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Everyone has a plan until reality hits - both in life and business

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  • Name: Everyone has a plan until reality hits - both in life and business
  • Date: 21 October 2020
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00 BST
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
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About this event

Join our guest speaker Matt Lilley - CEO Africa, Prudential Plc, and our session moderator, Stephen Ellis, as part of Regent's Global Leaders Speaker Series.

'Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth', as Mike Tyson once put it. Whatever the environment, be it business, work or life, the key is how you react. The real key to success is to have the right kind of plan to be able to move forward. For those running any size business or organisation, from the CEO of the largest organisation to an entrepreneur heading his or her own start-up, you will always be wise to plan for bumps, risks or opportunities in the road- and more- along the way as you execute that flawless plan. That’s reality, and reality is competitive and complicated... but the opportunities and scope can be thrilling!


Matt Lilley, CEO Africa at Prudential plc

Matt has led the building of Prudential’s business across the continent over the past five years. He previously worked at Boston Consulting Group and Lehman Brothers.

Dr Stephen Ellis, Assistant Dean – Business & Management at Regent’s University London (session moderator)

Steve provides hands-on operational leadership both to create a roadmap for the future and realise the benefits of structural changes. His main focus is currently on pedagogic development and improving the student experience which go hand in hand. Prior to joining Regents, Steve’s background encompassed academia and international business, having spent 11 years with HSBC, first as an international management development executive in 10 countries and latterly a senior HR business partner in the UK.