International schools’ innovation & response to the Covid pandemic

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International schools’ innovation & response to the Covid pandemic

Join us for this essential webinar, hosted by Jayne Constantinis, BBC World presenter, with Fiona Murchie, and Ashwin Assomull Partner, Global Education Practice, L.E.K. Consulting, and a panel including Jonathan Taylor, Principal, International School Zurich North, Cognita’s first School in Switzerland. Plus David Willows, Director of Advancement , The International School of Brussels.

They will discuss how International Schools have risen to the challenges of the Covid pandemic resulting in new innovations in technology, online learning and wellbeing. Discover how schools are delivering for parents and students with safety first, bringing leadership and innovation to the fore.


November 5 timings 11.00 am UK time to 12.30 UK time

11.00am Webinar opens with Host Jayne Constantinis

Welcome and introductions

11.05 -11.20 am Ashwin Assomull Partner, Global Education Practice, L.E.K. Consulting

Presentation: What parents are looking for from schools at the moment

11.20 Panel discussion facilitated by Jane Constantinis, Broadcaster:

  • Jitin Sethi, Partner, Global Education Practice, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Ashwin Assomull, Partner, Global Education Practice (L.E.K. Consulting)
  • Jonathan Taylor Principal, International School Zurich North, (Cognita)
  • Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Relocate magazine and Relocate Global
  • David Willows, Director of Advancement, The International School of Brussels

Questions taken via live chat facility with answers from panel

12.30 pm End

Speaker biographies

Ashwin Assomull is a Partner at L.E.K. Consulting, head of both the Mumbai and Singapore offices, and a founding member of the firm’s Education practice. Ashwin has worked on over 300 education-specific cases and has led more than 200 engagements in the education sector, across all verticals including K-12, Higher and Vocational Education, Transnational Education, English Language Training and Education Technology. Ashwin frequently advises CEOs of top education companies and investors on buy- and sell-side diligences, market-entry strategy, and pricing strategy, and full potential assessments. He is also a regular speaker at industry-leading conferences such as EdEx MENA, EdEx Qatar, IPSEF and Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend.

Jitin Sethi is a Partner at L.E.K. Consulting’s Global Education Practice (GEP). He is a founding member and leader of the GEP. Jitin has delivered education cases across the globe, and has extensive experience across all education segments, including K-12, Higher Education, Transnational Education, Education Technology and Corporate Training. Jitin is focused on the education work in UK, Australia and Latin America, where he has advised leading clients and investors on marquee deals. He works closely with school companies, tertiary institutions and private equity clients on investment opportunities, full potential assessment, business plan development, pricing uplift opportunity, and go-to-market strategy.

Jonathan Taylor became Principal of International School Zurich North in Switzerland in August 2019. Before this Jonathan was Head of North Bridge House School in Canonbury, London for five years. He made the move after leading one of Dulwich College’s five schools in China.

Dr. David Willows is Director of Advancement at the International School of Brussels, Belgium. He is also a regular presenter & trainer at international events and author of several books and articles in the field of international school branding, innovation, admissions, marketing and communications. Today, he is considered a leading practitioner in the fields of Enrollment Management & Advancement and continues to be involved in several global network organisations, helping to shape and define the future of the learning business. Read his blog at



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