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Dr Oluwakayode Aluko

Job: Senior Lecturer Corporate Development

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: 0116 207 8142



Personal profile

Dr Oluwakayode Aluko is an expert in number of management areas which include Strategy, Leadership and Operations Management. He was previously a Strategy Consultant with several years’ experience in various industry sectors including Engineering, Aviation, Maritime, Energy, and most recently Digital Business. He has successfully led several consultancy projects leading to the generation of innovative Technological and Strategic solutions significantly increasing the revenue of the client firms as well as strengthening their market position. He also successfully completed an EU funded project between 2013 and 2015 which sought to reduce maritime emissions by optimising shipping operations along with other colleagues from other UK Universities.
Oluwakayode is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a testament to his robust management experience which will be of immense benefit to this team. His Ph.D. research focused on examining how Innovation through the adoption of sustainability practices can be harnessed to provide organisations with strategic competitive advantage. He has also published a number of high-ranking journal articles and book chapters. He brings his robust experience in managing businesses, strategy, and related areas to the team.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Research interests/expertise

  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Fintech

Areas of teaching

  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management


  • BSc, Metallurgy and and Materials Engineering
  • MSc, Engineering Management (Distinction)
  • PhD, Operations Management and Research

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