Ravin Jesuthasan is a recognized global thought leader and author on the future of work and human capital. He has led numerous research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work. Ravin has lead numerous research projects for the World Economic Forum including its ground-breaking study; Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society and the recently launched Creating a Shared Vision for Talent in the 4th Industrial Revolution. He is a regular participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos and Dalian/Tianjin and is a member of the forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment.
Ravin has been a featured speaker on the aforementioned topics at conferences in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. He has also been featured and quoted extensively by leading business media including CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNBC, Fortune, FT, The Nikkei (Japan), Les Echoes (France), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), Valor Economico (Brazil), Business Times (Malaysia), Globe and Mail (Canada), South China Morning Post, Dubai One TV and The Australian among others. Ravin is a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world including Oxford University, Northwestern University and the University of Southern California.
He has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine. He is the author ofTransformative HR and Lead The Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment and Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach to Applying Automation to Work. Ravin has authored over 70 articles including 7 for the Harvard Business Review and his article in the HR People and Strategy Journal entitled Performance Management as a Business Discipline received the 2014 Walker Award for the most original and valuable contribution to the HR profession.
Ravin has led numerous large-scale, global restructuring and transformation engagements for companies around the world. His clients include six global high-tech companies, eight international financial services organizations, four large retail organizations, a major U.S. motion picture studio, four international consumer goods companies, six large pharmaceuticals firms, five major energy companies and twelve global airlines among many others.
Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson 24 years ago, Ravin was a consultant with the strategy practice of a major management consulting firm.
Ravin Jesuthasan is the global leader of Willis Towers Watson’s Talent and Rewards portfolio of data, software and advisory assets. He is a Managing Director of the firm and is based in the Chicago office.
Ravin holds B.B.A. (Finance) and M.B.A. (Finance) degrees and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Kathleen is the head of distribution at Blackboard, an AIG-owned technology-focused subsidiary. There, she has been responsible for developing and managing broker relationships and contributing to the overall build of this middle-market commercial insurance start-up.
She has an extensive background in starting up businesses, driving innovation and transforming businesses within the insurance industry. She started her career as a consultant at Accenture and then progressed with roles at Zurich, Marsh, and AIG. She has held several senior executive positions, including head of operations and technology for the US at Marsh and northeast regional vice president of Zurich’s commercial market business.
Kathleen is also a strong proponent of advancing women and has served as an engaged leader in employee resource groups at her past four companies, including her most recent role as an executive sponsor for AIG’s Women &Allies ERG. She was on the steering committee of Marsh’s internal women’s group and founded the global women’s network at Zurich in 2007, which is still in place today.
Kathleen received a bachelor of arts in English and French from the University of Notre Dame and a masters of arts degree in linguistics from the University of Kansas. Kathleen currently lives in Brooklyn and enjoys the outdoors, comedy, music, and exploring the national parks as well as NYC’s boroughs with her husband, Todd, and10-year-old son, Milo.
2019 IICF Women in Insurance Midwest Breakfast
August 28, 2019 at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Conference Center at One North Wacker
One North Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
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About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. Established in 1994, IICF has served as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry for more than twenty-five years, contributing over $31 million in community grants along with 300,000 volunteer hours by more than 110,000 industry professionals. IICF reinvests locally where funds are raised, serving hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, for maximum community impact. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at www.iicf.org or follow us on Twitter @doubleicf.
Kelly Hartweg, Executive Director, Midwest Division
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
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