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Dominic Houlder

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

MA (Cambridge University), MBA (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Dominic Houlder is an expert on business-to-business 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 current research focuses on the transformation of professional service firms. He brings a mix of theory, practical experience and spiritual insight to his work.

He was Associate Dean of the School’s Sloan Fellowship Programme, winning Best teacher awards in 2012 and 2013, and continues to be closely involved in the programme. He leads, London Business School’s executive programme, Executing Strategy for Results, and co-led the Australian Graduate School of Management’s consortium programme for the leadership teams of professional service firms.

Before joining London Business School in 1994, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and held senior leadership positions in the corporate world. He has been a committed Buddhist practitioner for many years. His major clients include Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, SAP, and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Dominic Houlder’s work has been published in the leading practitioner journals, such as the Sloan Management Review and the Harvard Business Review. He is the author of the book Mindfulness and Money.

He has also worked with business and government institutions – including Deutsche Bank, the UK Ministry of Defence and British Airways – on developing strategic supplier relationships with their professional advisers.

Dominic Houlder is a founder investor in Imparta, an award-winning multimedia learning business, and is former Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on the Future of Cities. He is a Trustee of the Clore Social Leadership Foundation and overseas family agribusiness interests in Latin America.

Research Awards

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

Research Interests

  • Transformation of professional service firms