Alan Barrell

Professor Alan Barrell DBA., FRSA

Alan has worked in Health Care and Medical Research, as Chairman and Chief Executive of large multi-national companies and smaller technology start-ups. He teaches in Universities in UK, Europe, North America and Asia with Professorships in European and Chinese Universities. He has raised and managed a Venture Capital Fund, is a Business Angel Investor and Trustee of charities. He has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in the UK and with membership as Knight First Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for services to Education. His current work is focussed heavily on the commercialisation of research, technology start-ups and the development of UK-China Trade and Relationships including cross-continental investment. Alan promotes the vision of “A World Without Borders”. Alan’s work with Shanghai Government, Hong Kong Management Association and numbers of overseas business and academic organisations commissioning world class executive education programmes has prepared him well to be Director of Studies at Cambridge Innovation Academy.