Dr. Leonard Raphael
Leonard is multi-lingual and is internationally experienced telecommunication professional through a progressive career spanning over 15 years in rapidly changing world-class telecommunications and financial environment. Leonard worked with TeliaSonera now named Telia Company for many years, among other multinational companies such as; Ericsson, Vodafone, Nationwide Building Society, TATA, etc. He has lived, worked and studied in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Nigeria and Nepal.
Leonard graduated with a PhD in Business from Durham University Business School. His doctorate was on “The Fuzzy Front End of the Innovation Process Management in High Technology Companies: Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Communities of Practice.” This research focused on how new knowledge is created and managed at the front-end stages of innovation. His other areas of expertise include New Product Development & Innovation Management; Entrepreneurship, Value, Idea Creation & New Business Development; Non-Profit Organisations/Social Innovation Entrepreneurship; and IP Networks, Testing & Service delivery.