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Academic Biography

I am currently involved in Teaching and Research activities in the area of Operations and Business Management at Teesside University's Business School. With over 15 years of Global Business and Technology Management experience worldwide, I have collaborated with key industrial partners like JLR, Airbus and VW and worked with key academic partners like Stanford University, Toronto University, Monash Unviersity and several other European and Asian Universities. Having worked over 10 years in scientifc and management roles at the world's renowned and 'largest' application research institution 'Fraunhofer Society' in Germany, I have lead emerging research fields in the area of Business Intelligence and Global Technology Management.

In my previous role at Fraunhofer, I was also the Head of Unit for the Department of International Project and Technology Management, specializing in developing research applications that are commercialised based on frugal innovation principles mainly in the area of Technology Adaptation and Management.

Core Expertise:

  • Programme Management, Business & Enterprise Development, Research Commercialization
  • Consulting in public R&D, Technology Scouting, Claim Management
  • New Product Development and Cultural Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Relations
  • Experience in delivering diverse R&D projects with international consortiums.
  • Teaching Experience in Innovation and Technology for Senior MGMT.
  • Industry 4.0 Implementation Principles
  • Strategic Programme Development for Education Institutions

Selected Achievements:

  • Several International awards including the highly commendable International Student of Year award by the German Academic Council for the year 2003.
  • Full Doctoral Scholarships awarded by the Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick.
  • Research Stays in Japan, America, Canada and Indonesia.
  • Excellence award for performance in science for the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 at Fraunhofer Society.
  • Travelled over 55 countries and speak 5 languages fluently including German and Russian.
  • Several Keynote speeches in international conferences and industrial events across Europe, Asia and America.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Warwick


Award Date: 27 Jun 2019

Master, Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences


Award Date: 30 Jun 2002

Bachelor, Bauman Moscow State Technical University


Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

External positions

Adjunct Faculty, Durham University

May 2019Aug 2019


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