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List Rules People on this list must have gone to INSEAD and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from INSEAD, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from INSEAD include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished INSEAD alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended INSEAD are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from INSEAD.

William Hague and Rajiv Shah are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to INSEAD?” and “Which celebrities are INSEAD alumni?”
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William Hague is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician
William Jefferson Hague FRSL is a British Conservative politician who has been the First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons since 2014. He previously served as Secretary of ...more
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Rajiv Shah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Rajiv "Raj" Shah was the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development USAID from January 7th, 2010 to February 19th, 2015. He was confirmed by the Senate on ...more
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Marius Kloppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Businessperson
Marius Jacques Kloppers is a South African businessman and former CEO of BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company. He was also Executive Director and Chairman of the Group Management ...more
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Samir Arora is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Engineer
Samir Arora is an American entrepreneur, inventor and investor. He is best known as a veteran of Apple Computer, Inc. from 1983 to 1992; the founder, CEO and Chairman of Mode Media, and General ...more
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Wendy Alexander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Politician
Wendy Alexander is a retired Scottish politician and the former Member of the Scottish Parliament for Paisley North. She held various Scottish Government cabinet posts and was the leader of the ...more
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Seamus O'Regan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist
Seamus O'Regan is a Canadian broadcast journalist from Newfoundland and Labrador. He was a correspondent with CTV National News, and a former co-host of Canada AM.
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Jusuf Kalla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Jusuf Kalla Businessperson, Politician
Muhammad Jusuf Kalla is an Indonesian politician who is the current Vice President of Indonesia and was the 10th Vice President of Indonesia from 2004 to 2009 . He was unsuccessful as Golkar's ...more
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Andrea Orcel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Andrea Orcel is Merril Lynch's head of Global Origination. In that role since 2007, Mr. Orcel is responsible for Merrill Lynch's investment banking activities globally as well as for all debt ...more
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Cristina Teuscher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Swimmer
Cristina Teuscher is a former freestyle and medley swimmer from the United States, who was a member of the Women's Relay Team that won the gold medal in the 4x200m Freestyle at the 1996 Summer ...more
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Najib Mikati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Najib Azmi Mikati is a Lebanese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon two times. From April 2005 to July 2005 he was Prime Minister of Lebanon in a caretaker government. On 25 ...more
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Julie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
Julie Meyer is an American-born entrepreneur, investor, business adviser, networking expert, broadcaster, and business commentator. She is the founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital, the ...more
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Lindsay Owen-Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Lindsay Owen-Jones
Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, KBE, born in Wallasey, Cheshire to a Welsh family, was the Chairman and CEO of the cosmetics and beauty company L'Oréal.
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Tidjane Thiam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Tidjane Thiam is a French Ivorian businessman and former politician who will become the Chief Executive of Credit Suisse in June 2015. Born in Côte d'Ivoire, he holds dual Ivorian and ...more
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Erez Shachar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Erez Shachar
Erez joined Evergreen in the beginning of 2004 as a managing partner. He focuses on Evergreen's investments in software. Erez joined from NUR Macroprinters Ltd. (NASDAQ: NURM), where he served ...more
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Kevin P. Ryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Kevin P. Ryan Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Kevin is one of the most accomplished and well known Internet entrepreneurs in New York City, having been involved with numerous success stories. From 1996-2005, first as President and later ...more
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Ajit Sancheti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Ajit Sancheti is is a co-founder and VP of Business Development of Mu Security. Ajit was previously a Senior Manager in Juniper's Corporate Development Group and was an instrumental member of ...more
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Roustam Tariko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Roustam Tariko Entrepreneur
Roustam V. Tariko is the founder of Russian Standard Bank.
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Johann Schneider-Ammann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Johann Schneider-Ammann
Johann Niklaus Schneider-Ammann is a Swiss businessman and politician. Member of the Free Democratic Party, he was elected to the Swiss National Council in 1999. The son of a veterinary born in ...more
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Conor Lenihan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Politician
Conor Lenihan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and currently a Vice President of the Skolkovo Foundation. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South–West constituency from ...more
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Dag J. Opedal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Dag J. Opedal Businessperson
Dag Jakob Opedal is a Norwegian businessperson and since 2005 CEO of Orkla Group. Opedal is educated as siv.øk. from the Norwegian School of Economics and with a Master of Business ...more
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Antoine Rostand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Antoine Rostand
Antoine Rostand is a French businessman. He is currently the global managing director of Schlumberger Business Consulting. He is a graduate of French engineering school École ...more
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Einat Wilf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Politician
Einat Wilf is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Independence and the Labor Party.
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Meera Sanyal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Meera Sanyal is the former CEO & chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland in India. The daughter of a highly-decorated Naval officer, late Vice Admiral Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani, she was ...more
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Adi Pundak-Mintz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
As a General Partner at Gemini, Adi draws on his start-up, VC and scientific background to make seed investments. Since joining Gemini in 1999, he has specialized in seed investments in the ...more
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Jan Jananayagam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous INSEAD Alumni
Politician
Janani Jananayagam is a British Tamil banking professional, activist and politician. She was an independent candidate for the London region in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections.