Professor Kalantaridis will join London Met on 1 June 2019.
Date: Monday 15 April
London Metropolitan University has appointed Professor Christos Kalantaridis as Dean of its Guildhall School of Business and Law.
Professor Kalantaridis joins London Met from De Montfort University where most recently he was Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, a large and multidisciplinary department with more than 8,000 students and 350 academic staff.
Professor Kalantaridis commented: “I am excited to join London Met and lead the School at this important moment in its history.
“I have benefited personally from the transformational role of higher education and have always been attracted by universities that place this at the core of their mission, and so London Met was an obvious choice for me.
“It is my ambition that every graduate of the Guildhall School of Business and Law is not only professionally qualified but also entrepreneurially minded and resilient. I can’t wait to start working with the team at London Met to help achieve that goal.”
Professor Kalantaridis joins at an exciting time for students and staff at the Guildhall School of Business and Law as they prepare to move to the University’s Holloway campus.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs, said: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Kalantaridis to the London Met community. He is a dynamic leader with an excellent track record of developing new courses and leading large-scale projects. He is joining the School at the start of an exciting new chapter and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as the School joins our Holloway campus.”
Professor Kalantaridis grew up and studied in Thessaloniki, Greece. He came to the UK to study a Master’s in Economic Development and a PhD at the University of Salford. He has published 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has had significant success in securing research and enterprise funding. He has a strong track record of innovative approaches to teaching and curricula design.