Tawfiq Elahi

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Senior Lecturer/Programme Manager (Postgraduate Business)

Throughout my 18-year-long career, I have worked with leading companies including Mott MacDonald, Schlumberger, Fidelity Investments and EMC, gaining experience across Asia, Europe and North America. My academic work has included associate lectureships and dissertation supervisor roles in various UK and Indian universities. I have consultation experience, both practical and managerial in a variety of industries, including infrastructure development, oil and gas exploration, retail energy services, technology assessment manufacturing and mutual fund research. I have a degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Massachusetts, USA.

Teaching and supervision


  • Strategy and Operations
    Behavioural Economics

My teaching and research have centred on:

  • Corporate strategy and governance
  • Operations and process management
  • Econometrics and decision making
  • Portfolio and risk management
  • Business innovation and entrepreneurship

In the recent past, I managed the University of Sunderland Post Graduate programme in London in an acting capacity. Besides managing academics, my experience included being an active member in Assessment Boards, Study Boards and Academic Misconduct Panel, chairing Student-Staff Liaison Committee and managing programme portfolio and external engagements.

Last updated 03 April 2024