LSBF Finance Faculty
Our people are responsible for creating the ethos of success in which the business leaders of tomorrow thrive.
Comprising highly qualified, seasoned business professionals and academics from around the world, our faculty are dedicated to ensuring students succeed in every endeavour, from gaining chartered accreditation to achieving career enhancing qualifications.
On-hand to support you, they provide invaluable knowledge and insight, acquired from years spent at the highest levels of business and academia.
Faculty of Finance
We believe firmly in rewarding your investment in education with excellence. Having over a century of shared experience between them, our lecturers can provide unmatched guidance regarding your course and career. Our philosophy is a global one, but we do not believe in uniformity. In an increasingly competitive graduate market, our courses will leave you decisively ahead of your peers.Augustin Entonu
Head of Academic
Planning and Resources
Augustin Entonu MBA Fin, MBA, ACCA, CFA Level III Candidate
Head of Academic Planning and Resources
As an international finance specialist, Augustine holds several professional qualifications. He achieved a Distinction for his MBA in Finance from the prestigious Grenoble Graduate School of Business. He also has ACCA status, amongst others.
Many leading organisations in Europe and Africa have worked with Augustine. He has been a Consultant to the likes of Oracle Capital Advisors and Medical Projects Limited. He gained further experience with Trust specialists, Arlington Corporate where he was a Business Analyst.
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Feroza is a highly qualified professional and academic. Aside from holding a MSc from Boston University, she studied at UC Berkley (whose alumni have won 70 Nobel prizes between them). Feroza has also lectured at the research intensive University of Surrey.
As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she has undertaken consultancy projects in leading industries, spanning across three continents. She has also has vital professional experience with business leaders such as Ernst and Young, and is a member of the American Accounting Association.
Dr. Andry Rakotovololona MSc, AMLP, PhD
Dr. Rakotovololona holds Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Management Sciences from France's distinguished Université de Sorbonne Panthéon. He went on to achieve his Ph.D. (With Honourable Mention) from the same institution. He has also gained extensive experience as a visiting scholar at Green Templeton College, Oxford University.
With over 14 years in banking, Andry has worked with many prestigious organisations. Among other things, he helped establish Investco Bank (HSBC Banking Group) in Madagascar and worked as its Chief Executive. He also has experience as a Corporate Advisory Manager for Crédit Lyonnais Bank.
Stephen Aikin MSc
Stephen, having worked at the highest levels of business for some of the world's largest multinational companies, knows exactly what is required to be successful in finance and banking.
Employed as a Derivatives Trader by Kleinwort Greiveson, Credit Suisse and SCBI, he is able to draw upon over 20 years of practical business experience when in the lecture theatre. Stephen also founded his own proprietary trading company, specialising in high frequency trading and statistical arbitrage.
Sahar Ata MSc, MBA
Sahar is a seasoned expert in Islamic Banking with over 20 years banking experience. She has an MIM degree from the exclusive London School of Economics. She is also a highly certified banker, holding qualifications from esteemed industry regulators, CIM and CIFA.
She has international experience with several leading banks in the UK and Egypt. This includes leadership roles at prominent establishments such as Barclays. She retains high level contacts in the industry and is fluent in English, Arabic, and Business French.
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Dave Coker MSc, MBA
Dave, a Capital Markets specialist, has 24 years of Investment Banking experience. Holding an MSc (Quantitative Finance) and MBA, he is completing his PhD (Finance). As well as lecturing at LSBF Dave sells market commentary to Tier 1 Investment Banks and Hedge Funds.
Dave was a VP of Global Risk Management for Deutsche Bank (New York, Frankfurt & London), Global Programme Manager / Risk Management for ABN AMRO, and Head of Global Projects at Moody's.
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Dr. Binam Ghimire MSc, MBA, PhD
Binam is an MBA graduate from Tribhuvan University (Nepal's most established and biggest). He has also successfully studied for his MSc and PhD degrees at Liverpool John Moores, where his skills as a lecturer remain in demand. A respected academic, he has published several ground-breaking papers on Banking and Finance.
Binam's expertise has been called on by several Banks in Nepal. He has also worked as a senior Credit Analyst in Qatar, which has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In addition, Binam has headed New Product Development in relation to Bank ATM's and Remittance Products.
Jonathan is a seasoned financial professional with outstanding academic credentials. Graduating from both Cambridge University and the University of Brussels, he is a CISI member with ACCA certification for his studies in accounting and finance.
With almost 30 years spent working in capital markets and real estate investment, Jonathan is an authority on corporate finance. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the UK, sharing his knowledge and insight with fellow professionals and students alike.
Dr. Peter Wheale MA, MSc, PhD
Peter was Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at Surrey European Management School (Surrey University) and has more than 15 years' experience in business education. An accomplished academic, he has an undergraduate and three Master's Degrees, as well as a PhD in Applied Economics.
Peter also has over 40 years of international business experience. This includes several years as Senior Auditor at Touche Ross, preparing audits for enterprises like Rolls Royce and GEC. He is now CEO of his own thriving company which provides advisory services to individuals and SME's.
Professor Kerry Howell
Kerry's extensive qualifications and involvement in academia reflect his strong commitment to learning and success. He is a University of Cambridge graduate, as well as holding a BSc in Economics and a PhD in Political Science and Finance. He also has high-level directorial experience in research with Ashcroft International Business School.
Professionally, Kerry has held many demanding roles, including as a Political Consultant for GJW Political Consultants. He was also Managing Editor for the Journal of Applied Institutional Governance and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Institute of Professional Financial Managers.
Professor Philip Hardwick
In addition to a B.A (Hons) in Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of York, Philip has the enviable combination of an MA and a PhD in the same subject. He has written on 'Multiproduct Cost Attributes' for the Oxford Economic Papers (Oxford University) and 'Estimating Inefficiencies in Banking'. He also wrote an influential book on 'Unemployment and Inflation in the UK'.
Philip was Head of Research at the School of Finance and Law (Bournemouth University) and has received an ESRC grant for his pioneering research work. As a globally recognised expert on the econometric estimation of cost and production functions in financial services, he has lectured at the University of Alberta (Canada) and the University of Tasmania (Australia).