J. Frank Brown named managing director of General Atlantic
Since 2006 Mr. Brown has served as Dean of INSEAD, the leading international business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is the second American Dean since the foundation of the school in 1957. During his tenure INSEAD opened its third campus in Abu Dhabi and established the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and the Social Innovation Centre.
He also increased the participation of women students in the MBA program by more than 50%, built stronger connections with INSEAD alumni and with the business community, and achieved greater brand awareness for INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD, Mr. Brown had a distinguished 26-year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including leadership of the $3.5 billion Advisory Services practice.
Mr. Brown is the author of The Global Business Leader: Practical Advice for Success in a Transcultural Marketplace, and he is a frequent speaker on leadership.
Mr. Brown is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut State Societies of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) Board and the European Executive Council (EEC).
Before becoming Dean, he served as a member of the INSEAD Board and as Chairman of the school's U.S. Council. He received his B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University and studied on an advanced management program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. ■