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Lunchtime Sessions: Interim Roles – how to find them

October 26, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunchtime and Suppertime Sessions: Interim Roles – how to find them
This event is held in collaboration with NAA Singapore
Monday 26 October 12:30 – 13:45


Join fellow INSEAD alumni to connect and share ideas, tactics and strategies. The lively discussion should be valuable to alumni seeking to build a work portfolio of consulting gigs, freelancing, and interim management.


Hear from Richard Beesley (Partner, Interim Solutions, Bailey Montagu) and Mike Magee (Managing Director Asia, X-PM) on How to find and succeed in interim executive roles. Moderated by Mike Gorham (MBA 98J).


Richard Beesley has been a provider of high quality Interim Managers, operating at board and senior operational levels, for over twenty years. He spent nine years at Odgers, where he was an equity partner and Deputy MD of the Interim practice, and has gone on to set up two further successful Interim businesses. Richard has also worked with the Leadership Trust as a coach and facilitator for many years, and now also operates as an executive coach and mentor. He lives in Hampshire and is the proud owner of a beach hut in Dorset.


Mike Magee is Managing Director of X-PM Pte Ltd a South East Asia an Executive Interim Management Consulting Company and a Member of the WIL Group. X-PM is an international consulting company headquartered in Paris with offices in India, Singapore, China and HK. Mike has spent his career in consultancy, specialising in large transformation projects and was an executive director of Cap Gemini in the UK and Asia. X-PM’s consultants work all over the world in crisis situations and on executive interim transformation assignments. Executive interim consultants are being called upon in these challenging times to help companies restructure.


Mike Gorham (MBA 98J). Mike helps business units of mutli-nationals and PE portfolio companies to turnaround and grow, both organically and through M&A. His background is in strategy, marketing and business development for manufacturing and distribution businesses. Since going freelance early this year, Mike has filled two interim roles in strategic partnership development, and built a business intelligence system for a wholesaler to optimise pricing and customer profitability. He has embraced his inner geek and loves getting into the tech behind any business.


Host: 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.


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


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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