Stefano Caselli appointed Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management


The Bocconi University Board chaired by President Andrea Sironi, at the proposal of the Rector Francesco Billari, unanimously decided to appoint Stefano Caselli Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management for the next two-year term.

Stefano Caselli is a Full Professor of Banking and Finance at the Department of Finance at Bocconi University and Algebris Chair in Long-Term Investment and Absolute Return. In the last ten years he has covered several roles: he was Dean of International Affairs at SDA Bocconi, he has been a member of the board of SDA and he has been teaching in the Executive Master in Corporate Finance and in the Global MBA. Previously, he was Director of the Executive Education Custom Program for Banks and Financial Institutions (2006-2012).

For the international activity of Bocconi, he managed academic relations with over 280 partner universities and business schools and covered several roles within the most relevant academic networks: CIVICA, the University of Social Sciences; CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education; GNAM, the Global Network for Advanced Management, coordinated by Yale School of Management.

He is a member of the International Advisory Board of several academic institutions: STG - the School of Transnational Governance at EUI, the European University Institute in Florence, SSE - Stockholm School of Economics and SGH, the Warsaw School of Economics.

“I would like to thank the Board, President Andrea Sironi and Rector Francesco Billari for the trust they have placed in me. It is a great responsibility and a great privilege to be able to serve our School” says Stefano Caselli. “The ideas, energy, and enthusiasm of all of you will enable us to meet the challenges we are facing and those that will arise in the coming years. SDA Bocconi has always gone through continuous changes, addressing the social environment, and evolving relentlessly to fulfill its mission as a school of management. Thanks to the leadership of Dean Beppe Soda and the Management Board, whom I thank with full respect and friendship, SDA has acquired a new dimension over the past six years, due not only to the new campus but also to excellence in all its initiatives and results.”

“The future is uncertain and ambiguous yet fascinating and stimulating for those who have the instinct and taste for innovation, risk, courage and responsibility” continues the Dean. “SDA has a duty to be daring and to help build this future, starting from Milan, our extraordinary city, for the benefit of the country - also thanks to the new premises in Rome - and above all through the different international dimensions, starting from the European Union, but without any borders.”  

Adds Caselli: “the School must be a key player in social transformation, with an ever-increasing and visible impact through its advanced education activities and its ability to conduct research, which must continually raise the bar on content, creating a robust bridge between its most advanced components and the world of decision-making and management. But it must also move into uncharted territories. The benefit of being an autonomous and independent school of management, within a leading social science university, must allow us to take full advantage of the strength of all its many disciplines. Being a school of management increasingly means making an impact, then continuously measuring, and verifying it. It means addressing the issues of sustainability, gender equality and diversity, inequality, growth, and the policies that address these challenges. This is our task and also our responsibility”.

SDA Bocconi School of Management

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