Imperial College Business School


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Imperial College Business School has made several new academic appointments for 2022–23. The new faculty members come from a variety of prestigious institutions and fill positions at different levels of seniority

Eduardo B Andrade

Eduardo B. Andrade has been appointed Professor of Marketing in the Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations. Previously, he was Full Professor and Vice Dean of FGV EBAPE in Rio de Janeiro and Associate Professor of Marketing at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

His areas of expertise are consumer psychology, public health, inequality and sustainability. His articles have appeared in leading journals in marketing, public health, psychology and related fields.

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Sam Asher has joined the Department of Economics & Public Policy as Associate Professor of Economics. He was previously Assistant Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

His work looks at growth and structural transformation in lower income countries, including the relationship between electoral politics and private sector development, and the impact of infrastructure on the spatial distribution of economic growth.

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Gah-yi Ban will join the Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations as Associate Professor of Analytics & Operations. She is currently Associate Professor of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies at Robert H. Smith Business School in Maryland.

Her research is in big data analytics, such as decision-making with complex, high-dimensional and highly uncertain data with business applications.

Jamie Coen will join the School as Assistant Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance. Currently an Economics PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, he is an applied economist interested in financial economics and industrial organisation. 

His research examines liquidity in over-the-counter markets, interbank networks, the mortgage market and asset fire sales.

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Kevin Corley has joined the School as Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Co-Director of the Centre for Responsible Leadership.

His expertise lies in the understanding of how individuals and organisations approach change, and how leaders can use times of uncertainty and ambiguity to the benefit of their organisation and followers. 

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Olenka Kacperczyk will join the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship on a permanent basis as Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship. Originally appointed as Visiting Associate Professor in 2020, she joins us from the London Business School.

Her research covers entrepreneurship, innovation and social responsibility, social responsibility and mobility, and labour markets. She has written papers on entrepreneurship versus intrapreneurship, the impact of stakeholder orientation on innovation and how trade secrets affect a firm’s value.

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David Lefevre has been appointed as a Professor of Practice in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. In 2005, David joined the Business School and created the Edtech Lab.

In this new role, he will help prepare the School for the next wave of innovation, exploring how emerging disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, will affect and drive higher education.  

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Naveed Sultan is joining the Business School's Centre for Responsible Leadership, which he has helped to establish and develop, as Honorary Fellow.

As Chairman of Citi's Institutional Clients Group, and a member of its Operating Committee, Naveed leads Citi's Digital Policy, Strategy and Advisory Practice across all client segments. 

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Sanaz Talaifar is joining the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship as Assistant Professor of Management. Currently a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, she is interested in identity and its intersections with politics and technology. 

Her research examines how identity acts as a barrier and bridge to mutual understanding between people and how identities shape and are shaped by digital environments.

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Guy Voichek has joined the Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations as Assistant Professor in Marketing after recently completing his PhD in marketing at Yale School of Management.

His research looks at when and how people make comparisons and, specifically, what leads people to pay attention to – or ignore – salient comparisons and how this affects their choices and experiences.

Shuang Zhang

Shuang Zhang has been appointed Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics & Public Policy. Her research interests are environmental and energy economics, climate change and gender inequality.

Prior to joining Imperial College London, she was a SIEPR Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and an Associate Professor at University of Colorado Boulder. She received a PhD from Cornell University.

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Xinrong Zhu has joined the Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations as Assistant Professor of Marketing. She is a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her research interests are in quantitative marketing, retail analytics, vertically-related markets and public policy. 

She applies quantitative methods including structural econometrics, Bayesian methods, causal inference techniques, text analytics, and machine learning to study marketing problems.

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Fanyin Zhengwill be Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Analytics, Marketing & Operations from September, with the expectation she will be joining the School on a permanent basis in autumn 2023.

Currently Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School, her research interests are in the areas of empirical operations management, industrial organisation and applied econometrics.