The winners of the PwC Assaf Lennon Memorial Essay Prize were announced at the Essay Competition and PwC Assaf Lennon Memorial Lecture earlier this month, to honour the memory of the late Assaf Lennon, a senior management consultant and long-time friend and contributor to the University.
Assaf devoted a generous amount of time and resources to helping students at LUMS. Not only did he contribute lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes but he also found the time to offer talented students workplace experience opportunities, often becoming actively involved in challenging and shaping students’ learning.
Jon Andrews, Executive Board member for Technology and Investments at PwC, dedicated his lecture to Assaf. His presentation, "Life on the Board at PwC", captivated the audience of students, staff and Assaf’s family and friends. Jon paid tribute to Assaf throughout the lecture and highlighted to the students the importance of 'building your individual story to differentiate yourself in the job market'.
Dr Hesketh also commended Assaf, saying: “‘Assaf loved the BBA MNGT 110 course; he was happy to provide our student's with opportunities to work directly with him. I can think of students whom Assaf has directly inspired and shaped their careers through this process.’
‘It is not coincidental that today we have journalists, senior executives, consultants and corporate lawyers flying in from as far away as Boston to pay tribute to Assaf. They have each commented on how proud they are that Assaf’s name lives on at the University. We have highlighted how input from executives like Assaf has enabled talented students to flourish.’
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