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INSEAD Alumni Recognition Awards


The INSEAD Alumni Association and the school seek to recognise alumni who demonstrate excellence and a strong commitment to the school. Each year, the Nomination Committee identifies key alumni from our community who match this criteria and presents them with Alumni Recognition Awards at our flagship Alumni Forum.

2022/2023 INSEAD Alumni Recognition Award Recipients




INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award

I’m honoured to be honoured by INSEAD. There are so many talented graduates of INSEAD worthy of an award that to be selected for this one is very gratifying. My success is, in big part, due to the partnership between David Stevens and myself in creating and growing Admiral Group plc. We met at INSEAD and became friends there. Without this partnership, both our lives would have been very different. We built an incredibly successful company and now are both spending much of our time ‘giving back’ through our respective family foundations. Thank you, INSEAD!

Henry Engelhardt MBA’88J

Founder and CEO Emeritus of Admiral Group

Meet Henry!

Admiral is in many ways a child of INSEAD. We’ve inherited a lot of our culture and, over the years, many of our most talented managers from INSEAD. That’s why it’s even more meaningful for Henry and myself to be recognised in this way.

David Stevens MBA’88J

Co-Founder and ex-CEO of Admiral Group

Meet David!

Force for Good Award

During my year at INSEAD, I decided to work for the common good, to consider all this wonderful education as a new responsibility, and to use everything I learned to make the world a better place. Thank you INSEAD for recognising such efforts and for showing that trying to be a force for good is a valued choice of career and life.

Santiago Lefebvre MBA’15J
Founder & CEO of ChangeNOW

Meet Santiago!

ChangeNOW is about shaping a new narrative about the role businesses and institutions play in building a sustainable world. INSEAD has not only played a critical role in our story, it is also a major contributor to this new narrative in its capacity to educate current and future generations of business leaders. We are humbled by this distinction and hope it will inspire others to put positive impact at the core of their mission.

Kevin Tayebaly MBA’15J
Co-Founder of ChangeNOW

Meet Kevin!

Global Entrepreneurship Award

The INSEAD experience provides the tools, confidence and inspiration to unshackle from self-limitation. To change one's mindset from "Could this ever be possible?" to "Why are we not doing this?” The school in its unique fashion, through its innovative faculty and diverse student body, removes the fear of boundaries, be they national, cultural or conceptual.

Charles de Portes MBA’96J

Co-Founder and Board Member of ESR and Chairman Emeritus of the Capital Committee

Meet Charles!

Emerging Entrepreneur Award

My time at INSEAD inspired me to build ENVI Lodges, a brand and hotel management company that promotes sustainable tourism and acts as a force for good in the hospitality space. The INSEAD community has been a great support since ideation and gave me the boost I needed to embark on my entrepreneurial journey. I am deeply honored by this award and would like to share it with all INSEAD entrepreneurs who value doing well by doing good.

Noelle Homsy MBA’17D 

Co-Founder of ENVI Lodges

Meet Noelle!

Volunteer Leader Award

As it is for many alumni, INSEAD has changed my life. When I heard an INSEAD donor say a few years ago that he was giving according to the principle ‘Learn, Earn and Return’, I felt my time had come to help INSEAD continue changing the lives of future generations. I dedicate this award to my mother and grandfather, both schoolteachers, who very early on showed me the importance of education as a force for good, and to all donors who contribute to INSEAD’s cause.

Vincent Lapras MBA’96J

Founder of COVILA

Meet Vincent!


In 2022, more than 65,000 alumni spread all over the world could not ignore 100 Ukrainian alumni - 100 Ukrainians and their families who were connected to INSEAD. I am glad that, through the Shelter Initiative, we were able to host 600 Ukrainians in 35 countries. INSEAD SOLIDARITY!

Pierre Fouques du Parc MBA’89D

Managing Partner at Boyden

Meet Pierre!


I deeply share the values of diversity and inclusion advocated by INSEAD…these values make the INSEAD community special and impactful. It’s a community demonstrating solidarity when members are impacted by crisis, such as the war in Ukraine. A community mobilising as a team to welcome fellow alumni and their families in difficult situations.

Claude Perol MBA’82

Founder of CAP Conseil

Meet Claude!

I am honored to receive the Volunteer Leader Award for the privilege of doing what I love to do! Giving back to a community from which I received so much not only made my life happier, but more meaningful as well. Volunteering with a group of like-minded people, while working towards a greater good, made our time together more impactful and fun. Churchill got it right when he said, ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give’.

Sadia Khan MBA’95D

Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Meet Sadia!

Past Award Recipients


INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award
Denis von der Weid, MBA'61
Sameer Hajee, MBA'04D
Marcelle Speller, MBA'82​

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award
Robert Keane, MBA'94D

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Harjeev Kandhari, MBA’02

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Alexandra von Schroeter, MBA’87J, CFA, IDP-C

INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award
Yu Helen Hai,TIEMBA’11J

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award
Frédéric Mazzella, MBA’07D
Nicolas Brusson, MBA'07D

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Nakul Sharma, MBA’11J

INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award
António Horta-Osório, MBA’91J

INSEAD Young Alumni Achievement Award
Daniel Layug, MBA'17D

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Dirk Luyten, MBA’89J, IDP-C
Bruno Berthon, MBA’91D
Bettina Langenberg, IEP’97Oct

INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award
Bill Morneau MBA'90J

INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award
Bart Hartman MBA'87J

INSEAD Young Alumni Achievement Award
Devina Pasta MBA'15D

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award
Paulo Veras MBA'01J

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Piers Ingram MBA'11J

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Brigitte Reverdin MBA'81

Diederik Van Rappard MBA'99J

Florence Hamilton MBA'85J

INSEAD Alumni Achievement Award

Sir Graham Wrigley MBA'89D

INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award

Guillaume Grosso MBA'03D

INSEAD Young Alumni Achievement Award

Annu Talreja MBA'15J

INSEAD Alumni Global Entrepreneurship Award

Taavet Hinrikus MBA’10D

INSEAD Alumni Emerging Entrepreneur Award

Martin Donald Murray MBA'15D

INSEAD Alumni Volunteer Leader Award
Christian Rebhan MBA'09J

Virginia Brumby MBA'09J

Reem Al Rasheed MBA’04J


Nominate an INSEAD alumnus who has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the fields related to the Award categories by filling this form.

*Please note that the winners are chosen at the discretion of the Awards Committee based on the Award criteria.

Awards Committee

The Alumni Awards Committee reviews all award nominations and chooses winners based on their credentials and merits who also fit the category criteria.



Frans Blom MBA’90D, IDPC-20’Jun

President of the INSEAD Alumni Association
Chairman at Van Lanschot Kempen NV

Nida Januskis

Associate Dean of Advancement
representing the Dean of INSEAD

Austin Tomlinson

Senior Director of Alumni Relations


Jay Kim

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

and Family Enterprise
Faculty Representative





Emma Goltz MBA'98J

Member of the Board of Directors at INSEAD

Chair, INSEAD Alumni Fund



Katell Le Goulven

Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global
Institute for Business and Society





Zeina Sleiman

Director of Alumni Relations

Paul Skipworth MBA’95J

Managing Partner at Inverleith LLP
Alumni Representative


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