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Name:Dr. Muhammad Azam Roomi
Position: Senior Lecturer / Director Management & Entrepreneurship Programme
Organization:Cranfield University- School of Management
Country: United Kingdom


Dr Muhammad Azam Roomi has successfully completed a variety of research and teaching/training assignments for the establishment and development of entrepreneurial ventures at international level.


Prior to joining Cranfield, he held a principal lectureship at the University of Bedfordshire, where he played a major role in developing the business school’s graduate programmes portfolio. He was also instrumental in setting up the research agenda for the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, with a focus on the growth and development of women-owned enterprises in the UK, Pakistan, and other Asian and Islamic countries. His innovative research and capacity building pedagogies in the field of entrepreneurship have been recognised, acknowledged and appreciated globally. Some of his awards include:

  • ICSB/GIWE/IJGE/CWEL Best Paper Award, 2013
  • Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer Excellence Award, 2013
  • NCEE European Entrepreneurship Educators (3ep) Fellowship Award, 2012
  • Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper Excellence Award, 2011
  • ICSB/NWBC/IJGE Best Paper Award on Women's Entrepreneurship, 2009
  • University of Bedfordshire Commitment Awards for 2008 and 2009
  • University of Bedfordshire Dean's Prize for Research, 2008-09
  • NCGE Entrepreneurship Educators Fellowship Award, 2008
  • Prowess UK Women's Enterprise Researcher of Year – 2008 (Finalist)
  • Prowess & Lloyds TSB Innovator Award in Women's Enterprise Development, 2007
  • Government of the UK Research Scholar, 2005
  • University of London-Thomas Holloway Scholar, 2004
  • World Bank/Joint Japan Graduate Scholar, 2003
  • Reinhard Mohn Fellowship Award (Bertelsmann AG), 2002-03
  • Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Fellowship Award, 2001


Dr Roomi has acted as a consultant to a number of national governments including the UK, Qatar, Honduras, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Germany; multi-lateral agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union Higher Education Social Fund, ILO, and UN-APCTT; and private organisations such as CIPE Int., LEAD Int., and Bertelsmann AG.