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Ioannis Ioannou

Ioannis Ioannou

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

As a leading expert in sustainability leadership and corporate responsibility, Professor Ioannou's research provides valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities organizations encounter when developing sustainable business models. His award-winning academic work on strategic ESG integration, coupled with his focus on the investment community and financial markets, has established him as a thought leader in the field.

Professor Ioannou actively engages with leading companies, boards, and executives, providing valuable perspectives on the implications of transitioning to sustainability leadership for both businesses and investors. As a sought-after speaker and advisor, he has delivered numerous keynote speeches globally at high-profile events and industry conferences, and his work has been featured in popular and managerial press outlets worldwide.

Deeply involved in the world of practice, Ioannis' expertise has secured him positions on various advisory boards, such as the Sustainability Advisory Panel of Merck KGaA, the ESG Advisory Board of the DWS Group, and as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network, where he offers expert guidance on Sustainable Development.

Building on his extensive experience advising leading companies and serving on advisory boards, he is keen to explore opportunities to contribute further as a Non-Executive Director or Board Member. He is particularly interested in organizations that are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices and are seeking to navigate the complexities of ESG integration at the strategic level.

His research is published in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals, such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Management Science. He is the most cited scholar of his graduating cohort and consistently ranks in the top 100 authors on the social science research network (SSRN). He is also an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal.

He is currently an Associate Professor with tenure at LBS and teaches on various degree programs, and he is also a regular contributor to numerous LBS executive education programs, including modules on Responsible Business and Sustainability.

Professor Ioannou's 6-week online course on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility ( has enrolled more than 500 senior leaders and Board members from around the world, empowering them to become transformational change agents and achieve positive social impact.