INSEAD's New Dean Looks Ahead

J. Frank Brown is a PricewaterhouseCoopers vet with no MBA, but he has a clear idea of where the international B-school is going

When Gabriel Hawawini steps down after six years as dean of INSEAD], ranked third in BusinessWeek's 2004 international program rankings, he won't be replaced by a dean from another high-profile B-school. His successor won't even have an MBA. Instead, J. Frank Brown, a 26-year veteran of PricewaterhouseCoopers with an accounting background, will become the first business executive and the second American in the school's 45-year history to serve as dean. INSEAD announced his appointment this month, though Brown won't begin his tenure until July.

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