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
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



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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
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
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
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
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



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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
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
Donal O'Connell Donal O’Connell Managing Director, Chawton Innovation Services Ltd Former Director of Intellectual Property Rights at Nokia Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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
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
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



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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
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
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