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Stephan Chambers

In May 2016 Stephan Chambers took up the post of inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Stephan is the co-founder of the Skoll World Forum and prior to Marshall was chair of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Director of International Strategy at Oxford’s Saїd Business School, and Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College Oxford. Currently He sits on the advisory board of Princeton University Press and isa director of the Britdoc Foundation, the Dartington Trust, the University of the People, and the Dragon School. He wrote a regular Entrepreneurship column for the Financial Times. In 2014 he was special advisor to Larry Brilliant and Jeff Skoll at the Skoll Global Threats Fund in California.  He teaches entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, venture capital,and entrepreneurial finance.

From 2000 to 2014 he directed Oxford’s MBA, overseeing its rise in international influence and rankings. In addition he was the founding director of Oxford’s Executive MBA and helped to found Oxford’s Man Institute for Quantitative Finance. He also established the University’s advisory board for the National Audit Office and currently serves as a reviewer of NAO reports. 

He chaired the inaugural ‘Shaping Davos’ panel (on public-private partnerships) at the World Economic Forum in January 2015 and initiated the Global Shapers Oxford collaboration.

Stephan Chambers served as Chairman and independent director of IWA Publishing from November 2006 to September 2013.  

From 1985 to 2000 Stephan Chambers worked at Blackwell Publishing as, variously, the firm’s philosophy editor, humanities and social sciences publisher, and editorial director. He served on the firm’s board until 2000 and was chief executive of its US operation from 1992 to 1995.