Dr. Peter Heslam

Director, Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative, University of Oxford; Director, Transforming Business, University of Cambridge

Dr. Peter Heslam is director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at the University of Oxford and of Transforming Business at the University of Cambridge. His main research focus is the nexus of business, faith and development. His academic background includes social science, history, ethics and theology and he holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge. Before his current appointments, Peter was director of the Capitalism Project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, the convenor of JustShare (a consortium of twenty development agencies), and an adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the issue of globalization.

Peter is co-director of two international research initiatives that involve case studies of Protestant and Catholic entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies. He has published widely, including a book on the Dutch philosopher and former Prime Minister, Abraham Kuyper.  Amongst his recent publications is his bestselling booklet Transforming Capitalism: Entrepreneurship and the Renewal of Thrift .

The recipient of a number of awards, he is a senior member of Trinity College, Cambridge, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an adviser to various NGOs and to the journals Faith in Business Quarterly and the Journal of Markets and Morality. He is also a research fellow of the Institute for Sino-Christian Studies in Hong Kong and a visiting professor at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics in China. He has served as a judge in various international business competitions and has been a visiting scholar at the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.