Robert Wardrop, ’96 (EXP-1)

Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
University of Cambridge

Robert Wardrop

Robert Wardrop is an economic sociologist and the cofounder and director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. He has co-authored five influential reports about the alternative finance industry and, along with professor Raghu Rau, is co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Alternative Finance (forthcoming). Wardrop also teaches multiple finance courses in the MBA and Master of Finance programs at Cambridge Judge Business School.

From 2000 to 2010, he was managing director of European investments for one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States, and remains actively involved in supporting companies as an investor, advisor, and board member.

In addition to his role at Cambridge, Wardrop serves on the Global Advisory Board (EMEA) of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Global Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Canada, and the International Technology Advisory Panel for the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Wardrop has a bachelor of commerce from Queen’s University in Canada, an MBA from Chicago Booth, and an MSc in social and cognitive anthropology from the London School of Economics. He is currently completing a PhD in economic sociology at the University of Cambridge.