John Mabhegede

PHD Researcher and Associate Lecturer

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Location: Cambridge

John is a doctoral researcher and associate lecturer in enterprise and entrepreneurial management and international business. His research interests are in international enterprise development, entrepreneurship and economic development through private sector promotion. John's current research explores the effects of regulation on entrepreneurship with focus on high impact entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe.


John commenced his professional career in the retail industry in Zimbabwe, responsible for business development in a multinational company. Before relocating to the UK, he'd established two successful business providing transport logistics between South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Democratic Republic of Congo. John has undertaken several business development roles in private and public sector organisations, including a period with Cambridgeshire County Council, before starting his own consumer credit business.

Alongside his academic role, John taps into his vast network, knowledge, experience and understanding of the Southern African market and provides consultancy services in international business development strategy and market entry intelligence to UK and Southern African organisations. John is a member of the Consumer Credit Association (CCA), the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and an active board member for several organisations in UK and Southern Africa.