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Business School Faculty

Our academic team here at the University of Law Business School are dedicated to bringing their industry expertise into the classroom. All of our professors and tutors have significant professional experience and qualifications and are committed to providing quality, inspiring education to drive your career forward. In addition to your subject tutors, you will also be assigned a personal tutor who is on hand to help guide you through the course.

Mike Berry, Module Leader and Dissertation Supervisor at The University of Law Moorgate campus
Mike Berry
Module Leader and Dissertation Supervisor, Marketing Strategy

Mike Berry is a highly experienced lecturer, author and consultant, with over 30 years professional experience.

Mike has worked at P&G and held senior roles at top global Advertising Agencies including Wunderman/ Y&R, Havas and Jack Morton (Interpublic) before becoming a freelance consultant, lecturer and author. He has worked internationally with many of the world’s top brands, including British Airways, BT, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Deloitte, EY, Ford (Trucks, Vans), Honda, Hyundai, Monsanto Agricultural, Nestlé, 3M, Xerox, JP Morgan, JLL, Allianz and GSK.

Mike is Adjunct Professor at Cyprus International Institute of Management. He also teaches at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) in Grenoble, London, Paris and Moscow, at Hult International Business School in London and at Imperial College, London. Mike also runs his own Digital/ Strategic Marketing Consultancy, Mike Berry Associates and is the author/co-author of 4 books including: The Best of Global Digital Marketing; and Digital Marketing Fundamentals: from Strategy to ROI (2nd edition, July 2021).

Uly Ma, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Law Moorgate campus
Uly Ma
Visiting Lecturer

Uly is a Lean, Sustainability and Governance expert with over 25 years’ experience in helping individuals, teams and organisations to improve their sustainability effectiveness and reduce costs. Past engagements included aerospace, construction, food and drink, government agencies/ departments, healthcare, higher education, local government, manufacturing, sector bodies and trades unions. He is the author of Do More with Less, published by Routledge in 2018 and No Waste, published by Gower in 2011.

Anastasia Marinopoulou, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Law
Anastasia Marinopoulou
Visiting Lecturer

Anastasia has worked as a Change Management Consultant and Coach since 2010 and has been a lecturer since 2015. Her professional portfolio includes Lean Transformation projects, Executive Training programs and International Business Development projects.

Sectors of consultative and training experience include: Construction, Logistics, Banking, Retail, Hotel & Catering, IT, Not-for-profit organizations and the Pharmaceutical sector in the UK, Greece, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Estonia and Kenya. Anastasia co-designed and delivered the NoWaste® program in construction for the London Olympics 2012 as well as designed and delivered the first ever complete course on Lean Management in Athens in 2016.

Her primary areas of teaching include: Operations Management, Marketing Strategy, Lean Leadership and Lean Change Management.

Dessy Ohanians, Academic Resources and Quality Manager (Business School)
Dessy Ohanians
Academic Resources and Quality Manager

Dessy has a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from Huron University and MSc in Data Analytics and Marketing from Arden University. She has worked in education for over 25 years. First as an entrepreneur and then as a managing director of a charity.

Dessy transitioned to Higher Education management when she became a managing director of London School of Business and Finance Executive Education in 2014 and subsequently also took on the role of an interim CEO of the London Academy of Trading. She is currently undertaking a PhD study with the University of Worcester Business School researching the topic of applications of artificial intelligence in the field of Marketing.

Selwyn Seymour, Senior Lecturer at The University of Law Moorgate campus
Dr. Selwyn S. Seymour
Senior Lecturer (Strategy)

Dr. Selwyn Seymour is a Sr. Lecturer in Strategy at ULBS and has had a varied career as a Merchant Marine Officer (United States Coast Guard), Air Traffic Controller (Bahamas) and Business Adviser/Consultant (London and Edinburgh) where he worked with more than 250 small and mid-market companies.

He has worked in New York, The Bahamas, London and Edinburgh, and entered Higher Education in 2004, where he has developed subject matter expertise in Strategy, Entrepreneurship/Innovation, International Business, Marketing and Leadership. Selwyn has degrees in Strategic & Applied Management  Management Information Systems and Computer Science & Mathematics, along with a PGCE (Higher Education Learning & Teaching). He is a Fellow of Advance HE, External Examiner and Editorial Consultant (Oxford University Press) for textbooks on Strategy.

Hossein Shokri, Senior Lecturer at The University of Law Moorgate campus
Dr Hossein Shokri
Senior Lecturer and Content Developer

Hossein holds a PGCert in learning and teaching in higher education from University of London, an MSc in business management from Oxford Brookes University, an MBA from University of Gloucestershire, and a PhD in strategic management from Brunel University London.

Hossein has worked as a lecturer, senior lecturer, module leader, and content developer in business management at different universities such as University of Wales Trinity Saint David, University of Essex, Bolton University, and University of Hertfordshire over the last decade. During these years, he has supervised many research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and doctoral research students in the strategic management fields. He also has ten years of experience working in business operations in the telecommunication and IT sectors.

Rakesh Sondhi, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Law Bloomsbury campus
Rakesh. K. Sondhi
Visiting Lecturer

Rakesh graduated as an aeronautical engineer and has worked in a multitude of industries, including aviation, agricultural machines and finance. He specialises in Strategy, Leadership and Performance, in traditional and digital environments, working with companies internationally, as a consultant. He is currently a Non-Executive Director for an online health company, specialising in digital leadership, digital sales and marketing.

Rakesh has taught and designed programmes up to MBA level at leading institutions such as Henley Business School, Hult International Business School, and now regularly at University of Law Business School. He has over 30 years experience, coinciding with his career as strategy consultant.

Rakesh writes regularly for “Developing Leaders”, and has authored “Total Strategy” and “Succeed Under Pressure”.

Carolina Valiente, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Law Bloomsbury campus
Carolina Valiente
Visiting Lecturer

PHD in International Banking, MPhil in International Finance, MPhil in Monetary Economics, and BSc Hons in Economics.

Carolina’s specialisms are Economics, Finance, Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Business subjects. She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a former member of the QAA Review Group- UK Higher Education Benchmarks in Accounting and Finance. She possesses a working track record in international and cross-industry sectors, including education, financial and public institutions. Carolina applies critical analysis to current affairs connecting banking, finance, and economics to environment and sustainability decision-making. She is also a practising coach and a Master’s supervisor. She lectures in different UK and US (London-based programmes) universities.

Carolina’s areas of interest include ESG and the impact of AI on employment and economics. She is a lecturer in BSc Finance with Accounting and MSc Corporate Financial Management at the University of Law Business School.