Saul Estrin is a Professor of Management and Founding Head of LSE’s Department of Management.  Saul was formerly the Adecco Professor of Business and Society at London Business School where he also served as the Deputy Dean (Faculty and Research) as well as the Acting Dean . Saul’s main areas of research are emerging markets, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and international business issues. He has published more than one hundred papers in scholarly journals as well as numerous chapters and reports. His research interests have included transition economies, notably Central Europe and China where he studied privatisation and company restructuring, and the BRICs where he explored the relationship between their institutions and their growth. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Michigan Business School, Cornell University and the European University Institute. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn (IZA). He is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford University. Saul also has considerable practitioner experience. He was for twelve years a Non-Executive Director of Barings Emerging Markets and was also a member of the Academic Panel of the postal regulator, Postcomm.