A practitioner-academic, he has had a career in international business management, including as CEO of a global joint-venture group and as director responsible for a plc’s strategic M&A projects; periods based in the Americas and continental Europe, managing worldwide businesses.
He joined Aston Business School (ABS) staff as a Lecturer in Strategy from Sept 2016, previously being a sessional lecturer and module leader for MBA and Degree Apprenticeship programmes here at ABS.
His previous academic role was at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham (UK), including as MBA Course Leader 2013-2015. He has also been a visiting lecturer at ESDES Business School (Lyon), Regents University (London) and Harper-Adams University, UK.
His teaching and research focus is on business strategy and management education, particularly the development and application of blended and experiential learning. He is an advisor to the annual Universities Business Challenge programme; Cases Editor for major textbook ‘Exploring Strategy’ (Pearson Education); and currently involved in developing postgrad and executive education units for international business strategy and M&A studies.
He originally qualified as a materials engineer, first lecturing at Coventry University. He still directs management consultancy, KvH International Ltd., based in Stafford and Paris, and aims to combine his technical and business management experience to help prepare students for enjoyable and fulfilling employment or entrepreneurial careers.
Position: Lecturer Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 4598 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: ABS 417
Currently supervising PhD studies in Cultural due diligence during M&A deal-making.
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