Professors Lecture, Random Dinner & GID
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Thursday, 27 August, 2015
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Don't miss out on any of the great events coming up in the next two weeks. From Professors Lectures to Random Dinners, there are events to suit every interest and opportunities for networking and socialising.
  • New membership payment options! read more
  • 27/08 Informal Buona Vista lunch meet-up, Ikki @Metropolis  - read more
  • 4/09: New Professor Lecture Series - Prof Henri Claude de Bettignies read more
  • 5/09: Random Dinners - read more
  • 12/09: Global INSEAD Day - bubbles chilling, C-suite panelists in place - read more

INSEAD Professor Henri-Claude de Bettignies Lecture 

Friday 4 September 8 - 10 am

One of our most consistently highly requested events from senior alumni is the opportunity to reconnect and interact with INSEAD faculty and we are excited to be able to leverage our proximity to the Singapore campus and offer these events. 

The Morning Lecture Series will take place on campus, starting at 8am.  They will enable alumni to participate in some high level discussion and discourse around current business issues and thinking while, at the same time, facilitate networking opportunities with your fellow alumni.

The series opens with this lecture and some sessions will be open to senior alumni and others will be open to all alumni.  The lectures will be held every two months where the professors will present on a topic reflecting their most current research or area of interest. 

Please click here to join us on 
Friday, 4 September at 8am at the first lecture in the new series:
 Fighting corruption "the Chinese way": any alternatives?
Henri-Claude de BETTIGNIES
Emeritus Professor of Asian Business
The Aviva Chair in Leadership and Responsibility, Emeritus, INSEAD
Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Globally Responsible Leadership, CEIBS
Visiting Professor of International Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professor de BETTIGNIES, following his five years living in Shanghai, teaching at the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS), now teaching a course "The Challenges in/with China" at Stanford and at INSEAD will share his observation of the way the Chinese leadership is dealing with corruption. He will comment on it and briefly discuss alternatives, proposing scenarios for China.

Click here to sign up for this event.


Please note that this event is open only to NAA members.  
If you need to renew your membership, then please click here for find out more about our new GIRO payment to renew or click here to join via iconnect for the coming year.  The NAA will also have a desk at the event if you would like to renew in person.


Informal Buona Vista Lunch 

Thursday 27 August 12.30PM,  Ikki @Metropolis

Calling all INSEADers working around the Buona Vista area! (and this includes all the "-polis" buildings as well as INSEAD and Holland Village areas). A bunch of us are meeting up for an informal lunch get-together Thurs 27 August. Come join us to get to know alumni working in the area.   Lunch is at 1230 at Ikki (Metropolis). Please email to RSVP. Please email only.


Random Dinners

Saturday, 5 September, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Register now - use code 'random09' if discounted ticket does not show

Interested in joining as a guest? sign up here
Spend an enjoyable and convivial evening, getting to know new and like-minded people over food and wine in a relaxed small-group setting. A Random Dinner is essentially a dinner party hosted by an INSEAD alum in his/her own home where dinner guests are fellow alumni who will most likely not have known each other before. We typically have between 8-10 hosts on that evening and total group sizes of between 6-8 people at each dinner. 
There is a suggested contribution from each guest, of which the bulk will go towards helping the hosts cover the costs of providing a sumptuous 3-course meal and non-alcoholic drinks. Guests are welcome to contribute wine.
  • SGD 40 for members (and a guest each) - use code 'random09' if discounted ticket does not show
  • SGD 60 for non-members 

GIRO Membership Discounted Price

The Singapore NAA is pleased to announce a new way to pay your membership fees. We are introducing GIRO payment for new and renewing members in Singapore. This is a convenient way to pay and ensure that your membership won't lapse and you won't miss out on the great events and members-only benefits available.

Pay on iconnect  and pay normal price of SG$150 per year.
Pay by GIRO and get discounted membership price of SG$130 per year.

Download the form and complete your banking details. We will do the rest.
Giros take approximately one month to set up with your bank. But you can enjoy your membership benefits immediately and get access to our upcoming great events at members prices.

Global INSEAD Day

Saturday, 12 September, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM @ INSEAD

Registration is now open!

For the 3rd edition of this celebration held around the world, we will kick off with registration, networking, & strong coffee at 9:30 AM.

Schedule will then be as follows: 

10:30 AM: Keynote speech by Harish Manwani, Global Executive Advisor at Blackstone, former Unilever COO and TED Speaker

11:00 AM: An engaging panel of execs who are making a difference moderated by
  • Neil Bearden, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD:
  • Iain McLaughlin, President, ASEAN Business Unit at The Coca-Cola Company 
  • Maya Hari, Director Product Strategy & Sales for APAC, Americas & Emerging Markets at Twitter 
  • Ynse de Boer, Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, Sustainability Services
  • Sumitra Pasupathy, Co-Founder and Director of Playeum

1:00 PM: A sumptuous free-flow Champagne Brunch on the top floor of the brand new INSEAD Leadership Development Centre & Diageo Lounge.

Besides networking with industry and interest-specific groups, this will be a unique chance to catch up with classmates & friends, and to meet and mingle with Alumni of all ages... 

This is a charity event, no ticketing. Details on registration and invitations below. Funds raised will be donated to INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF), to the designation of your choice... Many options are available, from specific Scholarships to Patrick Turner Fund; from the Brick Campaign to the Dean's Fund, and beyond (over 35 options for you to choose from personally).


Make your donation here to the designation that means most to you, & in the field "what has prompted your donation", please select "Global INSEAD Day". We will send you the personal invitation(s) by email before the event.
  • Alumni Association members & guests min donation: SGD150 per person
  • Students & faculty min donation: SGD150 per person
  • Non-members of the Alumni Association & guests min donation: SGD200 per person 
Remember! All donations to the INSEAD (Singapore) Fund, including those related to Global INSEAD Day, confer 300% tax relief on the donated amounts for Singapore residents!
Please contact Virginia Brumby (MBA'09J) for sponsorship opportunities, or if you are willing to get involved, or be a representative for your class.
We look forward to celebrating the Global INSEAD Day 2015 with you! 


Check out DUAL's list of events for August and September 2015 (DUAL = Singapore's Distinguished Universities Alumni League). DUAL Trivia Challenge, DUAL LGBT drinks, DUAL drinks, DUAL Finance Breakfast and events for KCL, LKY School of Public Policy, LSE, Nanyang and University of Chicago alumni coming up.

Career Opportunities: creates exclusive career website for DUAL members.
The INSEAD Alumni Association of Singapore

Office Bearers
President: Alexandra DeMello, MBA '94D
Secretary: Avalyn Lim, TIEMBA '14J
Treasurer: Ming Ai Ong, TIEMBA '12J
Executive Committee
Speaker Series: Hemant Aneja, MBA '06D
Social Events: Virginia Brumby, MBA ‘09J
Random Dinner and Events: Sabrina Ng, MBA'10D
IAF and Events: Cintia Tavella, MBA'07D 
Senior Alumni Events: Caroline McLaughlin, MBA'97D

Executive Director: Lydia Astill
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