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New Dean of the Imperial College Business School Talks Innovation

Imperial College Business School Dean

On August 1, Professor Francisco Veloso celebrated his first day as dean of the Imperial College Business School. To kick off his tenure, he spoke about his appointment, experience and business ideas with Laura Singleton, the Media and PR Officer at Imperial College. His thoughts were captured in an article on the school website.

Francisco Veloso

First, he talked about becoming dean and how excited he is for the opportunity. “I’m particularly thrilled about how the Business School and other faculties within Imperial can collaborate to drive innovation and create new businesses,” he said. “Innovation happens when you mix technology and business and that’s what you see here at Imperial, which makes it a very dynamic place to research, work and study.”

In Veloso’s opinion, the business school has an incredible opportunity to lead innovation in business through the new technologies and solutions that are being developed across the campus. He also spoke how important entrepreneurship is for the business school. He sees entrepreneurs as people who truly have a chance to change the business world, and the school can help students on this path with cutting edge research.

Another exciting area for Veloso is the digital revolution. “Digital technology is really having an impact on how business is done globally, which creates amazing new opportunities, but also raises important concerns for companies who need to adapt to meet the pace at which digitization is transforming business models,” he said.

As for what makes the Imperial Business School standout, it’s the fact that it’s part of a leading university that specializes in science, technology and medicine. To Veloso, this creates a great environment for studying, learning and preparing for the future. “As science and technology have such a huge impact on our lives, I think being part of a university such as Imperial makes for a more creative and engaging environment to study for a business degree,” he explained.

Veloso then went on to speak about the big issues in business education, which includes international business, as well as the areas of research and teaching that he’s most excited about—finance in particular. He finished up speaking about why he loves London and what he does in his free time.

To read his full interview, visit the school website.

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Kelly Vo    

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