Nick Hughes

Executive Fellow of Marketing

MBA (London Business School) PhD (Loughborough)

Nick Hughes focuses his research on digital innovation, digital financial services and scaling innovative businesses. He is an Executive Fellow at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, Founding Board Member with bKash – a digital financial services provider with +50m users in Bangladesh – winner of an economist award for Innovation 2010 for work on M-PESA, and has been Awarded OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List for services to innovation in Africa. 


Founder of several digital businesses (M-PESA, M-KOPA and 4R Digital).