Dominic Houlder

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

MA (Cambridge) MBA (Stanford)

Dominic is one of Europe’s leading experts on strategy execution in B2B and professional services firms. He helps the leaders of major firms to connect with their clients, their colleagues and themselves in different and compelling ways. His engagements typically involve a customised mix of seminars, action-oriented workshops, and client events, as well as coaching and advisory roles with senior leaders.

Dominic brings a unique mix of theory, practical experience, and insight to his work. He is Adjunct Professor in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management at London Business School where he has been based since 1994. Previously, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and held senior leadership positions in the corporate world. Dominic has been a committed Buddhist practitioner for more than 30 years.

At London Business School, Dominic was Associate Dean for the School’s flagship Sloan Fellowship Programme. He continues to be closely involved in the programme, which attracts highly successful, senior professionals at turning points in their careers and lives, and he is a repeated winner of the Sloan Fellows’ "Best Teacher" award. He is Academic Director for the School’s Global Business Consortium for senior managers - from Oracle, Emirates, GEA, DP World, BUPA and Mars - who are moving into key leadership positions. Dominic teaches on a broad range of degree and executive education programmes and is lead Faculty for London Business School’s open Executive Education programme "Executing Strategy for Results". His work has been published in leading practitioner journals, including Sloan Management Review and Harvard Business Review.

Dominic oversees the Board of his family’s business interests in Latin America. In the non-profit arena, he serves as a Trustee of the Clore Social Leadership Foundation, a Governor and Council Member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and a Trustee of the Karuna Trust.

Alongside his academic and client commitments he is a crofter on the Isle of Skye.

Research Awards

  • Sloan Fellows' "Best Teacher" award 2012 and 2013

  • Transformation of professional service firms


Digital culture or why strategy and culture should eat breakfast together

Wokurka G; Banschbach Y; Houlder D; Jolly R

in Oswald, G. & Kleinemeier M. (Eds.), Shaping the digital enterprise: trends and use cases in digital innovation and transformation, Springer, 2016


How companies can avoid a mid-life crisis

Sull D N; Houlder D

Sloan Management Review 2006 Fall Vol 48:1 p 26-34

Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.