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Zhu Yihan

Can you tell me about your background and your career? My name is Zhu and I’m originally from Chengdu, China, but came to the UK to study for a masters in Birmingham. I currently work in London and am transitioning from a role in banking as a...

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Ed Lees

Ed is currently a Pathfinder Programme participant who wants to make an impact and use his skills and experience to make a difference. Can you tell me about your background and your career? I have over 12 years’ experience of delivering...

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Farid Kelekun

On Purpose London April 2020 Fellow. Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose? My background is fintech. I first worked as a credit analyst at iwoca, gaining key insights into how SMEs operate and the day to day...

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Patrick Ellen

Patrick is currently an On Purpose London October 2020 Associate. Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose? I did East Asian Studies at University, focussing on Korea, where I lived and studied for a couple of...

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Hugh Chatfield

On Purpose London October 2019 Fellow, now Head of Growth for an organisation that aims to transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people in life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. Can you tell...

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Ella Umansky

Ella is currently an On Purpose London October 2020 Associate. Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose? I studied history, a very essay and detail-focused degree, so I have always been comfortable working...

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Nikesh Sharma

On Purpose London April 2019 Fellow, now a Social Impact Consultant for an organisation striving to create, scale and sustain the maximum social impact and Co-Founder of Actionable . Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to...

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Lisa Yu

On Purpose London October 2019 Fellow. Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose? Prior to On Purpose I had been an actuary for 14 years. (Jeez that sounds so long!) I had worked in the general insurance sector...

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Jawad Anjum

On Purpose London October 2019 Fellow, now Community Organiser at High Trees Community Development Trust. Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose? I was a mechanical engineer in the energy industry. I worked in...

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Kush Kanodia
Kush Kanodia

Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose? I graduated from Kent University with a Management Science degree and started work as a contractor. I worked with organisations such as the BBC and HSBC and then moved...

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Borja Blanco Méndez

On Purpose London October 2018 Fellow, now freelancing remotely in confinement from the little hamlet where he grew up, and is using this chance to reconsider the rural life. Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On...

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Tim Motz

On Purpose London October 2016 Fellow, now a Product Manager at Winnow (an organisation that strives to tackle food waste created by commerical kitchens).Can you tell me about your background and your career prior to On Purpose?I come from...

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