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INSEAD, THE BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR THE WORLD, APPOINTS ITS NEW DEAN
Professor Ilian Mihov, currently Interim Dean at INSEAD, named
Dean of the school as of October 1, 2013
Fontainebleau, France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi - October 2, 2013 - INSEAD, the
leading international business school, has appointed Professor Ilian Mihov,
currently Interim Dean of the school, as Dean of INSEAD. With campuses in Europe
(Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD is the only
global business school with a multiple campus structure.
As a signal of the
global scale of the school, Professor Mihov will be the first INSEAD Dean to be
based in Asia, with frequent travel around the world to engage the entire global
INSEAD community. The School's presence in Europe will remain strong thanks to
an appointed Deputy Dean and full academic and administrative team which will
be anchored on the Europe campus in France, the home of the 53-year old
independent business school.
Franz Humer, Chairman of the INSEAD Board, said: "Ilian's deep roots at INSEAD
will support him in this important leadership role to position INSEAD as the
pre-eminent global business school and the faculty and the Board of Directors
have given him an exceptional vote of support. With his academic strengths,
strong connections with business and governments, and his outreach to alumni,
donors, faculty and staff, Ilian will draw the community together to develop a
bold strategy for INSEAD's future."
"We are fortunate that our predecessors foresaw the rise of globalisation and
established a school destined to be the pioneer in the internationalisation of
business and education. As Dean of the school, I will uphold the values of the
founders, nurture INSEAD's vibrant intellectual environment, ensure innovation
in our teaching to attract high quality students from around the globe, and
increase the reputation of INSEAD through engaging our extraordinary network,"
said Professor Mihov.
"It is extraordinary that, thanks to the actions of so many, a start up in
Fontainebleau should become what INSEAD is today, much beyond our wildest
dreams, yet maintaining all the initial principles," said Claude Janssen,
Honorary Chairman and one of the founders of INSEAD. "I am very confident that
Ilian Mihov will fulfill his mission as the new Dean of the school and will
continue its development thanks to his academic excellence and to a vibrant
Alvin Tan, Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development
Board said, "INSEAD has been a valuable partner to Singapore since establishing
its campus here over a decade ago. By delivering its top management and
executive education programmes here, INSEAD has helped to place Singapore on the
world map as a location to develop and manage talent. Basing Professor Mihov in
Singapore clearly speaks to the school's global mission, one of which we are
delighted to be a vital part."
His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, Director General at the Abu Dhabi
Education Council said: "INSEAD is one of our strategic partners that is working
with us to place education in Abu Dhabi on the forefront of international
recognition, one that is designed to empower our people and build the absorptive
human capital necessary for our country's future. We are delighted to welcome
Professor Mihov in his role as Dean of the school and wish him the very best in
his new endeavor. We will continue to work together through the different
channels and look forward to a bright and fruitful future for our business
leaders of tomorrow."
Professor of Economics Mihov joined INSEAD in 1996, teaching macroeconomics and
econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and many executive education programmes as
well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum.
He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and
EMBA programmes and he has won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, 2008 and
2009. His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and
economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy
Research (London, UK). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque
de France's Research Foundation (2002-2010) and of the Advisory Board of the
Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12, he served as a member of the
World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.
Professor Mihov's papers have appeared in many academic journals including the
American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given
interviews for BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Press, Dow Jones Newswire and many
other newspapers and magazines. Professor Mihov is a regular keynote speaker,
lecturer and panellist at events organised by PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard,
Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas among other companies.
Professor Mihov holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in
business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of
South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young
Since 2011, he has served as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research responsible
for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of over 140
professors at INSEAD. He also oversees the PhD programme at INSEAD and the
Research and Development committee.
Professor Ilian Mihov is in high demand for presentations on his research on
emerging markets. "I have a strong belief that business is a force for good.
There is no sustainable mechanism for uplifting people from poverty other than
economic growth. There is no engine for long-term growth other than business
creation and innovation. Today, we can state confidently that this is INSEAD's
era. We are the vanguard of an exciting future. We have the opportunity to
develop responsible, thoughtful global leaders who will transform companies,
communities and nations throughout the world."
Franz Humer, Chairman of the Board of INSEAD, acknowledged Peter Zemsky, the
school's Interim Dean based on the INSEAD Europe campus, for his dedication to
the institution and the accomplishment of many important contributions. "Peter
has been a driving force in INSEAD's programme innovations, external outreach
and digitalisation strategy. Professor Zemsky will continue to have a central
leadership role within the school. On behalf of the INSEAD Board of Directors, I
would like to thank the Dean Search Committee for their hard work in this
important selection and the entire INSEAD community for their support. I
welcome Ilian Mihov as the new Dean of The Business School for the World" said
About INSEAD, The Business School for the World
As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD
brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform
organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all
aspects of our research and teaching.
With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD's
business education and research spans three continents. Our 146 renowned Faculty
members from 34 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually
in our MBA, Executive MBA, specialised master's degrees (Master in Finance,
Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change) and PhD programmes. In
addition, more than 12,000 executives participate in INSEAD's executive
education programmes each year.
In addition to INSEAD's programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates
in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at
Northwestern University near Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in
Washington DC. In Asia, INSEAD partners with Tsinghua University in Beijing and
with CEIBS. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne
University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in
INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation
of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000,
INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an
association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.
Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge
research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders
with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have
enabled us to become truly "The Business School for the World."
More information about INSEAD can be found at www.insead.edu
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