed as auditor. Tuomas Piirtola who has audited our accounts for many years joins the ExCo.
Markku Komsi Riku Rintanen, Jani Puroranta and Richard Jerome ended their term as executive committee members. The resigning members have served between seven to ten years in as ExCo members. A big thank you for your active support to INSEAD cause.
I have now been heading the National Alumni Association of Finland for almost ten years, including two years during covid, and it is high time to step down. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to be an alumni volunteer and alumni association president. And it has been great getting to know so many of you in person. I have truly enjoyed being actively engaged with local INSEAD alumni activities, and meeting with such smart and driven people.
The Finnish national alumni association continues as strong and vibrant as it has always been. Our membership rate has returned to same level where it was before covid, alumni association finances are solid, and there are exciting alumni events coming in the autumn.
I thank you all and wish the new ExCo all the best in leading the association successfully forward in the coming years.
Former President, INSEAD Alumni Association Finland