From the Chairman
and the Dean

In this Annual Report, you will find that we have much to celebrate — and mark as milestones
this year.

For the first time, INSEAD’s MBA captured the #1 spot in the Financial Times business school rankings. The Tsinghua-INSEAD EMBA and our Global Executive MBA also soared to the top of the FT rankings in their respective categories during the 2015/2016 academic year. This “triple-first” garnered INSEAD media attention, a surge in applications and wonderful congratulatory messages from around the world.

With the MBA Class of July 2016 graduating at the Château de Fontainebleau, we not only revived an old tradition but made it anew as social media broadcasted the elegant event worldwide.

Digitalisation, creativity and innovation are emerging themes in this report: from the launch of the Creative Garage in Singapore to our new MBA curriculum and our award-winning customised online programmes in Executive Education. Please take a closer look at these important initiatives as they signal our priorities for years to come.

Strengthening academic excellence also played a large role this year at INSEAD as we recruited remarkable new faculty and our PhD in Management gained even more recognition.

As we reflect on these achievements, new directions and special occasions, we want to thank our exceptional faculty and highly dedicated staff for all that they contribute to INSEAD. We also want to acknowledge the generosity of our alumni, friends and donors. We had a record high of gifts and pledges this year and alumni engagement surpassed all expectations. We are truly grateful for this extraordinary global community.

Thank you for your continuing support of INSEAD. We hope you enjoy the 2016 Annual Report.

The Dean and Chairman Walking

Ilian Mihov

Ilian Mihov Signature

Andreas Jacobs

Andreas Jacobs Signature