Gerard (Gerry) George

Senior Global Fellow, The Lauder Institute
Tamsen & Michael Brown Family Chair Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Gerard (Gerry) George is a Senior Global fellow at The Lauder Institute and the Tamsen & Michael Brown Family Chair Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Previously, he served as Dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU), where he continues as a Visiting Professor. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor George has published extensively in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tackling grand challenges in society, and achieved the Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher distinction for Cross-Field Impact. Before joining SMU, he was Deputy Dean of Imperial College Business School, Founding Director of the Gandhi Centre, and Academic Director of the London Stock Exchange’s Elite Program, which supports ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth. Before Imperial, he earned tenure at London Business School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in the field of management.

Among other distinctions, he was awarded a prestigious Professorial Fellowship from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council to work on socially-inclusive innovation in natural resources, healthcare, and energy. His co-authored books are Handbook on the Business of Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2022), Handbook of Inclusive Innovation (Edward Elgar, 2019), Managing Natural Resources (Edward Elgar, 2018), The Business Model Book (Pearson, 2018), Implausible Opportunities (Cambridge Press, 2012), and Inventing Entrepreneurs (Pearson, 2009). He received an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen for contributions to the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. He was conferred Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani).