Stay Safe, Stay Close Virtually

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to protect our community and our volunteers while staying in touch with each other.

Following a meeting with our Executive Committee this week, we have committed to be an even stronger enabler of connections for our Singapore alumni during these difficult times. We will be launching and moving to virtual / remote events whenever possible. We are also working with other Alumni Associations worldwide and with INSEAD to make available more webinars for our members.

This will allow all of us to stay engaged, educated and connected wherever you are in the world. The online events are free of charge for MEMBERS (join us now). We will give you access with a link sent by email after you register for the event.

The team of Alumni Association of Singapore also remains available for 1o1 meetings and conference calls if you need to reach any of us.

Follow our social media pages Facebook and LinkedIn to stay updated. We have over 1,500 members in our Facebook Alumni Group! All of you can participate and start a conversation.

If you would like to send supporting messages or good wishes to our Dean, Ilian Mihov, please direct your messages to Alumni relations team at INSEAD. They are collecting all the support messages.

As a global business school, INSEAD and INSEAD faculty are also leading from the front during the COVID-19 crisis. Professor Phanish Puranam just launched a short online survey to analyse how it is to really work together when we’re apart. It only takes 5 minutes and we’d love your feedback! Learn more in this article.

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Important Notice – COVID’19

Given the latest COVID’19 developments, we want to update you on the following implications for our INSEAD Alumni in Singapore:

  • Our Dean, Ilian Mihov, has tested positive and is in isolation following the measures in Singapore. We would like to wish our Dean a quick and speedy recovery.
  • INSEAD will not be able to welcome alumni on any of its campuses or facilities at this time. Therefore, we kindly ask all our Alumni to help support the school in these challenging times and refrain from accessing any INSEAD campus or facilities over the next few weeks.
  • In order to safeguard our Alumni and INSEAD’s reputation, the INSEAD Alumni Association in Singapore has postponed its Annual General Meeting, initially scheduled for Thu March 19th.
  • Singapore government has also issued additional precautionary measures to prevent further importation of cases. These include travel advisories against all non-essential travel abroad, and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.

The most important thing currently is to ensure our community is safe. Please follow Singapore government guidelines HERE and be socially responsible.

Thank you for your support and understanding at a difficult time for all of us.

Stay Safe and Positive

Kind regards,

Cintia Tavella MBA’07D
President
INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore

2020 AGM documents available here

Please find links to the documents relating to The INSEAD Club of Singapore (INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore) upcoming Annual General Meeting on 19 March 2020.

Please also refer to these documents:

If you are a financial member of the INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore but cannot attend the AGM, please provide us with a proxy for your vote here.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our Secretary, Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan, or Treasurer, Abel Van Staveren EMBA’08D.

2020 “Business as a Force for Good” Award

In the years following World War II, Georges Doriot came up with the idea that the world needed a new kind of educational institution—one that united people, embraced diversity, and leveraged business to rebuild nations and promote peace. He envisioned an institution that could make a meaningful contribution to society.

That institution, of course, was INSEAD. And in the decades since its founding in 1957, our school has never wavered from that vision. Our belief in using business as a force for good has come to define who we are, what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves in the world.

The INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore and the INSEAD Alumni Fund are proud to launch Singapore’s “Business as a Force for Good” Award.

What is the Award about?

The award will recognise businesses in Singapore who have demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good”, have a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their commitment, have developed corporate social responsibility best practices and have achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact.

The award will be presented during the members-only INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore 2020 Annual Gala Dinner & AGM, which will be hosted on 19 March 2020, in presence of Mr. Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD.

Top nominees and the award winner will gain visibility through various PR activities and social media articles sharing details about the award and their company’s accomplishments.

What is the selection criteria?

A jury made of business leaders from various industries will identify the award winner. Selections will be based on the positive impact the organisation has had on society through its corporate social responsibility program or its core business activities.

How can you participate?

Please simply send us the name of either your company or a company that you know well, deserving to be nominated. We will need the name of a representative (yourself or another contact person who is an INSEAD alumnus) whom the selection committee will contact for further details. Nominations must be received no later than 15 February 2020.

The “Business as a Force for Good” Award is a wonderful opportunity to recognise best practices, to give visibility to deserving companies and to promote INSEAD’s mission. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you soon. 

Contact Ankit Kedia MBA’14D to find out more.

Lifelong Learning Webinar: Is a Portfolio Career Right for me?

Missed our sold out Career Development and Lifelong Learning Series event with Avalyn Lim TIEMBA14’J and Abel van Staveren EMBA’08D “A Portfolio Career – is that something for me?” in May 2019?

Here is your chance to not miss it again. INSEAD Lifelong Learning is organising a Webinar on the topic, which is free of charge for NAA members.

Not yet a member? Sign up here today to enjoy the following benefits:

Benefits of membership include:

  • Discounted or exclusive access to a wide range of alumni events (click here for our full calendar of events):
    • Business speaker events
    • Roundtable lunch/dinner events
    • Career Development Series
    • Lifelong Learning Series
    • Professors Lecture Series
    • Social/networking events
  • Access to INSEAD-organised events as well as DUAL (Distinguished Universities Alumni League)-organised events
  • Reciprocal membership benefits with other INSEAD National Alumni Associations around the world
  • Substantial discounts for INSEAD’s Lifelong Learning initiatives for alumni i.e. a 30% discount on Executive Education programmes, 40% on open online programmes, 50% on alumni pop-up programmes and free access to webinars.
  • Discounted access for certain other INSEAD webinars

INSEAD announces new INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) programme

“The accelerated 10-month full-time MIM will empower the next generation of well-rounded and agile-thinking individuals to make a positive impact in today’s society and deliver value in the digital age.

By engaging talented young people, MIM will contribute to the school’s mission to develop responsible business leaders who transform business and society. INSEAD’s current master programmes are designed for experienced global professionals – from MBA students to participants in our executive-level programmes. The MIM will make the INSEAD educational offering complete by equipping a new group of post-graduate, pre-experience learners with the most relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s complex world and move it in new and exciting directions.

To learn more about the programme, visit the website or reach out to Thibault Séguret MBA’12J, Programme Director of the INSEAD Master in Management Programme.”

NAA of Singapore releases Corporate Governance Handbook 2019

Earlier this week, the INSEAD National Alumni Association of Singapore (NAA SGP) released “The Corporate Governance Journey for Alumni Associations –  Corporate Governance Handbook 2019

In this handbook, NAA SGP approaches the NAA corporate governance journey from the point of view of different stages of growth. These are based on the different needs and challenges that NAA SGP faced throughout the years—starting up, growing, and maturing. The handbook is a helpful and useful tool for other NAA’s.

Where did the idea of this handbook start? Says Cintia Tavella MBA’07D, President of INSEAD NAA of Singapore and author of this handbook:

“As the INSEAD National Alumni Association (NAA) of Singapore grew – with many new members attracted to the ‘red dot’ city of Singapore coming in at rates of over 10% per year – our Executive Committee also required growth, expansion and sustainability due to the transient nature of this country’s population. I have been on the Executive Committee of the NAA of Singapore for over four years and am now its President. In this short period of time I have seen many volunteers come and go. I have also experienced the committee’s struggle with not having enough team members of resources. One of my key focus areas since becoming President/ President of the NAA of Singapore has been ensuring that there are enough volunteers to deepen community engagement and that we have a good transition plan in place in case a volunteer leaves. This determination led to the creation of this handbook – I wanted to make our Association the case study, whose best practices can help other Associations succeed in their corporate governance journey.”