Lesley Millar-Nicholson has been the Director of MIT’s Technology Licensing Office (TLO) since July 2016, and from September 2019 she also assumed responsibility as Director of Catalysts in the newly formed MIT Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT). As TLO Director, she leads a team managing MIT’s intellectual assets and technology transfer process. As Director of Catalysts, Lesley leads a small team of Catalysts who work closely with faculty on corporate and other complex research funding and capacity building opportunities.
Lesley is a former president of the Board of Governors of Certified Licensing Professionals Inc, (CLP Inc.), a former member of the Board of Directors of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), and sits on the Board of Cambridge Enterprise, UK. A native of Scotland, Lesley has a B.Ed., M.Ed, MBA, and is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).