How to contact us


LSE Enterprise Limited

Houghton Street




Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7128

Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7980


Meet the team

LSE Enterprise board of directors

Chief executive officer

Simon Flemington, CEO, LSE Enterprise

Flemington, Simon - chief executive officer

As the chief executive officer of LSE Enterprise, Simon is responsible for strategic business development, LSE Enterprise corporate governance matters and major projects. He holds a BA in Politics and Economic History and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to LSE he ran a number of educational businesses at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the corporation.

Contact Simon at: / +44 (0)20 7955 6852


Office manager


Brown, Maggie - office manager

Maggie welcomes visitors, keeps the office organised and supports the LSE Enterprise teams and finance directorate. She previously worked as the staffing manager for the Lindley Group at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, where she was responsible for staff recruitment, development and payroll; and as a hospitality manager at Wembley National Stadium.

Contact reception at: / +44 (0)20 7955 7128 


Global Market Development

Adam Austerfield

Austerfield, Adam - director

Adam Austerfield has a BA (Hons) in History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and an MSc in Politics and Economics from LSE. He is currently a Director at LSE Enterprise Ltd, the business arm of LSE, where he has worked since 1995, and is responsible for Spain, Portugal and Latin America. He is Secretary-General of the thousand-strong LSE Alumni Group in Spain, Vice-President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Spain for the Madrid region, and a Patron of the Foro Hispano Británico. 

He currently works on the design and management of large-scale executive education, applied research and sponsored programmes with major corporations, a variety of regional and national governments and universities across Iberia and Latin America, specialising in finance, economics, management and geopolitics.

Contact Adam at: / +44 (0)20 7955 7128 (LSE office) / 00 34 629 714 531 (Spanish mobile)

Jeremey Shipp

Shipp, Jeremey - deputy director

Jeremey holds a BA in German from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Get in touch with Jeremey if you are looking to run an executive education programme for a number of participants, or if you are an LSE academic interested in teaching on a programme.

Contact Jeremey at: / +44 (0)20 7852 3635


Agirre Retolaza, Usoa - project manager
After graduating in Economics from The Basque University, Usoa worked at a small consultancy in Bilbao. In 2009 she was one of the participants attending an Executive Education course at LSE. In 2010 she moved to LSE Enterprise, where she works on a range of executive education and consultancy projects.

Usoa has experience in running long-term training programmes and has supported programmes including the Young Professional Programme for Cajastur and the European Political Economy and Finance Programme for the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia.

Contact Usoa at: / +44 (0)207 955 7436


Thiel, Christian - project manager 

Christian completed his Masters at the European Institute at LSE in 2007 and was subsequently a senior associate with a global communications agency consulting for major companies from a broad variety of industries as well as governmental institutions. He has studied and worked in the UK, Germany, Spain, the United States and Argentina. Christian speaks native German and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Contact Christian at: / (+34) 91 737 7383 (office) / (+34) 636 762 240 (mobile)

Beatriz Lorenzo

Lorenzo, Beatriz - director of Latin American relations (LSE)

Beatriz Lorenzo is the Director of Latin American Relations for LSE, a strategic role that comprises representing and coordinating LSE´s broad range of activities in the region. Her responsibilities include promoting research impact, alumni engagement, coordinating high-level faculty and senior management visits, customised business projects and media coverage. Beatriz works with both the public and private sectors to promote and manage LSE's profile and business activity in Latin America. She is based in Mexico DF.

Contact Beatriz at: / +52 1 55 68697676

Inés Medrano

Medrano, Inés - operations manager

Inés Medrano studied English Philology at the University Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and has worked for many years organising high level events for various companies in Spain. She joined LSE Enterprise in 2012 and is based in our Madrid office. She is in charge of supporting Spanish programmes and events, as well as all Madrid-based administrative tasks. In addition, she coordinates LSE alumni events on behalf of Adam Austerfield.

Contact Inés at: 
+34 91 737 73 83

Calle Serrano 38, 7ª planta, Oficina 1
28001 Madrid 



Please contact with any general queries.

Jeannine McMahon

McMahon, Jeannine - director of consulting

Jeannine is responsible for strategic planning, overall management of projects and business development. Jeannine works closely with LSE academics and departments across the School to facilitate collaborations with public and private sector bodies. She holds a BA Hons in History and Media from Ulster University, a PG Dip in Arts Administration and a Certificate in Management. Since joining LSE Enterprise in 2003 Jeannine has helped shape the consulting operations, growing the business into a multi-million venture with a strong team of business developers and managers. She has previously worked as a corporate fundraiser and marketer, actively managing a range of portfolios for clients.

Contact Jeannine at: 
 / +44 (0)20 7107 5215

Anju Begum

Begum, Anju - project administration manager

Anju is responsible for managing the financial aspects of all consultancy projects including budget management, invoicing and payments. Anju holds a BSc in Computing Science from Middlesex University and has previously worked at the Heritage Lottery Fund and subsequently in LSE's Research Project Development Division. 

Contact Anju at: / +44 (0)20 7955 6587


Garnizova, Elitsa - project manager and researcher

Elitsa is also an MPhil / PhD candidate in the LSE Department of International Relations and Graduate Teaching Assistant. 

Elitsa is co-author of several reports, including a study for the European Commission on the trade sustainability impact assessment of the EU-Japan free trade agreement and a study for the European Parliament on the impact of the economic and financial crisis on economic, social and territorial cohesion. Her research interests include European trade and investment policy, European foreign policy, regional and cohesion policy, competition policy, and international affairs. She is fluent in Bulgarian and English, has working knowledge of French and Italian and is currently studying Arabic (MSA). 

Elitsa holds an MA in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives from KU Leuven, Belgium and a BSc in International Economic and Management from Bocconi University, Italy.

Contact Elitsa at: / +44 (0)207 852 3611

Bregtje Kamphuis

Kamphuis, Bregtje - project manager and researcher

Bregtje is responsible for business development and project implementation primarily in the fields of law (with specific interest in public international law, human rights and dispute resolution), anthropology, media, and European social policy. 

Bregtje holds an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from LSE and a BA in Liberal Arts from the University College of Utrecht, with a focus on law and politics. Prior to joining LSE Consulting, she worked at the Vitoria Institute of International Law and Policy and a human rights NGO in The Hague. She speaks native English and Dutch, as well as conversational Spanish.

Contact Bregtje at: / +44 (0)20 7852 3657

Evelina Kaminskaite

Kaminskaite, Evelina - contracting & finance officer

Evelina's activities cover a preparation of recruitment requests for project team members, ensuring all are contracted. She is also responsible for setting up project files, tracking project deliverables, managing expenses reimbursement and other project administration activities.

Evelina holds a Master's in Public Communication. Her field of interest is Intercultural Communication. Before settling in London she lectured at the University of Social Sciences in Lithuania. Her taught subjects were Public Relations and Intercultural Communication. Evelina also worked for a number of companies on various communication projects – from marketing campaigns through to political elections. Evelina started her career as a journalist at the daily newspaper.

Contact Evelina at: / +44 (0)203 486 2889


Ehrhart, Katharina - project officer and researcher

Katharina is responsible for acquisition and implementation of projects at LSE Enterprise. In 2016, Katharina co-authored a report on data transparency in the EU and its Member States for the European Parliament. Her research interests include EU institutions and economic governance, education policy and urban policy.

Before joining LSE Enterprise, Katharina worked as an analyst at Kohler C&C, Paris, focusing on digitisation (‘Industrie 4.0’). Her past experience includes a traineeship at the European Commission (DG ECFIN) in Luxembourg and at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.

Katharina holds a Master's degree in European Affairs (‘Euromasters’) from Sciences Po and the University of Bath, as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Passau, Germany. She is fluent in German, English and French.

Contact Katharina at:  / +44 (0)203 486 2887

Rayna Coulson

Coulson, Rayna - HR & compliance officer

Rayna primarily supports the consulting team in their procurement bidding and project management activities. She has a BSc in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and an MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union from LSE and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School in London.

Her research interests include aspects of social inequality and public international law. Before joining LSE Enterprise, she worked as a researcher for a niche London communications consultancy, with a focus on local and regional governance. Prior to this, she gained work experience in the external relations department at Chatham House and in the constituency office of her local MP, Sir Simon Hughes. 

Contact Rayna at: / +44 20 7955 6824


Davis, Rebecca - project officer and researcher

Rebecca is responsible for the business development and implementation of projects at LSE Enterprise. Her specialism lies in projects on social exclusion, and her research interests are in EU development cooperation, EU-China relations, social inclusion and security/conflict resolution.

Rebecca holds an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University. Prior to joining LSE Consulting, she interned at the Brussels-based think tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and at the NATO Energy Security Centre for Excellence in Vilnius Lithuania. In the past she has co-authored a study for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament assessing the EU’s support of Afghanistan and providing recommendations for future EU involvement.

She speaks native English and German, has working knowledge of French and is currently learning Mandarin.

Contact Rebecca at: / +44 (0)20 3486 2886


Louistisserand, Aude - project officer and researcher

Aude is responsible for acquisition and implementation of projects at LSE Enterprise. Her research interests include EU institutions, agriculture policy, administrative capacity building and the Western Balkan region.

Before joining LSE Enterprise, Aude worked as a data operator for Dods, London, focusing on EU institutions and European policy development. Her past experience includes an internship at the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and at the French embassy to Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Aude holds a double Master's degree in European Politics from Europa Universität Viadrina in Germany and from the Institut d’Etudes politiques of Strasbourg, France, as well as an undergraduate degree in English studies from the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, France.

She is fluent in German, English and French (native), has a working knowledge of Spanish and is currently learning Russian.

Contact Aude at: / +44 (0)207 955 6505


Programme Delivery


Enright, Julie - director of programme delivery

Julie holds overall responsibility for the efficient delivery of high-quality custom programmes.  In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the custom programmes delivery team, Julie’s role involves working closely with the Global Marketing team in the development of proposals and contracts; with LSE academics to access subject-related expertise; and with a range of LSE departments to support the logistical requirements of programmes.

Julie holds a BA (Hons) in French & Italian Studies from Lancaster University. After beginning her career as a language professional in Italy, she returned to the UK in 1998, where she has developed and managed programmes within the charity and HE sectors.

Contact Julie at:  / +44 (0)20 7955 6563



Milia-Isasa, Maria - programme manager

Maria is involved in facilitating course deliveries in Spain and the UK. She graduated in Business Administration and Management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She worked in the planning department of a retail company in Barcelona during her last year. After graduating she was selected to participate in the Spanish Chamber of Commerce’s Graduate European Programme and joined LSE Enterprise in London.

Contact Maria at: / +44 (0)20 7955 7054


Scendo-Kokot, Kris - programme manager

Kris is involved in different development projects and business activities within LSE Custom Programmes. Working with national and international partners, he leads on the implementation of selected customised programmes designed for higher education institutions and for stakeholders from the public and private sector. He ensures successful delivery of these programmes in the UK and abroad. Prior to his employment at LSE, Kris worked within the structures of the MBA Programme of the European University Viadrina in Germany.  

Kris gained his academic and professional experience having lived, studied and worked in Poland, Germany, Ireland, Spain and most recently in the UK. He holds a BA in Multilingual Communication from Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and a double MA in Intercultural Communication Studies from European University Viadrina (Germany) and in Cultural Studies from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), with majors in Intercultural Management and Translation Studies. Kris speaks native Polish and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

Contact Kris at:  / +44 (0)20 7852 3610 


Termes Soto, Vanessa - programme officer

Vanessa facilitates the implementation of customised education programmes for a variety of clients in both the UK and abroad. 

Vanessa specialises in running both long term programmes, usually lasting between three and six months, and shorter programmes for senior executives and professionals. Her role covers liaising with participants and LSE academics, as well as the administrative preparation and organisation of these programmes. Recent programmes have included a European Political Economy and Finance for the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Global Dimensions Programme for Universidad Europea de Madrid, International Study Visit for Universidad de los Andes and the Global Economy Study Tour for ESDEN Business School amongst other things. Vanessa graduated in Journalism from the Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain.

Contact Vanessa at:  +44 (0)207 852 3688 


López Torró, Mar - programme officer

Mar is involved in facilitating programme deliveries in the UK for Spanish and Latin American clients. Mar graduated in Public Relations from Universitat Abat Oliba CEU in Barcelona, and after graduating she studied for a postgraduate certificate in Events and PR in London. She worked in two communication agencies in Barcelona. After moving to London she worked at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain before joining LSE.

Contact Mar at:
+44 (0)20 3486 2610



Griffith, Martin - finance director and company secretary

Martin is responsible for all aspects of financial management and reporting for LSE Enterprise. He holds a BA in Accountancy and Management Control, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Over the last 20 years Martin has performed roles for a number of major consultancy and professional services providers; including seven years as Financial Controller for Penna Plc, one of the UK's leading HR consultancies.

Contact Martin at: / +44 (0)20 7955 7691

Sonia Paiva

Paiva, Sonia  - assistant accountant

After graduating in Business Management from Oporto University, Sonia worked at Deloitte Portugal delivering accounting consultancy services throughout different industries and companies. She then worked in London as a provider of professional services in connection with management reporting and tax compliance to UK and overseas companies.

Contact Sonia at: / +44(0)207 852 3754


van Kranen, Lieke - HR & compliance manager

Lieke is responsible for the process of contracting staff to work on both the delivery and administration of projects. She is involved in the administration, monitoring, reporting and analysis of payments, pensions and employment benefits, and she assists in the preparation of the monthly payroll submissions to LSE HR and auto-enrolment pension details to Enterprise's pension providers. Lieke also supports the Company in the design and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures relating to the contracting, management and welfare of staff. 

Lieke holds an LLM in both Dutch Civil Law and Criminal Law from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Prior to joining LSE Enterprise she worked as an employment lawyer in Amsterdam and as a management and business development assistant at an international law firm in New York. 

Contact Lieke at: / +44 (0)207 955 6824



Neky, Rehanna - marketing and communications manager

Rehanna took her BA and MA at the University of Sussex and has over 15 years of experience in editing, communications, event management and marketing for universities and in the private sector. She holds a Market Research Society qualification and a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Contact Rehanna at: / +44 (0)20 7852 3711



Dr Juergen Braunstein, Senior Associate, LSE Enterprise

Braunstein,  Dr Juergen - senior associate

Juergen manages and co-directs the LSE Enterprise engagement programme on sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). He is an affiliate with LSE Cities, where he currently coordinates the Global Commission of Climate Change flagship programme on financing the urban transition. His areas of expertise include financial instruments, emerging markets and state owned enterprise reform. He is also associated with the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises at the Fletcher School, Tufts University (Boston). He was researcher at the Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance Globalisation in the Gulf States, where he worked on one of the first databases on SWF equity investments in OECD economies. Juergen has also held appointments in the Government Department at LSE.


Cheng, Jonathan - senior advisor (Asia-Pacific)

Jonathan is a public policy specialist who has designed innovative public sector programmes at the nexus between government and academia, with a particular focus on capacity building, policy engagement and international relations across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
He holds a BSc in Government and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as an MA in Middle East and Central Asian Studies from the Australian National University. He is also associated with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Contact Jonathan at: / +44 (0)7731 922 565

Brian Davey

Davey, Brian - associate director, custom study programmes

Brian is a senior consultant in the field of international education and development, specialising in strategic marketing and international student recruitment in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His current projects involve the design, development and marketing of custom programmes for several European and American universities. Brian has a Bachelor degree from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the European University.

Niccolo Durazzi

Durazzi, Niccolo - research associate

Niccolo is an MPhil / PhD candidate in the LSE Department of Social Policy and a Research Associate at LSE Enterprise, where he has worked since 2010. He assists the consultancy team in acquiring and managing public sector consultancy work, focusing on education, skills and social policy. 

Niccolo holds an MSc (distinction) in European Political Economy from the LSE European Institute, an MA (honours) from the University of Bologna in International Cooperation, Development and Human Rights and a BA in International and Diplomatic Science. 

Niccolo is co-author of several reports, including a research paper for the UK Government, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the social benefits of higher education and a study for the European Commission, DG Education and Culture on university-business cooperation in the US. His other clients have included the European Parliament, EU agencies, national governments and international organisations. 

Contact Niccolo at:


Grous, Dr Alexander - academic associate

Alexander is attached to the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where he undertakes research, teaching and other activities. He also teaches on LSE Custom Programmes and the Masterclasses in Social Science, in the UK and Spain.

Alexander brings extensive previous international career experience to LSE, in technology, internet, telecoms, FMCG, media & broadcasting, and banking. He advises organisations and government and undertakes socioeconomic analysis, media and digital strategies, productivity and business optimisation, management practices and organisational change, as well as researching and teaching in these areas.

Contact Alexander at: / +44 (0) 7770 470598

Kenneth Lai

Lai, Kenneth - senior adviser (Hong Kong and China)

Our Hong Kong and China task force is coordinated by Kenneth Lai, Chair of the LSE Alumni Chapter in Hong Kong and the LSE Alumni Regional Ambassador for Asia.

Kenneth graduated from LSE with a BSc in Industrial and Business Economics and an MSc in Economics focusing on Finance. He has studied and worked in the UK, North America, Japan, China and Hong Kong. He has worked in both the product and service sectors with parties from multicultural and international backgrounds. He speaks most major languages used in Asia: English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

Born and based in Hong Kong, Kenneth travels widely within Asia, supporting LSE alumni network building and promoting LSE's presence in the region.

Contact Kenneth at: / tel: + (852) 9307 1648 / fax: + (852) 3007 2202

LSE, Charltons
12/F, Dominion Centre
43-59 Queen's Road East
Hong Kong

Florian Lennert

Lennert, Florian - associate director

Florian advises and leads on LSE Enterprise strategic projects with a particular focus on Germany and environmental innovation. He holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Public Policy and Public Administration from LSE and has worked with LSE in a senior role for over 15 years. From 1999-2007 he was Director of Corporate Relations at LSE and responsible for university-business research collaboration, corporate partnerships and international business development, including the LSE Asia Forum and the establishment of LSE offices in New York and New Delhi.

Previously, Florian co-founded the LSE Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation and has been involved in launching a number of interdisciplinary research centres and institutes at the LSE. A native of Berlin, Florian has in the past worked with the German Institute of Urban Research and the German federal privatisation agency.

Florian advises research institutions and technology-transfer ventures on research development and commercialisation strategies. He is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute for Climate and Environment. He currently leads the Intelligent City Forum in Berlin, a renewable energy and mobility research and technology transfer centre in Berlin, Germany.

Contact Florian at: / +44 7970 98 7003

Carlos Nascimento, LSE Enterprise

Nascimento, Carlos Alexandre - Senior Adviser (Brazil)

Carlos Alexandre Nascimento holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil and a MPA in Public Policy and Management from LSE. He has professional experience both in the public and private sector.

His professional experience in the public sector includes his work in the São Paulo State and City Parliaments, supporting MPs in the formulation of public policies, legislation and budgetary amendments. He has also worked in the São Paulo City Government as Deputy Secretary for Labour, in charge of strategic management functions as well as economic development, employment, labour, conditional cash transfer and income generation policies.

In the private sector, he has worked as a consultant for business strategy and since 2003 has been a shareholder of the Brazilian company America Licensing. He now works as a consultant for public policy and management, leading LSE Enterprise's outreach in Brazil. His voluntary activities include being a coordinator of the São Paulo Chapter of the LSE Brazilian Alumni Association.

Contact Carlos at: / (+55) 11 7788 1768


Sen, Julius  - academic director, senior programme adviser and honorary professor 

Julius designs and delivers executive education programmes for private sector companies and for senior civil servants from the UK, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Libya, Thailand and Spain. He also teaches courses at Birkbeck College on the WTO and on the political economy of developing countries.

He has contributed extensively to projects that evaluate the policy and regulatory implications of commercial developments, including technological change and innovation; and on the commercial implications of policy and regulatory decisions taken by governments, regulators and international institutions.

A member of the Indian Administrative Service for almost 30 years, Julius is now part of the International Trade Policy Unit in the department of International Relations. He is a special adviser to the professional public affairs body FIPRA International and a member of the Expert Group of the APEC SME Crisis Management Center.

He was appointed Honorary Professor of Public Administration by the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan.

Contact Julius at: / +44 (0)20 7107 5243


Terry, Francis - expert in public management

Francis was Academic Director of the LSE/Libyan Government programme for training of senior civil servants. His previous career blends a long experience of policy analysis in government with research and evaluation. His current research interests include the gestation and delivery of public-private partnerships, policy evaluation studies and skill development in the public services.

From 1989-2001, Francis was Editor-in-Chief of the policy journal Public Money & Management. He holds a Visiting Fellowship at the National Institute of Economic & Social Research, is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Transformation and Strategic Initiatives and for many years was Chairman of the UK Regulated Industries Network.

He is a board member of the Public Management & Policy Association and has worked with the UK National Audit Office and the Irish NAO on evaluation studies. He is a former professor of business research at Nottingham Business School.

Contact Francis at: / 020 7955 7085
Room G408, 20 Kingsway