About us


It is rare to find good business school faculty who are fluent across multiple management disciplines. It is even more rare to find faculty who have executed in the industry and taught across these disciplines. At ChangeSchool we have this rare, core team of practitioners. We have delivered £500m of value and teach at the top business schools in the world. What makes us unique for our clients is that our team of core practitioners are multi-disciplinary. They are trained in Strategy, Organisational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship, have deep cross-industry experience and bring an execution-ready mindset to developing the organisation.

Knowledge and expertise are not static. We are driven by our advisory board, which keeps us on the leading edge of managerial insights. Our pioneering work includes the development of leading performance indicators for newly restructured organisations (2010), the use of benefit maps for strategy formulation (2012), overcoming cognitive biases that destroy value in business transformation (2015), and the leadership skills required for large multicultural, multi-located business transformation (2016).

How companies can approach Strategy, Innovation and Change

Traditionally, people do one of three things:

Do it themselves

This has advantages – you know your people, you know your industry, and you know your organisation. And the Finance Director likes it because it is inexpensive.

However, strategy, innovation and change are each a process and a competency like any other. And they work as a team, each relying on the other.  They draw from problem solving, benefit management, behavioural science, economics, neuroscience, psychology and leadership, and you have to know what you are doing.  What you save in lower cost, you could lose a hundred fold in benefits that never come to pass and plunging productivity in the meantime.

Bring in contractors to help

This costs a bit more, but at least you have the resource and (hopefully) some expertise.

Someone sufficiently skilled is hard to find.  Even if you do, as a contractor they will be hamstrung because they lack a network in your organisation.  The leader of your strategy is completely reliant on the political power of others.

Once they have finished, even if they do succeed where most fail, that expertise then leaves your company with them.  Usually well before your change has taken hold, because again, contractors are expensive.

Use consultants

Professional, with a good level of expertise, the right consultants understand strategy, innovation and change.  They also understand their value – this is an expensive route.

Consultants are always outsiders, often resented by those in the organisation, which makes their task twice as difficult.  They work in silos, so you’ll have three disjointed groups all rewriting the others’ plans.  And, as with contractors, they will leave before your change is embedded and take their expertise with them.

Without your own capability, deployed strategically and supported throughout the process, the options aren’t great.

How our education differs

It is about learning, not just training, although training is certainly a part.  It is about creating a personal and professional competency and the confidence in using it, not just imparting a block of knowledge.  In other words, it starts and ends with the people and organisations with which we work.  It is about them.

Our education is based on credible, verifiable research and real world delivery where the tools and techniques that we use have been tested for their effectiveness.

Programmes involve mentoring, training, regular meet ups, peer support and review, networking and bespoke intervention.


Viren Lall

Managing Director. Adjunct Professor, Exec Ed trainer

Executive MBA (distinction) London Business School, UK; MSc in Advanced Computing (distinction) King’s College London, UK; BTech Computer Science & Engineering IIT Delhi, India


Viren Lall is a business transformation leader, an adjunct professor of management, and an executive education trainer including at London Business School. He created £400m of organisational value through transforming business units. His business transformation hothouses were voted the best in BT’s corporate memory.

For ChangeSchool, Viren leads on client and academic relationships and specialised executive education programmes.

He has advised and coached globally on innovation and change practices and leadership, and is published on the topic in the upcoming book “Organisational Change Explained” by Kogan Page.

His client work in the past has included Al Rashid Group (Bahrain); AIESEC, Barclays, British Telecom, Cambridge University, Graphisoft Japan, Kings College London, Lloyds of London, London Business School, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian School of Business, Satven (India); SME Development Fund and Ministry of higher education (Oman); University College London, UBS and Vodafone.

He also teaches the core MBA course at the Indian School of Business and Executive Education for London Business School.


Neil Marshall

Development Director. Adjunct Professor

Neil holds an MBA from the Cranfield University School of Management, where he has also lectured and a PGCE from Bristol University and BSc from Birmingham University.

Neil Marshall

Neil is an skilled Educator, consultant in leading change and an Adjunct Professor in Strategy and Organisation Behaviour.

For ChangeSchool Neil leads on pedagogy, programme development and operations.

He is a board level facilitator, highly experienced in multiple senior stakeholder environments. Neil is also trustee of an international charity.

He has facilitated mindset change and value creation for ABA Market Research; Avanta; Camden Council; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Cofely; DCSF; Eastbourne Borough Council; Extend; Kelly Services; IDX Software; Institute of Mechanical Engineers Support Network; NASUWT; Slough Borough Council; St Albans City and District Council; The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

Professor Marie Lall, FRSA

Director of Education Consultancy at ChangeSchool Professor in Education and South Asian Studies at the UCL Institute of Education. Served as Programme Director, Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies. Pro Vice Provost, University College London

PhD London School of Economics, MPhil Cambridge University


Marie is an honorary fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, a consultant member at IISS, and was an associate fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House till August 2011. She is an trains foreign commonwealth office at Kings College London, and is also the education advisor to TCF Pakistan and Myanmar Egress, Myanmar. She has held a number of fellowships and visiting positions at world-renowned universities in Japan, Australia, Germany, India and Pakistan.

For ChangeSchool, Prof Lall leads education-consulting projects. She is the co-founding director of Technology & management Practice Ltd (ChangeSchool’s parent company) where she has lead engagements as a consultant, an educationist and a facilitator of multi stakeholder dialogues in Myanmar for the following organisations: British Council; EU and IMG; World Bank, UNICEF, Shalom Foundation, AUSAID, DAI, IISS, NBR (Washington DC, USA) and DFID UK. She has delivered 3 policy briefs on education, citizenship and the legitimacy of the peace process to the President’s Office in Myanmar.

Prof Lall has advised the German Ministry for Development and the Head of the German Foreign Relations Committee, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Chinese, Canadian, French, and Norwegian ministerial/embassy staff on India, Pakistan and Myanmar. From 2012 to 2014 she was AUSAID’s senior education advisor for fragile states (Myanmar). She is part of a team that trains the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s South Asia team.

She is also a South Asia expert (India, Pakistan and Burma/Myanmar) specialising in political issues (with regard to the economy, geopolitics of energy, foreign policy formulation, citizenship and Diaspora politics) and education (with specific regard to policy, gender, ethnicity and conflict, the formation of national identity and its close links with citizenship). She has written widely on these topics and is the author/editor of 6 books and a monograph.

She appears regularly on BBC News 24/ BBC World, Sky TV, Aljazeera TV and BBC Radio (World Service) and gives interviews on politics and international relations in South Asia. She is often cited in the international press. Her non academic speaking engagements include keynote addresses at the Suntory Foundation, Osaka; the Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Berlin; the House of Lords; and the European Commission.

Alex Capri

Programme & Faculty Lead for SME go to market Strategy. Visiting Professor at ChangeSchool

Senior Fellow, NUS, Singapore; MSc London School of Economics

Previously Partner and Regional Leader of KPMG’s International Trade & Customs Practice in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong

Alex has over 20 years of business experience, both as an academic and a professional consultant. He has advised and educated clients in more than 40 countries regarding business start‐up dynamics, innovation and transformation, and global value chain planning. He has worked in some of the most challenging business environments in the world.
He has worked extensively in emerging economies on projects involving micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), particularly with the aim of developing and enabling entrepreneurs in local export markets (both products and services). Alex has assisted MSMEs with mobile financial services, peer‐to‐peer lending scenarios, AI and e‐commerce strategies.
Alex has been a panellist and workshop leader for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, on the topic of inclusive capitalism in emerging economies.
Alex writes a column for Forbes magazine and is a frequent guest on global television networks, including BBC International, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.
Education: Alex holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, in International Political Economy. He holds a B.Sc. in International Relations, from the University of Southern California
Link: http://bizfaculty.nus.edu/faculty-profiles/458-alex

Andriy Panasenko

Program Director / International Program Delivery, ChangeSchool. Programme Management Consultant

MBA (London Business School), MSc (Hons), BSc


Andriy brings rigour in project management and international experience of running programs across a great variety of industry and educational environments. Starting off his professional career in the Former Soviet Union, Andriy has grown to perform at the international level through his passion for excellence, focus to details and resilience required in delivery of complex programs spanning multiple jurisdictions. He is a seasoned Program Management practitioner with a demonstrable history of delivering change and making an impact in fast-moving scenarios, board level engagement and the ability to act as an effective bridge between stakeholder interests and sustainable program delivery. Andriy has substantial international experience leading at the forefront of time sensitive transformations, navigating complexity and challenging ambiguity in a highly adaptable style. He is capable of engaging senior stakeholders and building authentic relationships to ensure a commercially sound, sustainable growth agenda.

For ChangeSchool,

In 2018-2019, Andriy has overseen the delivery and deployment of the Creative Spark Program sponsored by British Council and targeting six countries of the Former Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan). He has led communication, logistics and reporting workstreams of the program and managing relationships between 9 partner Universities in the UK and abroad. Utilising language skills and understanding of local sensitivities, he has been instrumental in getting the stakeholders on board and ensuring a rhythmic in-country delivery of the entrepreneurship and enterprise curricula.

In his earlier career, Andriy has consulted on the development of the SME Management Toolkit for the enterprising managers in the Former Soviet Union under the auspices of the EU-funded European Training Foundation Program. His expertise and cultural sensitivities were leveraged to break the barriers and share international best practices for training and upskilling the middle and senior management in disciplines and practices of a modern international business.

Andriy has consulted as part of several leading global professional services firms, including Roland Berger, Accenture Strategy and AT Kearney. He has refined his toolkit of best practice approaches and project management techniques across blue-chip multinationals and has contributed to the sustainable growth agenda in the UK and internationally. He has also acted as a role model and mentor in development programmes for new cohorts of London Business School students and remains committed to knowledge sharing and best practice methods’ advancement in his professional career.

Andriy holds an MBA degree from London Business School (UK), and a MSc (Hons) and BSc degrees in International Relations from the Kyiv Institute of International Relations (Ukraine).

Julian Glyn-Owen

Programme & Course Management Lead for Executive education. ChangeSchool Associate

PGCE (QTS), MBA, BA (Hons) Design

Julian is an innovation practitioner, visiting lecturer and learning and development specialist in Executive Education. His subject matter expertise is Strategic Innovation Management.

For ChangeSchool, Julian leads Course and programme management for custom executive education programmes on startegy, innovation and change

Commercial consulting experience in innovation projects span healthcare, printing, construction, consumer goods, engineering, food and new education services. He has significant expertise in the identification of user needs. Julian’s 20 years of commercial experience originated with commissioning and management of design projects and more recently, new service creation. He has extensive overseas commercial experience with both government and industry-related innovation programmes and has worked on notable projects with SABIC, Sanofi Aventis, RJR Reynolds, Weber Stephens and McDonalds’ Corporation. He is experienced in financial and project leadership of high-value, high profile creative projects.


Julian is also a Visiting Fellow to Cranfield School of Management where he has taught full and part-time courses. For both academic and commercial clients he has designed unique learning experiences including in-field research activities, lead user workshops and in-class activity-based learning projects.


Dr Kevin Hindle

Programme & Faculty Lead for Business Opportunity Evaluation in Entrepreneurial mentoring

Visiting Professor at The Sorbonne, France


Kevin’s research, teaching, and consulting builds entrepreneurial capacity by understanding the relationships between innovation, entrepreneurial process and entrepreneurial context, embracing new venture evaluation; entrepreneurial business planning; market and financial modelling; change management; organisational design; corporate strategy and management training. He has been the sole or a principal consultant in over 200 significant projects for major clients, public and private, Australian and international.

Kevin has developed curricula and taught courses in entrepreneurship and associated disciplines in degree award and executive development programs around the world. He was foundation designer of the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University and later headed the Deakin University Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Community. He has taught for: the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Baylor University (Texas), INSEAD (France), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), University of Southern Denmark, EM Lyon Business School, University of Technology (Sydney), University of Adelaide, The Sorbonne (France). He is a seminal scholar in the field of Indigenous Entrepreneurship and was the inaugural visiting professor at the First Nations University of Canada (Saskatchewan).

Kevin is the co-author of three textbooks and numerous monographs and articles on the teaching of entrepreneurship. Professional awards include the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division and McGraw Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award, 2004, the first and only non-North American to win it, as well as the Australian Business-Higher Education Round Table (B-Hert) Award for the Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the year.

An author of over ninety research publications including more than fifty peer-reviewed papers, he is a theorist of entrepreneurial business planning, entrepreneurial process, and the influence of contextual factors, particularly community factors, on successful entrepreneurial practice. From 2000-2007 he was Australian Project Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the world’s largest longitudinal entrepreneurial research project.
Kevin is a successful entrepreneur and is presently a new venture founder and an independent private equity investor. He has a strong network of collaborations and a track record of substantial fundraising for entrepreneurship research. He has consulted on entrepreneurship policy to both State and Federal governments in Australia and to international universities, government organizations and corporations. Kevin was a ministerial appointed foundation member of both Australia’s National Innovation Awareness Council and the advisory board of the International Danish Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA).

Dr. Pradeep Racherla

Programme & Faculty Director. Visiting Professor. Lead faculty for Digital Strategy.

PhD in Business Administration from Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia

Pradeep is a visiting professor at SP Jain Global in Singapore, Dubai and Mumbai and XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Dr Racherla’s expertise includes digital and mobile marketing, word-of-mouth marketing, ecommerce business models, and marketing research. In these areas, he has driven several consulting and research projects with multi-national firms such as Opera.com, Tripadvisor.com, Yelp.com, Lockheed Martin and Philadelphia Wireless. In India, he was a channel partner for Thermax Ltd, a major environmental and energy equipment firm. In addition, he trains and guides senior executives from companies such as Pepsi, Nestle, United Breweries and Godrej.

Pradeep is the India Programme & Faculty Director for ChangeSchool, bringing his expertise in consulting and leading Digital Strategy and Faculty development programmes in the Middle East and Singapore. He will also be leading Digital Strategy and Faculty development programmes in the Middle East and Singapore.

Dr Racherla has received several awards and honours for his research including best doctoral researcher awards at Fox Business School and West Texas A&M University Research Excellence He has held various prestigious academic posts, including the Gene Edwards Professor of Banking and Assistant Professor of Marketing at the College of Business at West Texas A&M University, and Program Director at Woxsen School of Business, and SPJain School of Global Management.

His research work has been published in prestigious journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Management Information Systems, Electronic Commerce Research & Applications, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Annals of Tourism Research and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Kofi Atuah

Country Director, Qatar. Enterpreneurship trainer

BEng, MBA (Cranfield), CEng MIChemE


Kofi has experience in developing and managing innovation in accelerator programmes and mentoring start-ups in incubator programmes. His experience ranges from leadership roles within private/public sector joint-venture initiatives for niche new product innovation to providing strategy and policy insight for UK industry and policy leaders to accelerate new technologies.

For ChangeSchool, Kofi has joined as the Country Director for Qatar, bringing in his expertise in entrepreneurship training, proposition and partnership development, and delivering complex change programmes. With Kofi at the helm, ChangeSchool is already making inroads in developing key partnerships and looking forward to managing and cultivating key institutional relationships.

His pioneering work at the Carbon Trust included the feasibility of commercialising of Micro CHP technology as the next generation replacement for Domestic boilers and could be the future electricity generation source for the grid. Kofi’s recommendation of policy on Fuel Cell technology was adopted without change in UK energy policy in 2010.

Currently living in Qatar, Kofi co-founded and grew Quantum Sports (QSports) into the largest community sporting events business in Qatar, which was eventually acquired by a large holding company as after 3 years of a operations. He also established and maintained the end-to-end PMO function for a medium size (up to US$300m) infrastructure project on the New Doha airport mega-project.

Kofi is currently an executive (Welfare Officer) of the Ghanaians in Qatar (GiQ) Association. GiQ is recognised by the Ghana Embassy as the official body advancing the cause of the estimated 6000-strong Ghanaian community resident in the gulf state. GiQ focus their efforts on cultural, sports and social events, and the welfare of Ghanian nationals.

Entrepreneurial and innovation training team

Pratyush Lal

Innovation Consultant. Entrepreneurship Instructor. Accelerator Coach

MBA (distinction) London Business School, UK; B.Tech IIT Kanpur, India

Pratyush is a seasoned professional with experience spanning operations & strategy. He has worked with Unilever, the multinational FMCG firm, in exciting roles ranging from manufacturing tea & detergents to conceiving strategic initiatives for supply chain. As a young leader, he has successfully led teams across hierarchies – shopfloor employees, officers & managers. Unconventional & counter-intuitive decisions lie at the core of his approach to drive disruptive change. To him, a good strategy is one that forms as a pattern of consistent decisions or actions instead of being a plan on paper.

For ChangeSchool, Pratyush leads entrepreneurial training in our embedded accelerator programmes and strategic innovation for our corporate clients.

Entrepreneurial in spirit, Pratyush had won earlier incubation as an undergraduate to start on a technology venture that commercialised piezoelectricity. Post MBA, Pratyush has co-founded a unique e-commerce platform that builds ME-Commerce by driving price personalization in a completely novel way & this was incubated by Deloitte. When he could not find an affordable way to build a prototype, he learnt coding & built a full stack platform!

Recently relocated from London, Pratyush currently resides in Mumbai with his wife and daughter.

Shubham Anand

Innovation Consultant. Entrepreneurship Instructor. Accelerator Coach

MBA University of Oxford, Said Business School. Skoll scholarship Awardee. PGDM in Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Shubham has extensive experience working in the education technology and social enterprise sectors. He has been involved in two start-up ventures in the past and won the UK government award to be supported by UKTI’s Sirius programme, where he received mentorship by ChangeSchool.

For ChangeSchool, he leads on entrepreneurial training in our accelerators and developing and delivering intrapreneurship curriculums for mid sized corporate companies.

Shubham launched iGBL in 2013, where he conceptualised the core idea of interactive gaming for business learning, got new venture funding and helped design an innovative negotiation support tool for Harvard and Kellogg negotiation case studies. These were subsequently used in a number of universities worldwide. His venture iGBL also won the Skoll Centre New Venture Award with the associated cash prize of £20,000 and the prestigious £48,000 Sirius Award by UKTI, UK Government. During his MBA at Oxford, he specialised in new venture creation, business model canvas, lean start-up methodology, entrepreneurial finance and design thinking. Prior to that, he worked with Digital Study Hall, where he expanded the DSH training infrastructure from 12 to 70 Govt. Teacher Training Institutes benefitting 14,000 school teachers annually. He also played a key role in developing a partnership with UNICEF to provide gender equity training for school teachers aimed at empowering deprived girls in 38 rural schools in India.

Tushar Sharma

Innovation Consultant. Entrepreneurship Instructor. Accelerator Coach.

MBA London Business School, UK; B.Tech IIT Delhi, India

Tushar has extensive experience in a variety of roles across internet, telecom, strategy consulting, and automobile sectors. Currently, he is working as a community manager in an Artificial Intelligence start-up aimed at creating an immersive learning environment for students in the classroom. His role entails a mix of business and product development, focusing on acquiring, engaging, and retaining users.

He has also worked as a strategy consultant advising clients across telecom, technology, and energy projects. He started his career in automobile product development. He holds engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from London Business School.

For ChangeSchool, Tushar leads on innovation and entrepreneurial acceleration

In his previous role as a Business Development Manager, he was developing and launching various technology start-ups across emerging markets. One of his products included a unique skills and jobs marketplace in Africa that was focused on equipping youths with skills required to perform a job. Within 2 months of the launch, Tushar was able to secure $600,000 in funding to scale the marketplace. His other notable products include a mobile entrepreneurship course for women entrepreneurs (funded by innovation grant from GSMA) and a live tv-mobile interaction to teach basic science and maths concepts to children aged 6 +.

He has also worked as a strategy consultant advising clients across telecom, technology, and energy projects. He started his career in automobile product development. He holds engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from London Business School.

Charlotte Malmberg

Business Transformation and Change Consultant. Business Architect. Programme Director.

MBA Open University, BSc in Economics, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Charlotte has over 20 years of experience in technology enabled business change across multiple industry sectors such as manufacturing, technology services, public sector, the third sector and insurance. Her roles have covered areas as divers as process improvement, SAP consulting, project and programme management. Charlotte has always thrived on solving messy problems and finding the pragmatic solution, which is cost efficient and delivers the most benefit to the organisation. She creates a space where leaders and employees are able to discuss openly what needs to change to achieve success and make it happen.

For ChangeSchool, Charlotte leads the Leading change and Change Management design practice for our corporate clients.

Direct, straightforward, open-minded and with a broad knowledge-base, Charlotte has been able to grasp processes within the most diverse industries and identify quick ways to improve products, services and the necessary business changes to implement new strategies.

Charlotte lives in London, and has lived in both Sweden and Belgium and is used to working a multi-national environment.

ChangeSchool team are available for breakfast seminars and speaking engagements (ranging from 45 minutes to 3 hours) on topics related to digital strategy, digital transformation, innovation,organisational levers of motivation and embedding change.

For details please contact Sofia Llewellyn-Jones on sofia@changeschool.org