Contributor Biographies

Abby Ghobadian

Abby's research focuses on the causes of heterogeneous organisational performance and how performance can be improved. Specifically he is interested in: strategic cognition, planning and implementation, business and functional strategies interface, resource orchestration, organisational restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate responsibility.

Dr Adrian Kuah FCMI

Dr Adrian T H Kuah serves as Scholar of the Advanced Institute of Management; previously, he was the MBA Director at Nottingham Business School and the Director for UG Business and Management Studies at University of Bradford School of Management for more than a decade.


Alan Finn developed a career in electrical and electronic engineering management, after several years at sea in the RN submarine service, followed by spells as a general manager and in industrial marketing management for multinational engineering companies such as Honeywell and Schlumberger.

Amir M. Sharif PhD, BEng (Hons), FRSA, FInstLM, MCMI, AffCILT

Professor Amir M. Sharif is currently Head of Brunel Business School (acting) and is a Professor of Operations Management.

Andrea Li Yang Xue

Andrea Li Yang Xue: Executive Trainee of TVB

Board Member

Andrew Kakabadse CCMI

Professor Kakabadse has undertaken extensive research into top teams, boards, outsourcing. His focal area of interest over the last few years has been the leadership of nation states.

Andy Rubin MA MBA CCMI

Andy Rubin is Chairman of Pentland Brands plc, a UK based private family owned brand management company operating in sports, outdoor and fashion. Andy is the third generation to lead the family’s brand management business.

Angappan Sundaramurthy MCMI

Sundar has around 3 decades of experience in various businesses in different countries. Starting from R&D, reached the level of Managing Director. Have headed different functions like engineering, marketing, HR, Technology and as Director and Managing Director in companies.