Since 2001, Marcus has been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School where he has won two teaching awards. He is also a Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School in Belgium and a Fellow of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre. He is an internationally recognized expert on corporate strategy and the role of the centre in multibusiness companies, and has authored many books and articles on these topics. He is also on the advisory Board of a Russian-backed Private Equity firm, a social media business in Los Angeles and a diversified group in Saudi Arabia. He is a Trustee of the Stars foundation and has served on the boards of several start-ups in the UK and elsewhere over the last 20 years.
Marcus's background was in strategy consulting and investment banking. He worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the UK, Spain, Australia and the USA, and then co-founded a business which he subsequently sold to an advertising group. Marcus has an MA in Literae Humaniores with Congratulatory Double First Class Honours from Christ Church, Oxford, and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Harkness Fellow, Baker Scholar, Ford Scholar, Loeb Rhodes Fellow and winner of the Wolfe award as top student.
Marcus is co-author of the books Strategy for the Corporate Level (2014) and Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company (1994).
His work has been widely published in journals such as the Harvard Business Review and Long Range Planning. Articles include ‘When you shouldn’t go Global’ and ‘What’s Wrong with Strategy?’ (HBR 2008 and 1997 respectively), ‘Managing the Boundaries of the Organisation’, ‘Getting to Grips with the Virtual Organisation’ and ‘Outsourcing: Where’s the Value’ (LRP 1997 and 1996).
He contributed chapters entitled ‘Global Parenting’ in Globalization: The External Pressures and ‘Global Advantage’ in the Financial Times Handbook of Management (2001).
Marcus has contributed to custom executive education programmes at Saïd Business School for clients such as Beazley, Linde, MAN, Meggitt, Beechcroft, Standard Chartered, RWE, Innogy, Reed Elsevier, Accenture, O2, Zurich and Thames Water.
He has also taught on a wide range of degree programmes, open programmes and tailored programmes at London Business School, Ashridge, Vlerick Business School, the Danish Technical University, Stockholm School of Economics, Aalto Business School and GIBS, University of Pretoria.
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Executive Education Centre