Dr Bisola Ariyo

Job: Lecturer in Business Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2078960

E: bisola.ariyo@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

Social Media: www.linkedin.com/in/bisola-ariyo-5a8602161/


Personal profile

Dr Bisola Ariyo is a dedicated academic and researcher in Strategic Management, Business Continuity Management and Entrepreneurship. Bisola holds a distinction in Management and International Business from Birmingham City University and a diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). She is also CPD-certified in Design Thinking, showing her diverse academic background and commitment to professional development. 

Bisola has contributed to teaching and learning and supervised a range of postgraduate research (MSc) in Strategic Management and Leadership, Crisis Management, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is dedicated to innovative teaching, academic excellence and impactful research in business management. She has published book chapters and presented her research at international conferences.

In addition to her academic role, she is a member of the Entrepreneurship workstream at De Montfort Expertise Ltd., contributing to a World Bank-funded project at the University of Science, Engineering and Technology (USET) in The Gambia since October 2022.  

With industry experience in finance and strategic planning, she combines practical expertise with academic rigour. 

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)


Women Research Network (WRN)

Publications and outputs

Titus, O. F., & Ariyo, B. F. (2022). Triple Value Leadership: Creating Sustainable Value for your Business, your Customers and Society. Leadership, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/17427150221128354

Research interests/expertise

  • Business Continuity Management
  • Food Security and Risk Management 
  • Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMBs) 
  • Women Entrepreneurship                           
  • Responsible Leadership and Sustainability

Areas of teaching

  • Financial Management                                           
  • Entrepreneurship Management                                  
  • Risk Management                                                     
  • Crisis and Business Continuity Management            
  • Sustainability                                                                  
  • International Business                                   
  • Operations Management                                             
  • Dissertation Supervision- PG - Level 7
  • Research Project Supervision - PG - Level 7



De Montfort University
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Management and Entrepreneurship 
2019 - 2023

Birmingham City University 
Master's degree, Management and International Business 
2018  - 2019

Ekiti State University
Bachelor's degree, Accounting
2009  - 2013

Honours and awards

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI) travel grant - African Academy of Management Conference

Membership of external committees


Professional licences and certificates

Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership CMI

Conference attendance

Ariyo B., Okoli J., Mafimisebi O., (2022) Intuitive Decision making among Business Leaders and their Implication for Sustainable Practice. NEON Conference on Organizing during uncertain and conflicting times, Norway.

Ariyo B., Ogunmokun, O., (2020). Towards a Sustainable poverty alleviation in Period of Crisis: A case Study of Leicester Food Plan. East Midlands Doctoral Network Conference on Sustainability (EMDoc), UK.

Joseph, E., Ariyo, B., (2019). Addressing the tensions of Africanism and Globalism in a dynamic African business Climate: A Dynamic Capability Perspective. The Africa Academy of Management Conference (AFAM), Nigeria.

Ariyo, B., (2019). Resilience Capabilities of micro-businesses in Crisis times. International Conference on African Entrepreneurship and Innovation, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Ariyo, B., (2019), Resilience of farmers in harvest time. Food Resilience and Copernicus Hackathon. Leicester Innovation Hub, University of Leicester, UK.

Ariyo, B (2018). SMEs and the determinants of business resilience in Nigeria. Business and Law Faculty Research Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

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