Ammar Mirza CBE Appointed Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise

Newcastle University Business School is delighted to announce the annual David Goldman Lecture will be given by the 2015-16 David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise, Ammar Mirza, CBE.

Ammar is Chairman and Founder of Asian Business Connexions, a not for profit social enterprise that aims to connect, support and promote the Asian and wider community.

He is an active member of the north east business community in all sectors, holding a plethora of Chair positions and board memberships including: Chair of Newcastle Progression Forum, Business Support Board Member on the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) and Board Member of Sunderland’s Business Improvement District (BID), to name a few.

Ammar is also Patron of Charlie Bear for Cancer Care at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care and a newly appointed Trustee of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM).

Throughout his career Ammar has continued his professional development and is a passionate believer in linking education to enterprise, recently helping to launch the Primary Inspiration through Enterprise Project.

In 2014 Ammar was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for Outstanding Services to Business and the Community.

View Ammar’s full biography  (PDF)