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25th January 2011

Exonian talks to Economist about prestigious new role

Professor John Quelch (1969, Modern History) is to become dean of the prestigious China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, viewed by many as the best business school in mainland China.

As he prepared to take up his new position, which he will do at the end of this month, he was interviewed by theĀ Economist. In this fascinating piece, he reveals how the origins of his career lie in his student days at Oxford, and looks ahead to the vibrant cultural differences he will encounter in his new role. Professor Quelch has spent much of his career at Harvard, and in many ways these two universities could not be much more different, but as he moves to a nation where “business education is still in its infancy”, he is clearly relishing the challenges and rewards which lie ahead.

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