Adjunct Professors

Adjunct Professors are honorary positions, allowing eminent business leaders to provide Imperial College students with real insights into innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and economics, and management. Imperial College Business School is the first UK business school to appoint Adjunct Professors.

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Angus Armstrong Angus Armstrong Director, Macroeconomic Research, National Institute of Economic and Social Research Former Head of Macroeconomic Analysis, HM Treasury and Chief Economist Asia and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Finance and Macroeconomics
Luc Bardin Luc Bardin Chairman, Strategic Partnering Ltd Former Group Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, BP, and former Group Vice-President in Refining & Marketing Segment, BP. Former Chief Executive Europe of Castrol International and Chief Executive of Castrol France. Marketing and Strategy
Guy Beringer Guy Beringer Chairman of UK Export Finance Additionally, Chairman of The Legal Education Foundation and City Music Services.  Guy is an honorary Bencher of Inner Temple, Director of BCKR and Co-Chair of the Bingham Centre Appeal Board.  Guy qualified as a Solicitor with Allen & Overy where he was Senior Partner from 2000 to 2008. Organisation and Management
Tony Bourne Tony Bourne Non Executive Director, Bioquell Plc Former Chief Executive of the BMA. Former investment banker and founding partner of Hawkpoint, previously worked for Paribas and Merrill Lynch Health Management
Tim Brown Tim Brown CEO, IDEO IDEO, a design consultancy, is ranked independently among the 20 most innovative companies in the world. Tim has led strategic client relationships with companies such as Sony, Microsoft, Motorola and Pepsi. Author of Change by Design Innovation and Design Thinking
Stefano Ciampolini Stefano Ciampolini Director & Partner Healthcare Capital Partners, London Healthcare entrepreneur, founder, board member and investor in several healthcare ventures and private equity funds in Europe and the US Healthcare and entrepreneurship
Iain Conn Iain Conn Chief Executive, Centrica Former Director at BP, with regional responsibility for BP operations in Europe and Asia, and functional responsibility for HR, Marketing, Technology, Procurement, Environment, and Pensions Strategy
Vivienne Cox Vivienne Cox Non Executive Director, BG Group and Pearson Former Chairman of Climate Capital Change, former CEO and Executive Vice President of BP Alternative Energy and a former member of the BP Executive Management Team Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Robert Easton Robert Easton Senior Adviser, Carlyle Across his 15 years at Carlyle, the global alternative asset management company, he has led investment teams in buyouts and technology, and served on multiple company boards in many different sectors. Private equity
David E vans David Evans Vice President, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Former Senior Adviser of Government Affairs at the Technology Strategy Board and former Director of Innovation in the Department of Innovation Universities and Skills Innovation



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Name Job title Background Area of expertise
Ross Fitzsimons Ross Fitzsimons Director, Curzon Artificial Eye, also Strategic Consultant Experienced in many areas of entertainment industry. Developed and led several strategic initiatives including on-demand film service, Curzon On Demand, and the world’s first cinema inside a store, HMV Curzon Strategy and Innovation
Mike Forster Mike Forster Director, Forster Associates Formerly Infrastructure and Strategy Director BAA, Development and Design Director for Terminal 5 and a partner at Sheppard Robson Architects Aviation, Infrastructure and Design
Jean-Marc Gales Jean-Marc Gales CEO, Lotus plc Former member of the Managing Board, PSA Peugeot Citroën, and former Executive Vice President, Peugeot and Citroën Brands. Previously held various executive positions in leading automobile groups such as BMW, Volkswagen, General Motors and Daimler Chrysler Marketing and Strategy
Pam Garside Pam Garside Partner, Newhealth Owns Newhealth, a management consultancy specialising in organisational strategy and development in health care. Visiting faculty member at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Health Management
PY Gerbeau PY Gerbeau Chief Executive, X-leisure Head of the UK’s fastest growing leisure brand and formerly VP of EuroDisney & CEO of the Dome Entrepreneurship
Peter Gershon Peter Gershon Chairman, National Grid and Tate & Lyle Former Chief Executive of Office of Government Commerce and Managing Director of Marconi Electronic Systems Management
Martin Gilbert Martin Gilbert CEO, Aberdeen Asset Management £70 billion under management, a major gateway for investment Finance
Vishal Gulati Vishal Gulati Managing Director, Radiant Capital Founding partner at Radiant Capital, a cross border investment firm. Formerly an investment manager at Atlas Venture Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
Ian Harvey Ian Harvey Chairman, Intellectual Property Institute Head of the UK’s premier research institute on IP. Formerly CEO of leading IP consultants BTG Intellectual Property
Tony Hey Tony Hey Corporate Vice President of External Research, Microsoft Research Former Director of e-Science Initiative, and former Head of School of Electronics, University of Southampton Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Larry Hirst Larry Hirst CBE Chairman, Data Science Institute Former Chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa; Former Vice President of IBM’s Financial Services Sector. Chairman of the UK Trade and Investment Executive Board Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Linda Holbeche Linda Holbeche Director, Holbeche Partnership Former Research and Policy Director at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Management
Mat Hunter Mat Hunter Chief Design Officer, Design Council Head of design strategy, programme direction and partnerships for the Design Council. Formerly Partner at IDEO Design and Innovation
Patricia Jackson Patricia Jackson Risk Management Partner, Ernst & Young Former Bank of England expert on banking, and Adviser to the Basel II negotiations on capital adequacy regulations for banks Risk Management
Rajive Kaul Rajive Kaul Chairman and Managing Director, Nicco Corp Former President of Confederation of Indian Industry, Chamber of Commerce and Indian Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association Management
Malcolm Kemp Malcolm Kemp Managing Director, Nematrian Limited Former Executive Director and Head of Quantitative Research, Threadneedle Asset Management Actuarial Finance
Jonathan Kestenbaum Jonathan Kestenbaum Chairman and Chief Executive, Five Arrows Limited Also, Chief Operating Officer of RIT Capital Partners plc., and former Chief Executive of NESTA and Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Apax Partners Finance
Denise Kingsmill Non Executive, British Airways and Special Adviser, RBS Former deputy chairman of the Competition Commission. Chaired Kingsmill Review of Women’s Pay and Employment Innovation and Entrepreneurship



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Name Job title Background Area of expertise
Lem Lasher Lem Lasher Managing Director, Boehme Eckhart LLC Former President, Global Business Solutions Group (GBS), and Chief Innovation Officer, CSC. Also former Vice President, General Manager, and Managing Director of the South and Western Europe region, CSC. Formerly has held Managing Director positions within CSC’s European Group, including BAE Systems Global Account, and European Consulting Innovation
Peter Leach Peter Leach Founder and Chairman, Peter Leach & Partners LLP Over 30 years of experience as a business advisor, teacher and facilitator working with family business owners internationally Family Business
Roberto Maglione Roberto Maglione HR Central Function, Executive Vice President, Finmeccanica Former positions include HR Executive Vice President of Telecom Italia Group, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Olivetti Group HR
Humza Malik Humza Malik Chief Executive, Frontier Power Ltd Formerly held positions of Director of Emerging Markets and Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at National Grid ICT and Management
John Miles John Miles Chairman of Global Consulting Sector, Arup Expert in the design of high performance structures. Commissioner of Architecture and the Built Environment Innovation
Kees ten Nijen huis Kees ten Nijenhuis Formerly Managing Director, Commercial Sector, Logica Responsible for European operations for the world’s leading outsourcing company Management
Donal O'Connell Donal O’Connell Managing Director, Chawton Innovation Services Ltd Former Director of Intellectual Property Rights at Nokia Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Nelson Ogunshakin Nelson Ogunshakin OBE Chief Executive Officer, Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) With extensive prior experience of managing and financing construction projects, now responsible for directing the industry association of project-based firms Construction and Project Management
Andrew Owens Andrew Owens Chief Executive, Greenergy Previously an oil trader, then founder of Greenergy based on chemical engineering and trading risk knowledge Energy
Rashik Parmar Rashik Parmar Technical Executive, Europe, IBM Distinguished Engineer Over 25 years of experience in IBM, working with financial, retail and manufacturing clients Innovation
William Perraudin William Perraudin Director, Risk Control Limited Formerly Professor at Imperial College Business School and Special Advisor to the Bank of England Finance
Claire Perry Claire Perry Visiting Senior Fellow, Kings Fund Former Managing Director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Former Chief Executive of University Hospital Lewisham Health Management
Kaveh Pourteymour Kaveh Pourteymour Vice President and CIO, Seadrill Previously CIO BP Global Refining and International Business, BOC Edwards, KPMG Partner, Oracle Innovation
Sanjoy Ray Sanjoy Ray Director, Health IT Strategy, Merck Research Laboratories Leads identification and valuation of novel IT. Formerly directed High Performance Computing at Whitehead Institute, MIT Innovation and Strategy
Gerard Reid Gerard Reid Founder and Managing Partner, Alexa Capital Former Managing Director, Industrials at Jefferies International Ltd, and Former Head of Europe, Ardour Capital Investments and Former Managing Partner, Oikovest GmbH Finance, Energy, Technology



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Name Job title Background Area of expertise
Sadeq Sa yeed Sadeq Sayeed CEO, Nomura International plc Also a Senior Managing Director of Nomura Holdings Inc and member of the Nomura Glonal Wholesale Committee. Former Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston Strategy
Alan Schafer Alan Schafer Life Sciences Consultant Previously Director of Science Funding, Wellcome Trust, and former VP (Worldwide) Technology Development, GSK. Co-founder of Hexagon Technologies and former VP Genetics, Incyte Pharmaceuticals Innovation
Arnaud de Servigny Arnaud de Servigny Managing Director and Global Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management and Strategy, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management Former Head of Economic Research, Investment Strategy and Quantitative Analytics at Barclays Wealth and former Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s and Global Head of Quantitative Analytics Finance
 Yazid Sharaiha Yazid Sharaiha Global Head of Investment Strategies, Asset Strategies, Norges Bank Investment Management Former Managing Director, Global Head of Quantitative and Derivative Strategies at Morgan Stanley. Quantitative Finance
Andrew Sleigh Andrew Sleigh Director, Pinoak Innovation Consulting Former Group Chief Technology Officer, QinetiQ Innovation
Ian Smith Ian Smith Chairman, Four Seasons Healthcare Former CEO of Elsevier, former CEO of General Healthcare Group, former head of BMI healthcare, running 50 private hospitals, and former management consultant Management
Mike Steep Mike Steep Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations, Parc Former CEO and Investor, Digital CitiLyfe; Former Global Managing Director, Microsoft Opan Innovation Alliance Program Innovation, digital cities (smart cities) and entrepreneurship
Don Strickland Don Strickland President, Strickland & Associates Former top executive at Apple and Kodak, and CEO of PictureWorks and IPIX Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Caroline Taylor Caroline Taylor Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Citizenship, IBM UK & Ireland Responsible for strategy and delivery for IBM’s brand and reputation, and for its sales pipeline development. Former Vice President of Marketing for IBM’s SMB organisation Marketing and strategy
Chris Towler Chris Towler Director, Oxford Spin-out Equity Management, University of Oxford Former Project Management Director, Imperial College; formerly held senior posts in Glaxo Wellcome for project management, clinical research, and regulatory affairs. Management
Sir Peter Williams Sir Peter Williams Chairman of the National Physical Laboratory and Chancellor of the University of Leicester Former Chairman of Oxford Instruments; former
Chairman, UK Engineering and Technology Board
Sally Wilton Founder/Director, The Lexi Cinema Founder of etc venues, which is the UK’s largest independent training, conferencing and meeting business. Founder of London’s first social enterprise community cinema Social Enterprise
Irving Wladawsky-Berger Irving Wladawsky-Berger Strategic Advisor, Mastercard Former Strategic Advisor at Citigroup; Former Chairman Emeritus at IBM; former VP, Technical Strategy and Innovation at IBM with responsibility for IBM’s next-generation internet and e-business strategies Innovation