⚠ UPDATE | INSEAD Alumni Activities

Le 23 mars dernier, nous lancions notre premier Ă©vĂ©nement en remote. Depuis, environ 3 Ă©vĂ©nements par semaine se sont tenus avec un peu plus d’une centaine d’inscrits sur chaque Ă©vĂ©nement.

Nous tenons Ă  remercier chaleureusement nos responsables de club et de rĂ©gions, les membres de notre ComitĂ© ExĂ©cutif ainsi que nos centres d’expertises : Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Career Development, RĂ©gions, Business & Society et Digital pour leur travail sans relĂąche.

Nous souhaitons Ă©galement vous remercier de venir toujours plus nombreux assister aux activitĂ©s de l’association.

Conscients de l’importance des enjeux de la crise du covid-19, nous avons lancĂ© Jeudi 23 avril un think-tank sur les impacts de cette crise sur notre Ă©conomie. Le fruit de ces rĂ©flexions sera insufflĂ© dans les thĂ©matiques de nos confĂ©rences dĂšs mai 2020.

L’INSEAD Alumni Association France, travaille chaque jour Ă  s’armer pour affronter le futur et vous donner le meilleur des contenus. Cela rĂ©pond aux deux premiers axes de notre rĂ©ponse Ă  la crise : STAY INFORMED et STAY CONNECTED.

Le troisiĂšme volet de notre rĂ©ponse : STAND TOGETHER se traduit Ă  la fois par l’accent que nous avons mis sur les permanences carriĂšre et entrepreneurship – ces rendez-vous en one to one sont dĂ©diĂ©s Ă  nos Alumni en situation plus difficile – mais aussi par les initiatives Alumni individuelles que nous voudrions une nouvelle fois saluer.

Alors que nos Ă©quipes sont plus que jamais dĂ©diĂ©es aux services que nous pouvons apporter, c’est Ă  votre soutien que je souhaite faire appel aujourd’hui. Comme vous pouvez l’imaginer, la crĂ©ation des Ă©vĂ©nements en remote et d’activitĂ©s adaptĂ©es Ă  notre contexte demandent beaucoup d’énergies, de temps et de crĂ©ativitĂ© pour rĂ©inventer une expĂ©rience qui fasse du sens.

Nous avons connu une baisse drastique des memberships ces derniÚres semaines alors que nous avions engagé dÚs 2019 une croissance du nombre de membres (inédite depuis 2008). De plus et dans une volonté de vouloir rendre accessible à tous nos contenus, les événements étaient depuis le 23 mars complÚtement gratuits pour tous les Alumni et les étudiants INSEAD, sans aucune restriction.

Parce que vous connaissez la faiblesse d’un modĂšle « tout gratuit », et pour que l’Association reprenne le chemin de la soliditĂ© financiĂšre durable, nous allons faire Ă©voluer notre fonctionnement, et ce Ă  compter du 30 avril 2020 :

  • La cotisation passe Ă  70€ et ce jusqu’au 31 octobre 2020 (au lieu de 160€ pour une annĂ©e pleine et 90€ pour une demi-annĂ©e – normalement lancĂ©e en juin).
    Vous gardez la possibilitĂ© de nous soutenir en optant pour une cotisation ordinaire Ă  160€, bienfaiteur Ă  400€, black card 1000€. L’appel de cotisation vous sera envoyĂ© jeudi.
  • Pour les Alumni dĂ©jĂ  membres 2020, vous pouvez faire un don Ă  l’association. L’appel aux dons sera envoyĂ© le 30 avril.
  • Les Ă©vĂ©nements resteront gratuits pour nos membres et deviendront payants pour les non-membres, Ă  hauteur de 10€.

Toute l’équipe de l’INSEAD Alumni Association France reste Ă  votre disposition pour rĂ©pondre Ă  vos questions. Nous sommes Ă  votre Ă©coute du lundi au vendredi de 9h00 Ă  18h00 au 01 42 12 09 01 | contact@inseadalumni.fr.


We have launched our first remote event on March 23. Three events per week have been organized since with around 100 attendees per session. We are grateful to our volunteers who works very hard: our clubs and regional leaders, our Executive Committee members and our Centers of Expertise – Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Career Development, Regions, Business & Society and Digital.

We also want to thank you for joining more and more our events and activities.

Aware of the highest level the challenges of the covid-19 crises raises, the IAAF has launched the “Prospective post covid-19” think tank on April 23, 2020. The results will nurture our conferences topics as from May 2020.

The INSEAD Alumni Association France works to ensure its future and keep giving you the best contents in our events. This meets the two first aspects of our crisis response: STAY INFORMED and STAY CONNECTED.

The third part of our response, STAND TOGETHER, is reflected both through increasing the number of our Career and Entrepreneurship “Permanences” – 1to1 session for Alumni in difficult situations –   and through individual Alumni initiatives we want to salute once again.

While our team are more than ever dedicated to the services we provide to you, we call on you, as INSEAD Alumni, to support our Association. As you can imagine, creating remote activities and reinvent meaningful activities request a lot of energy, of time and creativity.

Since March 17, the membership payments have been heavily declining while we had engaged a growth in the number of members in 2019 (unseen since 2008). In addition, and because our priority was to give you access to our contents, the events have been free of charge since March 23 for every Alumni and students without any restriction.

Unfortunately, the « free model » is of course not a viable option. To put the IAAF financial solidity back on track, our modus operandi is evolving from April 30, 20:

  • The membership fee goes down to 70€ until October 31 (vs 160€ for a full membership year and vs 80€ for a half year membership – usually launched in June)
    You can still get the ordinary membership (160€), support (400€), or black card (1000€)
  • For those who are already members, you can make a gift to the association. You will receive an email on April 30.
  • The events will remain free of charge for our members and students. They will be charged 10 euros for non-members

The whole IAAF team remains available from Monday to Friday – 9:00-18:00.
+33 1 42 12 09 01 | contact@inseadalumni.fr

covid-19 | INSEAD Alumni initiatives

We are very proud to see that INSEAD motto “business as a force for good” is a flag carried high by our Alumni. You will fin below initiatives taken by our Alumni in response to the covdi-19 crisis. Contact us if you want your initiative to be listed

Jean-Marc Liduena MBA’99J organise avec lanuitduboncommun.com un Ă©vĂ©nement de dons en ligne mardi 14 avril 2020 : #changeladonne.
Une heure de live-dons pour soutenir 6 associations en premiĂšre-ligne contre le covid : Cluhouse France – La Fondation Carritas France – La Fondation des HĂŽpitaux de Paris – La Fondation pour la Recherche MĂ©dicale – L’Ordre de Malte – SOS AmitiĂ©s

Gilles Le Guennec EMBA’08D reached out to us as he and a group of Alumni initiated a fundraising campaign aimed at providing medical supplies to hospitals.
This initiative was started in China and has since been replicated by Alumni in Spain, Italy, and other countries around the world. This powerful demonstration of solidarity underlines the strength of the INSEAD Alumni network and their ability to take effective action.



VĂ©ronique Uzan, EMBA06 launched a Paris 15 « Citron Vert » in order to provide meals and hydrating products to nurse and doctor staff of Hospitals such as Pompidou, Necker, Saint Anne, etc.
She gathered 130 volunteers in a week cooking, a delivery and a communication team.



StĂ©phane Bellanger AMP’19 is launching an initiative to support INSEAD Alumni companies during this pandemic. We will immediately begin to offer pro bono consulting from now until September 30th, 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the coronavirus pandemic for companies who have urgent or emergent questions or issues. 

In these unprecedented times for citizens and for companies, we are doing all we can to step in and step up! We know that many of companies are experiencing overwhelming challenges, and we hope that we can support in navigating through them. 
​Our experienced, knowledgeable and connected team is deeply committed to making an impact and stewarding for companies, their boards and funding partners in any way we can. We can address questions on core business and finance, strategy, fundraising and funding sustainability, crisis management, board and governance, program and operational issues. »

Guillaume Loth Demay YMP’05 joins the effort of la Protection Civile de Paris Seine by creating a fundraising campaign aimed at financing the needs of their 1400 rescuers.

Claire Harbour MBA’92J offers every Thursday from now until the end of the lockdown is blocked off for pro bono coaching. This is for any alumni to use for one or two of their team who are most in need.  It could also be for the alumnus/a him/herself.  I will make 50 minute sessions available for this, and hope to serve any need where some support, some time, some opportunity to look at problems from a different angle might be useful. You just have to email me and explain whom you want me to coach, and give me one or two lines of background.  


Offered by Claire Harbour MBA’92J. Every Monday afternoon at 1800 CET, we will meet as a group.  The format is a reflection on something important all together at the beginning, and then a couple of coachings for the two members who have the most pressing or relevant things on their mind. And at the end, an opportunity to reflect all together on how that coaching has shifted perspective. Open to all alumnae.  


Mathieu Balleron MBA’18J is the COO of CODAGE. The company  heard the call from a nurse, Nadia B. on Twitter, asking for hand creams for hospitals. « Saturday 28th March, through our social networks, we offered to send our hand creams to French caregivers upon request. Thanks to our community, we have collected almost 40 requests. More than 2,500 hand creams have been sent throughout France. They have been delivered this week to hospitals, private clinics, retirement homes, private nurses & doctors. That was just for the first week, more to come! »


covid-19 | Update on INSEAD Alumni Activities

ChĂšre Alumna, Cher Alumnus,

Nous espérons que vous allez tous bien.

Alors que nous nous organisons pour faire face aux impacts du covid-19, nous avons été grandement inspirés par la richesse du soutien de la communauté INSEAD.

Que vous cherchiez Ă  vous informer, Ă  aider, Ă  rester connecter avec la communautĂ©, trouver l’évĂ©nement en ligne que vous cherchez, l’Association a crĂ©Ă© trois volets en rĂ©ponse au covid-19.


  • Le ComitĂ© Executif de l’INSEAD a crĂ©Ă© un groupe de travail. Leurs rencontres rĂ©guliĂšres permettent de monitorer la situation et d’engager les actions nĂ©cessaires avec comme prioritĂ© la santĂ© et la sĂ©curitĂ©. Notre Association est en contact rĂ©gulier avec notre Ă©cole.
  • L’INSEAD offre une sĂ©rie de webinars: “Navigating the Turbulence of COVID-19” pour une meilleure comprĂ©hension des problĂ©matiques clĂ©s de la crise que nous traversons.
  • Retrouvez les derniers articles de la facultĂ© sur INSEAD Knowledge – le portail des experts de l’INSEAD.
  • L’Association vous informera toutes les deux semaines par email mais vous pouvez Ă©galement retrouver toutes nos actualitĂ©s sur notre site internet : inseadalumni.fr.
  • Un groupe de rĂ©flexion sur « l’aprĂšs corona virus » a Ă©tĂ© lancĂ© Ă  l’Association. Si vous souhaitez contribuer, merci de nous envoyer un email.


  • Nos Ă©vĂ©nements sont dĂ©sormais tous en ligne. Une vingtaine de confĂ©rences/ ateliers est prĂ©vue sur avril et mai. Retrouvez la liste ici : http://inseadaaf.eventbrite.com/.
  • De nouveaux Ă©vĂ©nements, ateliers et vidĂ©os sont en prĂ©paration. Merci Ă  tous nos responsables de club, nos intervenants carriĂšre et notre groupe de travail Business & Society.
  • Les initiatives locales des Alumni rĂ©gions s’accĂ©lĂšrent et nous accueillons de plus en plus d’Alumni sur nos Ă©vĂ©nements en remote. Plus d’informations sur les rĂ©gions.
  • Les Ă©quipes de l’Association restent Ă  votre disposition du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 Ă  18h00 au 01 42 12 09 01 ou contact@inseadalumni.fr.
  • Pensez Ă  rejoindre nos groupes sur les rĂ©seaux sociaux : Facebook et Linkedin.


  • La SolidaritĂ© est au coeur de nos prĂ©occupations. Que vous soyez entrepreneur, manager, et en recherche de conseils carriĂšre, nos permanences CarriĂšre et Entrepreneurs sont Ă  votre disposition. Contactez Giuliana.
  • Nous avons observĂ© beaucoup d’initiatives parmi vous. N’hĂ©sitez pas Ă  les partager avec nous : contact@inseadalumni.fr.
  • Un programme de mentoring Alumni est en cours. Si vous souhaitez le rejoindre, prenez contact avec Giuliana.
  • Si vous souhaitez soutenir l’association, la cotisation 2020 reste accessible et nous en avons besoin pour prĂ©parer le futur : https://my.insead.edu/membership/.

Et de la part de toute l’équipe INSEAD Alumni Association France, nous vous envoyons toute notre affection


Dear Alumna, Dear Alumnus,

We hope this email finds you healthy.

While we are all adapting our life to face the covid-19 crisis impacts, we have been inspired by the outstanding support coming from the INSEAD Alumni community.

Whether you want to be informed, stay connected to your fellow Alumni, find the event you want to join, we have created a threefold response to the covid-19 crisis: 


  • The INSEAD Executive Committee has established a cross-departmental working group that meets regularly, monitors the situation and takes action with health and safety as a top priority. The Association is in regular contact with the School.
  • Join the INSEAD webinar series “Navigating the Turbulence of COVID-19” for a deeper understanding of key issues surrounding pandemic control and current countermeasures around the world.
  • Find all the Insights from the INSEAD Faculty on INSEAD Knowledge – the expert opinion and management insights portal of INSEAD.
  • The Association will update you every 2 weeks by email but you can also find all of the information regarding our response to covid-19 here on our website: inseadalumni.fr.
  • An “after covid-19” think tank has been created by a group of Alumni at the association. We welcome everyone to join the discussion for a more sustainable and secure future. >> learn more


  • Our remote events are on track via ZOOM. More the 20 events to come. Find the entire list here http://inseadaaf.eventbrite.com/.
  • We are still working on new remote events, workshops and videos with our Club and Career leaders as well as with our Business & Society Center of Expertise. Thank you all.
  • More and more local events are created while a lot of Alumni in our regions join our remote events. More details of our regions activities.
  • The Association remains available from Monday to Friday (9:30 – 18:00). Phone: +33142120901 email: contact@inseadalumni.fr.
  • You can engage the conversation on our Social Media private Groups: Facebook and Linkedin.


  • Solidarity is another top priority for us. You can book a remote one to one session with one of our coach or expert whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager and looking for career advice. Please contact Giuliana.
  • We saw a lot of initiatives from your side, please reach out to us if you want to get involved with the association or if there is an initiative you want to share with the Alumni community: contact@inseadalumni.fr.
  • An INSEAD Alumni mentoring program is up and running. If you want to join the program, please reach out to Giuliana.

And from the whole INSEAD Alumni Association France team, we send you tons of love