At Columbia Business School, Executive Education Dil is responsible for key commercial relationships and stakeholder engagement activities with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Executive Education (Online, Open Programs and Customized Programs) fall under his remit along with accountability for financial performance and working with Columbia’s world-class faculty to turn ‘Theory into Practice’.
Dil Sidhu has a rich and varied set of experiences gained from the retail, government and professional services sectors. Previous roles have included:

  • University of Manchester – Chief External Officer & MD of Executive Education
  • London Business School – Director, Custom Corporate, Executive Education
  • BDO LLP – National Director, Business Restructuring
  • London Borough of Lambeth – Deputy Chief Executive & Head of Improvement
  • Argos & Burberry Retail Group – Director – Service Chain Program
  • Dixons Stores Group – Director – Group Operational Planning
  • KPMG LLP – Principal Consultant – Business Advisory
  • Ernst & Young LLP – Managing Consultant – Consumer Goods
  • Sainsbury’s – Head of Supplier Partnerships
  • Safeway Stores – Trade Marketing & Supplier Logistics

Dil has also worked extensively with international organizations that include:
Hilton Hotels, ICBC Bank (Shanghai), Honda Europe, Telenor, AT Kearney, The Washington Post & Newsweek, The Weather Channel, Lloyds Bank (Private Wealth), Microsoft, KPMG, ExxonMobil, EY, CitiGroup, Cisco Systems, SABMiller, Du Telecoms, Nestlé, Jaguar Land Rover, Marks & Spencer, BT
Group, Telstra, Lufthansa Systems, QinetiQ, Apple UK, AstraZeneca, Daiichi-Sankyo Pharmaceuticals, Oxfam, Pernod Ricard, ASDA, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, PwC, RBS, NatWest, Lloyds of London, The US Safety Council, The FBI, Heineken, Goldman Sachs, Torus Insurance, Transport for London, Royal Northern College of Music, the National Health Service and London Councils
A self-confessed ‘Life Student’ Dil has successfully completed 3 Master’s level degrees and is an alumnus of executive education programs with London Business School and Harvard University. Dil has taught on executive education and MBA programs since 2005 at 22 colleges and Universities around the world including: Alliance Manchester Business School, London Business School, London School of Economics, Arizona State University, Singapore Management University, Edinburgh University Business School, Moscow State University, Sun-Yat-Sen University, and Oxford Säid Business School

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