Francisco Veloso assumed the role of Dean at INSEAD Business School, starting on September 1, 2023.

INSEAD, renowned as the Business School for the World, embarks on a new era as Professor Francisco Veloso commences his tenure as Dean of the institution.

  • Commenting on his first day at INSEAD, Professor Veloso says: “It is a privilege for me to begin my journey as the new Dean at this outstanding institution which truly brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders. Throughout my career, I have deeply appreciated INSEAD’s rigour and relevance in teaching and research, as well as the unrivalled diversity and entrepreneurial spirit, which have forged a global community who transform business and society. I am joining a school that already has an incredible legacy and I am confident that we will take it to even greater heights, continuing to extend our global reach and impact.”

Professor Veloso assumed the role of Dean at INSEAD in April 2023 after serving as the Dean of Imperial College Business School from 2017 to 2023. Prior to his tenure at Imperial College, he held the position of Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics in Portugal.

Hailing from Portugal, Professor Veloso is a distinguished authority in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation, earning recognition from government and policy circles. He served as an advisor to both the Portuguese Government and European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, providing invaluable insights on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industrial development. Additionally, he holds trusted advisory and board member roles in numerous startups and established companies.

Professor Veloso succeeds Professor Ilian Mihov, who served as Dean of INSEAD for ten years.  “I have no doubt that INSEAD has a bright future under Dean Francisco Veloso. And knowing the spirit of the INSEAD community, I am assured he will receive the same unwavering support they have shown me over the past decade,” says Professor Mihov.

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s foremost and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD serves as a hub where individuals, cultures, and ideas converge to cultivate responsible leaders capable of catalysing change in both the business realm and society at large. Our commitment to this global perspective and rich cultural diversity is evident in our research, pedagogy, and collaborative partnerships.

With campuses located in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and now North America (San Francisco), INSEAD’s influence in business education and research spans four distinct regions. Our distinguished roster of 162 faculty members hails from 40 different countries, collectively inspiring over 1,300 degree participants annually across a diverse range of programs, including the Master in Management, MBA, Global Executive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees (Executive Master in Finance and Executive Master in Change), and PhD offerings. Moreover, our reach extends to more than 10,000 executives who partake in INSEAD Executive Education programs each year.

INSEAD remains at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge research across all our educational endeavours. We empower business leaders with the knowledge and global awareness necessary to thrive in any context. Our steadfast adherence to core values underscores our commitment to academic excellence and our dedication to serving the global community as The Business School for the World.

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