Professor and business angel

During his career Alan has worked in healthcare and medical research as a chairman and chief executive of large multi-national companies, as well as smaller technology start-ups.

His work has included raising and managing a venture capital fund, and he continues to be a business angel investor.

Alan teaches at universities in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. His current work heavily focuses on the development of UK-China trade and relationships, which includes cross-continental investment. His most recent appointment was as chairman of an RMB 3 million Chinese technology venture fund.

As a trustee of various charities, Alan also supports and promotes the vision of "a world without borders".

Alan works with the University of Portsmouth to generate ideas for enterprise within the University's curriculum.

Alan Barrell offers particular expertise in:

  • Operating in a global market
  • Enterprise in a curriculum
  • UK-China trade and relationships
  • Investment

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