Ilian Mihov

Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

Professor Ilian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Professor Mihov served as Interim Dean and as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research.

蜜桃视频Professor Mihov joined the INSEAD economics area in 1996. He has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and many executive education programmes as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum. He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and EMBA programmes and has won the Outstanding Teacher Award multiple times.

His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK) and a vice president of the Asian Bureau for Finance and Economics Research (ABFER). Ilian is currently a Board Member of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).  He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation (2002-2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

Professor Mihov’s papers have appeared in many academic journals including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given interviews for BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Presse, Dow Jones Newswire and many other newspapers and magazines. Professor Mihov is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panellist at events organised by the PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and other companies. 

蜜桃视频He holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. At INSEAD he has been recognised several times with the Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2018 he won the UN Women (Singapore Chapter) HeForShe Leader Award for his outstanding service and contributions towards gender equality at INSEAD. In 2020, he was also appointed Chair of the Board at Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a UN Global Compact initiative. 

Dr. Andreas Jacobs, MBA'90D

Chairman of the INSEAD Board 
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

蜜桃视频Andreas Jacobs (1963) studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich and Montpellier and subsequently obtained a postgraduate degree in European competition law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. Afterwards he obtained a MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

蜜桃视频From 1991 to 1993, Andreas Jacobs worked as a consultant and project manager at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich. Since 1992, Andreas Jacobs has been an independent entrepreneur with a stake in several companies plus minority interests in several other companies.

From 2000 to 2019, Andreas Jacobs managed various investments of the Jacobs family in Switzerland, inter alia as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG, Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG, Vice-Chairman of Adecco SA, Chairman of Infront Sports & Media AG and Chairman of Brach's Inc. in Chicago.

Furthermore, he is Chairman of Minibar AG, Switzerland, President of Niantic Holding GmbH, Germany, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Dr. August Oetker KG, Germany, Member of the Board of Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings, Member of the Trusteeship of the “Hilti Family Trust” in Liechtenstein and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Albert und Edda Darboven Stiftung, Germany.

In 2014, he was co-founder and investor of GENUI Partner, a private equity fund based in Germany, where he also chairs several portfolio companies.

At INSEAD, Dr. Jacobs was appointed Chairman of the Board as per January 1st, 2015.

Members of the Board

The INSEAD Board of Directors, chaired by Dr Andreas Jacobs, is responsible for overseeing strategic moves, financial decisions, budgets and end-of-year accounts and for appointing the Dean.

Today, the INSEAD Board is composed of 20 internationally recognised business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors. Most are INSEAD alumni and together they represent ten nationalities.

蜜桃视频Several Board Committees, appointed by and reporting to the Board, also involving representatives of the school's management and external experts, deal with more specific issues: the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee; the Endowment Management Committee; the Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee and, when appropriate, the Campaign Board, the Dean Search Committee and the Chairman Search Committee.



Permanent Invitees

  • Ilian Mihov

    Dean, INSEAD

    Professor of Economics

    The Rausing Chair in Economic and Business Transformation

  • Karel Cool

    Professor of Strategic Management
    The BP Chaired Professor of European Competitiveness
    Faculty representative

  • François Hériard Dubreuil

    Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
    Chairman, Orpar
    Chairman, Rémy Cointreau

  • Anil Gaba

    Professor of Decision Sciences
    The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management
    Faculty representative

  • 蜜桃视频James Middleditch

    Director, Operations and Campus Services, International
    Staff representative

  • Laura Kapstein

    Associate Director, Talent Development, Human Resources
    Deputy staff representative


Executive Committee

Ilian Mihov

Peter Zemsky
蜜桃视频Deputy Dean

Javier Gimeno
蜜桃视频Dean of Faculty

Ziv Carmon
Dean of Research

Urs Peyer
Dean of Degree Programmes

Sameer Hasija
Dean of Executive Education

Nida Januskis
蜜桃视频Associate Dean for Advancement

Katy Montgomery
蜜桃视频Associate Dean for Degree Programmes

Mark Roberts
Associate Dean for Executive Education

Attila Cselotei
Chief Operating Officer

Guy De Herde
蜜桃视频Chief People Officer

Lukas Thalhammer
Chief of Staff

Advisory Council


Sir Andrew Large
Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England


Rolf Abdon
蜜桃视频Chief Executive, Abdon Mills

Baron Jean-Pierre Berghmans
Chairman of the Executive Board, Lhoist Group

Michael A. Butt
Chairman, Axis Capital Holdings

Paul Desmarais Jr
Chairman & Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Sven Kado
Non-executive Chairman, Marsh and Mercer

Barbara Kux
Board member, Firmenich, Henkel, Total and Umicore

Daniel Labrecque
Chairman, DNA Capital

Daniel Lalonde
CEO & Director of SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot)

Charles Mackay
蜜桃视频Chairman, Opera Holland Park Trust

Edward Mork
蜜桃视频Retired Executive VP, Royal Ahold

Michael Pragnell
Founder Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta AG

Claude Rameau
Professor Emeritus, INSEAD
蜜桃视频Former Dean, INSEAD

Mika Salmi
Managing Partner, Lakestar

Permanent Invitees

Ilian Mihov

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

National Councils


Key Communication Channel

蜜桃视频The National Council acts as a channel of communication between top business executives from a particular geography and INSEAD. The Council members support INSEAD's ambition to stay close to the business community in that geography and its needs at the highest levels.

The Council is meant to be a top executive's opportunity for updates on INSEAD activities and thought provoking encounters with peers, Deans of INSEAD and INSEAD faculty. The Council is requested to advise on:

how INSEAD could contribute to and benefit from the business community in that geography through its vision as articulated by the Dean of INSEAD
whether/how that business community could support and enhance INSEAD's vision
how to anticipate and respond appropriately to business needs and developments in that geography in the planning of INSEAD's activities (MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, PhD and Research)

Key support

The Council members promote the recognition and support of INSEAD in the particular geography and specifically assist INSEAD in its objective to improve the quality of programme applicants and increase the career opportunities for graduates.

蜜桃视频The Council members enhance, at their national levels, INSEAD's financial development through encouraging and inviting support from corporations, individuals and foundations.


The term of a membership is three years and is renewable by mutual consent. The President may ask members who miss 3 consecutive meetings or do not visit a campus during their term to relinquish their membership. Delegation to the National Council orInternational Council meetings is not possible in order to maintain the distinctive, high profile of the Council



蜜桃视频Most National Councils typically meet at least once a year. Council members are encouraged to maintain regular close contact with the INSEAD Alumni Associations from the Council member countries. The President of the Council will set the exact place and time of meetings.


蜜桃视频The President, in coordination with the Dean, may invite guests to attend a Council whether to present on a topic of particular interest or to meet the Council. The members are therefore encouraged to suggest guests to the President and help to attract them when invited. The guest should match the members' top-level business profile.

Should a member of the International Council be travelling or staying in a country at the time of the National Council meeting, they are cordially invited to make themselves known and to participate in the meeting.

Click here to view the list of National Council Presidents

International Council


The International Council has three principal goals: 

  • To offer counsel and advice to INSEAD on its strategic direction.
  • To help INSEAD achieve its mission:
    • to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives, and helping
    • transform organisations through management education.
    • to develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisation and their communities.
    • to expand the frontiers of academic thought and influence business practice.
  • To sustain relationships with individuals, institutions and corporations with whom INSEAD is in contact around the world.


INSEAD's first Advisory Boards were set up in 1974 to provide essential links between the Institute and the national business communities in key European countries. The International Council was created in 1983 to extend and reinforce these links worldwide.

In 1992, building on the synergy between the International Council and the National Advisory Boards, the Council and the Boards became a single entity. This format meets INSEAD's needs for a national presence in an increasing number of countries and for an international outlook, both of which are vital to INSEAD's advancement.

蜜桃视频Today the International Council is composed of:

  • All the members of National Councils in the following 25 geographies:
    • Australasia (1998), Austria (1997), Belgium (1979), Brazil & Latin America (1998), Canada (1985), Denmark (1989), East Asia (2003), Finland (1983-2008, 2009), France (1975), Germany (1979), Greece (2006), India (2005), Israel (2006), Italy (1996), Japan (1986-2006, 2009), The Netherlands (1981), Norway (1985), Portugal (1998), Singapore (2000) Southern Africa (1998-2008), Spain (1981), Sweden (1983), Switzerland (1984), United Kingdom (1979), USA (1978), USA - West Coast (2002)
  • All other members of the International Council
  • All INSEAD Board members.


蜜桃视频The annual meeting of the International Council takes place in Fontainebleau, France.

This offers an annual opportunity for the Dean to report on INSEAD's recent progress and plans for the future. All Council members are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting.

Council Membership

It is customary for members to be owners, chairpersons, chief executives and senior board members of major multinational and national corporations or prominent entrepreneurs. Members are known to be committed to management education and development. As members, they are asked to serve as INSEAD's ambassadors and are encouraged to promote INSEAD.

New members join the International Council as members of a National Council, by invitation of the President of the National Council of their country of domicile or residence (in consultation with the Dean, the Chairperson of INSEAD and of the International Council). The Presidents of the National Alumni Associations from Council member countries are ex officio members of the National Council in their country. The Chairperson of the International Council may invite new members to join.

The terms of membership are described under National Councils.


蜜桃视频The Chairperson of the International Council is an ex-officio member of the INSEAD Board and is appointed by the INSEAD Board on proposition of its Chairperson and of the Dean. Jointly with the Dean, the International Council Chairperson appoints each President of a National Council on the recommendation of that National Council.

The term of the Chairperson of the International Council is three years and is renewable twice, apart from an exceptional decision of the Board of Directors, which could extend a mandate for an additional period of three years. He/she may nominate up to four Vice Chairpersons.

The Chairperson works in close collaboration with the Dean, the Secretary General, the External Relations Department of INSEAD and in particular the Executive Director of Communications, who is responsible for the organisation of the International Council meeting.

Fondation INSEAD

蜜桃视频The 'Fondation INSEAD' was created in 1998 and since its inception pursues the aim of fostering in-depth business knowledge and ensuring its diffusion to the public on an international scale. The foundation contributes to the excellence and development of the school by acting in several areas such as funding research programmes, granting scholarships to INSEAD candidates, and disseminating research findings to an international audience.

 Honorary president
Olivier Giscard d'Estaing
François Hériard-Dubreuil
President, Rémy Cointreau
Vice president

Lionel Sauvage
蜜桃视频President AFHI-Art (Amis du festival de l’Histoire de l’Art)


Valérie Coscas
蜜桃视频Head of Strategy – France, Amazon Web Services

Professor Hubert Gatignon 
Professor of Marketing
蜜桃视频The Claude Janssen Chaired Professor of Business Administration

Maria Guadalupe
Professor of Economics and Political Science
Academic Director of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials (RCT) Lab

Benoît Habert
Deputy Managing Director, Dassault Group

Lilia Jolibois
Board Director, Futuren (EDF Renewables) France 

Vincent Lapras
Founder COVILA

Jean-Marc Le Roux
Partner, Bain & Company

Javier Gimeno
Dean of Faculty
Professor of Strategy
Aon Dirk Verbeek Chaired Professor in International Risk and Strategic Management

 Government representatives
French Home Office
French Ministry of Finance and Industry
French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Foreign Office)
 Permanent invitee
Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Board Committees

蜜桃视频Several Board Committees, appointed by and reporting to the Board, make expert, in-depth recommendations on specific areas. Most Committee members belong to the full Board or are Permanent Invitees. This structure also allows for additional external experts to be brought in and for temporary committees to be formed – whenever beneficial.

Audit, Finance & Risk

This committee serves to strengthen INSEAD’s financial and risk management. Its duties include: reviewing budgets and annual accounts; talking to the external auditors; examining major capital expenditure proposals; assessing key philanthropic gifts; identifying sources of reputational and financial risk; and analysing risk-control processes.

Jolyon Barker

Global Leader
Clients & Industries


Karen Fawcett
Non-Executive Director

Karien van Gennip

Emma Goltz
Vice-Chair, INSEAD Board
Chair, INSEAD Alumni Fund

François Hériard-Dubreuil
Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
Chairman, Orpar
Chairman, Rémy Cointreau

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Janssen
蜜桃视频Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Martine Vice-Holter
CEO, Hoegh Capital Partners Advisor


Like many other successful educational institutions, INSEAD relies on returns from its invested endowment fund to finance scholarships, faculty Chairs, research and other activities. The Endowment Management Committee advises the Board on all questions of investment strategy. Its members include INSEAD finance professors, representatives of the INSEAD foundations and external experts.


Alexis Habib
CEO, Spinnaker Capital


François Hériard-Dubreuil
Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
Chairman, Orpar
蜜桃视频Chairman, Rémy Cointreau

R. Todd Ruppert
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
蜜桃视频Ruppert International Inc.

External Experts

Nick Cavalla
CEO, Talisman Global Asset Management Ltd

Jeremy Golding
蜜桃视频Managing Partner, Golding Capital Partners

Ian Potter
Managing Partner, Lion City Capital

Nesreen Srouji
CEO Middle East, Amundi

INSEAD Faculty

Lucie Tepla
蜜桃视频Affiliate Professor of Finance


蜜桃视频The purpose of the Facilities Committee is to develop and monitor the policy, strategy and planning for all aspects of INSEAD’s physical assets, including but not limited to land, buildings, and institutional facilities. It also includes oversight of the development, renovation, and any potential future openings and/or closings of campuses or facilities.

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mirvac Group Ltd

Karen Fawcett
蜜桃视频Non-Executive Director

François Hériard Dubreuil
Chairman, Fondation INSEAD
Chairman, Orpar
Chairman, Rémy Cointreau

Philippe Houzé
蜜桃视频Chairman of the Executive Board, Galeries Lafayette Group

Permanent invitees

Attila Cselotei
蜜桃视频Chief Operating Officer

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Ilian Mihov

Peter Zemsky
蜜桃视频Deputy Dean, INSEAD

External Experts
Erica Alessandri
Board Director, Technogym


The Governance Committee advises the Board on overarching school and academic governance, refines processes for Board and Faculty governance, and facilitates Board and Faculty communications.


Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG


Karel Cool
Professor of Strategic Management

Arnoud De Meyer
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Anil Gaba
蜜桃视频Professor of Decision Sciences

Javier Gimeno
Dean of Faculty
蜜桃视频Professor of Strategy

Emma Goltz
Vice-Chair, INSEAD Board
Chair, INSEAD Alumni Fund

Sadia Khan
President, INSEAD Alumni Association
蜜桃视频Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Pakistan

Ilian Mihov

Nominations and Compensation

The Nominations and Compensation Committee advises the Dean on all remuneration matters, including salaries, bonuses and pension schemes for the senior leadership, faculty and staff. This Committee also advises the Board on all matters regarding Board succession, working to ensure that the composition reflects the expertise, characteristics and perspectives needed to achieve the mission and strategic objectives of the School.


Deepak Gupta
蜜桃视频Founder and Chairman, Denita Group of Companies


Arnoud De Meyer
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Patrick Firmenich
Chairman of the Board, Firmenich SA

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman, INSEAD
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG

Claude Janssen
Honorary Chairman, INSEAD

Christina Law
Group CEO, Raintree Group of Companies

Pascale Witz
Founder and President, PWH Advisors

Other Board Committees

蜜桃视频Temporary committees have traditionally included: the Campaign Board (during fundraising campaigns); the Dean Search Committee; and the Chairman Search Committee.





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