Andreas Jacobs
Andreas Jacobs

As I look back over INSEAD’s achievements in 2016/2017, there is much for us all to be proud of.

In fact we have broken so many of our own records, that it would be wrong for me to single any of them out for celebration. Instead I would like to highlight the real momentum we have built in engaging our entire community – not just every department in the school but also our alumni and supporters throughout the world – to join forces and take INSEAD to new heights.

At a strategic level too, there have been some fundamental advances. The signing of a new agreement and the opening of a new campus in Abu Dhabi is a historic step. And our second consecutive year at #1 in the Financial Times MBA rankings was another important milestone.

As far as governance is concerned, both the Board and the INSEAD Alumni Association have welcomed new faces. We greatly appreciate the fresh perspectives and added diversity, in terms of both gender and origin, that they bring to our work.

Last but not least, it has given me great pleasure to see Ilian Mihov re-elected as Dean for another five-year term beginning in September 2018. So many of the successes in this report have been driven by his leadership – and his distinctive ability to enthuse and mobilise our community through his vision for the role of business in society. This vision, his new term and the new academic year are already heralding even greater achievements for INSEAD in the years to come.