About

Me

Hi, I'm Thomas Konings, welcome to my website. I am currently following the MSc in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and have previously completed the MSc in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). I also hold a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).

My goal is to connect my main fields of interest: (1) Finance, (2) Management, (3) Technology & Data. I believe companies will need to take a more holistic approach to these areas in the next century to maintain a competitive advantage. Data-driven decision making in management taking into account financial constraints and creating the right incentives, can go a long way towards achieving goals in an organization of any size.

In my spare time I enjoy biking and hiking. I also listen to music a lot, and enjoy learning new technical skills, from web development to business intelligence.

Hiking near Edinburgh, Scotland

Experience

Valuation, Modeling & Economics Intern

EY Rotterdam, Mar 2021 - Jul 2021
Supported the team with various corporate finance advisory services to mid-sized, international, listed and unlisted companies. Focus on advanced business modelling and valuation in- and outside of M&A contexts. Side-project: created VBA tooling to analyze spreadsheet size & efficiency.

Mergers & Acquisitions Intern

IMAP Netherlands, Jun 2020 - Aug 2020
Prepared presentations and information packages/pitches. Worked on market research, financial modelling, and valuations (Discounted Cash Flow, Adjusted Present Value, Market Multiples).

Teaching Assistant - Macroeconomics, Marketing, ICT, History of Economic Thought

Erasmus School of Economics, Sep 2018 - Mar 2020
Responsible for preparing and teaching tutorials, as well as grading assignments & exams. Taught to over 300 people in total over the course of my Bachelor's degree.

Education

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

MSc in Management 2021 - 2022
(ongoing)

RSM Erasmus University

MSc Finance & Investments, 2020 - 2021
GPA: 8.3/10.0
Thesis: "Private equity: is there value in knowing the ropes?" (published here)

Erasmus School of Economics

International BSc Economics and Business Economics (IBEB), 2017 - 2020
GPA: 8.1/10.0
Thesis: "Supply Chains and Shareholder Risk in Challenging Times: Evidence from the Coronavirus Crisis" (available here)

Università Bocconi

Bachelor Exchange Student, 2019 - 2020
GPA: 25/30

Skills

General

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Financial Modeling
  • Valuation

Programming

  • VBA
  • Python
  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • STATA 17
  • HTML5 + CSS3

Languages

  • Dutch (native)
  • English (C2)
  • French (B2)

Contact & Socials



Photos

I publish photos on Unsplash from time to time, these are some of my favorite ones:

aerial photography of city

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top view photo of buildings

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gray concrete stairs at daytime

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gray concrete road between green grass field under blue sky during daytime

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Music

I listen to music a lot and enjoy discovering new genres, artists, and songs. Anything I discover tends to be neatly organized into a themed playlist or hoarded in my 'Favorites' playlist. My taste can be classified as broad, with songs ranging from the 50s to the present and genres like rock, country, blues, and of course pop. Here are some of the playlists I'm most proud of: