Other schools may say they’re international but they all have a dominant culture.
Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein
Nationality: American Year of graduation: 1988 Current Role: President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

“I’d had an Ivy League education and was a lawyer by the time I realised I really wanted to be the client instead. I feel very fortunate to have gone to INSEAD. Studying for a one-year MBA in France was the perfect combination. The courses, teachers, subjects, computer simulations were all fascinating and fulfilling. Most important of all, though, was being in a community where everyone is in a cultural minority. Other schools may say they’re international, but they all have a dominant culture.

Now I’m responsible for a global enterprise. On one of our cruise ships alone we can have crew from 70 different countries and guests from 100. It’s impossible to say whether I could have become CEO of such an international company without my MBA from INSEAD, but I was definitely better prepared for the role as a result of it. In fact, sometimes it feels like INSEAD all over again.”