The INSEAD Alumni Association of Belgium plays an active role in the Belgian business community and wishes to honour the innovative capabilities of Belgian business leaders.
The INSEAD Innovator Prize is awarded each year by the INSEAD Alumni Association of Belgium to people who, in the eyes of the Selection Committee, have made an innovative contribution and had a lasting impact on the Belgian or international business community.
Innovator Prize 2020 – CANCELED
to be wawarded to Felix Van de Maele, CEO & Co-Founder at Collibra nominated for his visionary approach of the concept “Data Intelligence” and his impressive track record in bringing Collibra to a global leadership position with a continuous focus on innovation.
Wednesday 25th of November 2020
Alumni open houses, cross-Atlantic and digitally connected with our laureate in New York
In the good spirit of our association, this year’s edition of the Innovator Prize will be a truly innovative event. Our Alumni have accepted to open up their homes and welcome small groups of guests for a new dinner experience, where the same sanitary rules as in a restaurant will apply and during which we will connect with Felix Van de Maele in New York for the official part of our event. To appoint the house where you will be welcomed, we will need an address of reference which we will take into account when distributing our guests.
We truly hope that our creative approach will convince you this year again – or for the first time – to be part of our prestigious event. Like other years, the proceeds of our flagship event will allow us to support promising Belgian MBA applicants to fund their studies at INSEAD. In these challenging times, more than ever, we count on our strong network of INSEAD alumni, corporate connections and friends to build an event to remember and celebrate our 33rd INSEAD Innovator Prize recipient.
The INSEAD Innovator Prize Selection Committee
Marc Bihain, Ioan Carpus, Nicolas D’Heygere, Christophe Hamal, Danny Lein, Dirk Luyten, Muriel Pletsers, Martine Reynaers, Enrique Vega, Brigitte Veithen – de Vet, Johan Vermeiren
2019: Onno van de Stolpe, CEO Galapagos
2018: Pattie Maes, Professor and Leader Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT
2017: Jef Colruyt, CEO Colruyt Group
2016: Christine Van Broeckhoven, Department Director Molecular Genetics, UA
2015: Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder Close the Gap
2014: Nicolas Saverys, CEO Exmar
When & Where
UPDATE Oct 2020: unfortunately we have to cancel the event due to the sanitary measures related to the covid-19 pandemic. We’d like to express our sincere thanks to our loyal corporate and event sponsors and the alumni who offered their participation fee as a sponsoring for our Belgian Alumni and Council Scholarship Fund.
Wednesday, 25th of November, 18:45 Alumni houses – share your address through the registration button to be appointed to one of our venues. We currently have options in Brussels Capital Region, Brussels Ring area (Wezembeek-Oppem, Overijse, St-Genesius-Rode, Ternat), Antwerp, greater Gent area and greater Leuven Area. Additional locations will be published here.
Participation fee €150 for non-members and corporate participants
€125 for active members of IAAB
€100 for promotions 2018 – 2019 – 2020 Contact our Secretary General, Muriel Pletsers (email@example.com) for corporate formula’s.