Forthcoming events

6th June 2019

Successful entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs provide the economy with its engine for innovation and growth. So, can we assume that successful entrepreneurship is a prerequisite for an economy that has innovated and grown? If so, can we teach entrepreneurship and can entrepreneurship be seen as a formula for success? What do successful entrepreneurs have to say on this? Can we learn from their experience?

To address these issues, and others relevant to them, a small group of talented academics, entrepreneurs and practitioners have been brought together to discuss the issues.

The session commences at 09:30 (with registration and coffee) and held within the Upper Dining Hall / Atlantic House / Kensington campus. Each presentation will be followed by a 15-20 minute discussion slot.

09:50 – 10:00 Introductions and welcome (tba)

10:00 – 10:35 Mr. Mark Allen, ‘An entrepreneur’s journey’ (session Chair: Parviz Dabir-Alai)

Mark is Founder and Chairman of the Mark Allen Group of companies, which he founded in 1985, having initially bought two medical magazines in a management buyout. Today the group has more than 70 brands in different sectors – healthcare, education, B2B, music and leisure – and is actively involved in exhibitions and conferences. Mark is a Visiting Professor and Trustee at Richmond University. He is also an ‘ambassador’ for the homeless charity, Alabaré.

10:55 – 11:25 Mr. Hamad Khan,Teaching Entrepreneurship’ (session Chair: David Munyinyi, tbc)

Hamad is an Associate Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship. Before joining UK Hamad was in the Marketing Communications sector for 14 years and worked at JWT, Lowe, McCann Ericsson and then the client side Mashreq Bank in Dubai. He joined Richmond University in September 2013 and since then has taught courses in Advertising, Sales and Entrepreneurship at UG and MBA Level

11:45 – 12:20 Mr Michael Mueller, ‘The challenges of entrepreneurial growth’ (session Chair: Sabine Spangenberg)

Michael is CEO of Form3. Michael set up Form3 after spending more than 25 years in management positions with Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. Most recently, he was Global Head of Cash Management and a Member of the Corporate Banking Executive at Barclays, where he had responsibility for the product management and distribution of the bank’s payment, corporate deposit and customer access products. For many years Michael has been passionate about driving digital change and innovation in global banks and has sponsored many key initiatives in this area, including white-labelling, biometric security, mobile payments (Pingit) and portal and mobile banking technology. More recently he has been actively involved in industry-level discussions about central bank digital currencies and the application of distributed ledger technology in financial services. Michael holds a degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

12:40 – 13:10 Mr. Cameron Khan, ‘Entrepreneurship: a formula for success?’ (session Chair: Nastaran Norouzi)

Associate Professor of Digital Marketing. Cameron delivers courses in Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurialism, and Consumer Behaviour. He is an entrepreneur having built and developed start-up digital technology and consulting businesses in UK, USA and South Africa. He is also founder of an innovative mobile business publishing venture. Cameron graduated from King’s College University with a BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry and has an MBA from Reading University. After an initial career in software engineering, Cameron held a number of senior executive and partner positions in sales and marketing, and as a consultant leading and advising departments in Government, Finance, Retail, Media, Manufacturing and Distribution sectors.

Session closes at 13:30 (closing remarks: tba)

(programme details subject to change)

5th June 2020

Welfare reform

This event is at the planning stage.