INSEAD Appoints New Dean; First to be Based in Asia

INSEAD, an international business school, has appointed Professor Ilian Mihov, currently Interim Dean of the school, as Dean of INSEAD.


As a signal of the global scale of the school, Professor Mihov will be the first INSEAD Dean to be based in Asia, with frequent travel around the world to engage the entire global INSEAD community.


The School’s presence in Europe will remain strong thanks to an appointed Deputy Dean and full academic and administrative team which will be anchored on the Europe campus in France, the home of the 53-year old independent business school.


“We are fortunate that our predecessors foresaw the rise of globalisation and established a school destined to be the pioneer in the internationalisation of business and education. As Dean of the school, I will uphold the values of the founders, nurture INSEAD’s vibrant intellectual environment, ensure innovation in our teaching to attract high quality students from around the globe, and increase the reputation of INSEAD through engaging our extraordinary network,” says Professor Mihov.


Professor of Economics Mihov joined INSEAD in 1996, teaching macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and many executive education programmes as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum.


He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and EMBA programmes and he has won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, 2008 and 2009. His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth.


He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation (2002-2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12, he served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

Professor Mihov holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young Alumnus.

Since 2011, he has served as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research responsible for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of over 140 professors at INSEAD. He also oversees the PhD programme at INSEAD and the Research and Development committee.

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