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Dr Jireh Seow

Entrepreneur | Investor | Global Citizen

Director, i2e – The Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Center and Assistant Professor
SP Jain School of Global Management



Dr Jireh Seow runs Jaguars’ Den (JagDen), a startup entrepreneurship competition, and other types of business competitions such as hackathons and markethons at SP Jain School of Global Management. Apart from being a professor, he is an entrepreneur and investor who has co-founded startups. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (recently renamed Advance HE), a British independent non-profit professional organisation committed to researching and communicating world-class teaching and learning methodologies and practices

As a global citizen who has lived in over 10 countries, he has been educated in institutions of higher learning in three continents: North America, Asia, and Europe. Furthermore, he was a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards which funded his global education; one highlight was winning a full sponsorship to be in an Antarctic expedition and to be mentored under Robert Swan, OBE (the first person to walk to both the South Pole and the North Pole).


  • PhD, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, UK
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy University of Reading, UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, UK


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  • Seow, J.H.I. (2013). Understanding Leadership and Management Development in a Health Board of NHS Scotland. Doctoral Thesis. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen Press.


  • Seow, J.H.I. (2011). Robert Swan: From Polar Expeditions To Entrepreneurial Environmental Leadership. In: D.D. Warrick and Jens Mueller, eds. Lessons in Leadership: Learning from Real World Cases. Chicago: Rossi - Smith.


  • Seow, J.H.I. (2013). Climate Leadership: Developing Climate Leadership via Memetic Transmission towards Mitigating Climate Change. Annual Global Conference of the International Leadership Association, Montreal, Canada. Submitted to the Centre for Creative Leadership for the Kenneth E. Clark Award.
  • Seow, J. (2011). Agentic Leadership and Management Development of Scottish Healthcare Professionals? British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Aston University, UK.
  • Seow, J., Beech, D., and Jones, D. (2010). Symposium paper: Climate Leadership. British Academy of Management Annual Conference, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Seow, J. and Tourish, D. (2009). Meme Theory of Leadership Development. Developing Leadership Capacity, Bristol Business School, UK.
  • Seow, J. and Tourish, D. (2009). Applying Elements of 360-degree Feedback in Qualitative Fieldwork Data Gathering. British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Brighton Business School, UK.
  • Seow, J., Edwards, G., Beech, D., Hartley, J., Kempster, S., and Sealy, R. (2008). Symposium paper: The Future of Leadership Research, Theory and Practice: Scanning the Horizon. British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Leeds Business School, UK.
  • Seow, J. and Bong, C.H. (2005). A Model for Commercializing Information Technology Research and Providing Graduate Employment in Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia. Asian Business Conference, University Malaya, Malaysia.


  • British Academy of Management
  • Academy of Management, USA
  • Higher Education Academy, UK