Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
London Business School


Freek Vermeulen, London Business School

“The London Business School professor is a rising star and his pithy observations are both accessible and authoritative”

Financial  Times


Freek Vermeulen is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He writes and speaks on topics such as strategies for growth, innovation, and strategy execution. The Harvard Business Review Press described him as “a strategist with a keen eye for the absurd”.

Freek’s research has appeared in various academic journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, but also in managerial publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

He is a keynote speaker on industry and company conferences and the winner of several teaching awards, including the first ever winner of London Business School’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently serves as the Chair of the School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department.

Freek’s latest tweets

  • RT @DanCable1: When leaders "cook up" purpose it can create employee cynicism. But there are ways for leaders to help employees see the imp…
  • The Evening Standard on the Newton Venture Program ⁦@LBS⁩and how it increases diversity in venture capital in Lo…
  • I find that futurists often overestimate the speed of developments (eg “in 10 years we’ll all be going on holiday t…