Did you happen to miss the enlightening Information Sharing Session on November 22, 2023? Fret not! We’ve got you covered. Dive into this Zoom recording link to experience the first-hand insights and valuable information shared during the session. Stay informed and catch up on what you may have missed!
Adherence to these principles is an expectation for all members of our esteemed alumni network. The INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA) and INSEAD itself are dedicated to enforcing this code, recognizing it as a vital asset in preserving the integrity of our community. We maintain the prerogative to withdraw certain privileges if standards are not met, ensuring that our values remain steadfast.
We’re excited to introduce a more convenient method for managing your membership fees. Going forward, you can now opt for GIRO payments, streamlining the process and ensuring a hassle-free experience.
In light of this improvement, please take note of the potential adjustment in membership fees to SGD 150 on a global scale. Currently, our IAA SG annual fee stands at SGD 130 through the GIRO system. To initiate or switch to this payment method, kindly download the GIRO form
Rest assured, we understand the importance of accuracy in billing. It is highly unlikely that you will experience double charges, whether you’re a current member on GIRO or Credit Card payments. However, in the rare event of accidental double billing, we’re committed to offering you a complimentary one-year membership.
Your continuous support is invaluable to us, and we appreciate your attention to this update. Should you have any further inquiries or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community.
Greetings to a commemoration that goes beyond honoring our roots, steering us towards a shared journey ahead. As Professor Sameer Hasija aptly expressed at the kickoff of Global INSEAD Day in Singapore, “we are one family,” bound by our INSEAD experience. Today, we pay tribute not only to the inception of our cherished institution in 1959 but also to the transformative influence of our alumni community. INSEADers form the heartbeat of our INSEAD family, and your active participation is the linchpin in shaping the future of IAA SG.
Envision the collective influence we can wield, the relationships we can nurture, and the wisdom we can exchange. This isn’t merely a celebration; it’s an open invitation to come together, cooperate, and construct an IAA SG that mirrors your ambitions. We’re not just alumni; we’re inseparably connected as INSEADers, and our solidarity is our greatest asset.
In this ever-evolving world, our committed involvement within the INSEAD community is crucial. Through engagement, mentorship, volunteering, and the sharing of our insights, we not only enrich our own journeys but also inspire, bolster, and catalyze others. Let’s sustain this spirit and leave an enduring mark on the future, jointly.
So, here’s to diversity, impact, and the INSEAD family that binds us all!
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As we approach the final stretch of 2023, it’s a perfect moment to pause and reflect on the incredible journey this year has been. Over the past months, our community has been a hive of activity, hosting a staggering array of over 50 events that have left an indelible mark on all of us.
Behind the scenes, a dedicated team of around 70 volunteers worked tirelessly, pouring their hearts into every endeavor. From thought-provoking workshops to electrifying performances and every inspiring moment in between, this year has been a tapestry of extraordinary experiences.
In this blog post, we invite you to join us on a journey through the highlights, the heartfelt connections, and the transformative moments that defined our 2023. It’s not just a review; it’s a celebration of the collective effort that made it all possible, where our volunteers built bridges for alumni to engage. So, settle in and let’s relive these unforgettable memories together.
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. 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.
INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore is pleased to launch “Business as a Force for Good” Award (BAFG Award) 2024.
The Award recognizes Singapore companies and individuals 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 best practices and have achieved remarkable economical results and/or meaningful societal impact.
Eligibility and Award Categories
All Singapore based companies* will be considered for the following award categories:
- BAFG Award 2024 for social enterprise in Singapore
- BAFG Award 2024 for start-ups in Singapore (established under 3 years)
- BAFG Award 2024 for SMEs in Singapore (revenue under S$100m or less than 200 workers)
- BAFG Award 2024 for corporates in Singapore (revenue more than S$100m or more than 200 workers)
- BAFG Award 2024 for incubator/accelarator/VC
*Operating as a Singapore legal entity and registered with ACRA https://www.acra.gov.sg/
A jury made up of alumni leaders from various industries will identify the award winner. Selections will be based on the positive impact the organization has had on society through its programme or its core business activities.
The winners will be announced at the IAA Singapore AGM on Mar 2024.
Application or nomination
Please complete this link with the name of your company or a company you would like to nominate. We will need the name of a representative (yourself or another person-in-charge from the company nominated) whom the selection committee will contact for further details.
We will shortlist the Top 3 finalists from each category and they will have to submit a document (Powerpoint / PDF) with no more than 10 slides / pages including the introduction of your company and any other supplementary information.
The top 3 finalists from each category will then present to a panel of judges between 29 Jan to 2 Feb 2024. They will have 15 mins to present and another 15 mins for Q8A
Application and Nominations must be received no later than 5 PM Singapore time, 19 Jan 2024.
The “Business as a Force for Good” Award is a wonderful opportunity to recognize 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.
- Social Enterprise Winner – ItsRainingRaincoats
- Startup Winner – Green Rebel Foods
- SME Winner – Hydroleap Pte Ltd
- Corporate Winner – SDTR Marine Pte Ltd
- Angels/VC/PE/Accelerator Winner – Vertex Ventures SEA & India,
- Corporate Winner – ENGIE Factory Asia Pacific & ENGIE South East Asia, Thomas Baudlot and Edwin Cheang
- SME Winner – RightShip, Gurpreet Singh MBA’14D
- Startup Winner – INSEACT, Michael Badeski MBA’19J and Tim Van Vliet MBA’19J,
- Social Enterprise Winner – B1G1, Masami Sato
- Kacific Broadband Satellite, Christian Patouraux MBA’03D,CEO
- Right People Renewable Energy, Robin Pho EMEBA’17Jan, Founder
- ECOSOFTT, Marcus Lim (TIEMBA’13Jan) and Stanley Samuel (TIEMBA’13Jan), Founders
Where are they now? Catching up with past winners
1. How has volunteering with IAA SG impacted your personal growth and development?
Being the Clubs lead helps me to continue my personal growth by acquiring new skills and enhancing my abilities in communication, organization, and management.
This position allows me to further develop and showcase my leadership skills and demonstrating my ability to guide and inspire others.
2. How do you envision the future of IAA SG’s events and volunteer programs?
I would like to see more fun and camaraderie! I believe that having fun and building friendships is an important aspect of fostering a vibrant alumni community. Hopefully in the near future, we will be able to foster a sense of camaraderie among club members while working towards our shared goals.
3. What would you like to see for IAA SG?
Being a volunteer is a chance to expand our network by connecting with other club leaders, faculty, alumni, and members of the Singapore alumni association. It enables everyone to broaden their connections and learn from other experienced professionals. I would like to see more of this spirit among the members.
#iaasg #insead #volunteer
1. What motivates you to continue volunteering for IAA SG through organizing events?
Giving back – Volunteering for IAA SG and organizing LLL & CD events stems from my passion for talent growth and a deep sense of gratitude for the educational experiences with INSEAD during my EMC program. That motivates me to give back to my Alma Mater. Driving LLL & CD alumni events provides an avenue to contribute to the success and growth of the institution, fellow alumni and support current students.
Connecting and growing the network – Organizing LLL & CD events including educational programs, workshops with guest speakers offer our alumni continuing learning opportunities, staying updated on relevant topics and trends in their field of interest. At the same time being a great platform to connect with fellow alumni, build relationships and expand their professional and social networks. These connections have the potential to lead to new opportunities, collaborations and friendships.
2. Can you share a memorable experience or story from your time as an event organizer for IAA SG?
Actions speak louder than words – One of the most rewarding moments occurred recently when a distinguished globally recognized guest speaker expressed his sheer delight at the impeccable organization of the event on INSEAD campus, which made it a memorable experience for him and the attendees. In fact, such was the positive impact of the event, it’s nudged us to bring this negotiation skills guru, for another workshop on popular demand, for benefit our alumni community.
3. How has volunteering with IAA SG impacted your personal growth and development?
Volunteering with IAA, SG has been an enriching journey. Engaging in this altruistic endeavour, I discovered the great joy of giving back to the community that nurtured me. The experience allowed me to unearth untapped leadership skills, communicate and collaborate with diverse minds and embrace the sheer joy of teamwork. Each event, initiative provided fresh perspectives and expanded my horizon. Enthusiastic and positive feedback from alumni, students has been heartwarming and ignited a renewed sense of purpose. This remarkable experience has deepened my bond with our Alma Mater and our wonderful alumni, reinforcing the vibrant and tightly knit community we proudly call our own.
#iaasg #insead #volunteer
What motivates you to continue volunteering for IAA SG through organizing events?
I am motivated to continue volunteering for IAA SG through organizing events because I enjoy working with a team to create positive learning experiences for others. We’ve been able to create thought provoking conversations and sharing across small companies and large enterprises with lessons building a business and scaling through collaboration.
How has volunteering with IAA SG impacted your personal growth and development?
Volunteering with IAA SG has helped me to develop my leadership skills, communication skills, and teamwork skills. It has also helped me expand my network given the broad set of experienced attendees and speakers that have come to our events over the years.
In what ways has your involvement in organizing events for IAA SG strengthened your sense of community?
My involvement in organizing events for IAA SG has strengthened my sense of community by giving me the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures. It has also given me a sense of purpose and belonging by engaging with peers in the alumni association as well as INSEAD alum that attended the events.
#iaasg #insead #volunteer
What motivates you to continue volunteering for IAA SG through organizing events? The satisfaction of knowing that I can make a difference and enhancing the INSEAD alumni network are a strong motivator.
How has volunteering with IAA SG impacted your personal growth and development? Volunteering and organizing events for IAA SG can provide valuable networking opportunities. By taking an active role, I can connect with other Insead alumni, industry professionals, and potential collaborators in the space of AI which is a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
How do you envision the future of IAA SG’s events and volunteer programs? I envision IAA SG’s events and volunteer programs becoming an integral part of a lifelong learning journey for INSEAD alumni to adapt to change, drive professional growth and foster innovation.