New Director for Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield

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New Director for Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship

By: Bettany Centre for EntrepreneurshipPublished on: 17/03/2015
We are delighted that the new Director of the Bettany Centre arrived on Monday 2 March. He is Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam.

Shailendra was previously on the faculty of the School for 10 years before taking up a Chair in Enterprise at Nottingham Business School. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Reading, the University of Aarhus, the Indian Institute of Science and the American University of Cairo. 

Shailendra has mentored entrepreneurs and held non-executive directorships of small firms in addition to developing growth programmes for SMEs over many years.  From 2003 to 2015 he focused on the development of practitioner-led education for entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

Shai was awarded "Best Entrepreneurship Professor" at the 2nd Asian Business Schools Awards in 2011 and in 2012 he was elected to the prestigious European Academy of Science and Arts.

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