Advisory board - GMBA

Ensuring the programme is relevant and up to date

Our MBA advisory board helps us innovate so our programme stays in tune with the MBA labour market. It complements our School’s overall advisory board which is chaired by Andrew Whitty (previously CEO GlaxoSmithKline), and includes senior executives from JPMorgan, McKinsey, Microsoft, PepsiCo, and other leading employers.

The members of the Board for the 2020-21 academic year are as follows:

Jan Mühlfeit, Self-employed, Former CEO of Microsoft Europe

Anna Favini Robertson, BProfessional, Founder & Owner

Andrew Shepperd, EntrepreneursHub, Director & Co-founder

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Pick n’ Pay, Director: Transformation and Chairperson of PnP Foundation

Gregory Simmonin, Quantis, Senior Consultant – Imperial Alumnus

Nathalie Du Bois, Sonic6 Degrees, CEO

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri, Executive Director, CIV:LAB

Richard Williams, Self-employed, Former Chief Executive of Mott MacDonald Group

Diane Perlman, MassChallenge, Chief Marketing Officer

Samantha Rockey, SABMiller, Head of Leadership Development

Marco Camisani Calzolari, Digital Communication Advisor and Serial Entrepreneur

Alessandro Commito, EnVent Capital Markets Ltd, Director of Business Innovation and Investment Advisory

Julian Morley, Gartner, Leadership Partner

Misty Reich, KFC, Former MD, Central and Eastern Europe

John Jeffcock, Winmark, CEO

Andrea Rasca, Mercato Metropolitano, Founder and CEO

Vinay Bijawat, BankT&D Consulting, Executive Director

Amela Sapcanin, Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG, Chief Risk Officer and Board member

Francesco Bongarrà, ANSA, Parliamentary Chief Correspondent

Richard Macklin, Dentons, Partner

Karima-Catherine Goundiam, Managing Director, Red Dot Digital

Gail Anderson, Senior Director, Advanced Services, Cisco Systems

Racha Al Khawaja, Equitativa Group, Group Chief Distribution and Development Officer (incoming)

Nick Clark, DXC Technology, Managing Partner, Consulting UKIIMEA, Head of Digital Strategy & Transformation (incoming)

Saurabh Deb, Babylon Health, Senior Director of Engineering, AI (incoming)

Ahmed Al-Husseiny, Mastercard, Head, Data & Services Strategy, Europe (incoming)

André Kashiwara, Amazon, Senior Manager, WW Special Projects (incoming)

When I began my departure from Microsoft, I started to heavily promote positive leadership which is nothing to do with positive thinking. It is looking at what is positive in people, what are the talents of the people, what are their strengths and enabling these strengths to inspire them. I think Imperial College is promoting these new ideas that unlock human potential, which is my mantra. It's a win/win situation for me, I can promote what I do on the board and also be a member of the board. I'm very proud to work with Imperial College and be part of the Advisory Board. I am looking forward to continuing in this capacity.
Jan Mühlfeit
MBA Advisory Board member
Jan Mühlfeit
The Business Advisory Board brings together industry leaders who review and advise on all aspects of the Global Online MBA. We advise on how relevant the programme is to students and employers, lend specific expertise in marketing and recruitment, and support the development and delivery of the programme. Each one of us is from a different background so we all add different things to the mix - that came out in the first meeting!
Diane Perlman
MBA Advisory Board member
Diane Perlman