New Dean of the Kellogg School of Management Continues to Raise the Bar
Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance, Deputy Dean of Degree Education and Director of Private Equity at London Business School, has been named Dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cornelli’s term will begin August 1st, 2019. She will also hold the Donald P. Jacobs Chair of Finance.
“We’re proud to welcome Professor Cornelli to Northwestern University as Dean of one of the world’s premier business schools,” said President of Northwestern University, Morton Schapiro. “She’s uniquely suited to take our Kellogg School to the next level — and to continue building a genuinely global model for business education and scholarship.”
Cornelli is widely respected as an accomplished scholar and a leader in business education. Her research interests include corporate governance, private equity, privatization, bankruptcy, IPOs and innovation policy.
She is an editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and previously served on the Board of Editors of The Review of Economic Studies and as an associate editor at the Journal of Finance. She is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and previously served as a Director of the American Finance Association.
Cornelli joined London Business School 25 years ago and has held positions at some of the top business schools in the world, including the Wharton School, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, The London School of Economics, the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the New Economic School in Moscow. She has also served as an independent board member of several global corporations including financial institutions.
“I have always admired Kellogg as a school full of ideas, of creativity and innovation. I am very excited and honored to join a community of such talented people. I know that together we can continue raising the bar while staying true to the Kellogg spirit,” Cornelli said.
Cornelli received her bachelor’s degree from Università Commerciale Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
For further information on Professor Cornelli, visit: www.fcornelli.uk