Yolanda Achlada

Yolanda Achlada


Personal profile

Personal Statement

Yolanda's research focuses on how a large, complex organisation sustain its competitive standing while exploring new opportunities to provide valuable insights for corporate renewal. Yolanda seeks to examine manifestations of entrepreneurial endeavours with a strategic perspective, illustrating the company's strategic intent to pursue unforeseen opportunities and build a strong capacity for innovation. 

Having nearly twenty years of experience as a Human Resource Executive in well-established organisations in the Banking sector, Yolanda has also collaborated with entrepreneurs of small-medium enterprises as a qualified coach in their endeavours to grow. She set out this research to investigate if an entrepreneurial dominant logic is a "mission impossible" for a large organisation or an opportunity at times of adversity.

Yolanda has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, a Master's in Human Resource Management and a Master of Research in Research Methodology in Business & Management. She is a qualified assessor for Assessment Centres, a Global Career Development Facilitator, and holds a CIPD and an Association for Coaching membership. She advocates Montessori philosophy and voluntarily collaborates as a Steps Ahead and a Career Ready Mentor. As an Enterprise Adviser, she strategically supports educational organisations' senior leadership teams to evaluate and develop young people's career prospects.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • MRes in Research Methodology in Business & Management, University of Strathclyde, 2022
  • MSc in Human Resource Management, Cardiff University, 2002
  • BSc in Economics, University of Athens, 2001

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Workplace Innovation