How to contact us

LSE Enterprise Limited
Eighth Floor, Tower Three
Houghton Street


Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7128
Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7980
Twitter: @lseenterprise 

Meet the team

Meet the board 

Meet the Duke CE team


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 focused on Spain. She is involved in facilitating course deliveries in Spain and the UK.

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


Adam Austerfield

Austerfield, Adam  - director, global market development

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)


Marina Barker

Barker, Marina - programme coordinator

Marina has a BA (Hons) in Russian and Hispanic Studies from the University of Sheffield, where she has also worked as a research assistant for her head of department. Whilst studying, she was a team manager at AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run non-profit organisation.

She has also studied Russian language, translation and culture in Moscow and translation at the University of Granada, Spain. Marina has native proficiency in Russian and working proficiency in Spanish.

Contact Marina at: / +44 (0)20 3486 2809


Anju Begum

Begum, Anju - project administration manager

Anju is the project administration manager for LSE Consulting, 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



Brown, Maggie - office manager

Maggie welcomes visitors, keeps the office organised and supports the LSE Enterprise teams and finance directorate.

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


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.


Davies, Simon - associate director 

Simon has been a Visiting Fellow in Law at both the University of Greenwich and the University of Essex, and spent 13 years at LSE, where he taught the groundbreaking MSc Masters course in "Privacy & Data Protection". He is also co-director of LSE’s Policy Engagement Network.

Simon is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential data protection and internet rights experts in the world and is a pioneer of the international privacy arena. His work in consumer rights and technology policy has spanned over 25 years and has directly influenced the development of law and public policy in more than 40 countries. 

He has advised a wide range of corporate, government and professional bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He brings a unique interface with global stakeholders, from major international corporations to government and civil society.  

Contact Simon at: / +44 (0) 7958 466 552 or via LSE Enterprise at +44 (0)20 7955 712


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:


Flemington, Simon - chief executive officer

As the chief executive 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


Elitsa Garnizova

Garnizova, Elitsa - project manager and researcher

Elitsa is a project manager and researcher at LSE Enterprise, where she has worked since 2013. She 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 


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


Grous, Dr Alexander - academic associate

Alexander blends a professional background with postgraduate studies in economics, finance, IT and management. He brings extensive international experience to LSE from high technology, internet, telecoms, FMCG, broadcasting, print and digital media, and other sectors. He advises organisations on a wide range of themes including social networking, digital identity, search engines, e-commerce strategies, ICT optimisation, management practices and their effect on firm performance, and others.

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


Evelina Kaminskaite

Kaminskaite, Evelina - project coordinator

Evelina is the project coordinator for the LSE Consulting team. Her 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


Bregtje Kamphuis

Kamphuis, Bregtje - project manager

Bregtje is a project manager at LSE Consulting. She 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


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



López Torró, Mar - programme coordinator

Mar is a programme coordinator at LSE Enterprise, 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


 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.

Beatriz holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and a Masters in Banking and Finance at Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas. She worked for Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI) and subsequently for Caixa Galicia Bank as private banking manager and then business banking manager. During this time she also undertook an Investment Management Programme at Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School) and an Executive MBA at ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas). Five years later, she moved to London as Director of Caixa Galicia UK’s representative office, and has been based in Santiago de Chile for LSE for the last three years. 

Contact Beatriz at / +56 9 75114148


Jeannine McMahon

McMahon, Jeannine - project director

Jeannine is the project director for LSE Consulting, 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


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 (0)91 737 73 83
LSE Enterprise in Spain
Calle Serrano 38, 7ª planta, Oficina 1
28001 Madrid



Milia-Isasa, Maria - programme manager

Maria is a programme manager at LSE Enterprise, involved in facilitating course deliveries in Spain and the UK. Maria 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


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


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


Scendo-Kokot, Kris - programme officer

Kris is involved in different projects and business activities within LSE Custom Programmes. Working with national and international partners, he takes on the administration and coordination of LSE executive education custom programmes and 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 


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


Tanguy Sene

Sene, Tanguy - project officer

Tanguy is a project officer at LSE Consulting, working primarily on education, employment and skills. He holds an MSc in European and Comparative Social Policy from LSE, an MA in European Affairs from Sciences Po as well as a BA in Philosophy and a BA in European Studies from the Sorbonne University. Before joining LSE, he worked at QS Intelligence Unit, the consulting unit of QS, a world university ranking company, and the European Parliament. He also worked as research assistant for an economist from Sciences-Po.

His research interests lie in EU policy (from both legal and economic perspectives), cross-national comparison of European welfare states and quantitative methods in social sciences. He is fluent in French, English, and Spanish, and has an intermediary level in German.

Contact Tanguy at:  / +44 (0)203 486 2886


Jeremey Shipp

Shipp, Jeremey - deputy programme 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



Termes Soto, Vanessa - programme officer

Vanessa Termes is a Programme Officer at LSE Enterprise. She 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 


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


Thiel, Christian - manager (Germany)

Christian leads LSE Enterprise's work in Germany. He 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: / +49 (0)151 6460 8720


Ward, Alessa - deputy project director

Alessa Ward is Director of Programme Delivery at LSE Custom Programmes. She is responsible for the development and delivery of all educational programmes and events at LSE Custom Programmes.

Since joining LSE Enterprise in 2007, she has gained considerable experience in running complex training programmes across the globe with a range of different stakeholders in a variety of subject areas. Prior to joining LSE Enterprise, Alessa worked at the British Library within the visitor services team. She holds a BA from University College London in History.

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