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Portrait of young Brazilian student with backpack carrying books in college.

Meet our faculty 

With strong backgrounds in both academia and industry, our faculty combine thought leadership and experience to deliver state-of-the art modules and prepare our students to engage with the financial world and build their careers in banking and finance. 

Short introduction to The London Institute of Banking & Finance  

We are a university college that exists to advance banking, business, technology and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of individuals, business and society. 

We’ve been providing education at the heart of banking, finance and business for more than 140 years – making the sector more accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Today, we deliver world-class education at every level all around the world. 

Prof. Dr. Jessica Hastenteufel Professor of B.A. Business Administration

Prof. Dr. Jessica Hastenteufel  

Professor of: B.A. Business Administration 

Winner of the Venia Legendi award for academic excellence in the field of business administration studies, she has worked as the head of sales management at Bank 1 Saar eG, and as a managing partner at the Institute for Banks and SME Financing. 

Dr Vikram Finavker Academic Lead Research Centers

Dr Vikram Finavker 

Academic Lead: Research Centers 

Dr Vikram is an expert in investment management, corporate finance, financial modelling, stata, SPSS Statistics, datastream, Eikon, Bloomberg, CapitalIQ and Endnote. He teaches on a variety of modules in the areas of investment management, corporate finance, and econometrics and holds a PhD in Finance from Middlesex University. His research involves an analysis of UK non-financial firms’ use of financial derivatives, in particular, whether UK firms are using derivatives for hedging or speculation. He has presented his work at international academic conferences and to professional audiences at the Bank of England, Standard and Poor’s and Citi Bank. 

Dr Vikram Finavker Academic Lead Research Centers
Prof. Dr. Thomas Zöller Professor of BSc Data Science

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zöller 

Professor of: BSc Data Science 

An expert on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, and their relation to digital transformation, with a PhD in Machine Learning for Image Processing from the University of Bonn. 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer Professor of MBA Finance & Accounting

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer 

Professor of: MBA Finance & Accounting 

An experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies. 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer Professor of MBA Finance & Accounting
Dr Nahla Betelmal Lecturer of Accounting and Finance

Dr Nahla Betelmal 

Lecturer of Accounting and Finance 

With many years’ experience teaching and marking assessments in different areas of finance and accounting, Nahla has been a Statistical Researcher at the assessment department of Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for over five years. She works with ICAEW’s subject matter experts to design high-quality assessment tools and material of the ACA qualification. She has designed, developed and implemented the processes for academic measurement which ensure that ICAEW retains its robust and reliable assessment system. She teaches on a variety of modules in the areas of Corporate Finance and Behavioural Finance, Accounting and earnings management, and Research and statistics. Nahla holds a PhD in Finance from Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Prof. Dr. Mirko Bendig Professor of B.A. International Management

Prof. Dr. Mirko Bendig 

Professor of: B.A. International Management 

Specialises in innovation management, entrepreneurship and international management, and has worked in the private sector, as a corporate and innovation consultant, since 2007. In addition, he is the founder of a digital innovation management start-up. 

Prof. Dr. Mirko Bendig Professor of B.A. International Management

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