We are pleased to announce that our President, David Falzani MBE, has been appointed to the eminent position of Professor of Practice in Sustainable Wealth Creation at Nottingham University. David brings to the role significant experience having been involved with a variety of programmes as an honorary professor at the University’s business school for eight years.
During his term at Nottingham University, David has had the pleasure of teaching a wide range of seminars, lectures and workshops. Undergraduates, MSc, MBA and PhD students have been able to gain insights into many areas of business innovation and finance from sessions that challenged conventional thinking – these included Innovation Management and the role of cognitive bias, Entrepreneurial versus Traditional Management Methods, Innovation and How to Predict Success, Raising Funds (venture capital and private equity) and Managing Risk.
Drawing on his commercial experience, David also delivered a thought-provoking range of seminars to both the SME and corporate sectors. These included The Importance of Strategic Sales Skills, Sales & Marketing and Negotiation Skills for SMEs, and for corporate executive education, Sales Strategy, Market Analysis and Improving the Customer Experience.
These subjects will continue to be part of David’s remit. He said, “As a formal professor with all the duties and responsibilities of that position, I will be able to support and work more closely with colleagues. I very much look forward to this new role and to build on the courses that I have been privileged to teach.”
Through teaching at this level for the past eight years, David has learnt the importance of infusing world-relevant entrepreneurial instinct and skills as early as possible, to give new start-ups and innovations the best possible chance of post-graduation success.
As well as being able to share his own commercial experiences and expertise, David also looks forward to helping to expand the opportunities offered by the University as a whole. He hopes to help develop executive education programmes and to try and integrate Sales and Negotiation topics into more student programmes. He also hopes to help develop the ecosystem around the university. Working with real-world businesses and other stakeholders, helping develop interactions that provide benefits for the wider community.
David has a real passion for his role in educating innovators and leaders of the future and continues to work tirelessly to improve the UK economy using his skills and knowledge of both business and engineering. No doubt this new post will help him further this ambition and will benefit many students.