London Business School develops successful leaders throughout the world who use our breakthrough insights to change fundamentally the way business is done. This is why we exist. By a wide range of measures, our position is strong and our trajectory impressive.
Unlike most other top schools we benefit from a truly worldwide mix of brilliant people among our faculty, students, alumni and staff. When we combine that distinctiveness with being the only world-class business school in London, we have uniquely powerful advantages vis-à-vis all our competition.
We aim to operate to the highest standards in all we do. Two requirements, in particular, stand out if we are to fulfil our mission. Rigorous, relevant, innovative and insightful research is a must. Rigorous, relevant, innovative and inspirational teaching has to be at the heart of all our programmes.
Those who enrol in our programmes or come to work at the School can be sure that they are part of a community that provides challenging, international and highly enjoyable experiences. Such experiences and lessons help students advance their careers. They also forge a strong camaraderie that reaches deep into our 27,000-strong alumni community. The work of our alumni, in more than 120 countries, extends our reach and has a major impact on business around the world.
I feel particularly honoured to be a part of London Business School as Dean. I am eager to work with you as we further strengthen our position as one of the world's best business schools.