The IAAF General Assembly took place on November 9, 2022. 3 new board members were elected and 3 new Executive Committee members were appointed. We would like to thank the outgoing Board and ExCo members for their commitment and their energy. Thanks also to the 20+ candidates for their application.
Thank you Anne Binder, Claire Behar and Sébastien Barthelemy for your dedication at the IAAF Board. Thank you Isabelle Dresco for bein an ExCo Members. Thanks François d’Aligny who is know a board memberd and Guillaume Lot Demay who reamin our Treasurer.
Please join us to congratulate our new members :
François d’Aligny, MBA’19J
After 10 years working across industrial operations & on-site management in Africa, I joined INSEAD to pursue an entrepreneurship path by raising a search fund, aiming at acquiring and developing a promising SME in France with the support of my limited partners and business angels.
After 2 years of search, I closed the acquisition of a medical devices manufacturer in Picardie, which I’ve been running since February. Passionate about helping people and businesses to grow wings and fly, I am also and beforehand the happy father of 4 children, the third one being born during my MBA.
In my daily life, I try to inspire family spirit, value transmission and joie de vivre around me: roots give wings !
Natasha Rostovsteva, MBA’21D
Natasha occupe le poste de responsable des programmes réglementaires, EMEA, chez Google. Dans ce rôle, elle s’occupe de la conformité réglementaire de Google avec la Directive européenne sur le droit d’auteur et les droits voisins, ainsi que sur les relations de l’entreprise avec l’industrie de presse et diverses autorités de la concurrence dans l’UE.
Auparavant, elle était responsable des partenariats produits et du développement commercial dans la région EMEA pour les livres numériques, les actualités, Google Maps, l’Institut Culturel, la recherche et l’Assistant.
Elle est titulaire d’un doctorat en médecine de la Première Université Médicale d’État de Moscou, d’un master en journalisme et communication de l’UNC Chapel Hill et d’un MBA de l’INSEAD.
Catherine Wable, EMBA’08D
Catherine has a versatile senior entrepreneurial business background that has led her to embrace a portfolio career.
Experienced C-level leader- with a solid trackrecord in B2B distribution. Catherine has held a wide range of leadership roles (from Sales Manager to General Manager, from COO to CIO …) and feels at home in operations as well as the C-suite office.
After graduating with an Executive MBA from INSEAD, Catherine co-founded BRAINBOX & COMPANY which launched the award-winning game console for the visually impaired, ODIMO. Over the years ODIMO has changed the life of hundreds of visually-impaired people and Catherine managed to run the start-up while holding C-level positions.
Since 2009 she’s been part of the French innovation and Tech scene through various roles (Startupper, Business Angel, Deputy General Manager of French Tech One, Startup Mentor…).
Catherine helps Scale-ups define their business model and build their business plan and she also advises and supports SMEs in their digital transformation’s journey.
She‘s also an adjunct professsor at the University Jean Monnet, teaching Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Business Models.
She’s passionnate about reading, traveling, learning, teaching and mentoring.
Antonio Fois, BFC’21D, VP Young Alumni
My name is Antonio Fois, I am Italian, I am an aerospace engineer with a Bachelor from Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. I worked shortly as an engineer for companies like SIEMENS Energy before enrolling in the INSEAD BFC programme, from which I graduated in December 21. I now work as Business Developer at FLYING WHALES, an aerospace scale-up developing a new generation of airships for cargo transportation.
Miklos Tomka, MBA’97J, VP Entrepreneurship
dual national (EU and Canada) entrepreneur with a passion and track record to help (tech / digital health / deep tech) companies launch, enter new markets and to take them to market leadership (or exit)– which he has done so far 4 times as CEO or General Manager.
Drivers of his success are: a truly international background (French, German, English and Hungarian language skills and networks); the ability to define a strong value proposition for the target market (what IS the value the offer can bring), and the ability to sell that value proposition to potential clients (or to investors in case of funding needs).
During the last 25+ years Miklos helped numerous companies to grow in a range of tech areas (from MedTech to IoT, SaaS, Big Data and more). His experience as strategy consultant (Bain and Company) and CEO, general manager or business unit leader (Brother International, Air Liquide Medical, AllSight, Ubiquilux etc.) ensures that any strategic recommendations he makes are tangible, actionable and deliver results. His passion is to develop and implement hands on growth plans for companies he advises or leads to ensure that results follow the initial recommendation. Miklos’ success is also based on his in-depth understanding of technology (including hands on coding, AI or hardware experience) allowing him to talk “tech” to techies and “business impact” to (client) CEO’s or investors.
Miklos is on the advisory board of several companies; he mentors multiple startups and he coaches entrepreneurs on strategy, growth and international business.
Miklos lived and worked in several countries from Germany to France, UK, Hungary, USA and Canada. He currently lives in the South of France and works with companies globally as executive or advisor / consultant / board member.
Aurélien Blaha, VP Marketing and Communication