The NUBS Global Advisory Board provides strategic advice on the direction of Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), including current activities and future development across all campuses; enhances the global profile of the School both externally and internally; and acts as an internal and external advocate for the globalisation of Nottingham University Business School.
Board members consist of two or three members from each of the UK, China and Malaysia Advisory Boards plus up to four co-opted members.
The Board formally reports to the Deans’ Council with its advice communicated to the School Advisory Boards and relevant management boards in each of the University’s three campuses.
Global Advisory Board Members
Mr Peter Handstein
Chair of Global Advisory Board
Mr. Peter Handstein is the founder and CEO of Hape Holding AG, the world-renowned wooden toy brand founded in Germany in the 1980s. In 1995, Mr Handstein extended production to Ningbo, China, greatly expanding its manufacturing scale and market scope in the process. Alongside his work in building Hape into a globally respected toy brand that exports its products to over 60 countries and regions all over the world, Mr. Handstein’s passion for social wellbeing and philanthropy has placed him and his brand at the forefront of educational and environmental matters within the toy industry.
Ms April Lin
Ms April Lin graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science, China Europe International Business School and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. After working for international bank UBS in Hong Kong, April devoted herself to education and established a company offering technology-based education platforms. She is now the General Manager, Guapo Island Group, which is the first private enterprise in Zhejiang, China to invest in a mining project in Africa. Now the group is one of the top 500 enterprises founded by Zhejiang business people and in the top 100 service enterprises in Ningbo City.
Mr Keith Ng
Mr Keith Ng is an international executive with integrated banking and technology experience. His past experience include strategic investment, digital transformation, financial management, technology consulting and startup advisory roles. He is currently Retail CFO of Ping An Bank. His last role was Head of Strategy & Innovation for Santander Bank in Asia. Keith is a graduate of London School of Economics and HKUST, certified with CFA and FRM. He has worked in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Keith is passionate about fintech, futurism and education.
Ms. Jackie Holland
Ms. Jackie Holland is a Special Adviser in the Competition and Regulation Group of Slaughter and May, an international law firm. She has over 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Jackie has a wide practice incorporating a range of public and private sector clients and the full spectrum of competition and regulatory law, including antitrust, merger control, market investigations, State aid, competition litigation, investigations, competition law compliance and sectoral regulation issues. She advises various clients in regulated sectors, including the water, energy, financial services and telecommunications industries, as well as clients in non-regulated sectors. Jackie is also a non-governmental adviser to the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to the International Competition Network. She has special insight into the working practices of the competition authorities having spent five years in senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including Senior Director for the Policy Group, the OFT’s Procedural Adjudicator for Competition Act cases and as one of the OFT’s Phase I decision makers on merger cases. She is listed in Global Competition Review’s ‘Women in Antitrust 2016’ and was commended in the FT’s Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017.
Mr. Graeme Pike
Mr. Graeme Pike joined Price Waterhouse (now PwC) from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics. He is currently based in London and has also worked in Pittsburgh, USA. In 1993, Graeme became leader of the Corporate Finance (“CF”) business in the Midlands; and was voted "Dealmaker of the Year" in 1996. He became the leader of the London CF business in 1997. He was also Global Industrial Products leader for Financial Advisory Services and a member of the task force responsible for implementing a culture change programme, including PwC’s behavioural values. He became the UK Head of CF in 2000 and Global Head in 2002. In 2007, he was given responsibility for developing new business models for the delivery of global services. Later that year, Graeme was a member of the Steering Committee responsible for developing proposals to change the way in which the PwC network operates; approved in a vote by all Member Firms in 2008. Since then, Graeme has led the review which redefined the way in which functional support to the business is delivered across the UK. Graeme became the Global Chief Finance Officer/Administration Officer for Advisory in 2009. He has been at the forefront of a doubling in size of the business from revenues of $7.5bn to $15bn today. In addition, during 2014, Graeme took over responsibility for leading the UK firm’s property management and workplace services functions. During this time, PwC has transformed its accommodation and ways of working. Graeme’s expertise spans areas of operational strategy, technology enablement, mergers & acquisitions, as well as finance operations and property management. He has been at the forefront of what PwC has been doing to realign roles and re-imagine operating models to ensure sustainable success in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Jitinder Magoon is a strong leader and a strategic thinker with over 33 years of high-level experience in management in the healthcare industry with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets. He has held various leadership positions with leading healthcare MNCs like General Electric, Philips, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM. He possesses strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills with a great ability in enhancing relationships, as well as interacting with top management levels, stakeholders and workforces to achieve overall corporate objectives.
Jitinder is also an excellent problem solver, and a resourceful and flexible solution provider who thrives on challenges. He is passionate about delivering leadership and operational excellence and contributing towards a healthier world by driving efficiency and effectiveness in organisations.
Jitinder Magoon’s major strengths are in building organisations and human relations, and influencing people with strong articulation and analytical skills to prescribe strategic initiatives and development of teams to navigate pandemic management.
Datin Sunita Mei Lin Rajakumar
Datin Sunita Mei Lin Rajakumar is a strong advocate of good governance. She is Chairperson of Caring Pharmacy and independent director of Dutch Lady Milk Industries, MCIS Insurance and Zurich General Insurance. She recently founded the Malaysian Chapter of World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative. Her legal degree from the University of Bristol, professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant, led to 9 years in investment banking, after which she managed the first government-owned foreign technology venture capital fund and advised on national innovation ecosystems. She is a staunch proponent of the importance of creativity and imagination in individuals to fulfil their potential.