Dean Francisco Veloso speaks at Imperial College Business School's annual conference

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Imperial College Business School Dean Francisco Veloso has been appointed to the AACSB's board of directors 

In its latest round of board elections, the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), has appointed Dean Veloso as AACSB Official Representative of an Organization from Europe, the Middle East & Africa.  

AACSB’s mission is “to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education worldwide.”  

Dean Veloso will take office on 1 July and serve a three-year term alongside Dean Delphine Manceau of NEOMA Business School in France, who was elected to an equivalent role. 

“I am delighted to be appointed to AACSB’s board of directors and would like to thank the Nominating Committee and all the members that voted in this election for their support. I look forward to playing a key role in advancing quality business education and supporting global leaders in line with the organisation’s focus on vision, values and strategic leadership,” said Dean Veloso. 

In 2022, Dean Veloso, an internationally renowned authority in entrepreneurship and innovation, was reappointed Dean of Imperial College Business School for a second five-year term. He joined Imperial in 2017, having previously served as Dean of the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics in Portugal. 

I look forward to playing a key role in advancing quality business education

During his time as Dean of Imperial College Business School, he has led the development of an ambitious 10-year strategy to bolster its position as a prominent global business school, recognised for research and education that contributes to the challenges facing today’s tech-driven businesses and society. 

Key strategic priorities include sustainability and social responsibility, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, health innovation and future finance. A variety of research centres have been set up or bolstered to support these priorities and several international awards have recognised the impact of the School’s work. 

The Business School has also been a key enabler of important cross-College initiatives, including the new Institute for Deep Tech Entrepreneurship, the I-X initiative and the development of Imperial’s White City Campus

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