The Business School Management Board is responsible for the overall management of the School and the delivery of the School’s strategy.

  1. To set overall strategy for the School. 

  2. To oversee the implementation of the School’s strategic plan. 

  3. To ensure resources are deployed effectively to deliver the School’s objectives. 

  4. To ensure effective management, governance and legal compliance structures are in place within the School. 

  5. To hold budget-holders to account for delivery of their plans and budgets. 

  6. To champion and enable our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

  7. To ensure research centres are delivering their strategic objectives and plans effectively and efficiently, and that these are in line with School strategy, by receiving annual reports.

  8. To receive reports and recommendations from subcommittees. 

  9. To approve and track major projects and to assign responsibility for these where appropriate. 

  10. To respond to major external opportunities and threats. 

  11. To develop recommendations requiring College approval. 

  12. To be accountable for School health and safety, and risk management processes.

  13. To ensure effective internal and external communication of School activities. 

  14. To ensure and nurture relationships that will enhance the reputation, image and funding of the School. 

  15. To review its terms of reference and membership annually.

Business School Management Board meeting dates (academic year 2023 – 2024)

  • 14th September 2023
  • 19th October 2023
  • 16th November 2023
  • 14th December 2023
  • 25th January 2024
  • 29th February 2024
  • 21st March 2024
  • 18th April 2024
  • 16th May 2024
  • 20th June 2024
  • 18th July 2024
Franklin Allen

Professor Franklin Allen (Chair)

Interim Dean of Imperial College Business School  

Professor Allen is Professor of Finance & Economics and Director of the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School and has held these positions since 2014. In 2019 he became the Associate Dean for Faculty & Research. He was on the faculty of the Wharton School from 1980 to 2016.

Markus Perkmann

Professor Markus Perkmann

Vice Dean (Faculty & Research)

Markus Perkmann is Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School and academic director of the Imperial Enterprise Lab. He curates the Entrepreneurial Journey, the School's experiential start-up programme across all MBA programmes. In 2023, he became the Associate Dean for Faculty & Research.

Leila Guerra

Leila Guerra  

Vice Dean (Education)

Leila joined the School in 2018 and directs the postgraduate programme portfolio, including marketing, recruitment and admissions, programmes management, global student initiatives, Careers and the Edtech Lab. She is on the GMAC Board of Directors and, before joining Imperial, worked at Singapore Management University, IE Business School and London Business School.

Omar Merlo

Professor Omar Merlo

Associate Dean (External Relations)

Dr Merlo is Associate Dean (External Relations) and Academic Director of the MSc Strategic Marketing programmes at Imperial College Business School. He has also held Visiting Professor positions at numerous universities worldwide, such as the University of Oxford, UCL, the London School of Economics, the University of Lausanne, Aalto University, the University of Lugano, the Helsinki School of Economics, and Yonsei Graduate School of Management. Dr Merlo is currently also a Fellow in Marketing at the University of Cambridge

Paola Criscuolo

Professor Paola Criscuolo

Head of Department, Management & Entrepreneurship

Paola has been with Imperial College Business School since 2004. Her research examines how large organisations manage the innovation process, including the selection of R&D projects, the organisation of the R&D function, and the management of R&D staff and patent portfolios. Paola is on the Academy of Management Journal editorial board, and she has been the recipient of two prestigious industry awards for best research publication in innovation management.   

Richard Green

Professor Richard Green 

Head of Department, Economics & Public Policy

Richard Green has been Professor of Sustainable Energy Business at Imperial College Business School since 2011. He was previously Professor of Energy Economics and Director of the Institute for Energy Research & Policy at the University of Birmingham, and Professor of Economics at the University of Hull. He started his career at the Department of Applied Economics and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and has spent time on secondment to the Office of Electricity Regulation.

Professor Wolfram Wieseman

Head of Department, Analytics, Marketing & Operations

Wolfram Wiesemann is Professor of Analytics & Operations in Imperial College Business School's Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations. His research interests evolve around decision-making under uncertainty, with applications to supply chain management, healthcare and energy. Wolfram is an elected member of the boards of the Mathematical Optimization Society and the Stochastic Programming Society, and he serves as an area editor for Operations Research Letters as well as an associate editor for Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and SIAM Journal on Optimization.

Robert Kosowski

Professor Robert Kosowski

Head of Department, Finance

Robert Kosowski is a Professor in the Finance Department of Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University. Robert is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments and a member of AIMA‘s research committee.

Sankalp Chaturvedi

Professor Sankalp Chaturvedi

Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Professor Chaturvedi joined Imperial in 2008 and is currently a Professor of Organisational Behavior & Leadership at the Imperial College Business School. Currently, Sankalp is also the Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion since 2022, and leading the Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation since 2014 within the school. He is leading several interdisciplinary research projects and initiatives around leadership, mindfulness, collaboration mechanisms in teams, and inclusivity to create tangible social impact.

David Brown

David Brown

Director of Executive Education

David joined the School in 2018, having previously been Executive Director of Client Solutions at London Business School. His appointment to the new role of Director of Executive Education is part of a wider initiative to accelerate, expand and further strengthen Executive Education at Imperial College Business School.

Helen Oakley

Helen Oakley

Faculty Finance Officer

Helen is a qualified Chartered Accountant and joins from London Business School, where she was Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to that she spent some time in the city as a management accountant at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America.  She is a graduate of Imperial College.

richard johnson

Richard Johnson

Faculty Operating Officer

Richard joined Imperial College Business School in January 2022 and offers strategic leadership and operational oversight to all professional services and support functions of the School. He is a highly experienced leader in the higher education sector, with a track record of developing and delivering on the global strategy of top-tier business schools and universities. He has previously worked at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Washington University.

Dimitrios Kraniotis

Dimitrios Kraniotis

Director of Operations and Planning

Dimitrios has joined Imperial College Business School in July 2023. His main role is to coordinate, manage and deliver effective operations services and support within the Business School and identify, define, and manage projects and initiatives of strategic importance. Dimitrios also oversees the Central Business School Administration team. He has previously worked at UCL and City University of London.

Megan Irving

Megan Irving

Executive Assistant to the Dean and FOO

Megan first joined Imperial College Business School in 2019 and has been in the role of EA to the Dean and Faculty Operating Officer since September 2023. Her role involves facilitating meetings, travel and events, and providing strategic reporting information to the Management Board. Megan has a Bachelor of Arts, Honours and has worked in administrative roles for private and public sector across the UK and New Zealand.