INSEAD, the leading international business school has appointed the eminent Indian-American academician, Dipak Jain as its next dean, succeeding J Frank Brown, who will step down in March 2011. Jain, an American citizen and native of Tezpur, Assam, was Kellogg's Dean from 2001-2009. He is the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing there, a chair he has held since 1994.
INSEAD, which has campuses in Singapore, France and Abu Dhabi, chose Jain partly to further beef up its global presence, said Franz Humer, chairman of INSEAD's board while announcing Jain's appointment. Jain has been chosen to lead the institute into a fast growing economy and he holds lot of experience developing programmes around the world. For instance, will be charged with looking for opportunities to build programs in China and India, as well as maximsing the potential of the Abu Dhabi campus. He is a graduate of Guwahati University and a masters in management science. He did PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas. A noted scholar in marketing and entrepreneurship, Jain has published some 60 articles in scholarly and professional journals and three books and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and scholarship.