Who we are

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development is a research institute at London Business School that aims to transform the role of business in addressing some of the toughest global challenges of our times – from inequality, poverty and poor health to global conflict and climate change.

Wheeler Institute team

Rajesh Chandy

Rajesh Chandy

Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. Professor of Marketing at London Business School. Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship
Elias Papaioannou

Elias Papaioannou

Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. Professor of Economics at London Business School.
Tiago Ivo Martinho

Tiago Ivo Martinho

Executive Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Nick Hughes, OBE

Nick Hughes, OBE

Founder of M-Pesa, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of M-KOPA. Executive Fellow of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Bushra Yasin

Bushra Yasin

Senior Manager of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Trias Kolokitha-Schmitz

Trias Kolokitha-Schmitz

Senior Research Manager of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Oliver Jakes

Oliver Jakes

Communications and Outreach Manager of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Nicola Hare

Nicola Hare

Communications and Outreach Executive of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Mariam Khan

Mariam Khan

Team and Operations Assistant of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Daniel Sey

Daniel Sey

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Bihter Erbaş

Bihter Erbaş

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
Mike Nuno

Mike Nuno

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

Student interns and writers

Cristina Gamboa Peralta, MBA2025

Cristina Gamboa Peralta, MBA2025

Intern, Wheeler Institute
Donald Innocent-Ike, MBA2025

Donald Innocent-Ike, MBA2025

Intern, Wheeler Institute
Juliana Escobar Diaz, MBA2025

Juliana Escobar Diaz, MBA2025

Intern, Wheeler Institute
Mahesh Jamb, MBA2025

Mahesh Jamb, MBA2025

Intern, Wheeler Institute
Pritika Bathija, MBA2024

Pritika Bathija, MBA2024

Vitaly Zakalskiy, MIM2024

Vitaly Zakalskiy, MIM2024

Previous contributors

  1. Louis Lee, MiM2019, Project Officer, Supply chain study on drugs and consumables in Zambia
  2. Daniel Da Costa Lindo, MBA2020, Project Officer, Last Mile Delivery, Senegal
  3. Benjamin Russel, MBA2020, Project Officer, Last Mile Delivery, Senegal
  4. Abdoulaye Thiam, MBA2020, Project Officer, Physical Flow Management, Senegal
  5. Cristiane Carneiro, MBA2020, Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited, Commercial Income, Zambia
  6. Vilma Favela Nunez, MBA2020Intern, DigitalxScale and Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited, Zambia
  7. Yasser Bayado, MBA2020, Project Officer, Supply chain study on drugs and consumables in Zambia
  8. Afonso De Brito Canelas, MBA2020, Intern, The Africa List Business Barometer
  9. Giuliana Colina, MBA2020, Project Officer, Alex IMPACT Evaluation
  10. Linh Hoang, MBA2020, Project Officer, Alex IMPACT Evaluation
  11. Charlie Krober, MBA2020, Project Officer, SYSTEMIQ
  12. Victoria Zhao, MiM2020, Project Officer, SYSTEMIQ
  13. Sarah Pavlu, MBA2020, WIBD Intern and Project Officer, SYSTEMIQ and Intern, The Africa List Business Barometer
  14. George Looker, MBA2020, WIBD Intern and Project Officer, SYSTEMIQ
  15. Karishma Menon, MBA2020, Project Officer, Dharma Life
  16. Geric Dunford, MBA2020Project Officer, Collaboration with Dharma Life to transform their business model in response to COVID-19
  17. Oliver Sloman, MBA2020, Project Officer, Collaboration with Dharma Life to transform their business model in response to COVID-19
  18. Erika Hansen, MBA2020, Project Officer, Alex IMPACT Evaluation
  19. Catherine Phelps, MBA2020, Intern, DigitalxScale
  20. Anjori Pasricha, MBA2020, Project Officer, Alex IMPACT Evaluation and Intern, The Africa List Business Barometer
  21. Kemi Badru, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  22. Yan Hou, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  23. Elizabeth Wolohan, MBA2022, WIBD Intern and Project Officer, Fair Carbon
  24. Seonah Choi, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  25. Ina Liu, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  26. Zachary Day, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  27. Giri Kesavan, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  28. Andrea Horak, MBA2021Intern, Collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  29. Nanditha Chandrashekar, MBA2021, Intern, Collaboration with Dharma Life and Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited
  30. Natalia Estupinan, MBA2021, Project Officer, Dharma Life
  31. Zaineb Amin, MBA2021, Intern, DigitalxScale
  32. Federica Andrisani, MBA2021, Intern, DigitalxScale
  33. Charles De Souza, MBA2021, Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited
  34. Ashley Veselik, MBA2021, Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited
  35. Raman Choudhury, MBA2021Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited
  36. Ana Garcia De Brito, MBA2021Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited
  37. Ari Bansal, MBA2021, Project Officer, Medical Stores Limited
  38. Victoria Henderson, MBA2021, WIBD Intern
  39. Jovin Pizarro, MBA2021, Intern, DigitalxScale
  40. Mohini Tiwari, MBA2021, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  41. Amazing-Grace Makush, MBA2022, Intern, Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency
  42. Gloria Marin Querol, MiM2021, Intern, Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency
  43. David Jones, MBA2022, Intern, Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency, and Intern, Wheeler Institute
  44. Carlos Huber Contreras, Mifft2021, Intern, Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency
  45. Hamant Maini, MIFFT2021, Intern, DigitalxScale
  46. Alice Gresset, MBA2021, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  47. Stephanie Bandyk, MBA 2022, Intern, DigitalxScale
  48. Robert Smith, MBA 2021, Intern, DigitalxScale
  49. Vikhyat Nanda, MBA2023, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  50. Srini Nagarajan, Sloan2021, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  51. Pei-Yu Shih, MBA2023, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  52. Kate Clark, MBA2023, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  53. Chris Tran, MBA2022, Intern, DigitalxScale
  54. Sopé Ogunrombi, MBA 2022, Intern, DigitalxScale
  55. Hadi Hussaini, MBA2023, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  56. Sagun Tripathi, MBA2023, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  57. Nandini Mazumdar, MBA2022, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  58. Pamela Flores Monica, MBA2022, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  59. Margaret (Maggie) Wieland, MBA2022, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  60. Jimena Rodriguez Lebrija, MBA2023, Project Officer, WieldMore
  61. Daniel Maxwell, MBA2023, Project Officer, WieldMore
  62. Jean Paul Watson Alvarado, MBA2023, Project Officer, WieldMore
  63. Cathal O’Shea, MBA2023,  Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  64. Komal Poddar, MBA2024, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  65. Jaspreet Pruthi, MBA2024, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  66. Michelle Ip, MBA2024, Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  67. Devanshi Shah, MBA2024, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  68. Ian Townsend, MBA2024, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  69. Chris Wright, MBA2023 Intern, a collaboration with Dharma Life Labs
  70. Tong Wu, MBA2024, Intern, Wheeler Institute
  71. Ritu Yadav, MBA2024, Intern, Wheeler Institute