Every year, London Business School confers Honorary Degrees, Honorary Fellowships and Fellowships to distinguished individuals. The awards are an important way for us to recognise the major contribution that people connected with the School have made to our continued success.


Honorary Degrees are mainly - but not only - for academics of other institutions of international standing with a connection with the School. Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships are for those who "have rendered exceptional service to the School and/or attained outstanding distinction in business." They can include present or former members of the School's staff and alumni.


2018/19

Honorary Degrees


  • Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England
  • SP Kothari, Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorary Fellowships


  • Elizabeth Corley, CBE, Vice-Chair, formerly CEO, Allianz Global Investors
  • Ralph Hamers, Chief Executive Officer, ING

Fellowship


  • Evelyn Bourke, EMBA1999, CEO, BUPA

2017/18

Honorary Degrees


  • Daniel Levinthal, Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorary Fellowship


  • HE Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman and Founder, Emaar Properties

Fellowship


  • Justine Greening MP, SEMBA2000

2016/17

Honorary Degree


  • Professor Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Honorary Fellowships


  • David Kabiller, Co-Founder, AQR Capital Management
  • Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

Fellowship


  • Tim Kopra EMBAG2013, Astronaut, NASA

2015/2016

Honorary Degree


  • Professor Olivier Blanchard, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Honorary Fellowship


  • Neil Woodford CBE, Founder and Head of Investment, Woodford Investment Management LLP

 

2014/2015


    Honorary Degrees


    • Professor Mary Barth, Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
    • Professor Hyun Song Shin, Economic Advisor and Head of Research, Bank of International Settlements

     

    Fellowship


    • Professor John Roberts, Professor of Marketing, London Business School and University of New South Wales

2013/2014


    Honorary Degrees


    • Professor Kathy Eisenhardt, Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor, Stanford University
    • Sir John Ritblat, Honorary President, The British Land Company Plc

     

    Honorary Fellowships


    • Anshu Jain, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank 
    • Natie Kirsh, Founder, Krish group
    • Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO of Newton; Founder of 30% Club

2012/2013


    Honorary Fellowship


    • The Hon Apurv Bagri, Managing Director, Metdist Group

     

    Fellowship


    • Dr Paul Atherton MBA2(1989), Executive Chairman, Nexeon Ltd

2011/2012


    Honorary Degrees


    • Professor Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    • Professor Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

     

    Honorary Fellowships


    • John Connolly, Chairman, AMEC and G4S Plc
    • Lord Adair Turner, Chairman, FSA

     

    Fellowship


    • Professor John Bates, Honorary Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

2010/2011


    Honorary Degrees


    • HRH The Prince of Wales
    • Professor Oliver Hart, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University

     

    Honorary Fellowships


    • Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer and Founder, Coller Capital Ltd
    • Maureen Wheeler, Co-Founder Lonely Planet

     

    Fellowship


    • Ian Laing CBE MSc04(1971), Chairman, Oxford Semiconductor Ltd

2009/2010


    Honorary Degree


    • Professor J. Keith Murnighan, Harold H. Hines Jr. Distinguished Professor of Risk Management

     

    Fellowships


    • Professor Laura D’Andrea Tyson, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business
    • Nigel Andrews MSc11(1978), Non-Executive Chairman, Old Mutual Asset Management
    • John A. Quelch, Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School

2008/2009

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Mr. Nicky Oppenheimer
    Chairman of De Beers Group

 

Honorary Degrees:


  • Professor Richard Brealey
    Emeritus Professor of Finance, London Business School
  • Professor Sidney G. Winter
    Deloitte and Touche Professor Emeritus of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 

Fellowships:


  • Sir Peter Lampl
    Chairman, The Sutton Trust
  • Mr. Nigel Morris
    President, Ffestiniog Company LLC

2007/2008

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Sir Donald Gordon
    (Retired) Former chairman of the Liberty International property group
    Life president of Liberty International and Liberty Life
  • Sir Fred Goodwin, Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group
  • His Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, U.A.E.

 

Honorary Degrees:


  • Professor Ray Ball
    Sidney Davidson Professor of Accounting in the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
    Professor in the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • Professor William F Sharpe
    Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business
    Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economics

 

2006/2007

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Mohamed H. Al-Mady
    Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SABIC
  • Chris Ingram
    Founder and Chief Executive, The Ingram Partnership

 

Honorary Degrees:


  • Jean Tirole
    Scientific Director, Institut d’Economie Industrielle, University of Social Sciences, Toulouse
    Visiting Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2005/2006

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Dr Mohamed Ibrahim
    Chairman, Celtel International
  • Jeremy Isaacs
    Chief Executive Officer, Europe and Asia, Lehman Brothers
  • Samuel J Palmisano
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive, IBM Corporation
  • Vanni Treves
    Chairman, Intertek Group plc and Chairman, National College for School Leadership

 

Honorary Degrees:


  • Max H Bazerman
    Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

 

Fellowships:


  • David Pyott
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive, Allergan, Inc

2004/2005

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
    Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive, Nestlé S.A.
  • Nandan M Nilekani
    Chief Executive, President and Managing Director, Infosys
  • Sari Baldauf
    President of Nokia Networks
  • Concetta Lanciaux
    Executive Vice President and Advisor to the President, LVMH

 

Honorary Degrees:


  • C.K Prahalad
    Professor of Business Administration, Michigan Business School

 

2003/2004

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Josef Ackerman
    Spokesman of the Board of Managing Directors and Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Sir Christopher Gent
    Life President, Vodafone Group Plc
  • The Lord Bagri CBE
  • The Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP
    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Department for Trade and Industry

 

Honorary Degree:


  • Warren Bennis
    University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

 

2002/2003

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Mr Peter Bennett
    Director, Howes Percival Solicitors
    Member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation for Entrepreneurial
    Management; formerly President, Enterprise 100 Club
  • Sir John Bond
    Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Dr Franz B Humer
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Roche Holding Ltd.
  • Dame Judith Mayhew
    Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, Corporation of London

 

Honorary Degree:


  • Professor M Brennan
    Emeritus Professor of Finance, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA

 

2001/2002

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Mr Kumar Birla
    Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
  • Mr Belmiro de Azevedo
    President, Sonae Group
  • Mr Brian Larcombe
    Chief Executive, 3i
  • Mr Benjamin Zander
    Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic

 

Honorary Degree:


  • Professor John D C Little
    Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2000/2001

Honorary Fellowships:


  • Ms Carly Fiorina
    Chairman, President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Ambassador Philip Lader
    Former US Ambassador to the Court of St James, and Chairman, WPP Group plc
  • Sir Peter Middleton
    Former Chairman, Barclays Capital and Group Chairman, Barclays
  • Ms Esther Dyson
    Chairman, Edventure Holdings

 

Honorary Degree:


  • Dr John Seely Brown
    Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation and Former Director, Xero Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

 

*all titles correct at time of conferment

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