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Lunchtime Sessions: Finding success on platforms

October 12, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunchtime Sessions: Finding success on Platforms
Monday 12 October 12:30 – 13:45


Join fellow INSEAD alumni to share ideas, tactics and strategies on how to enjoy the benefits of our gig economy, and riding out the highs and the lows. The lively discussion should be valuable to alumni seeking to build a work portfolio of consulting gigs, freelancing, and interim management.


Hear from Will Jones (MBA 16D), UK Director of COMATCH, on working with platforms and providers in the independent consulting and gig economy. He will share an overview on the landscape in the UK, what platforms look for in candidates, best practices, and tips and tricks for getting selected.


There will be time for Q&A and small group discussion.

Like a few other INSEADers, Will Jones isn’t quite sure where he comes from. He grew up between Japan, Hong Kong, London, and Beijing. After graduating as a mechanical engineer from Warwick University, Will worked in China for four year as a manufacturing engineer before becoming a management consultant with PA Consulting Group. He joined Accenture Strategy after INSEAD and finally Will joined COMATCH in 2018 to open their UK office and to learn about the dark and mysterious world of start-ups/independent consulting.


Moderator: Rahima Valji (MBA 03D) has launched new products, businesses and innovation programmes across three continents as a strategic growth and innovation advisor to CEOs and leadership teams. She focuses on helping corporates and scaleups grow, through innovation, scaling and international expansion and by building strategic partnerships and relationships. She spent a recent gap year eating and cooking her way around the world, ending up as a guest chef in an Italian restaurant in Mozambique feeding CEOs, ambassadors and Italians! All of them are still alive.


About Lunchtime Sessions:
Launched in June 2020, the lunchtime sessions are a bi-monthly forum for freelancers, independent consultants and job seekers to connect, exchange ideas, and support one another. What better sounding board than a fellow INSEAD alum? Sessions will discuss relevant topics, followed by ample time for cross-promotion networking in small breakout groups to facilitate connection and conversation. Join us as a participant, speaker or moderator!



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