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London Business School Names New President, Dean

London Business School (LBS) announced Monday that Robin Buchanan, the school’s current dean, will become its president and that professor Sir Andrew Likierman will succeed Buchanan as dean.

Likierman, who is currently a professor of management practice in accounting at LBS, will be the eighth dean in the school’s 44-year history.

The role president Buchanan will assume is a new role created on his recommendation, with endorsement by the school’s governing body. In this new role he will focus on development and external relations.

“I am extremely honoured to have been offered the role of dean,” Likierman said in a statement announcing his appointment. “The school’s vision is to be the pre-eminent global business school, and my priority will be to build on the work of Robin and my other predecessors to ensure that vision continues to be realised,” he continued.

Buchanan, too, looked forward toward the future in his new role as president. “I am proud of what we have all achieved at London Business School during my time as dean,” he said.  “I look forward to working with Andrew in this new role and to continuing to move the school forward.” he continued.

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