Tim Gocher is Hon. Professor of Sustainable Business in the Business School at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. His focus areas include impact investment, corruption, and IP commercialisation and technology clusters. He is also a guest lecturer at London Business School, and has been published in London Business School Review among other journals (see Publications tab).
Tim is the founder and CEO of Dolma Impact Fund - the first international Private Equity fund for Nepal. As an impact fund it targets positive financial returns alongside social and environmental outcomes. Dolma's investments span multiple sectors including renewable energy, healthcare, technology and agriculture. Their portfolio companies generate quality, sustainable employment for thousands in one of Asia's poorest countries.
Tim is also Chairman of Dolma Foundation, a British non-profit organisation he founded in 2003 that provides full scholarships for the poorest children in Nepal, small-scale impact investment, and post-earthquake rebuilding.
In the area of IP commercialisation and technology clusters, Tim has advised clients in Malaysia including UTP (Universiti Teknologi Petronas) and AIM (the Malaysian government's innovation agency). Beyond Malaysia, he has worked on technology cluster projects in US, India, Vietnam, Portugal and China. He is also co-founder and partner of Academy IP - a New York-based venture capital investor partnering with major US research universities.
Tim's background is in private equity, energy and technology. After nine years at Deloitte and J.P. Morgan, and an MBA from London Business School, Tim became Managing Director at listed investment bank Interregnum (ParkMead) plc. Tim was awarded the OBE in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to British investment and economic development in Nepal.
Tim is married to Pooja Gurung and has three children: Daniel, Benjamin and Elizabeth.
Tim lectures at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus in the areas of sustainable finance, impact investment and early stage/IP financing.
His main research interests are in the effect of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on levels of corruption and poverty in Least Developed Countries. He also has an interest in university Intellectual… read more