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Sat, Sep 05, 2009
The Straits Times
SMU names new dean of business school

THE Singapore Management University (SMU) unveiled the new dean of its business school yesterday.

He is Professor Howard Thomas, 66, who will head the Lee Kong Chian School of Business from January.

The self-described 'Energiser bunny' is now the dean of Britain's prestigious Warwick Business School, a post he has held for nine years.

Before that, he had leadership positions in the College of Commerce & Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States, the London Business School and the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney.

The strategic management expert has published a wide range of articles in areas including competitive strategy and risk analysis.

He said: 'I've led a US business school and a European business school, and now I have a chance to lead a young and dynamic business school in Asia.'

Having been just appointed by SMU, he has yet to map a way forward for the business school. But he knows where he wants it to go, saying: 'The vision is clear. We want to be the top school in the region and we want to have an internationally recognised business school with an international reputation, and that we will achieve.'

He is certain SMU, which turns 10 next year, is up to it. To provide 'stable and consistent leadership', he is likely to ask for an extension of two years to his five-year term at SMU, he said.

LEOW SI WAN

This article was first published in The Straits Times.

 
 
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