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Christoph H. Loch

Message from the Director

At Cambridge Judge Business School we help faculty, students, clients to strive to solve problems. We do this with cutting edge research rooted in real-world challenges and by helping our students and clients ask excellent questions to create real-world change.

It also means that there is no such thing as a typical experience at CJBS. Our students come here to learn how to ask incisive questions rather than follow the latest fads. They participate in an atmosphere of searching, rigorous thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.

Since its inception in 1990, Cambridge Judge Business School has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and of high-impact transformative education. We are situated within one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.

There is no such thing as a typical experience at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Our undergraduate, graduate and executive programmes attract innovators, creative thinkers, thoughtful and collaborative problem-solvers, and current and future leaders, drawn from a huge diversity of backgrounds and countries.

I had the privilege of joining the School in 2011. I am immensely proud of our continued emphasis on innovation on all fronts, engagement with our students and clients, and the impact this has had in co-creating knowledge, sharing that knowledge, and engendering real-world change.

Whether you plan to use your CJBS experience to develop yourself, to prepare for a leadership role, to foster new approaches within your organisation, or to start a company or a social enterprise, we offer exceptional opportunities for learning, networking and knowledge exchange, both within and beyond the University.

Executive Education

Leading Strategic Projects Successfully

Professor Loch, Kishore Sengupta and Stelios Kavadias teach this three-day executive development programme, which offers the opportunity for professionals to improve their project-based skills, resulting in more projects delivered to objectives, on time and on budget.

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Professor Christoph H. Loch is the Director (Dean) of Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), UK.

Before coming to CJBS in 2011, Professor Loch was Chaired Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, where he also served as Dean of the PhD programme and as the director of the INSEAD Israel Research Center. He served as department editor and Associate Editor of Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management, and as chair of the Behavioral Operations section of INFORMS. 

Professor Loch holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur degree from the Darmstadt Institute of Technology in Germany. His research focuses on the management of innovation processes, and project management more broadly; including innovation strategy; projects under high uncertainty; the emotional aspect to the motivation of professional project workers, and project supervision and governance.

In 2012, Professor Loch was identified in a benchmarking study as one of the top 10 innovation researchers worldwide. He serves on the supervisory board of an educational software start-up company and is a member of the Cambridge United Football Club board of directors.

Christoph’s blog

  • Ending all COVID-19 restrictions is a reckless decision by the UK government at this critical time The track record of decisions of the UK government in the COVID-19 context has resulted in one of the highest death rates from COVID-19 in Europe. But the current decision to simply let all restrictions go away after 19 […]
  • Mobile phone upstarts in China used ‘edging strategy’ to outpace foreign giants like Apple and Samsung, and this holds lessons for managers around the world. I had the recent opportunity to write an article about the Chinese telecoms market with a Chinese consultant and thought leader, Yu Zhou. The article was published in the Chinese […]

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