Professor Denis Kobzev

Professor, Director of Business Education

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Operations Management / Research,
    • Health Care Management
  • Faculty/Key Office:
    • Professor, Director of Business Education, Leeds Trinity University, UK,
    • Visiting Professor, Otago Business School, University of Otago, NZ,
    • Associate Fellow, Operations Management Group, Warwick Business School, UK
  • Education:
    • Professor, Health Care Management, Academia of Natural Sciences, Russia
    • PhD, Heidelberg University, Germany / MSEI Research Institute of Russian Department of Health
    • MBA, Leeds University Business School, UK
As Aldous Huxley once said, “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” One question to ask ourselves is what we are doing with our MBA experience and how we can benefit from it?

International teaching and industry experience

Prof Kobzev has been active in teaching of Operations Management / Research, Research Methods and Entrepreneurship, supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, as well as fulfilling senior management and academic roles in the UK (Leeds Trinity, Warwick and Leeds Universities) and in Switzerland at IMI University Centre.

He is the author of more than 40 academic research and industry publications particularly in health care and operations management, which supports intensive academic collaboration with industry and university networks internationally, including, EU, BRIC and New Zealand.

Reasons Denis enjoys teaching in the MBA programme

Peer learning is in the heart of a good MBA programme and it is always rewarding to take part in such knowledge exchange between experienced professionals – there are a plenty of interesting new things, which we all can learn from each other.

Industry Experience and Global Perspective

Prior to joining academia Denis was working for ‘blue chip’ international companies (Procter & Gamble, Schering Plough) at senior management level. He was responsible for a range of business and people development projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa, in retail, pharmaceutical and HORECA sectors, as well as big industry partners (ASDA / Wall Mart, Aushan, Migros, IBM, Accenture, HSBC, O2, BT, ARUP) and international organisations (WHO and UN), which now adds value to his teaching.

He was invited to contribute to management programmes’ development and delivery at world leading business schools: Mannheim (Germany), High School of Economics and Scolkovo Business School (Russia), Oslo (Norway) and Melbourne (Australia), as well as AMBA, AACSB, ACBSP, ISO and EQUIS accreditations.

More on Education

  • Medicinae Doctor, Saratov Medical University, Russia
  • PG Diploma in Health Care Management (Saratov Medical University, Russia)