Lawrence Tomlinson, LNT Group Chairman and serial entrepreneur will join the Network of Experts Programme, run by Saïd Business School’s Entrepreneurial Centre, as an Entrepreneurship Ambassador.
Commenting on the appointment, Lawrence said: “It is such an honour to be named as Entrepreneurship Ambassador. I’ve spent time with students and faculty over the past few years and their dedication, as well as understanding, to the entrepreneurship agenda is second to none. Going it alone is not for everyone, but the skills and flexibility you have to develop as an entrepreneur is something that many corporate businesses could benefit from – especially in a world of fast-paced technical advancements and split second communication. I’m delighted to be able to help develop future entrepreneurs.”
The Network links students and alumni of the University of Oxford with the wider entrepreneurial community. Earlier this year, Lawrence delivered the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies to an audience of Oxford Saïd students and alumni, where he talked about his entrepreneurial journey.
Andrew Ng from the MBA Class 2016 –17 comments: "It was an honour to meet with a renowned business leader and entrepreneur of Lawrence Tomlinson's stature, and to engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the interaction between technological acceleration and the future of care, among a diverse group of Oxford students and alumni. We are extremely happy that the Oxford Entrepreneurship Centre runs the Network of Experts programme since it stands as an invaluable opportunity to gain access to advice and expertise from top performers in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
As an Ambassador with the Entrepreneurship Centre, Lawrence will continue to share his experience and knowledge with students and faculty at certain dates within the academic year.
Professor Thomas Hellmann, Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre said: “We want to inspire an entrepreneurial mind-set amongst all students as a force for good, whether they are starting their own venture or helping to affect change in organisations. It is a privilege to have Lawrence as an Ambassador and he will contribute hugely to our teaching and research.”