Meet the Dean

Professor Francisco Veloso

Imperial College Business School has appointed internationally renowned innovation scholar, Professor Francisco Veloso, as its new Dean.

Professor Veloso joins Imperial from the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal’s leading business school, where he has served as Dean since 2012. Professor Veloso is a leading authority in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, whose research has focussed on how firms and regions develop and leverage science and technology for economic growth.

His work has included studies into the development of Silicon Valley and into the innovation and scientific impact of developing nations. Click here for Professor Veloso’s academic profile.

‘Innovation happens when you mix technology and business’ says new Dean

Professor Francisco Veloso talks about his new role as Dean of Imperial College Business School and the importance of innovation across the College.

Before joining Imperial, Professor Veloso was Dean of the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal.

On his first day he spoke to Laura Singleton about his thoughts on becoming Dean at the Business School and a bit about his interests outside of work.

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