Dean's welcome

London Business School is a world class global business school that combines academic excellence, London spirit and a global mindset. We bring together outstanding faculty and students, recognised around the world for their expertise and impact.

Our faculty participate in policy discussions and engage with a wide diversity of business leaders, from the heads of global corporations to entrepreneurs in Africa.

And our students bring unparalleled breadth of background and experience to our campus.

Of course, no school can bring together outstanding faculty and students without outstanding staff. Their professionalism and dedication to the School community sets us apart. We are a global school based in the world’s most global city.

We draw strength from the diversity of our community and our shared ambition for the future.

I look forward to welcoming you to the School.

François Ortalo-Magné, Dean



  • About the Dean

    François Ortalo-Magné is the ninth Dean of London Business School, a position he has held since August 2017. He is leading a strategy focused on (1) academic research and its impact, (2) learning innovations and alumni engagement and (3) inclusion, with emphasis on gender parity and greater socio-economic and ethnic diversity.

    Dean Ortalo-Magné serves on the International Advisory Board of BritishAmerican Business and on the Board of Directors and Innovation Committee of AACSB. His research on the economics of land and housing markets has been published in leading academic journals. He has built on his research and leadership experiences to advise a broad range of private, governmental and multi-lateral organisations and share his insights in leading media outlets and at conferences around the world.

    Prior to his appointment, Ortalo-Magné was the Albert O. Nicholas Dean and Robert E. Wangard Professor of Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. His first academic appointment was at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

  • The role of the Dean

    The Dean is the Head and CEO of London Business School. He is responsible to the Governing Body.

    The Dean guides the direction of the School and shapes its values and standards. He balances current priorities with future investment and helps the School’s major constituents achieve their objectives.

    The Dean fulfills a number of representational and organisational roles, including contact with key stakeholders such as the Governing Body, faculty, staff, students, customers, alumni, and friends, as well as with partner institutions within the University of London, higher education and more broadly.

  • Deans of London Business School
    • François Ortalo-Magné (current)
    • Professor Sir Andrew Likierman (2009-2017)
    • Robin Buchanan (2007-2008)
    • Professor Laura Tyson (2002-2006)
    • Professor John Quelch (1998-2001)
    • Professor Sir George Bain (1989-1997)
    • Professor Peter Moore (1984-1989)
    • Professor Sir James Ball (1972-1984)
    • Dr Arthur Earle (1965-1972)

How we are governed

London Business School is an exempt charity, governed in accordance with the Royal Charter.

The legal name and primary address of the school are:

  • London Business School
    Regent's Park
    NW1 4SA

Preferred Name:

  • London Business School