Meet our new team!

Thank you to the 155 members who voted electronically for our 2021 AGM. We had a strong voter turnout of 21%. An overwhelming majority reviewed the annual report and approved on these motions:

  1. 2020 AGM minutes
  2. 2020 Financial Reports
  3. Elect the following:

New Board Members at 2021 AGM:

  • President: Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan
  • Secretary: Bradley Fraser MAP’18 Apr
  • Board Member (Diversity and Inclusion): Boby Johnson EMBA’16Dec
  • Board Member (Lifelong Learning and Career Development): Apo Ozkececi MCCC’19Dec-S
  • Board Member (Mentorship): Brenny Wang TIEMBA‘20Jan

Re-Election for a second term for:

  • Board Member (Marketing and Communications): Jean-Francois Legourd MBA’12D

Meet our new team

OFFICE BEARERS

  • President: Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan
  • Treasurer: Amy Xu MBA’14
  • Secretary: Brad Fraser MAP’18Apr

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Social Events & IAF: Virginia Brumby MBA’09J
  • Clubs & Groups: Julie He MBA’13D
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Boby Johnson EMBA’16Dec
  • Marketing & Communications + Career Development & Lifelong Learning: Jean-Francois Legourd MBA’12D
  • Career Development & Lifelong Learning: Apo Ozkececi MCCC’19Dec-S
  • Professors & Companies Events: Tan Eng Hwa TIEMBA’16Jan
  • Mentorship Program: Brenny Wang TIEMBA’20Jan

HONORARY AUDITOR

  • Thomas Friis-Hansen MBA’99J

Thank you to retiring Board Member President Cintia Tavella MBA’07D, IDP-C’20Jun, and Honorary Auditor Jisun Min MBA’11D for years of limitless contributions to the Association! Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours.

For more info, click here.

2021 AGM – electronic voting notice

Notice is hereby given that electronic voting will be conducted for 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 9 to 26 February 2021 – 9.00 am.

INFORMATION

Please find the 2020 Annual Report inclusive of the proposed 2020 AGM minutes (pages 21-22) and Financial Reports (pages 18-20) relating to The INSEAD Club of Singapore (INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore).

Don’t hesitate to contact our President Cintia Tavella MBA’07D, IDP-C’20Jun, Secretary Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan, or Treasurer Amy Xu MBA’14J if you have questions by 25 February.

ELECTRONIC VOTING

Members will receive an email from Brad Fraser [email protected] with the subject: INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore Annual General Meeting 2021 – Voting. Do check your SPAM folder if you have not received this email.

We require your participation to vote on 3 motions:

1. Vote on the proposed 2020 AGM minutes (pages 21-22) and

2. Vote on the 2020 Financial Reports (pages 18-20) of the 2020 Annual Report

3. Vote to elect the following:

  • New Board Members at 2021 AGM:
    • President: Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan
    • Secretary: Bradley Fraser MAP’18Apr
    • Board Member (Diversity and Inclusion): Boby Johnson EMBA’16Dec
    • Board Member (Lifelong Learning and Career Development): Abdullah (Apo) Ozkececi MCCC’19Dec-S
    • Board Member (Mentorship): Brenny Wang TIEMBA’20Jan
  • Re-Election for a second term for:
    • Board Member (Marketing and Communications): Jean-Francois Legourd MBA’12D

THANK YOU

We thank the following members for their contributions:

Retiring in 2021

  • Board Member for 8 years and President for 4 years Cintia Tavella MBA’07D, IDP-C’20Jun.
  • Honorary Auditor Jisun Min MBA’11D after volunteering for full 3 years term.

Joining in 2021

  • Honorary Auditor Thomas Friis-Hansen MBA’99J

PRESIDENT SELECTION AND TRANSITION

Cintia’s second term finishes at our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26th Feb 2021. We thank her for her 8 years tenure dedicated to the Alumni Association of Singapore and her 4 years tenure as President. She has contributed significantly to the community in Singapore. Cintia has significantly grown engagement and membership within the INSEAD Alumni community. She has also expanded the team of volunteers and supported the launch of a number of clubs in Singapore, including the first club in the Alumni Community across the world for RLCG (Retail Luxury and Consumer Goods), OUTsead (LGBTQIA+). She is also responsible for publishing and launching ​“​The Corporate Governance Journey for Alumni Associations – Corporate Governance Handbook 2019”, and numerous other achievements.

The President selection process kicked off in Oct 2019. The Alumni Association Executive Committee unanimously voted for ​Jaz Chua (TIEMBA’16Jan​) to assume the role of the next president. Jaz served with the Women in Business club where she organized activities for International Women’s Day and Global INSEAD Day. Subsequently, she served as the Secretary of the ​Alumni Association of Singapore​ for over 4 years and Vice-President elect for the last 8 months. She has also successfully led our Career Development & Lifelong Learning initiatives for the past year.

Business as a Force for Good Award – 2021

Submit a nomination

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.

The INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore is proud to announce that this year’s “Business as a Force for Good” Award is open for nominations.

What is the Award about?

The award will recognize INSEAD alumni with 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 Association’s Annual General Meeting 2021, which will be hosted on 26 February 2021 in Singapore.

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 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 corporate social responsibility program or its core business activities.

How can you participate?

Please simply complete this link with 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 alum) whom the selection committee will contact for further details. Nominations must be received no later than 5 January 2021. 

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.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us.

Business as a Force for Good, Singapore Edition – Past Winners

The company aims to fight climate change in Singapore and Indonesia. RPRE helps businesses operating in remote off-grid areas switch from fossil fuel energy sources to clean renewable energy, primarily solar and batteries. In addition, they have an inclusive hiring policy such as working with the UNHCR to hire Afghanistan refugees in Indonesia and hiring people from disadvantaged backgrounds (such as persons with disabilities) in Singapore.

  • 2019: ECOSOFFT, Marcus Lim TIEMBA’13 and Stanley Samuel TIEMBA’13

This social enterprise aims to address the global challenge of water shortage, scarcity and quality. ECOSOFTT has delivered more than 50 projects, providing safe drinking water to thousands of people; reduced fresh water intake by almost five-million litres per day, and reclaimed millions of litres of dirty water for re-use.

Message on behalf of the MBA students – support with projects

INSEAD students launched a Business Projects Platform in April to connect alumni with current students to work on short-term projects. It has had big success with over 300 projects received and close to 600 student applications in two months. Project topics range from AI to fashion, size from one-founder startups to companies with billions in revenue – all types of projects are welcome.

If you have a project you would like to engage INSEADers for, please fill out this survey and the opportunity will be posted within a couple of days for students to apply for. It is a great way to stay connected with INSEAD and to get some help with your projects & ventures.

2020 AGM – electronic voting notice

Notice is hereby given that electronic voting will be conducted for 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 14 to 29 April 2020.

INFORMATION

Please find the 2019 Annual Report inclusive of the proposed 2019 AGM minutes (pages 21-22) and Financial Reports (pages 18-20) relating to The INSEAD Club of Singapore (INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore). We revised the Constitution and Bye-Laws during the 2019 AGM. The revised constitution was submitted to the Registry of Societies and has been approved.

Please refer to these documents:

Don’t hesitate to contact our President Cintia Tavella MBA’07D, Secretary Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan, or Treasurer Abel Van Staveren EMBA’08Dec if you have questions by 20th April.

ELECTRONIC VOTING

Due to Covid-19 and the measures put in place, we have changed the AGM to electronic voting.

Members will receive an email from Jaz Athenia Chua [email protected] with the subject: INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore Annual General Meeting 2020 – Voting. Do check your SPAM folder if you have not received this email.

We require your participation to vote on 3 motions:

  1. Vote on the proposed 2019 AGM minutes (pages 21-22) and
  2. Vote on the 2019 Financial Reports (pages 18-20) of the 2019 Annual Report
  3. Vote to elect the following:
  • New Board Members at 2020 AGM:
    • Treasurer: Amy Xu MBA’14J
    • Board Member (Clubs & Interests Groups): Julie He MBA’13D
    • Board Member (Professor & Company Visits): Tan Eng Hwa TIEMBA’16Jan
  • Re-Election for a second term for:
    • Secretary: Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan

THANK YOU

We thank the following retired board members for their contributions

Retiring in 2020

  • Abel Van Staveren EMBA’08Dec for his role as a Treasurer for 4 years and a mentor to the Exco and Alumni
  • Ankit Kedia MBA’14D for his role as Board Member of Lifelong Learning and Career Development as well as leading Global INSEAD Day 2019

Retired in 2019

  • Lydia Astill for her role as Executive Director for nearly 4 years.
  • Rani Francois-Marie Saad AMP’15N for his role as a Board Member in Clubs & Interests Groups, onboarding clubs during his tenure, onboarding FUTR event for Alumni and his role as the NAA representative for DUAL.
  • Reshmi Rajendran EMBA’16Dec for her role as Board Member (Sustainable Innovation) organising events and panel discussion with industry professionals and professors.
  • Amit Puri MBA’06J for his role as a Vice President and organising company visits and professor series

Updated: Corporate Governance Handbook for Alumni Associations

We are pleased to share with all our INSEAD Alumni community and the Alumni Associations across the world, the newly revised and edited version of the Corporate Governance Handbook for Alumni Associations produced by the Singapore Alumni Association to help build scale and efficiencies for all Associations across the globe.

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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

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.”