Kate Jillings


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Location in:
London, United Kingdom


BusinessBecause.com is a professional network for the business school world, publishing fresh daily journalism and connecting people before, during and after business school. Kate co-founded BusinessBecause in mid 2009; she has visited more than 80 b-schools internationally and speaks with MBA applicants, students and alums every day. Before BusinessBecause, Kate worked for multinationals including GlaxoSmithKline and BNP Paribas in marketing, comms and strategy roles.

You can message me via BusinessBecause or email kate@businessbecause.com

Kate would like to connect to people in

  • Education
  • Finance - Private equity/ venture capital
  • Hospitality
  • China
  • South Africa
  • United States of America

Kate has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Kate speaks

  • English

Kate has experience in

  • Education
  • Finance - Investment banking
  • Government / Public sector / Non-profit
  • Pharmaceuticals / Biotech
  • Technology

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2009 – present


  • BUSINESSBECAUSE LTD is an online media company providing marketing, communications and careers services to business schools and corporate recruiters around the world.
  • Our flagship product, BusinessBecause.com, connects people before, during and after their MBA.
2007 – 2009

Head of Strategic Marketing, Equity Derivatives

BNP Paribas , United Kingdom
2003 – 2007

Marketing Excellence Manager/ Brand Manager

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
2001 – 2003

Internships (Communications)

Ketchum Public Relations, London News Network, Novartis
1999 – 2001

Internships (Public Affairs)

House of Commons Library, Capitol Hill think tank, AS Biss Public Affairs
1996 – 1998

Internships (Legal)

Simmons & Simmons, Railtrack PLC, Chambers of Bruce McIntyre


1998 – 2001

University of Oxford

MA (Masters)
1991 – 1998

The Lady Eleanor Holles School


Not a member of any clubs

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  • British