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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.

Andres Perez, Director, ULaw Business School
Andres Perez
Director of The University of Law Business School

Dr Andres Perez is the Director of The University of Law Business School. He started his career as a Barrister but soon moved to management in the tourism, real estate and internet industries. He has served as Director of Programmes at San Telmo Business School in Spain before joining Cass Business School (currently Bayes Business School; University of London) as MBA Programme Manager and Dubai MBA Director.

Dr Perez is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. He holds an LLB, a BSc in Economics and Business, an MBA and a PhD in Business, with a thesis about Strategy in Business Schools. He is also at the thesis stage in his professional doctorate in education at UCL (EdD). As an academic, he is an expert in Services Strategic Management. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Academic Impact Awards at City University in the Most Innovative Teaching section. He has written a book with the acclaimed IESE Professor Luis Huete and several articles and cases.

 Marco Mongiello, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, ULaw Business School
Marco Mongiello
Pro-Vice-Chancellor The University of Law Business School

Professor Marco Mongiello is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of The University of Law Business School and is responsible for its leadership and success in the UK and internationally. Marco has over two decades of experience in UK Higher Education and has previously served at the University of Surrey as Dean International, and Executive Director for PG Programmes in the Business School. Prior to that, he was employed at the Imperial College Business School, where he led the MSc Management programme, launched the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management, transformed the Executive MBA Programmes and created Student Experience events of national resonance.

Marco contributes to the operations of international bodies aimed at upholding and redefining the highest standards of education globally. He holds a PhD in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW and has a research interest in performance management.

Miguel Martins, Undergraduate Programmes Director at The University of Law Bloomsbury campus
Miguel Martins
Undergraduate Programmes Director The University of Law Business School

Miguel Martins is National Director of Undergraduate Programmes at The University of Law Business School and has been working in education since 1989, both as an academic and a manager. With a BSc in Business and a MBA from HEC Paris and UCLA Los Angeles, he started his professional career working in sales and marketing. Miguel then held managerial positions in Property, Food, and Music Industries in Portugal. In 2005, he moved into Higher Education, becoming the Senior Lecturer and Course Director at the University of Wolverhampton. He later became Programme Director at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Associate Director Executive Education at HEC-Paris and Programme Director at the University for the Creative Arts. In 2019 Miguel joined The University of Law Business School as National Director Undergraduate Programmes. His areas of expertise are Marketing, Retailing, Supply Chain, and Strategy.

Thor Ingvarsson, Postgraduate Programmes Director at The University of Law Bloomsbury campus
Thor Ingvarsson
Postgraduate Programmes Director The University of Law Business School

Thor commenced his professional career in marketing and advertising account management before moving into banking and finance where he spent over 10 years. After working as a business consultant for a diverse range of organisations, Thor moved into academia. Initially, he worked as a Business Development Manager at London South Bank University, moving into an academic lecturer role in 2011. As an academic, Thor has managed academic programmes in business and management related subjects across several markets and led modules in diverse subjects.

Thor is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK (HEA) and also Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute UK (CMI). He holds an MBA from London South Bank University, and a Cand.Oecon degree from the University of Iceland in Business Administration & Economics (specialism Marketing). Additionally, Thor holds a Certificate in Business Coaching from the CMI.

As an academic, Thor’s main field is strategy and management, with special interest in business ethics. Thor has held the post of Programme Director PG (UK) since 2020.

Kris Scendo-Kokot, International Programme Director
Kris Scendo-Kokot
International Programmes Director

Kris is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PGCertHE from London School of Economics (UK), MA from European University Viadrina (Germany), MA from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland) and BA from Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany). As part of scholarly awards, he also studied at Queen Mary University of London (UK) and University of Malaga (Spain). Specialising in intercultural studies focused on management and communication, he takes academic interest in social sciences, international business themes and the future of work. Kris joined from the London School of Economics where he led more than 100 customised and executive education programmes in over 25 countries across the world and on-line, in partnership with higher education, government and commercial entities.

Engaging in a highly international environment with a blend of academia, civil service and corporate sector working side by side, he specialises professionally in academic teaching, learning and enhancement, and programme and partnership management, development and quality assurance. Kris serves as the International Programmes Director at The University of Law Business School

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

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.

Dr. Elizabeth R. Moore, Head of Leadership
Dr. Elizabeth R. Moore
Head of Leadership

Dr. Elizabeth R. Moore is Head of Leadership at the University of Law Business School. Having received her BA from Columbia University, NY and PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, Elizabeth has had an international academic career, teaching at universities in the U.S., Russia, Finland, and the U.K. She has also held visiting fellowships at Harvard University and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. Elizabeth is a Fellow at Hughes Hall, Cambridge University and received her Diploma in Coaching at Cambridge University. In addition to her academic career, Elizabeth has worked over the past decade with students and private clients as a Leadership Coach. Her research interests include, among others, the psychology of leadership, cultural intelligence, and emotional agility.

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).

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.

Dr Richard Galletly, Senior Lecturer at The University of Law Birmingham campus
Dr Richard Galletly
Senior Lecturer

Richard is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) with over ten years of experience in Higher Education. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Higher Education from Aston University, a BSc (honours) in Psychology from the University of Manchester, an MBA from Birmingham City University, and a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Liverpool.

Richard is a former Programme Director and Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China. He has worked as a Business Lecturer at the Global Banking School (GBS), Sessional Lecturer at Aston University and Teaching Associate for the University of Birmingham. Richard has supervised both Undergraduate and Postgraduate student research, with a specific focus on the Psychological Contract within mixed-culture organisations.

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.

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.

David Reilly, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Law Moorgate campus
David Reilly
Visiting Lecturer

David is a strategy trainer, lecturer, and entrepreneur. His passion is bringing together diverse people, new thinking and technology disciplines to inspire students and business leaders through combining coherent strategy, digital technology innovation and the value of emerging technologies like AR, VR, and AI to deliver successful outcomes. He is Tech Innovation columnist in Pharma and Healthcare Tech and is an adviser to startups in the NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs Program.

Emma Croom, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Law Birmingham campus
Emma Croom
Programme and Student Lead - Birmingham Campus

Emma has enjoyed a successful business career for over 28 years in Consumer Marketing, Strategy, and related business disciplines in senior leadership positions within four large, international corporations. She has worked in various industries including Retail, Consumer Goods, Consumer Services and Financial Services. Emma has also attained The Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma. She spent 10 years running her own consultancy business, which included a growing involvement in the Higher Education sector and lecturing in multiple business subjects at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Emma now works wholly in this sector as Programme and Student Lead for the University of Law Business School at the Birmingham campus.