London Business School is consistently ranked among the top ten business schools in the world. The School is truly international, having a faculty from 30 countries around the world and 80% of students being from countries outside the United Kingdom.
This rich ethnic and cultural community provides London Business School with an exciting learning environment, a powerful international alumni network and strong links to global business.
Keith Willey – Investment Director & Faculty Chairman
Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship DipM CMC MBA (London), BSc (Birmingham)
Keith Willey Chairs the London Business School’s long-established angel investor club – the Enterprise 100. He is formerly Executive Director of the School’s Foundation for Entrepreneurial Management and was founding CEO of the Centre for Scientific Enterprise – LBS’s joint venture with UCL – in 1999. He is also a faculty member at UCL.
He undertakes Executive Development work at a number of companies including Bertelsmann, EDS, Ernst & Young, Mars Inc, Ericsson and the Young President’s Organisation. Along with Deloitte UK he developed the Annual Entrepreneurship UK Survey and Report.
As an Adjunct faculty member, he has extensive business interests outside LBS. He is Investor Chairman of PXP Solutions Ltd (Payments processing) and Chairman of Fern Trading Limited (£800m Secured Lending vehicle) and Non-Executive at Vitesse Media plc (AIM-listed, Publishing) and Feedzai S.A. (Enterprise Software). He is an investor in a number of other ventures alongside other angels and venture capitalists – mainly technology-based – in the US, Europe and India.
Previously he was COO and acting FD of a venture capital firm, involved in all aspects of raising and investing venture capital funds in early stage businesses. Before this he sold out of a boutique consulting practice that grew entrepreneurially during the 90s when it was closely associated with major corporate restructuring initiatives. Some of this work was published: ‘Building a transnational organisation for BP Oil’, Long Range Planning, 1992; ‘From hierarchies to networks’, in Successful Change Strategies, IoD Publications, 1994. He has also written on strategy: ’Do Top Management Add Value to Strategic Investment Decisions?’, with Professor P Marsh (LBS) Long Range Planning.
Robby Afnaim – E100 President
Robby’s background was trading commodities for over 30 years until 2012 when he was managing an international business with over 70 staff, both in the UK and overseas.
Robby has been involved in a number of turnarounds and has been an angel investor for the last 5 years, in addition to which he has been mentoring and consulting start ups. His main areas of interest are in the tech space, specifically linked to financial products or consumer goods.
Jane Khedair – Operations Director
Jane set up E100 in 1999 and has managed the Club ever since.
Jane is charged with membership recruitment and retention, event management, screening of dealflow and presentation training. She has led Enterprise 100’s growth over the years to provide a blue-print for academic institutions’ angel networks across the UK. The ‘100’ model enables each supporting organisation to embrace entrepreneurial and investment communities that would otherwise be beyond the reach of their radar and provide a distinct point of difference for the benefit of students and alumni who are seeking the experience and resources available from the commercial world.
On a day-to-day basis, Jane is the Director of London Business School’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to support the student would-be entrepreneurs through an extensive range of mentoring and event-based initiatives which she has set up over the last few years, as well as managing the School’s Incubator. As the Incubator Chair Jane manages the selection process of the Incubator programme as well as its day-to-day activities, which provides premises on campus, access to the School’s entrepreneurship resources and the provision of a comprehensive range of support and continuation planning for each year’s cohort through a growing list of sponsors and supporters.