FACULTY

Our Faculty have studied or worked in prestigious universities such as LSE, Cornell, CASS, Exeter and ESADE among others. Moreover they have a wealth of experience in working for multinational organisations such as Unilever, BT and the Royal Navy.

Stephen Harrison

DIRECTOR & DEAN

Born in the UK, Stephen has lived a global life with stints in Malaysia, Holland, Africa and Spain.

Stephen has an enviable range of experience in many different areas.

As former Naval officer and airline pilot Stephen has been making strategic decisions for a long time.

He possesses MBAs in Marketing and Digital Business and is currently doing his doctoral thesis.

His extensive business experience along with his consultancy career has allowed him to become one of the most sought after professors in his circuit.

Moreover, he is a published author having released a successful book on online businesses.

He has held professorships at various universities teaching management and marketing topics for BBA and MBA courses.

He also has broad experience in the financial services and aviation sector; starting up companies in 3 continents. He is also President of Gerentes Internacionales S.A (Panama) an international business & management consultancy.

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Ali Khan

DIRECTOR

Ali has had a broad range of experience in the economics and finance industries.

He has a MSc from the London School of Economics and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree.

Ali has been involved in the education sector for a long time with a breadth of experience in teaching Business, Economics and Finance related courses.

Prior to becoming a professor, Ali was involved in various Investment industries, from private client stockbroking to economic research and planning.

His teaching specialisms are Economics, International Finance, Banking and Portfolio Management.

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Jonathan Hooker

PROFESSOR OF FINANCE

Jonathan has worked as a management consultant for more than 20 years and has been involved in projects withi some of the largest companies in the world including, British Telecom, ICI, Unilever and Gillette. 

He is an international advisory board member for OAfrica which works to strengthen and empower poor families.

He is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the charity The Mankind Project UK and Ireland (MKPUK&I) which works to safeguard and improve men’s mental well-being.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience as a Non-Executive Director, Board Advisor and Trustee roles in service sectors, all which inform his teaching style.

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Dr Gursel Ilipinar

PROFESSOR OF MARKETING

Dr Gursel is another professor who has had global exposure. He has worked and lived in Istanbul, Atlanta, Jakarta, Bali and Barcelona. 

He obtained his MBA in Marketing & Information Systems from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and his PhD in Marketing & Design Driven Innovation from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. 

His specialisations include branding, design, innovation and entrepreneurship. His research revolves around design thinking and design-oriented companies with a concentration on the interface between branding and design. He has extensive experience in services sector, particularly in education, telecom, insurance and banking.

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Willem Van Rossem

PROFESSOR OF OPERATIONS

Willem has an MBA from Cornell University and a BSc. Tourism Management, University of New Hampshire

He is also Managing Director of Guest Connection.

Willem has worked as a senior manager in various 5 star international hotels and resorts, including Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Huis Ten Bosch resort in Japan.

Willem has in depth knowledge of hotel operations, service excellence strategies, customer experience design service culture design process and leadership building. 

He is a specialist in developing, implementing & facilitating purpose-driven academic courses & in-company training programs for the hospitality industry at the highest levels.

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Alejandra Risi

PROFESSOR OF FINTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN

Alejandra is an enthusiastic professor of Fintech and Blockchain technologies. 

Having studied in various universities including courses at Geneva and Oxford University, she is a highly qualified and enthusiastic teacher in these emerging fields. 

Alejandra is passionate about her subject matter and can apply this to her teaching style.

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Richard Crawley

PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS & FINANCE

Richard is a very experience professor who is a Fellow of Chatham House and a Member of the Institute of Directors in London.

Having studied at various universities including Durham, Richard has qualifications in Chinese, French, Russian and Japanese. 

Moreover he has a MBA from Cass Business School in London. 

His teaching style is informed by his strong global grasp of business activity.

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