Advisors

Our Advisors serves two major roles: to represent various industries and areas of expertise and to serve as advisors to the Directors. They act as a sounding board on all major decisions, provide feedback and help Directors shape the strategy of Professors Without Borders.

The advisors meets three times a year, in the new year, before the summer and after the summer when our courses are completed.

Mrs. Kasia Hanula

Head of Policy and Advocacy at CONCORD Europe, CEO and Co-Founder of Piggly Foundation and Lecturer from our India programme.

Katarzyna (Kasia) is experienced in public policy strategies with more than 10 years experience running successful social impact campaigns and advocating on a wide range of legislative, regulatory and legal challenges. She has an outstanding record of achievement guiding the design, development, and implementation of policies and programs at the European and international levels on issues such as inequalities, financial reforms and digitalization. She was the European Commission expert advising on the reviews of the European acquis from the social perspective.

Fascinated by how technology is impacting our lives and forging new pathways for society she is involved in the discussion on future of work and digital for development at the EU level. She is currently working on a series of workshops aiming at digital transition and teaching digital skills for a social sector. 

She holds law and economics degrees from Poland and the USA, as well as a diploma in political psychology from Hungary, managerial credentials from Kenya and is currently pursuing her MBA in education leadership in Finland.

Dr. Clifford Frank

Partner at LEXeFISCAL and Tax Attorney

Dr. Carola Hieker

MBA Director at Richmond, the American International University in London

Dr Hieker is Professor of Organizational Behavior and a Senior Executive Coach with over 25 years of experience in leadership development. She is a founding partner for Diversity-in-Leadership and Hilcoaching, and her main clients are global companies in the Financial Services Sector as well as Professional Services Firms. Her focus in research lies in coaching, leadership and diversity. She is passionate about educational access for all and sits on the Advisory Board of ‘Professors Without Borders’.

Carola has university degrees as Diplom-Psychologin (corresponding to MA in Psychology) and Dr Phil (corresponding to PhD in Psychology.); she also completed a Diploma in Systemic Management at Birkbeck University and is an Ashridge Certified Supervisor (Master level).

Mr. Marc Lewis

Dean at School of Communication Arts

Mr Lewis is a serial entrepreneur in creative industries. His start-ups have created over £50m in shareholder value. In 2010, he returned to the School of Communication Arts where he is the Dean. Mr Lewis is a champion of the role of education in creating creativity.

Mr. Michael Sheren

Michael Sheren is a Senior Advisor within the Bank of England.   Within his role, he is a leader in the Banks work on climate risk and green finance.  Mr. Sheren is a co-founder of the BoE’s fintech accelerator and is deeply involved in the Bank of England’s fintech and digital finance work in the UK and globally. On behalf of the UK government, he Co-Chaired the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group and is a delegate of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group. Further, he is a UK delegate within the Financial Market Dynamics group within the Network For Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and a Senior Advisor to the UNDP Finance Hub. Correspondingly he is actively involved in domestic and international green finance and green tech activities on a multi and bilateral basis. 

Mr. Sheren is actively engaged in the technology sector in a personal capacity where he mentors and advises several start-up technology companies and maintains board positions on tech companies. Mr. Sheren is a global leader in the area of green fintech and has been the lead author on several papers on this topic and speaks on the subject at major international forums. He believes technology can drive the transition to a more sustainable economy by delivering green financing to sustainable assets cheaper, faster, and more transparently.

Mr. Sheren has a deep commitment to higher education as an Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Environment and Enterprise, the Co-Chair of the Academic of Central University of Finance and Economics : International Institute of Green Finance Beijing China and a two term Governor at the London School of Economics.  Further, Mr. Sheren is a regular speaking on green finance and ESG at top universities around the world including, Harvard, Oxford, Fudan and the London School of Economics among others.

Prior to Joining the Bank, Mr. Sheren spent over twenty-five years in the debt capital markets where he specialized in the structuring, distribution and trading of debt for major global financial institutions in New York and London. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard, The London School of Economics and New York University where he studied finance, economics, philosophy and public policy. He also holds a BA from the George Washington University.

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