Professor Khaled Soufani

Subject: Professor Level Academic Director in Management Practice - Economics & Policy

Department/institution: Director, Executive MBA, Director, Circular Economy Centre (CEC), Judge Business School

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A Senior Faculty in Management Practice and a member of the Economics Group at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Professor Khaled Soufani holds a Master’s degree in applied economics and a PhD in financial economics.

Professor Soufani has published extensively on economics and finance in areas such as financial management, corporate restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and family business, and the financial and economic affairs of small to medium-sized enterprises. His research also includes work on economic growth and innovation relating to the circular economy and fast-growing markets and economies.

Professor Soufani’s work is widely cited and has been included in policy reports by organisations such as the EU, Organisation for Economic Cooperation Development and the Institute of Directors, as well as cited and published by the World Economic Forum. He sits on the editorial boards of some international academic journals.

Before joining academia, Professor Soufani worked in investment banking, in bond and money market trading. He has been the academic programme director for many executive education schemes for major companies and financial institutions, as well as for government organisations.

Select publications and awards


  • M Esposito; K Soufani; and T Tse, ‘Comment l’Industrie Automobile peut s’inspirer de l’économie Circulaire." Harvard Business Review (France), 16 February 2017
  • M Esposito; K Soufani; and T Tse, ‘Les Postiers, Sauveurs de l’Eonomie Circulaire?’, Harvard Business Review (France), 20 April 2017
  • M Esposito; T Tse; and K Soufani, ‘Come la Logistica Inversa Potrebbe Resuscitare Il Servizio Postale in Declino’, Harvard Business Review (Italy), 3 May 2017
  • M Esposito; T Tse; and K Soufani, ‘Is the Circular Economy a New Fast-expanding Market?"’, Thunderbird International Business Review, 59:1 (2017), 9-14


  • Cambridge Judge Business School Faculty Activity Award, 2019
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Research Award, 2018
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2013
  • Thirst for Knowledge Best Teacher of the Year Award, Aalto EE, Helsinki, Finland, 2012
  • Distinguished Researcher Award with an honourable mention, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), 2003