Keith Willey

Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BSc (Birmingham) DipM CMC MBA (London)

Keith Willey undertakes Executive Development work at a number of companies including Bertelsmann, EDS, Ernst & Young, Kearney, Mars Inc, Ericsson and the Young President's Organisation. Along with Deloitte UK he developed the Annual Entrepreneurship UK Survey and Report.

As an Adjunct faculty member, he has extensive business interests outside LBS. He is Chairman of Fern Trading Limited (£3bn Renewable Energy, Healthcare and Secured Lending) and Non-Executive Director at Feedzai SA (Enterprise Software), Tekever Holdings (Drone & Space Technology), Urban Roosters (International Rap Battle Leagues) and Unitag (QR Codes). He is an investor in a number of other ventures alongside other angels and venture capitalists – mainly technology-based – in the US, Europe and India.

Previously he was COO and acting FD of a venture capital firm, involved in all aspects of raising and investing venture capital funds in early stage businesses. Before this he sold out of a boutique consulting practice that grew entrepreneurially during the 90s when it was closely associated with major corporate restructuring initiatives. Some of this work was published: Building a transnational organisation for BP Oil, Long Range Planning, 1992; ‘From hierarchies to networks’, in Successful Change Strategies , IoD Publications, 1994. He has also written on strategy: ‘Do Top Management Add Value to Strategic Investment Decisions?’, with Professor P Marsh (LBS) Long Range Planning.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture capital
  • Managing growth
  • Technology ventures
  • Organisation development


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