Mr. Robin Buchanan has a long-standing, highly successful career in senior management consultancy positions and is recognised as one of the best consultants of his generation. He is the former Dean and President of London Business School. Under his leadership the School was, for the first time, ranked number one in the world for both its MBA and Executive MBA programs while over the same period the School increased the number of degree students by 57% and expanded its global reach, especially in the Middle East and East Asia.
Before joining London Business School, Mr. Buchanan spent 25 years at Bain & Company, the leading global business consultancy. Mr. Buchanan joined Bain in 1982, becoming partner in 1986. He was elected the Managing Partner of Bain in the UK in 1990 and appointed the Senior Partner for the UK and South Africa in 1996. From 1990 to 2007 the UK business grew at over 25% per annum. He was also a member of the management buy-out team that acquired Bain in 1991. Mr. Buchanan headed both the worldwide Acquisitions & Alliances practice and the UK Organisational Enhancement and Change Management practice. He remains a Senior Advisor to Bain.
Mr. Buchanan is Chairman of the Board of Michael Page plc, a FTSE 250 Specialist Recruitment Company. He is also on the Board of LyondellBasell NV, a Fortune 500 petro-chemicals and refining company, and Schroders plc, a FTSE 100 global asset management company. Mr. Buchanan has previously served on the Boards of Liberty International plc and Swire plc.
Mr. Buchanan is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.