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20 April 2011: Dr Franz B. Humer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of INSEAD, the leading international business school, announced the appointment of seven new Members to the INSEAD Board this month.

The new members, elected for three-year terms, are: Julie Meyer, Founder & CEO, Ariadne Capital Ltd; Daniel Lalonde, President and CEO, Maison Moët & Chandon; Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Executive Board, Wendel Group; Leonidas Los, Shipbroker, Trimarine Shipping Company; Mika Salmi, Chairman, Sulake; Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Founder & Managing Partner, Independent Capital Management and Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline.

The INSEAD Board is comprised of 26 internationally recognised business leaders representing all industry sectors and a dozen different nationalities, including such notable alumni as former CEO of Doubleclick and now Gilt Group CEO Kevin Ryan. Over half of the members are INSEAD alumni, and over one fifth are women.

Commenting on her appointment, Julie Meyer said, “The task of preparing business people and industrialists for their work in guiding economies and creating markets is a minefield – it has never been more complex or more global. During my time at INSEAD my thinking was transformed into believing I could make a much greater contribution to the world. I hope to make an impact over the next 3 years as a Board member, continuing to build the very strong chain of people who are part of the INSEAD family and who are committed to thinking globally.”

Julie Meyer was also recently named as one of INSEAD’s top 50 Alumni who changed the world.

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About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, and a research centre in Israel, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Its 145 renowned Faculty members from 36 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on its three campuses, the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance delivers MBA and co-branded executive education programmes on Wharton's U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco. In China, it awards a joint Executive MBA with Tsinghua University, and in Brazil, its executive education association with Fundação Dom Cabral has existed for 21 years.

Last year, INSEAD celebrated 50 years as a pioneer of international business education based in Europe. This year it celebrates another milestone in its history - the 10th Anniversary of its Asia campus in Singapore.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to believe in conducting cutting edge research and innovating across all our programmes in order to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled INSEAD to become truly "The Business School for the World."

More information about INSEAD can be found at

About Ariadne Capital

Ariadne Capital is a leading UK investment and advisory firm specialising in technology and digital media. Ariadne focuses on early stage investments in internet and mobile companies led by entrepreneurs with an existing track record. In particular, Ariadne prioritises ‘game changing ideas’ in the areas of business applications, media technology, digital entertainment and financial services for consumers and small business.

Founded in 2000 by Julie Meyer and 58 leading entrepreneurs, Ariadne has advised "game-changers" such as Skype (sold to Ebay), Espotting (now MIVA), Zopa (P2P lending and borrowing) and Monitise (mobile money listed on the London AIM market with a market capitalisation of >£150 million), and holds equity stakes in 20 high growth start-ups. Ariadne Capital also runs Entrepreneur Country, the start-up community and forum -

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Narda Shirley or Sarah Caddy
Gong Communications
+44 (0)207 935 4800

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