Dr Ibrahim Rufai

Job: Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6315

E: ibrahim.rufai@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

I graduated from University of Birmingham with a PhD in Management, after a successful stint in the financial services sector. Prior to my engagement in the banking sector, I studied Mass Communications at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels – specialising in business communications. I began my academic career (for a short period) at University of Birmingham, Coventry and Ulster Universities before joining Staffordshire University in November 2015 as Lecturer in Business and Management. I joined De Montfort University in January 2019 as Senior Lecturer in Business and Management. I am research active with growing publication profile in notable peer-reviewed journals. My research interests are: SMEs and use of ICTs; Corporate Governance; Issues Pertaining to Grand Corruption in Business and Governance; Strategic Management and Business Communications.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)  

Publications and outputs


Research interests/expertise

SMEs and use of ICTs; Corporate Governance; and Issues around Corruption in Business and Governance

Areas of teaching

Strategic Management; Contemporary Business Issues; and Business Research Methods


BSc and MSc in Mass Communications (Business Communications); PhD in Management

Courses taught

Business Negotiation Techniques; Designing and Managing Effective Organisations; Enterprise Management; Business Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility; Business Sustainability and Research Methods

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy