The former managing director of JCB Finance has joined Aston University as a visiting professor.
Paul Jennings has joined Aston University’s Advanced Services Group within the College of Business and Social Sciences with his main focus being on servitisation and how outcome-based contracts can aid the pathway to Net Zero.
Jennings has nearly 50 years’ experience in the finance industry, having been at JCB Finance in various roles for over 43 years before retiring earlier this year.
He has also recently retired as a board director of the London-based Finance & Leasing Association and chair of their Asset Finance Division.
Jennings has recently been awarded an honorary fellowship by the London Institute of Banking and Finance and is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has been an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers since 1980.
Jennings said: “I am thrilled to have joined Aston University and look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the next generation of business minds.
“As banks, asset managers and insurers focus more on the road to net zero, financial institutions will increasingly play an active part in encouraging manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions from their operations and products and participate in the circular economy. Aston University will be a part of making it happen.”
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