Dr Elsbeth Johnson

Dr Elsbeth Johnson is an expert in leadership, strategy, decision-making and change. Having previously worked in investment banking, in business and in government, she now splits her time between academia and consulting. The main focus for her research is on what leaders need to do to help their organisations execute strategy, or deliver long-term, strategic change, without the need for the leader’s ongoing, personal involvement.

She is an Visiting Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Adjunct Professor at London Business School where she teaches Organisational Behaviour on the EMBA and Sloan Programmes, and a Visiting Lecturer at LSE where she teaches Strategy and Organisational Theory.

Elsbeth also provides strategic advice, facilitation and coaching to businesses. Organisations with whom she has worked include ABN-AMRO, Barclays, Cisco, GfK/NOP, Google, Merck, New York Life, Novartis, QBE, Pfizer, Rio Tinto, Roche, RBS and Swiss Re.

Elsbeth was educated at Cambridge and London universities. She holds a first degree in Law from Cambridge; and a postgraduate degree in Economics and a PhD in Management from Birkbeck, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also sits on a number of non-listed Boards.