The College of Oxford has appointed Indian-origin tutorial Professor Soumitra Dutta as the brand new Dean of its Saïd Enterprise Faculty.
Professor Dutta, at present Professor of Administration on the Cornell SC Johnson Faculty of Enterprise at Cornell College in New York, will take up his new UK put up on June 1 this 12 months, the college mentioned on Wednesday.
“I am delighted to be joining Saïd Business School at Oxford University. My daughter Sara graduated from Oxford and both my wife Lourdes and I spent a fruitful half-year sabbatical at Oxford. We are both looking forward to being part of this diverse, exciting and innovative community,” mentioned Dutta.
“It is an honour to be appointed as Dean of the School, it is a unique institution placed within one of the world’s greatest universities. I very much look forward to collaborating with colleagues, students and alumni within Oxford Saïd and across Oxford, to move the school forward to higher levels of excellence and impact,” 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 Faculty Community and 13 years in management roles at INSEAD in France.
Professor Dutta additionally serves on the boards of listed worldwide firms, has based a number of profitable start-ups, co-chaired the World Financial Discussion board’s International Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems and created main international expertise and innovation indices.
He has additionally acted as a senior advisor to governments on expertise and innovation insurance policies.
“I am delighted that Professor Dutta has accepted our offer to become the next Dean of Saïd Business School. He brings a global perspective, wide-ranging experience and deep knowledge of technology and of business education. I look forward to working with him,” mentioned Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the College of Oxford, who led on the appointment for the put up.
The college mentioned Dutta’s appointment marks the tip of a worldwide search to search out the fitting particular person to guide Oxford Saïd, a “world leading business school within one of the world’s greatest 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 Faculty as Interim Dean, working carefully with joint Deputy Deans Professor Richard Barker, Affiliate Professor Jonathan Reynolds and Chief Working Officer Sara Beck.
“We are excited to be welcoming Professor Dutta to lead our School community. He brings with him an incredible breadth of global leadership experience, from world-leading business schools, through to major corporations and down to small start-ups,” mentioned Dopson.
“With Professor Dutta at the helm, we will continue to flourish as we focus on tackling complex, world-scale challenges through education,” she mentioned.