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Bruno Cotta

Bruno Cotta
Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre

MBA (Imperial College School of Management)

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

He has over 20 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.

Bruno 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, STC and Bell Labs.

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 British 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 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 experiential learning programmes.

He has completed executive training at the London School of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard Business School and INSEAD Business School and is ESCI accredited by Korn Ferry Hay Group. He is a member of the IET, CMI, City & Guilds of London Institute and British Mensa.

Bruno serves on the governing board of his local primary school academy trust and as subject ambassador for science and 'Exceeding, Gifted & Talented'.

Contact details

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

Email: b.cotta@jbs.cam.ac.uk
Tel: via +44 (0)1223 761826