Professor of Practice, Hult International Business School

Mike Cooray is Professor of Practice at Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. Mike has extensive international business experience working in the UK, Australia, South East Asia and Europe. His areas of expertise are in contemporary strategic management issues including innovation, strategic brand management and digital transformation.

Mike has designed and delivered digital futures programs several leading organisations and currently delivers several executive education and postgraduate programs with clients in Europe, UK and the Middle East. Mike is also the Academic Director for research projects on EMBA and other masters programs at Ashridge and works across Hult campuses in London, Dubai and Shanghai.

Mike has undertaken consultancy, research and management training across the world, including the US, Canada, India, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Malaysia. Prior to Ashridge, Mike was employed with organizations such as Carlsberg, Siemens and Mercedes Benz.

Dr Cooray has published his research in the Frontiers of Psychology, The European Business Review and the Journal of Marketing Education. His thought-leadership articles in the area of digital transformation, strategy and complex ecosystems have been published in the World Economic Forum, CNN, Discover, Newsweek, Chartered Institute of Management, WeekendAvisen, Politiken and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Mike holds a PhD, an MBA with distinction, an MSc in Practice-based Research and a PGCE. His PhD research explored entrepreneurial business practices and innovation in dynamic organizations.


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    Strategy & Innovation, Ashridge Business School
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