Prof. Stelios Kavadias

  • Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth at Cambridge Judge Business School

About Stelios

Professor Stelios Kavadias holds the Margaret Thatcher Professorship of Enterprise Studies in Innovation and Growth at the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), where he serves as the Vice-Dean for Faculty and as the Director of CJBS’ dynamic Entrepreneurship Centre. He is an expert on the innovation and growth challenges that small and large organizations face, and passionately shares this expertise with senior executives in several open or custom executive education programmes. He directs the Advanced Leadership Programme as well as the Strategic Business Growth programme offered by CJBS’ Entrepreneurship Centre, and has led custom programmes with major corporations like HSBC, Barclays, Bayer AG, Qingdao Bank etc.

As an expert on innovation and entrepreneurship he serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science's Entrepreneurship and Innovation department, and as an Associate Editor for the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Journal. Recently his work on transformative business models featured in Harvard Business Review, and Barclays sponsored a research report on scale-ups that he co-developed with a team of experts from CJBS. He is often invited as a keynote to leadership events for major corporations and has authored award-winning case studies.

Prior to arriving at the Judge, Stelios held the Steven A. Denning chair of Technology and Management at Georgia Tech in the USA, where he directed the GE Energy Project Leadership Management Programme. He has also been a Batten Fellow at the Batten Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Darden School of Business.