Business Dean Ortalo-Magné to depart following 2016-17 academic year

July 25, 2016 By John Lucas
Photo: Grainger Hall

Grainger Hall, home of the Wisconsin School of Business. Photo: Jeff Miller

François Ortalo-Magné, the Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business since 2011, will depart Madison in summer 2017 to become dean of the London Business School.

Ortalo-Magné started at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2001 as a faculty member in the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He became department chair in 2008 and was named dean of the business school in 2011.

Photo: Francois Ortalo-Magne

François Ortalo-Magné

Ortalo-Magné is best known for innovations in curriculum design and delivery and for the school’s brand platform: Together Forward.

“We appreciate the energy, passion and vision François has brought to his time here as dean,” says Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf. “I am grateful he will remain as dean for the coming academic year, and look forward to his continuing contributions as a leader on our campus.”

“I am most grateful for the many opportunities and all the learning that I have enjoyed at Wisconsin for the past 15 years,” says Ortalo-Magné. “I look forward to one more year of great collaborations within the school community and campus leadership as we continue to advance UW–Madison’s impact on the world.”

A search for his successor will begin this fall, with the goal of appointing a new dean by the time Ortalo-Magné departs for London Business School in July 2017.

Founded in 1900, the Wisconsin School of Business established one of the first five business programs in the nation. It is consistently ranked among the top 15 U.S. public business schools.