What and when did you study at INSEAD?
MBA ‘15J, Fontainebleau and Singapore.
Tell us about your career to date.
Started as a lawyer with some incredible internships at the Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal, the Permanent Court of Arbitration supporting a dispute between north and south Sudan, and the NSW Public Defenders Office. After working for a few years in commercial law, I then transitioned post-MBA into consulting. I am a Principal at Nous Group, which is a 700 person Australian-founded consultancy, working on challenges including how the NSW schools reduce the number of students going onto social welfare at age 15, how our government service agencies can better support community through floods and bushfires, and how universities can better achieve their educational, research and community ambitions.
What does “Force for Good” mean to you?
A senior colleague of mine once lamented to me, “I want to volunteer in the soup kitchen, but they keep asking me to join the board.” As INSEAD alumni, we’re very well positioned to give back to the community using all of our skills and resources. For me, that’s playing an active leadership role in a few key communal organisations that mean a lot to me – I am the chair of Little Dreamers Australia (which supports over 6,000 young carers across Australia), a director of the Board of Jewish Education (which seeks to inspire the next generation of Jewish kids), and a patrol captain at Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (home to many INSEAD alumni!).
How can the INSEAD community help you?
Little Dreamers Australia supports over 6,000 young carers across Australia: children aged 4-25 years old with siblings and parents with disability, illness, addiction or other challenge. We would love your support. Join us on a 4-day hike through the Larrapinta Trail in the Northern Territory in May 2023 to help us fundraise for young carers (bit.ly/littledreamers-larapinta). If trekking is not your thing, please consider making a tax-deductible donation, big or small – https://littledreamers-larapinta-2023.inadv.com.au/tom-levi
What are your top memories from your time at INSEAD?
Our Section E1 became known as the “Nossa” section, from the Brazilian song Ai Se Eu Te Pego. That was the song that got our entire section up on the dance floor, and brings back the best memories! Listen here: https://youtu.be/hcm55lU9knw