The INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Class of 2024 started their journey in 2022 on our three campuses in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Each GEMBA class has an unparalleled diversity of nationalities and business backgrounds, enabling participants to learn from each other and build a close-knit yet globally distributed network.
Another unique feature is the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) which includes a programme-long schedule of group coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, designed to develop an authentic leadership style, empowering graduates to accelerate their career progress even further.
Find out more about our latest intake, and discover some participant profiles from the Class of 2024.
Meet the Class - GEMBA'24 Asia Section
"Pursuing an EMBA has added a new dimension to my professional profile and expertise."
Head of Digital Health Innovation at The Institute for Digital Medicine (WisDM), National University of Singapore
Agata holds a PhD in neuroengineering and currently works in healthcare tech development and implementation.
"I first thought of pursuing an EMBA to strengthen my understanding of the financial aspect of the growing digital health industry," she shares.
"I chose INSEAD for its strong Asia-Europe connections, supportive community, and focus on leadership development.
"The stage has been set, the story is unfolding, the best is yet to come."
Global Data Product Manager, Schneider Electric
Reena is a seasoned manager with a strong technical background in data, software engineering and product management, and global experience at large corporations like Microsoft and Schneider Electric.
In addition, she is exploring her ambition to build an EduTech venture that empowers people and improves lives, and is looking to fill her arsenal with tools to propel her further.
"INSEAD is not just a business school, it is the place where strong and good leaders with integrity and self-awareness are developed."
Head of Sustainable Investing for Asia Pacific, BlackRock Alternative Investors
Wincel's current role includes all aspects of sustainable investing, ESG integration and product strategy for BlackRock Alternatives in Asia Pacific. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines and a CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Through the INSEAD GEMBA, she wishes to gain a deeper understanding of business strategies and further develop her leadership skills.
Meet the Class - GEMBA'24 Middle East Section
"I have a nuanced view of the world which I have found to be compatible with INSEAD’s founding values."
Kareem Al Ghussein
Director, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Kareem is a corporate banker with over a decade of experience in client management, engagement and origination with a focus on strategic local corporate groups.
He was drawn to the INSEAD GEMBA due to the global curriculum and the strong network spanning Europe, Middle East and Asia. "I have a nuanced view of the world which I have found to be compatible with INSEAD’s founding values", he shares.
"The INSEAD network provides immediate benefits."
Director, Customer Experience
Sommer's passion is customer experience, and developing a strategic approach to aligning customer expectations to a brand's promise. She started her career and as an entrepreneur and is looking to enter this space again at some point in the future. "When I make this move, I want to have the right capabilities", she says.
Another passion is leadership development. "I was looking for best practice frameworks that would support lifelong learning. The INSEAD GEMBA connects these elements together beautifully into a comprehensive global programme that meets the highest academic standards", she says.
"The Executive MBA provides you an opportunity for self-introspection but also discovery."
Vice President, Development - Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group
Ramsay, who holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School, currently looks after the Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic growth across Africa & Turkey.
"I think we all reach one day where we need to take a retrospective look at our lives and evaluate where we stand", he shares. "The EMBA provides you this opportunity to frame a process through self-introspection but also discovery."
Meet the Class - GEMBA'24 Europe section
"My cohort is incredible, I am in awe of each and every one of my classmates."
Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Antofagasta plc
Paresh is a senior finance executive with 15 years’ experience and increasing levels of responsibility in the mining industry working across various geographies and commodities.
"Most of my growth has come from learning on the job, however I wanted to go back to a formal learning environment so that I could develop new skills that I could incorporate and also learn from professionals in other industries", he shares.
"The learnings are so hands-on that I am able to actively apply them the minute I get back to work, which is exactly what I came for."
Founder and Managing Director at Footsprint (Labelium Group)
Elisa is the founder of footsprint, a digital sustainability agency.
"Undertaking an Executive MBA was an integral part of the founding decision, as I believed executive education would empower me in my new entrepreneurial journey", she shares.
"INSEAD was an obvious choice for its unmatched Leadership Development Programme, the incredible diversity of the cohort and its multidisciplinary approach to teaching."
"You get the chance to rewire your old concepts and build new ones by stretching your boundaries at the same time."
Head of Data Analytics and AI, Telenor Sweden
Asad is passionate about using data and converting it into insights that help capturing growth opportunities in a converging digital world. He is experienced in leading diverse and high performing teams and finds motivation in developing people.
Pursuing a rigorous and challenging programme like the INSEAD GEMBA was a personal challenge he decided to undertake. "You get the chance to rewire your old concepts and build new ones by stretching your boundaries at the same time," he shares.
The INSEAD GEMBA Class of 2024
Explore more participant profiles from the INSEAD Global Executive MBA Class of 2024 or learn more about the programme features, admissions process and financing on the main INSEAD Global Executive MBA website.