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Imperial Business School has made several new appointments across all six academic areas. The new faculty members come from a variety of prestigious institutions and will fill positions at all levels of seniority.

Maurizio Zollo

Maurizio Zollo has been with Imperial College Business School as Professor of Strategy & Sustainability, Head of the Business School's Department of Management & Entrepreneurship and Scientific Director of the Leonardo Centre, since October. His research explores how business organisations learn to grow and adapt to environmental turbulence. 

He is a visiting professor at the Sloan School of Management of MIT and, prior to his academic career, was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York.

Celia Moore

Celia Moore, who previously held positions at Bocconi University in Milan and London Business School, has been appointed Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on how organisations unintentionally facilitate morally problematic behaviour and explores what can be done to stop this happening.

She is currently an Academic Fellow of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and sits on the UK’s Banking Standards Board Assessment Steering Committee. 

Stephen Hansen

Stephen Hansen, Associate Professor of Economics, has joined Imperial College Business School from the University of Oxford. 

Stephen’s research focuses on organisational economics and monetary policy, drawing on unstructured data sources and machine learning methods to address questions in these areas.

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Michelle Rogan, previously a faculty member at the Kenan–Flagler Business School in North Carolina and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, has been appointed Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management MSc. 

Michelle’s research explores the role of gender and networks in entrepreneurial entry and career mobility, and more generally on how individual and firm-wide social capital affects entrepreneurship and innovation.

Paymon Khorrami, Assistant Professor of Finance, joined Imperial College Business School in September 2019. 

He holds a BA in Economics and PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Chicago. Paymon studies macroeconomic dynamics and asset prices with theoretical and quantitative methods.


Tim Weiss has joined the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship as Assistant Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

As an organisational theorist, he studies the rise of startup entrepreneurship, particularly in Kenya and Silicon Valley. Through qualitative and ethnographic work in Kenya’s Silicon Savannah, he investigates how to build scalable businesses in contexts where there is no established blueprint for successfully commercialising innovation. 

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Stijn Maesen has joined Imperial College Business School as Assistant Professor of Marketing. His current research focuses on issues related to health and sustainability in retail.

Stijn studies how nutritional labelling programs affect in-store purchase behaviour and examines how organic retailer store entry and organic product innovations impact the retail landscape.

Jiankun Sun

Jiankun Sun joined Imperial College Business School in 2019 as Assistant Professor of Operations Management. She obtained her PhD in Operations Management from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and her BE in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Her research interest is integrating both theoretical modelling and data analytics to study practice-driven problems in supply chain management and platform operations. 

Zhe Liu

Zhe Liu was appointed Assistant Professor of Operations Management in 2019. 

He obtained his PhD in Operations Management from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing. His main research interests are in revenue management and pricing, supply chain management and data analytics.

Christiane Bode

Christiane Bode, previously at Bocconi University in Milan, has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Strategy. Her research focuses on the micro-processes underlying the corporate social engagement of firms. 

Christiane previously worked at Bocconi University, where she was an Assistant Professor of Strategy. Prior to that she received by BA in Economics and Psychology from New York University (NYU) and she holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and PhD in Strategy from INSEAD.

The School has also welcomed three visiting academics, as well as one part-time professor in the areas of finance, analytics and operations.

Patrick Bolton

Patrick Bolton joins the Department of Finance as Visiting Professor of Finance & Economics.

Patrick received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1986 and holds a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. His research and areas of interest are in contract theory and contracting issues in corporate finance and industrial organisation.

Prior to his role at Imperial College Business School, he held a position at Columbia Business School, beginning his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University.


Ramana Nanda

Ramana Nanda has joined the Department of Finance as Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance. He is also the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration (on leave) and Co-Director of the Private Capital Project at Harvard Business School.

His research examines financing frictions facing new ventures, with an aim to help entrepreneurs with fundraising and to shed light on how financial intermediaries, corporate R&D and policy makers can improve the odds of selecting and commercialising the most promising ideas and technologies in the economy.

Ramana received his Ph.D. from MIT's Sloan School of Management and has a BA and MA in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a recipient of the 2015 Kauffman Prize Medal, that is awarded to a scholar under age 40 whose research has made a significant contribution to the literature in entrepreneurship.

Aisla Roell

Ailsa Roell has been appointed Visiting Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance & Economics. Her academic focus is financial economics and the regulation of financial markets, with her research and teaching spanning securities markets, corporate finance, and corporate governance. 

Ailsa is a Professor of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University. She was previously a senior research scholar at Princeton University’s Bendheim Center for Finance, and is the co-author of Market Liquidity, a textbook on stock market microstructure.

Edward Anderson

Eddie Anderson has been appointed Professor of Analytics & Operations Management on a part-time basis, in addition to his role at the University of Sydney. 

His research interests are in supply chain management, risk management, game theory and optimisation. He has also been Area Editor for energy at Operations Research. He has written three books and around 70 papers in international academic journals.