Asif Ali-Khan

Senior Lecturer

Professional Biography

Asif has a BA Honours degree in History and Politics from Swansea University. He also studied and trained to be a solicitor at Nottingham Trent University for two years. Asif's commercial and industry background is varied, including local government (Leicester City Council), insurance (Prudential) and telecoms (BT plc).

1995, he undertook an MBA at University of Leicester University. Since then, Asif has been involved in teaching HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at a number of institutions, including Leicester University and City College, London, EBS London and Regent's University London. Asif is currently the Programme Director for the MBA in International Business at Regent's University London.

Asif has also been involved in executive training/consultancy, with the Agricultural Bank of China, the Agricultural Development Bank of China and the Park Royal Partnership, in London. Asif is also a trained facilitator and deliverer of ProfitAbility©, a board based business simulation designed to help managers make the link between business decision-making (marketing, production, pricing, strategy, etc.) and the impact of these on Finance and company performance.


  • MBA: University of Leicester, Management Centre, 1995
  • CPE: Law (Solicitors Part I), Nottingham Trent University, 1983-84
  • BA (Hons) History and Politics (2:2), University College Swansea, 1982

Relevant Past Employment


  • 2005 - current, Programme Director – MBA International Business, Regent's University London, London
  • October 1999 - December 2004, Subject Leader Strategic Management and Dissertations, European Business School
  • 1999, Subject Leader – Human Resource Management, European Business School, London
  • 1998 - 1999, Lecturer – Strategic Management, European Business School
  • 1997 - 1998, Lecturer in Business Policy, Human Resource Management and Organisational Analysis & Control on MBA Programme, City College, London (for and on behalf of  University of Leicester)
  • 1996 - 1997 Visiting Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Strategic Management, European Business School – London


  • 1989 – 1994, Pay Administration, Buildings and Contracts Tendering Officer: British Telecom plc
  • 1985 – 1987, Domestic and Commercial Insurance Underwriter – Prudential Assurance plc


  • Chair of Preliminary Revalidation for the MA in Luxury Brand Management 2012
  • Chair of Internal Validation for the BA international Business and BA in Business Management 2006

Other Outputs

  • EPAS Accreditation Conference, London UK, 09/11/09
  • ABS Conference on Accreditation ABS HQ, London, 15/03/06
  • 33rd World Marketing Congress, Delhi, India, January 2006
  • OUVS Annual Conference, London, 20/01/05
  • Agricultural Development Bank of China Strategy Workshop I – EBSL, 01/08/06
  • Agricultural Development Bank of China Strategy Workshop II – EBSL, 26/07/06
  • Delivery of ProfitAbility Workshop to MBA/MA/MSc Students – Regent's College, London, January 2006 to present
  • Park Royal Partnership Mentoring Programme - EBSL 04/06/2005
  • Agricultural Bank of China Strategy Workshops – EBSL, Sept-Dec 2004
  • Park Royal Partnership Mentoring Programme – EBSL, 15/06/04
  • Park Royal Partnership Mentoring Programme – EBSL, 7-8/05/04

Research Supervision

Supervision of MA Dissertations and MBA Business Projects since 2002. A small selection of topics include:

  • An Evaluation of Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry: Ethic over Profits
  • Alternative Fuels: Challenges and Opportunities for Automobile Companies
  • Critical Success Factors for the Launch of Innovative Functional Foods and Drinks: Probiotic and Prebiotic Dairy Markets
  • Knowledge Management and Implications for Scandic Hotels, Norway: Connectors Between
  • Knowledge Sharing and Increased Competitive Advantage (paper presented at a conference in UK)
  • The Future of Electric Vehicles: New Business Models as Sustainable Value Innovation
  • Strategies in Creating Critical Mass of Electric Vehicles
  • The Role of CSR, Business Ethics and Sustainability in MBA Programmes: A demand-supply perspective

Research Interests

  • Strategic Change; Strategic Thinking; Organisational Behaviour and HRM

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Member of the Senate Academic Affairs Committee, Regent's University London, London
  • Member of the Senate Academic Audit Committee, Regent's University London, London
  • Member of the Better Regulations Group, Regent's University London, London
  • Member of the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, Regent's University London, London

Teaching & Course Development

  • Business Projects (including Business Research Methods) on MBA International Business
  • Business and Competitive Environments on MBA International Business
  • Strategy in Action on MA in Management with Pathways
  • Business Strategy on BA in International Business (final year core module)
  • Corporate Strategy on BA Global Management (final year core module)