Northwestern Kellogg Names New Dean!

Updated: Mar 25, 2019

*February 4 2019*

Dean Francesca Cornelli

Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management has named Francesca Cornelli as its new Dean, effective August 1 2019.


Dean Cornelli is coming to Northwestern Kellogg from the London Business School, where she served as Deputy Dean of Degree Education, Director of Private Equity, and a Finance professor. Her research interests include Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Privatization, Bankruptcy, Initial Public Offerings and Innovation Policy. She has been with the London Business School for 25 years.


Dean Cornelli completed her Phd and Masters degrees from Harvard University and her Bachelors degree from Universita Commerciale Bocconi in Milan, Italy.


She succeeds Kathleen Hagerty, who has served as interim Dean since September 2018 and will continue in that role until July 31 2019.


Further to her role as Dean of Northwestern Kellogg, Dean Cornelli will also hold the Donald P. Jacobs Chair of Finance.


It will be very exciting to see what lies ahead! I make a bold prediction that Dean Cornelli will want to push Northwestern Kellogg to engage more on a global scale and not just retain dominance within the United States.


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