Meet the Team

Shamsul Alam
Managing Director

Shamsul is the Managing Director of the London Business School (LSB). He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI). Shamsul’s goal is to build leaders for business.  He has been in business for over 12 years and actively involved in running a variety UK companies in Higher Education. Shamsul’s overall goal is to make LSB one of the most reputable business schools in Europe by 2025.

Rabah Kelilba

Rabah holds an MBA and  PG Diplomas in TESOL, Strategic Leadership and Executive Management (ILM), and Accounting and Finance. At LSB, Rabah is a Lecturer in Business Management with particular on Financancial Management. Rabah has been a Chairman/CEO of a community non-profit organisation for a number of years, running training and workshops for board trustees, staff, and volunteers. Rabah’s main focus at LSB is to develop and maintain quality educational programmes and to promote the improvement of teaching and learning practices. His research interests include: accounting  and finance, leadership, and coaching and mentoring . He is particularly interested in technology enhanced teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, and quality assurance.

Dr. Richard George
Academic Dean

Richard is the Academic Dean at LSB. He holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Cape Town (UCT). His research interests include safety and security issues in tourism, and consumer behaviour in tourism. He is the author of several academic journal papers and books related to these topics, in particular Marketing Tourism in South Africa (2019) 6th edition, Oxford University Press (OUP) Southern Africa and Managing Tourism in South Africa (2015) 2nd edition, OUP Southern Africa. He has written a chapter (‘Product, Branding, and Services) ‘in P. Kotler & G. Armstrong’s (2015) Principles of Marketing: Global and African Perspectives, 2nd edition. Over the last 20 years, he has consulted and carried out research on behalf of numerous private sector and public sector organisations. For the last three years he has been involved in running an independent bookshop and is an external examiner for Hult International Business School, London. He is currently writing an international edition of Marketing Tourism for OUP UK.

Harsha Subhashana
Senior Lecturer in Business

Harsha holds an MBA and a Chartered Marketer & Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Director of Toastmasters International District Office. Having worked full-time in the corporate sector for over twenty years, he has changed his career for learning facilitation (teaching). Harsha lectures in Marketing and Communications Skills at LSB. His areas of interest include Leadership, Marketing and Finance, Project Management, and Quality Management

Dr. Jude Onyima
Senior Lecturer in Business and Internal Quality Assurer

Jude holds a BSc, MSc and a PhD in Economics and Management. He is a Lecturer in Business at LSB, building capacity of students on how to organise and nurture business resources. He has over 10 years’ experience in teaching, research, and consultancy. Jude has won a number of research grants and has published numerous articles in reputable journals. He has attended conferences in several countries and has consulted for the Nigerian government, UNDP and numerous business organisations in areas of leadership and business competitiveness. His research interests revolve around immigrant businesses, women-led businesses, and start-up businesses.

Ali Kinyar
Lecturer and Qualifications Coordinator

Ali Kinyar is a Lecturer in Business and is the Qualifications Coordinator at LSB. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy and is currently a Doctoral researcher in Enterprise Risk Management focusing on the North American energy and natural resources sector. Ali is at present completing his Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of London. In his current role at LSB, he is responsible for teaching Research Methodology, Business Environment, and Strategic Planning. He is also involved in LSB’s Internal Quality Assurance for both the English Language and Business courses. His research interests include Risk Management and Insurance, Value Creation, Pedagogy, and online learning,

Abdenacer Rarih

Abdenacer  manages the marketing and administration departments at LSB. He joined LSB as the Operations Manager in 2017 and is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership. His focus is on LSB student experience and satisfaction. He aims encourage both staff and students to be creative and become future dynamic business leaders. Abdenacer strongly believes in the philosophical adage: “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”.

Marian Slujitoru
Head of Admissions

Marian is responsible for the delivery and development of the LSB Student Admissions and Applications. He has a BA degree in Banking and Finance. He leads the LSB Admissions team. Marian strongly believes in delivering education par excellence. As part of his role processing admissions data, micro management and supporting the LSB academic team.

Larisa Martin

Larisa hold’s a BA in Financial Management. She is the Registrar at LSB. She is in charge of the student’s transcript evaluations and the certification process in order to provide maximum service to students while ensuring efficient and effective workflow. She works as part of the Student Services Team leading initiatives as determined by the Dean. She also supervises the coordination, evaluation and certification of all graduation applications, while overseeing the complete graduation process to include all elements of the rehearsal and ceremony.

Simona Yordanova
Head of Sales and Marketing

Simona holds a BA degree in International Sales & Marketing Management from Via University College, Denmark. She has a couple of years working in the fashion business. Simona is Head of Student Recruitment and is involved in marketing at the School. Her interests include starting and promoting  a B2B Certificate and Professional Development (CPD) course at LSB. Her goal is make LSB an international hub for studying business and business-related courses.

Khushboo Jolly
Head of Public relations & Branding

Khushboo is qualified MSc in Corporate & Marketing Communications for Brands.  She holds a BA degree in Advertising, Media & Public Relations as well as a Diploma in Animation. She has worked with brands from several industries, including fashion, retail, aviation, and film. She manages the branding and PR of the LSB. Khushboo’s goal is to make LSB one of the premier business school brands in the UK.

Youcef Semlala
International Admissions and Compliance Officer

I have started my career in administration, finance & human resources, and now I am in London School of Business. I have gained experience and I have learnt a lot of skills, ready to share them with the people around me. I enjoy creativity where i am able to add my touch as well as keeping an eye on small detail. If you want to join London School of Business I am always  ready to help you collect the documents you need for registration.

Shikhar Bhardwaj
Regional Marketing Officer (Asia Pacific)

Shikhar holds a BA degree in Journalism. He is currently reading a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Shikhar is the Digital Marketing Executive at LSB. His main role is to implement the School’s social media campaigns and social media optimisation (SMO).

Anna Kurtoglyan
Marketing and Communication Executive

As a Marketing Communications Executive, I feel that my responsibility with the London School of Business is to convey internal and external messages to the public and make sure these messages are seen by the target audience. What I love about my job is that I am able to contribute to the development of marketing campaigns and work alongside my fellow colleagues. Building strong relationships with customers and providing great customer service are essential in my daily duties. I also handle all media and marketing relations that liaise with company’s name.

Daniela Ramirez Mafla

As a receptionist at London School of Business, I have developed my multitasking skills including verbal communication, organization and costumer focus between others. I am so happy to give support to the entire team and maintain security by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges and accomplishing related results as needed. As part of my role I ensure that all the visitors are greeted with warm smile. Alongside this I also ensure basic and accurate information is provided both in-person and via phone/email to visitors. Since the start of my career at LSB Group, I realized how successful a company can be with a motivated team, working everyday with the purpose of helping people, to give one of the most important steps in their future.

Ruxanda Ciobanu
Student Well-being & Equality Officer

Ruxanda is the Student Quality Officer at LSB. She is currently completing a degree in Economics. She is involved in student wellbeing and student engagement at the School. She provides, information, advice, and guidance to students and staff on staff-related issues, such as general welfare, academic progress and study options, health, and financial matters.

Shruthi Chakravarthy
Student Success Advisor

Shruthi has a BA in Media & Communications (Dubai) and a MSc in Digital Marketing from Loughborough University. She is the Student Success Advisor at LSB and looks after the well-being and welfare of students.  She oversees and develops implementation and strategies for academic support and provides advisory support to all students across courses.

Sousanik Saakian
Quality Officer

Sousanik holds a BA in Accounting as well as a BA in Adult Education at the Department of Social and Educational Policy at the University of Macedonia in Greece. She is the Quality Officer in Education at LSB. Sousanik supports the quality assurance team at LSB and she aims to enhance LSB student learning experience.

Lokesh Thota
HR Administrator

Human resources is important to any business from its inception. Here at London School of Business, I am engaged in the management and development of employees. I am involved in a significant role of developing positive business culture and improving employee engagement and productivity, both of which are critical to business success. Ultimately, it’s all about increasing employee performance. Employee wellness and personal development are also increasingly recognised at London School of Business.

Fatlinda Bici
Marketing Executive

Fatlinda is currently studying a Law degree at the University of East London (UEL). She is involved in Marketing and Recruitment and also teaches English B1. In addition, she is a mediator and communicative link between the LSB student, staff and management. Fatlinda implements LSB’s policies and procedures on safeguarding and student supervision. She is involved in mentoring individual students while they are with LSB; providing encouragement, support, and pastoral care.

Sulsha Shah

Human resources is important to any business from its inception. Here at London School of Business, I am engaged in the management and development of employees. I am involved in a significant role of developing positive business culture and improving employee engagement and productivity, both of which are critical to business success. Ultimately, it’s all about increasing employee performance. Employee wellness and personal development are also increasingly recognised at London School of Business.

Samantha Jambawo
Educational Officer

My role as an educational officer for London School of Business is truly varied, my main responsibility is to help students smoothly transition onto their desired course in the UK and handling communications. I take a hands-on approach in helping students through the entire application process. As a dedicated officer, I review the student’s CV and personal statement to ensure it will impress the universities’ admissions team. I also offer advice on financial assistance, I explain to every student what they are entitled to and any additional support they can receive based on their unique circumstances.

Christa Kanguma
Front Office Executive


Christa holds a BSc in Aviation. She is the Front Office Executive Officer. She is involved in marketing communication and administration. Christa’s main role is dealing with the student database, uploading students lessons on the LSB Moodle, as well as online English teaching.


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