Dr Alexander Grous has been engaged at the LSE since 2005, and in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE in a combined teaching and research role in the areas of Innovation, Socioeconomics, Communication Technology and Transport Economics, amongst other areas. Dr Grous is also Director of the Research Function in LSE Enterprise, engaged across multiple projects for clients. He brings considerable commercial experience to the LSE from previous roles at CxO level in mobile communications (including satellite), high-technology, FMCG, e-commerce, Banking and Finance. Dr Grous specialises in the quantification of socio-economic value encompassing both a social and economic impact at the company level, regional, national level, or wider. His extensive work in these areas has resulted in high profile reports and media coverage including the impact of cycling to the UK economy, business and health; the socioeconomic impact of mission critical broadband to the UK and the EU; the productivity-enhancing impact of communications in the UK, and recent extensive socio-economic work for FTSE 100 firms that are not public domain including Microsoft, Warner Brothers, Amadeus, GB Group, and others. Dr Grous’ work is often utilised for Policy and Government input, and he engages at this level to facilitate. Dr Grous also brings considerable experience in telecommunications having held strategy roles in mobile strategy and satellite communications with Telstra (Australia/UK) including engagement over two years with Inmarsat in the UK as Telstra’s representative on the Working Group related to the initial development of Inmarsat’s mobile satellite service. He was also MD of Lockheed Martin’s Infocom Division for EMEA and CEE/CIS including participating in satellite communication launches and joint ventures for fixed, mobile and broadband in the region, defining the market potential for services across ground and air. Dr Grous maintains transport economics and communication technology as an active area of research and teaching.