Members of the RSM community which consists of students, staff, faculty members, and alumni, can submit nominations in three categories. 

After nominees are selected, alumni, staff, students, and friends of RSM can vote for the person they think most deserves to be recognised in each category. A separate panel of judges also votes for their preferred winner, with the final result based on both the jury and public vote combined.

Voting is now closed

Voting has now closed for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The winners will be announced in December.

Alumni Achievement Award

Acknowledges alumni who are a force for positive change in business or society. This can be as a part of a corporate community, as an entrepreneur, or as an individual whose life mission is to improve the lives of others or to protect or improve the environment.


Ali Fenwick

Translating the science of human behaviour for everyone

Georgios Lampridis

Driving the economy towards meaningful environmental and social change 

Guénola Nonet

Transforming organisations and business schools for sustainability

Guðmundur Kristjánsson

Making money good to fight global crime

Ines Besbes

Innovating with AI towards a healthier and happier workforce 

Jan-Philipp Hotze

Accelerating sustainable energy supplies for people’s homes

Margriet Vonno

Touching the lives of others through authentic leadership 

Michael John Magdongon

Switching gears to become a fintech entrepreneur

Micky Chen

Helping the next generation succeed through entrepreneurial endeavours 

Alumni Volunteering Award

Recognises alumni volunteers who share their time or resources to contribute to the school’s reputation, research, education and student experience, or help promote alumni relations.


José Enrique Viniegra Escanero

Fostering strong connection on a high level in Spain

Louise Oprel

Sharing knowledge to achieve more together

Thomas A.J. Verkooijen

Keeping close with the CEMS community through alumni activities

Wouter Klinkhamer

Supporting education and research to tackle wicked problems

Force for Positive Change: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Since 2020, we’ve granted an award to highlight the work being done by alumni in service of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Each year, a different SDG will be represented. In 2023, the award will acknowledge an alum who is initiating and leading action to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all, or build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions in line with SDG 16.


Eveline de Vink

Using history to support a future world of peace and safety 

Laura Di Santolo

Empowering refugees to build new lives and businesses 

Mark Kychma

Leading the way to safety for war refugees

Natalie Righton

Reporting the truth to fight injustice and boost peace