The INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Class of 2025 embarked on their transformational journey in 2023 on our three campuses in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Each GEMBA class is composed of an exceptional mix of experienced executives from a wide range of nationalities and business backgrounds, fostering a unique learning environment enriched by diverse perspectives and a global network. 

Learn more about the different perspectives and delve into the profiles of some members from the Class of 2025.

Meet the Class - GEMBA'25 Asia Section

INSEAD Global Executive MBA

"Learning takes on a different meaning at this stage of your career."


Sharon Lim
Director, Planning (Biomedical Sciences) at A*STAR, Singapore


Sharon, who holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from Harvard University, felt an instant connection to INSEAD's mission to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. 

"The idea that it is not just about learning to enrich yourself but to contribute back to society really resonated with me", she shares.

Read more about Sharon

"The cohort in Asia is very diverse, in every sense."


Assyl Ikhsan
Executive Director, Transition Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore


Assyl built a successful and fulfilling career in the finance and energy sectors across the UK, Kazakhstan and Singapore. 

"What I've been so far enthused the most by are the inspirational stories of my peers - I cherish these connections and I will carry some of these impressions for a very long time after graduating."

Read more about Assyl

Meet the Class - GEMBA'25 Middle East Section

INSEAD Global Executive MBA

"What I find most enjoyable are the in-depth class discussions involving both professors and fellow classmates."


Negar Aram
Regional Technical Sales at Schlumberger, UAE


"My career path has been quite the journey, spanning from hands-on field engineering to technical roles, diving into the intricacies of commercial strategy, and finally finding myself in business development", says Negar.

"I wanted to gain insights into other business facets that would not only enrich my knowledge but also address areas where I seek further refinement, contributing to my journey of evolving into an influential leader."

Read more about Negar

"Pursuing an INSEAD programme is a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective, develop your leadership skills, and connect with a diverse community of learners and leaders."

Kamlesh Dookayka INSEAD Global Executive MBA

Kamlesh Dookayka
Regional Programme Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa at IRENA, UAE


Kamlesh's career journey evolved from an academic path in physics to operating at policy and advocacy levels at the national and international stage.

"Learning and unlearning are ongoing processes, and my curiosity and passion keep driving me. Whether it's exploring new places and cultures, learning new skills, or challenging myself to step outside of my comfort zone, I am always looking for ways to grow and mature as a person", he says.

Read more about Kamlesh

Meet the Class - GEMBA'25 Europe section

INSEAD Global Executive MBA

"INSEAD's approach with campuses across the world and strong focus on diversity was really appealing to me."

Hannah Herzig INSEAD Global Executive MBA

Hannah Herzig
Policy officer at European Commission, Belgium


"I decided to pursue an EMBA because the fields I have worked in are dominated by a mindset of distance and scepticism toward the private sector" shares Hannah, who is passionate about healthcare. 

"With a strong focus on technology and sustainability, INSEAD seemed a perfect fit given my aim to broaden my profile."

Read more about Hannah


"INSEAD was a no-brainer, to be honest, I only applied here."

Guillaume Lecaros de Cossio INSEAD Global Executive MBA

Guillaume Lecaros de Cossio
Advisor to the Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution, France
Peruvian, French


Guillaume joined the programme to deep dive into the technical skills and innovative methods of the private sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities in order to deliver better collective outcomes.

"The professors so far have been extremely good, both by their academic knowledge but also on-the-ground experience with companies", he shares. 

Read more about Guillaume

The INSEAD GEMBA Class of 2025

INSEAD Global Executive MBA


Explore more participant profiles from the INSEAD Global Executive MBA Class of 2025 or learn more about the programme features, admissions process and financing on the main INSEAD Global Executive MBA website

AY 22-23 GEMBA Brochure

Download Global Executive MBA Brochure

Download now

If you would like to discuss your profile and GEMBA application in more detail, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Contact Us