Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is an international body of Leading Experts in fields as diverse as finance, marketing, tech, business, education, real estate and retail. They all have degrees from the very best universities and have consistently climbed the career ladder to become Company Heads, Entrepreneurs and Professors. Leadearly Programmes teach the insights that were the key enablers to their success. 


Tiago Ries Marquez

Neuroscientist & University Lecturer King's College London
Tiago is a Dr. at Institute of Psychiatry (at the Maudsley, King's College) and lectures at Imperial College and King's College London. He is passionate about education and the human brain and his work has received much recognition and awards.
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Alpana Thapar

Marketer / Business case developer
 Harvard Business School
Alpana has an MBA from Harvard Business school and is currently Assistant Director at Harvard, responsible for developing case studies for the curriculum.  She also has 10 years of Brand Management experience having worked for Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Bateel and BCG.
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Patrick Baudry

Ed Tech / VC / PE
Patrick is an INSEAD alum and previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is the founder of Veni Vedi Ventures, a Private Equity and Venture Capitalist firm.  He is also the CEO of Jumia Group and Co-Founder of Casbah Business Angels.
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Mujahid Hamid

Chairman - Unilever China 
Harvard / Columbia
Mujahid is a Harvard & Columbia alum and has over 30 years experience in industry. He is currently a Chairman of Unilever. He is also an advisor on the board of a few select companies.
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Anna Germanos

Industry Manager for Google
Anna is an INSEAD alum and currently works as an Industry Manager for FMCG and luxury in the MENA area for Google. She has previously worked for Strategy& - a part of PwC network.
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Jérémie Delecourt

Private Equity
Jeremie studied at the prestigious business school, HEC in Paris. He is a member of the Executive Committee at Ardian (previously AXA Private Equity), which manages $60bn in assets. Jérémie heads corporate development, HR, communications and middle office.
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Edward Rose

(Japanese / Australian)
Hedge Fund Owner
 Duke University  & LSE
Ed studied at the prestigious Duke university in the US and London School of Economics. He was a Managing Director running a trading desk for Nomura and Lehman Brothers before starting his own hedge fund based in Mayfair, London. 

Lovisa Lander

Education focused Private Equity
Hong Kong University
Lovisa has an MSc. in Mathematics and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. She is currently Vice President at TA Associates, a leading Private Equity Firm in London where she focuses investments on Education and Healthcare globally.
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Shan Mehta

Tech Investor / Entrepreneur
Shan is an INSEAD alum and sits on the board of many companies in Tech, Retail, Real Estate and Jewellery industries. He has successfully sold previous investments and is now focused on the Silicon Valley.
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Enrico Cesenni

Columbia / INSEAD / Wharton
Enrico worked as an Investment Banker for Goldman Sachs in London before starting up a number of ventures in the education, retail, hospitality and renewable energy industries focused on the far east. His company is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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Sadaf Raza

Educationalist / Entrepreneur. King’s College, INSEAD.
Sadaf is a serial entrepreneur with a first class degree in Computer Science. She started her career as an Investment Banker in Structured Finance at Bank of America. Seeking creativity, she pursued Brand Management at Procter & Gamble in London. Post MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore she joined the Leadership Programme at Johnson & Johnson as Franchise Manager for EMEA. Her first venture in retail became a market leader in 2 years. She set up LeadEarly to bring expert life lessons to aspiring teenagers.
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