Professor Andreas Eisingerich

Full-Time MBA Programme Director and Professor of Marketing

Andreas is best known for his work on consumer engagement and communication strategies, brand management, and service innovation. His current research projects are on the engagement of consumers in different business contexts, including e-commerce and healthcare, the management of brand extension portfolios for greater firm value as well as the positive feedback effects of far brand extensions.

Business leaders of the future will need the following qualities: creativeness, a willingness to fail, and perseverance

Professor Andreas Eisingerich

Professor Franklin Allen

Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre

Franklin Allen

Franklin joined Imperial in 2014 from his role as the Nippon Life Professor of Finance, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and Professor of Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises.

“In my modules, I teach how corporations can make investment and financing decisions that create value for shareholders. Although the objective of value creation is simple, the methods for achieving it require an understanding of a number of financial and accounting concepts including the time value of money, the calculation of cash flows, the risk-return trade-off and trade-off between debt and equity.”

Professor Franklin Allen

Dr Charles Donovan

Principal Teaching Fellow


Charles is the editor and co-author of Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future, published by Imperial College Press in September 2015. In his corporate career, Charles was most recently Head of Structuring and Valuation for Alternative Energy at BP plc, where he managed a team responsible for analysis and financing of large renewable energy projects in North America, Europe and Asia.

Professor David Miles

Professor of Financial Economics

David’s current research focuses on the setting of monetary policy in the wake of the financial crash and explores the nature of unconventional policy and the links to financial stability. He is also analysing the evolution of the housing and mortgage markets over the long term. David is involved with the co-ordination between monetary policy and financial stability. One strand of research which reflects this is on the use of macro-prudential policy tools and, specifically, the setting of bank capital requirements.

Economics helps you to clearly understand how markets work - pretty useful knowledge in the business world!

Professor David Miles

Professor Erkko Autio

Chair in Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Erkko’s current research interests are in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship policy (notably, National and Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystems), innovation ecosystems, innovation momentum strategies, business model innovation and innovation from Big Science. In August 2015 a web-based technology practitioner community voted Erkko one of the top 100 entrepreneurship professors who have influenced venturing practice worldwide.

In my teaching, I focus on the question of entrepreneurial opportunity: how does one recognise and evaluate an opportunity, and how are they pursued. I teach how you should operationalise opportunity pursuit in the form of a new venture business model, with a specific focus on how you build and leverage intellectual property in a new venture.

Professor Erkko Autio

Dr Ileana Stigliani

Assistant Professor of Design and Innovation

Ileana Stigliani

Ileana’s research focuses on how material artifacts and practices influence cognitive processes – including sensemaking and sensegiving, categorisation, and perceptions of organisational and professional identities – within organisations. She investigates these themes in design-based companies – e.g., Alessi, Kartell, Alfa Romeo, Piaggio, and Ducati – and in Product and Service Design consulting firms – Continuum Innovation, IDEO, Live Work, Engine Service Design, etc.

Teaching MBA students is both challenging and highly rewarding. On the one hand, it challenges me to constantly think of ways to link the concepts and frameworks discussed in class to their current and future work. On the other, by bringing in their own experience and work challenges, students help me co-create a fulfilling learning experience.

Dr Ileana Stigliani

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Chair in Economics

Jonathan’s research interests are growth, productivity and innovation in the knowledge economy and he has published papers on these topics in a number of journals. He is interested in exploring how best to measure and understand the contribution of investment in “intangible” or “knowledge” assets (such as software, design and R&D) to the economy, and what, if any, public support should be provided for such spending, especially public spending on the science base.

Teaching MBA students inspires me to make economics relevant, interesting and, hopefully, fun.

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Professor Kalyan Talluri

Munjal Chair in Global Business and Operations

Kalyan Talluri

Kalyan’s research interests are in network and service design, data analytics, revenue management and pricing. He has previously taught at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and the Department of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.   

Analytics deals with data and decisions, and data-based decision making is becoming increasingly fundamental in business. Operations Management deals with topics such as Process flows and Service Design and Total Quality Management, which are absolutely essential in delivering superior services and efficient operations. Both areas are pillars of an MBA in my opinion.

Professor Kalyan Talluri

Dr Mark Kennedy

Associate Professor

Mark’s research focuses on the emergence of new markets and industries and the more basic building blocks of organising—categories, identities, forms, strategies, practices, reputation criteria and so on. Within this broad topic, he pays particular attention to meaning construction processes, often by using text-mining techniques to extract and analyse patterns of association among actors, ideas and objects as they appear in conventional and new social media.

I enjoy teaching MBA students because the degree is such a great engine for cool changes in their career, and even life. It’s really exciting to be around people with the positive energy you need for that

Dr Mark Kennedy

Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Leadership

Sankalp Chaturvedi

The central focus of Sankalp’s research is in the areas of Organisational Citizenship Behavior (OCB), Leadership, and Interpersonal Trust. Specifically, he is interested in the role of both individual factors (motivational orientations anchored in promotion vs. prevention-focus) and situational factors anchored in promotion vs. prevention (e.g., leadership, trust). In addition, Sankalp is also interested in examining the “nature vs. nurture” debates with regard to behaviours in organisations.

For me, teaching MBA students provides an exciting challenge as this is where education meets enthusiasm and experience. The content of the programme must relate to their past challenges and future aspirations in order to create an affirmative learning experience.

Dr Sankalp Chaturvedi