McDonough School of Business

Gerry George

Gerry George is Group Managing Director at International Medical University (Malaysia), Senior Advisor at TPG Rise Fund, and Academic Advisor to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. He is on leave from MSB as the Tamsen and Michael Brown Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Previously, he served as Dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University. Before SMU, he was Professor and Deputy Dean of Imperial College Business School, Associate Professor at London Business School, and Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Syracuse University.

An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor George has published extensively in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tackling grand challenges in society, and achieved the Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher distinction for Cross-Field Impact. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in the field of management. At Imperial, he was Academic Director of the London Stock Exchange’s Elite Program, which supports ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth. At MSB, he teaches Growing Entrepreneurial Businesses across EMBA, MBA and UG programs.

Among other distinctions, he was awarded a prestigious Professorial Fellowship from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council to work on socially-inclusive innovation in healthcare, natural resources, and energy. His forthcoming book Venture Meets Mission (with Arun Gupta and Tom Fewer) will be published by Stanford University Press in 2024. His other co-authored books include Handbook on the Business of Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2022), Handbook of Inclusive Innovation (Edward Elgar, 2019), Managing Natural Resources (Edward Elgar, 2018), The Business Model Book (Pearson, 2018), Implausible Opportunities (Cambridge Press, 2012), and Inventing Entrepreneurs (Pearson, 2009).

Professor George received an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen for contributions to the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. He was conferred Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani). He is Senior Global Fellow at University of Pennsylvania's Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies and Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University.