London Business School and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation
Zeger Degraeve Awarded Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Professorship of Innovation
Following the generous support of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, London Business School is delighted to announce that Professor Zeger Degraeve has been appointed the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Professor of Innovation at London Business School.
Professor Degraeve serves as faculty advisor for the School’s research activities in Dubai and Faculty Director of the School’s educational programmes in Dubai. As Chair, Professor Degraeve is recognised for his innovative contributions to London Business School’s establishment of its own branded programmes overseas, a first in its history.
Professor Degraeve will be formally appointed at an event at the School on Wednesday 2 July. The event will also be an opportunity to recognise the generosity of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation when two lecture theatres at London Business School will be renamed “The Dubai Lecture Suite”.
Praising his contribution to research and education in the UAE and the region, H.E. Mohammed Al Gergawi, Chairman of the Board, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, said Professor Zeger Degraeve will be an important asset to the Chair.
“By attracting renowned higher education institutions that boast top calibre faculty, Dubai has evolved into a vibrant hub for knowledge, providing world class education. This is amply demonstrated by the presence of a growing number of prominent and distinguished academic professionals in Dubai. We believe Professor Degraeve will effectively contribute to Dubai’s status as a favourable destination for higher education.”
“We are delighted to award Zeger this important Chair. His commitment to both research and Executive Education is outstanding, and in his role as Faculty Director of our Dubai Centre, together with Mr. Saeb Eigner, Governor and Chair of our Middle East Regional Advisory Board, he has played a key role in establishing the Centre and in ensuring its successes to date,” said Robin Buchanan, Dean of London Business School.
“We are enormously grateful for the support Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the Dubai Executive Office has extended to London Business School. Their support enables the School to continue to develop break-through insights and successful leaders that have a positive impact on business around the world. We are delighted to be working with them to ensure that our Dubai Centre’s successes will continue long into the future.”