Faculty and speakers on the EMBA


We have around 70 full-time faculty members, whose cutting-edge research combines academia with practical business. The calibre of our faculty reflects the fact that Cambridge is one of the world’s top universities.

Khaled Soufani

Management Practice Professor of Financial Economics & Policy

PhD (University of Nottingham)

Othman Cole

Management Practice Associate Professor (Finance)

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Daniel Ralph

Professor of Operations Research

PhD (University of Wisconsin)

Andreas Richter

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Aston University)

David Stillwell

Professor of Computational Social Science

Research interests

A large part of our lives is mediated through digital devices which collect big data about us. David Stillwell’s research asks how can we better understand customers, employees or managers from behavioural traces like their social media activity, emails, or purchase records?

Michael Kitson

Associate Professor in International Macroeconomics

BA (University of Cambridge)

Dominique Lauga

Professor of Marketing

PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Philip Stiles

Associate Professor in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of London)

Kamal Munir

Professor of Strategy & Policy

PhD (McGill University)

Kishore Sengupta

Professor of Operations Management

MBA, PhD (Case Western University)

Lionel Paolella

Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation

PhD (HEC Paris)

Jochen Runde

Professor of Economics

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Simon Learmount

Associate Professor in Corporate Governance

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Professor Feryal Erhun

Professor of Operations & Technology Management, Cambridge Judge Business School

Academic Director, Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre

Professor Feryal Erhun is the Professor of Operations & Technology Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She is the Academic Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at the School and a Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise (with a focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Healthcare).

Feryal’s research interests include strategic interactions between stakeholders in supply chains, socially responsible operations, and healthcare operations. She is a strong proponent of practice-based research. Through collaborations with Intel Corporation, Cisco, Stanford University Medical Center, Public Health England and others, she has been able to combine her academic interests with stakeholders’ needs to deliver insights for both communities.

Feryal is an editorial board member of Management Science and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. She is a board member of the Production and Operations Management Society, and she has served as the President-elect (2020-2021) and the President (2021-2022) of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society. During her presidency, she focused on increasing the transparency of academic institutions on EDI policies.

View Feryal’s profile

Alberto Feduzi

Management Practice Professor

Director, Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship Programme

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Kamiar Mohaddes

Associate Professor in Economics & Policy

Deputy Director of the Cambridge Executive MBA Programme

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Patrizia Vecchi

Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis)

Shazhad (Shaz) Ansari

Professor of Strategy & Innovation

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Eden Yin

Associate Professor in Marketing

PhD (University of Southern California)

Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth


Please note that the list of faculty teaching on this programme is subject to change from year to year.

It was not only the reputation of Cambridge, but the people who made the big difference – the personalised touch, the emphasis on the cooperative approach and the international focus. The best ambassadors of the programme were the previous students who talked to me about their experience.

Maria Dominguez, Asset Manager SES, The Netherlands, EMBA 2010


As an EMBA participant at Cambridge Judge Business School, you get the opportunity to hear from esteemed leaders and business practitioners.

Each term, you will hear from one of 2 speakers:

  • Leadership in Action Speaker: someone who focuses on the challenges, triumphs and lessons of running organisations
  • Practitioner Insight Speaker: someone who shares their experience of specific areas of business such as marketing or finance

The recordings below feature some pre-dinner interviews with some of our previous guest speakers.

António Horta-Osório

Chief Executive, Lloyds Banking Group

A graduate of management and business administration at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, António has a MBA from INSEAD where he was awarded the Henry Ford II prize – and an AMP from Harvard Business School. He was recently awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Bath.

Previously a non-executive Director to the Court of the Bank of England, António is currently a non-executive of Fundação Champalimaud in Portugal, serves on the CBI President’s Committee and is a Governor of the London Business School. António is married with three children and is a keen tennis player and scuba diver.

Watch António Horta-Osório speak about Lloyd’s Group strategy in recovering from the financial crisis

Adi Sehgal

President – Nutrition, eRB & Greater China for Reckitt Benckiser

Adi Sehgal is based in Beijing, where he heads up Reckitt Benckiser (RB) for East Asia, specifically, China, Japan and Korea.

He has 20 years’ general management, marketing and sales experience in China, Europe and India.

Adi has a degree in engineering from Thapar University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. For the past five years he has been General Manager for RB China and in Feb 2012 was also appointed Senior Vice President responsible for RB businesses in China, Japan and Korea.

Watch Adi discussing his experience of leadership within a global multi-national

Mark Littlewood

Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

Mark Littlewood is the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and was educated at Balliol College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Prior to joining the IEA Mark was the Campaigns Director for the human rights group Liberty. In 2004, Mark was appointed Head of Media for the Liberal Democrats and then went on to found Progressive Vision and was its Communications Director until joining the IEA. During his time at the IEA Mark has written regularly for national and international publications and is a regular blogger. Mark frequently comments on political and economic issues on television and radio.

Watch Mark Littlewood talking about balancing a free market and state directed economy

Christoph Mueller

Former Chief Executive, Aer Lingus Group

Christoph Mueller had extensive experience within the aviation industry before joining Aer Lingus as its Chief Executive Officer in September 2009. Since taking on the role, he has implemented a return to sustainable profitability in Aer Lingus, brought about by the successful execution of a cost savings programme and the refocus of the airlines strategy as a value carrier.

In January 2012 Christoph was appointed to the Board of Tourism Ireland and in June 2013 was appointed Chairman of An Post.

He has an MBA from the University of Cologne and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Watch Christoph talk about multi-cultural dimensions of change and corporate culture.

Sara Thornton

UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, former Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police

In April 2007 Sara Thornton was appointed Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, the largest non-Metropolitan force in England and Wales.

In 2006 she was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal and in the 2011 New Year’s Honours she was awarded a CBE. In July 2011 she was awarded a Master of Studies degree (MSt) in Applied Criminology and Police Management from Cambridge University. In March 2012  Sara received a Career Achievement Award by the Police Training Authority Trustees.

Sara shares her experience of leading in a ‘man’s world’ and the challenges of national security

Where else in the world can you dine in an 800 year old College, listening to a speech from the former head of the CIA, just after a course on Leadership and Business Intelligence?

Julian Durand, Corporate Compliance Officer Latin America, AstraZeneca