Events / Lunchtime Sessions: With Professor Noah Askin

Lunchtime Sessions: With Professor Noah Askin

January 11, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunchtime Sessions: Networking. And why you need a personal board of directors, with INSEAD Professor Noah Askin


Monday 11 January, 12:30 – 13:45 GMT


Everyone needs mentors and advisors along their professional career path to guide, provide feedback and offer different perspectives, and should be a fundamental part of your career planning strategy, argues Professor Askin. Learn why personal boards are imperative to success, and how to start creating yours.


This masterclass will also cover how to identify opportunities to network given the current social context. Learn to flip networking on its head by changing your approach.


After the masterclass, there will be time to interact and have cross-promotion conversations in small breakout sessions.


Noah Askin, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, teaches the organisational design and leadership core course in the MBA program. He also directs and teaches Product Management Executive Programme and Leading for Results Programme. His teaching focuses primarily on firms’ organisational-strategic alignment, leading and experiencing organisational change, managing corporate culture, and utilising social networks.


Prior to becoming a business school academic, Noah had a number of roles in the business and not-for-profit sectors. Noah received a joint PhD from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and its Sociology department. He also has an MA in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Booth, as well as an AB in Psychology from Harvard University. You can read more about his work at

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.