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Bruno Cotta

Bruno Cotta.
Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre
Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College

MBA (Imperial College Business School), BEng (Imperial College London)

Bruno is Executive Director at Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre.

He has over 30 years of leadership and management experience working with public, private and third sector organisations, from entry-level students to board-level executives, local startups to global corporates and others in education, healthcare, industry and government.

He has led initiatives to inform and shape world-class university strategic plans, international partnerships and innovation ecosystems, including founding the Enterprise Lab at Imperial College London to support the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Prior to this, he worked in the emerging technology and telecom sector, contributing to several technical and commercial world-firsts, including R&D, product and service development with UK and US pioneers, Standard Telephone & Cables (STC) and Bell Labs Innovations (Lucent Technologies).

He has contributed to the development of regional, national and international innovation policy in the UK, Europe, Middle-East and Asia, including the London Mayor and UK Prime Minister’s Offices, European Commission, Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s Education Council and Foreign Secretary’s UK-India Roundtable.

Originally industry sponsored to study Electrical & Electronic Engineering, he also holds an MBA and was awarded the Joan Woodward Postgraduate Memorial Prize for Excellence in Industrial Sociology. He was a founding member of Imperial College Business School’s Alumni Advisory Board and made Visiting Fellow for his services to advancing flagship innovation and entrepreneurship programmes.

His professional development includes completing executive education at Cambridge Judge Business School, Royal College of Art, London School of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard Business School and INSEAD and is accredited by Korn Ferry Hay Group (a leading consulting group with experts in more than 50 countries focused on organisational strategy, talent and leadership development). He is a member of the IET, CMI, City & Guilds of London Institute and British Mensa.

Bruno’s voluntary work includes serving as a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge where he is a member of the Governing Body and champion for LucEnt (Lucy Enterprise); on the Advisory Boards for Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE); Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club (CUTEC) and on the Governing Board of Chesterton Community College, Cambridge (an Ofsted outstanding state secondary, part of the Eastern Learning Alliance multi-academy trust).

Contact details

Bruno Cotta
The Entrepreneurship Centre
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Email: [email protected]
Tel: via +44 (0)1223 761826