The University of Oxford has appointed Indian-origin tutorial Professor Soumitra Dutta as the brand new Dean of its Unhappy Enterprise College.
Professor Dutta, at present Professor of Administration on the Cornell SC Johnson School of Enterprise at Cornell College in New York, will take up his new UK submit on June 1 this 12 months, the college mentioned on Wednesday.
I’m delighted to be becoming a member of Unhappy Enterprise College at Oxford College. My daughter Sara graduated from Oxford and each my spouse Lourdes and I spent a fruitful half-year sabbatical at Oxford. We’re each trying ahead to being a part of this numerous, thrilling and modern group, mentioned Dutta.
It’s an honour to be appointed as Dean of the College, it’s a distinctive establishment positioned inside one of many world’s biggest universities. I very a lot look ahead to collaborating with colleagues, college students and alumni inside Oxford Unhappy and throughout Oxford, to maneuver the college ahead to larger ranges of excellence and affect, he mentioned.
The college mentioned the tutorial has a distinguished three-decade tutorial profession behind him, together with being present Chair of the International Enterprise College Community and 13 years in management roles at INSEAD in France.
Professor Dutta additionally serves on the boards of listed worldwide companies, has based a number of profitable start-ups, co-chaired the World Economic Forum’s International Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems and created main world know-how and innovation indices.
As I put together for the function of Dean at @OxfordSBS, I want to categorical my deep gratitude to college, colleagues, college students and alumni at @Cornell for a beautiful decade of management and studying at @Cornell. https://t.co/syRIfNJbPL
— soumitra dutta (@soumitradutta) January 12, 2022
He has additionally acted as a senior advisor to governments on know-how and innovation insurance policies.
I’m delighted that Professor Dutta has accepted our provide to develop into the subsequent Dean of Unhappy Enterprise College. He brings a world perspective, wide-ranging expertise and deep information of know-how and of enterprise training. I look ahead to working with him, mentioned Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the College of Oxford, who led on the appointment for the submit.
The college mentioned Dutta’s appointment marks the tip of a world search to search out the proper individual to guide Oxford Unhappy, a world main enterprise college inside one of many world’s biggest universities.
It follows the departure of Professor Peter Tufano, who stepped down after 10 years as Dean in June 2021.
Since then, Professor Sue Dopson has been main the College as Interim Dean, working carefully with joint Deputy Deans Professor Richard Barker, Affiliate Professor Jonathan Reynolds and Chief Working Officer Sara Beck.
We’re excited to be welcoming Professor Dutta to guide our College group. He brings with him an unimaginable breadth of worldwide management expertise, from world main enterprise colleges, by means of to main companies and all the way down to small start-ups, mentioned Dopson.
With Professor Dutta on the helm, we’ll proceed to flourish as we concentrate on tackling advanced, world-scale challenges by means of training, she mentioned.