Colin Edward Egan

Colin Edward Egan, formerly Professor of Marketing and Strategic Management at leading university business schools, is Principal Consultant of Nexus Knowledge, an organizational and executive development practice engaged in the design and delivery of organizational transformation programmes and business education initiatives more generally.

He is also Academic Director of Strategic Management Think Tank, a publishing imprint exploring global business and marketing strategies in developed and emerging markets.

Between 2007-2015 Colin was Visiting Academic at Warwick Business School (WBS), UK, where he taught Core and Elective MBA international business and marketing courses and supervised Masters’ theses. From 2008-2013 he was Coca-Cola Professor of Marketing and General Management Program Director at IEDC – Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and prior to this Professor of Strategic Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK, between 1995 and 2007. He was Joint Academic Director of the IBM Marketing University between 1994-2002 and Principal Consultant, Academic Director and Faculty Manager of the BP Sales and Marketing Academy between 2002-2006.

In the last five years, Colin has been Visiting Faculty at a number of leading international academic institutions, delivering Executive MBA Marketing and Global Strategic Management courses at:

    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
    • SKOLKOVO (Moscow School of Management), Russian Federation
    • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
    • International University of Monaco (IUM), Monaco
    • Danube Business School, University of Krems, Austria

He has received the Warwick Business School ‘Outstanding MBA/MSc Teacher Award’ on six occasions since 2008 and was nominated for the coveted BP Helios award for his work on management development in the company. He has worked as a consultant to large corporations, designing and delivering in-house executive development programmes for companies including Philips, Reed Elsevier, IBM, Castrol, YKK and BP. He has also worked with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), primarily in partnership with organizations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing and various chambers of commerce.


Graduation Day!

University Experience and Expertise
Please click/tap the ‘Graduation Day!’ icon above/left to see details of Colin’s academic activities to date, including editorial positions and external university examination duties and responsibilities.


Business Communications

Business Sector Experience and Expertise
Please click/tap the ‘Business Communications’ icon above/left to view details of the industrial and business sectors which Colin has worked in, either as a consultant facilitating strategy and innovation workshops or in the design and delivery of executive development programs in the academic and corporate arenas.



International Experience and Expertise
Please click/tap the ‘All-Around-the-World’ icon above/left to see the countries where executive development programmes, MBA courses, strategy workshops, masterclasses and speaking engagements have been delivered by Colin.



The Nexus Knowledge Chrysalis

Nexus Knowledge
The ‘Chrysalis’ as depicted in this graphic symbolises the mission and values of Nexus Knowledge. These relate to positive transformation through personal growth and organizational development. Colin is Principal Consultant of Nexus Knowledge, a consultancy practice he has developed over thirty years and which primarily applies his own research in a business and/or university environment but which also embraces a network of senior practitioners and academics for the delivery of complex and/or large-scale projects.

Areas of expertise include:

    • Business Education
    • Consultancy
    • Executive Development
    • Organizational Transformation
    • Speaking Engagements

Subject domains include:

    • Brand
    • Global Strategic Management
    • Innovation
    • International Business
    • Leadership
    • Marketing

Please click/tap the Graduate Education, Strategic Management Events and Organizational Development tabs on the Main Menu for further information and examples of a broad range of organizational transformation engagements and business education initiatives delivered by the practice in the corporate and university sectors.


Donnish Owl

Workshops, Seminars and Speaking Engagements
The ‘textbook’ key point of departure between a ‘Workshop’ and a ‘Seminar’ can be summarised as ‘hands-on’ versus ‘thought-first’: doing versus thinking. For the most part this is a false dichotomy, especially in an organizational environment where the most effective outcomes are invariably achieved by an effective combination of the two ‘ways-of-working’.

Please see the section ‘Strategic Management Workshops’ within the Organizational Development tab on the Main Menu for details of the successful use of the customised workshop format in facilitating organizational transformation and cultural change.

Colin has undertaken many speaking engagements on a variety of international business and global strategic management topics in numerous locations, including ‘masterclass’ events with simultaneous interpretation in Slovenian, Serbian, Russian and Chinese.


Strategic Management Think Tank
Strategic Management Think Tank started as an organizational discussion forum focusing on global business strategy & marketing in developed and emerging markets. It is now established as a publishing imprint. For details of current publications, including Outside Fortress Europe: Strategies for the Global Market and the five ‘BiteSized’ practitioner/functional-specialist Volumes derived from it, please navigate to (opens in a new tab/window).

All of these books have been aligned with international marketing and global strategic management ‘events’, each of which can be delivered in a variety of formats, including courses, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, think-tanks, webinars, speaking engagements etc.  For details of this alignment of Strategic Management Think Tank publications with Nexus Knowledge events please click/tap the Strategic Management Events tab on the Main Menu above.

For brief synopses of book publications scheduled for 2020/2021 please click/tap the 20:20 Vision tab on the Main Menu above.


LinkedIn Profile
To view Colin’s current LinkedIn profile please click/tap the ‘Linkedin logo’ above/left. A PDF of the profile will open in a new tab/window.


Colin stepped down from full-time university administration responsibilities on 30th September 2018 to focus upon the activities of Strategic Management Think Tank and Nexus Knowledge, including ongoing engagements with international university business schools and companies of all sizes, from all sectors and in multiple countries.


To access Colin’s Amazon Author Page and view details of his book publications please click/tap the ‘Available at amazon’ logo to the left (opens in a new tab/window).


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