Alumni Newsmakers in Switzerland

INSEAD receives a $5 million donation to expand Leadership Development Centre in Singapore. The StraitsTimes reports that André Hoffmann, who holds an MBA from INSEAD and is the vice-chairman of F. Hoffmann-LaRoche in Switzerland has donated. USD 5 million to the school to support the expansion of the campus in Singapore. In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr Hoffman said: “Insead provided me with a priceless asset: deep business insight and a global vision of management…Preparing for the future is a fundamental requirement of leadership and I consider it a moral obligation to contribute to the education of tomorrow’s global leaders.”

Gianni Onorato is new CEO von MSC Cruises

Wolfgang Wandhoven appointed CFO of Sanitas

Michael Kende Joins Internet Society in Geneva as Chief Economist | Internet Society.[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] – As the first Chief Economist of the Geneva-based Internet Society, Michael Kende will be responsible for leading economic research and analyses and providing leadership on key Internet development, policy, market, and technology issues.

International Newsmakers

Alumni take to the pitch for INSEAD’s Global Day | Al Bawaba.INSEAD’s UAE based alumni recently held a day of activities in Dubai to mark Global INSEAD Day, a special day of celebration of the school’s community and values. INSEAD Alumni from India and Pakistan held a panel discussion on the normalization of trade between the two countries. In addition to the panel discussion, the alumni from India and Pakistan held a cricket match at the Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, which was won by the alumni from Pakistan.

Forbes India Magazine – Is There Life After an MBA?.Whatever you expected when you entered the degree programme, it all looks different ten years hence. An INSEAD case study draws lessons on career success and personal fulfillment from the lives and work of the MBA class of 2002

The Universities That Produce The Most CEOs – Forbes.In an article that accompanies the list, THE interviewed Odgers Berndston, a partner at one of London’s top headhunting firms, who said that a degree from a school with a strong reputation can help an executive get ahead on the path to the C-suite. “There is an elite group of top universities that stand out,” Berndston told THE. “If you have been to Harvard, Oxbridge or INSEAD, that has an impact.”

A Chanson For Our Anciens Amidst the abiding clamour for a spot in business schools in the US and India, French B-schools have led a Gallic charge right up the global rankings list. In 2012, the Financial Times ranked two of them (INSEAD and HEC) in the top 20 list. These institutions have attracted growing numbers of Indian students to a country that was long passed over for natural Anglophone favourites like the US, Britain and Australia. Together with Sciences Po, Paris, another top-ranked social sciences school, these French institutes have firmly positioned themselves at the roots of a fledgling but sizeable network of anciens in India.


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