In this episode, The Barton Partnership’s Founder and CEO Nicholas Barton is joined by François Ortalo-Magné, the Dean of London Business School.
Prior to his appointment at London Business School, Dean François was Professor of Economics at London School of Economics until 2001, he was the Robert E. Wangard Professor of Real Estate and Chair of Department of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Wisconsin School of Business from 2001 – 2011 when he became its Albert O. Nicholas Dean.
Since his appointment in 2017, Dean François has led the relaunch of the LBS brand, the growth of degree programmes, and a significant increase in philanthropic support for scholarships. He has also been leading a strategy focused on academic research and its impact, learning innovations, and alumni engagement and inclusion. Here, Dean François shares his lessons learned from the pandemic, LBS’s journey to gender parity, and the continued relevance of the MBA programme.