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posted on 01/07/2008
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation has established a fully endowed chair at London Business School.
The holder of the chair titled the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Professor of Innovation, will contribute to the school’s efforts to develop breakthrough initiatives and shape leaders who will significantly impact the future.
The foundation’s initiative complements its mission to support research, education and innovation through partnering with renowned global institutions.
Mohammed Al Gergawi, Chairman, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, said, “the foundation constantly explores partnership opportunities with prestigious academic institutions that boast a worldwide reputation for excellence.
“We are glad to contribute to programmes offered by London Business School, which aim to generate new thought leaders with the ability to usher in a new era of globalised business environment. The new chair seeks to provide the youth with the expertise and knowledge that is imperative for leading innovative business.”
Prof Zeger Degraeve has been appointed as the first chair for London Business School’s primary branded programme overseas.
Professor Degraeve serves as faculty adviser for the London Business School’s research activities. He is also the faculty director of the school’s educational programmes.
Robin Buchanan, dean of London Business School, said, “Through its contribution to an endowed chair at London Business School, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to securing access to world-class education for students in the region.” – Emirates News Agency, WAM