London Business School appoints Robin Buchanan

London Business School appoints Robin Buchanan as President and Professor Sir Andrew Likierman as Dean

London Business School is pleased to announce that Robin Buchanan, the current Dean, has become President of the School.  This is a new role, created on Buchanan’s recommendation and endorsed by Governing Body, which focuses on the School’s development and external relations.

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman has become the School’s new Dean in succession to Buchanan.  He is the eighth Dean in the School’s 44 year history. Likierman, also Professor of Management Practice in Accounting at the School, brings to the role his extensive experience in the academic world and both the public and private sectors.

Likierman said of his appointment: “I am extremely honoured to have been offered the role of Dean. London Business School enjoys an enviable reputation for academic excellence and continues to attract many of the world’s best talents – both to its faculty and staff and to its degree and executive education programmes. The School’s Vision is to be the pre-eminent global business school, and my priority will be to build on the work of Robin and my other predecessors to ensure that Vision continues to be realised”.

The Chairman of London Business School’s Governing Body, Sir John Ritblat commented: “We are delighted that Andrew has agreed to take up the role of Dean. His distinguished record in the academic sphere and his wide-ranging experience in the public and private sectors mean that he is ideally placed to continue to take the School forward. I know that he is looking forward to building on our efforts to recruit the best faculty and staff and to deliver the finest degree and executive education programmes.

“We are grateful to Robin for all that he has done during his time as Dean.  He has helped us make a substantial number of improvements to the School.  Under his leadership the School’s programme and research rankings have continued to do well, our global reach has been expanded especially in the Middle East and East Asia, and we have made important progress in removing our space constraints.  Our priority is to continue to build our world class faculty and endowment and we are confident that the School has every chance of achieving its goals.”

Outgoing Dean, Robin Buchanan said: “I am proud of what we have all achieved at London Business School during my time as Dean. Our outstanding faculty and staff supported by our Governors and other friends of the School continue to make great progress. I look forward to working with Andrew in this new role and to continuing to move the School forward.”



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