- May 9, 2017
Professor Mark Vandenbosch has been appointed Acting Dean of the Ivey Business School, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, Janice Deakin, Western University’s Provost & Vice-President (Academic), announced.
Vandenbosch, HBA ’84, is currently the Kraft Professor of Marketing at Ivey and has served as the Associate Dean, Programs, since 2014. He joined Western in 1991 as an Assistant Professor. He has held visiting professorships at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
“I am delighted that Professor Vandenbosch has agreed to take on this role,” Deakin said. “With the support of colleagues within the Ivey Business School and across campus, I am confident Mark will provide strong leadership during the interim period while we undertake the search for the next Dean of Ivey.”
Vandenbosch’s work focuses on competitive strategy, product management, and marketing research. He previously worked as a consultant and taught on in-company programs for several leading national and international businesses. He completed his PhD in commerce and business administration at the University of British Columbia.
While Vandenbosch takes on his role of Acting Dean, an international search to recruit a new Dean for Ivey will be underway. The search process will be led by the Senate-appointed decanal selection committee that was recently constituted with representatives duly nominated and elected by the Ivey and Western communities, including two representatives from the Ivey Advisory Board.