The Dean

"We aim to operate to the highest standards in all we do"

The Dean's message

Our vision is clear - to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. As someone who has been part of this community for many years, I know that this is not a remote aspiration. Our faculty are chosen from the best available and come from 30 countries. They are recognised as authorities in their field by practitioners and by other academics. Our students come from over 100 countries and are of the highest caliber. We know this, because our 35,000-plus alumni are leaders in many fields and because those who leave our degree programmes get jobs which repay - economically and in terms of fulfillment - their time spent at the School.

Being in central London has a huge influence on what we do. Not only in terms of the City as a financial centre, but of London as a vibrant community which has long welcomed people from all over the world (my own parents came as refugees), and is now host to many thriving communities.

All this means that those who come to work here or enroll in our programmes can be sure that they are part of a group which provides a range of experience which is both challenging and international and I look forward to welcoming those who join us.

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman


About the Dean

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman is Dean of the London Business School. He is also non-executive Chairman of the National Audit Office.

Andrew was Founding Director of the Executive MBA programme and has been a Professor at the School for many years, lecturing on all the major executive and degree programmes. His research interests are in the field of the measurement of performance.

Andrew's career has spanned work in the public and private sectors, as well as in professional life. Andrew has run a textile plant in Germany, been Head of the Government Accountancy Service and was a Managing Director of the UK Treasury. Previous non-executive posts include Chairman of the Economists' Bookshop Group and of the market research firm MORI. He has also been a non-executive Director of the Bank of England, Barclays Bank Plc, and is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.