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Wharton Professor Mauro F. Guillén will begin his role as the next Director of the Cambridge Judge Business School on Sept. 1. (Photo from Mauro Guillèn)

Wharton professor Mauro F. Guillén has been named the next director of the Cambridge Judge Business School. 

Guillén will officially begin his role on Sept. 1, 2021. During his time at Wharton, where he began teaching in 1996, he was the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies from 2007 to 2019. He has also been awarded Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships in the past.

Guillén launched an online half-credit course during the spring 2020 semester which focused on the global business implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. The course,  MGMT 198: Epidemics, Natural Disasters, and Geopolitics: Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty, had approximately 2,444 students enrolled in it.

“Mauro is a distinguished academic of the highest calibre," Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Stephen J. Toope told the Cambridge Judge Business School. “His commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and innovation in teaching will ensure Cambridge Judge Business School continues to excel in its next phase of development and growth.”

The school’s faculty and research centers focus on topics ranging from financial regulation to the optimal organization of healthcare institutions.

Guillén is also a bestselling author, and recently published “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything.” In the book, Guillén predicted that women will own a larger share of global wealth than men, automation will revolutionize industries, and population aging will cause grandparents to outnumber grandchildren.

Guillén will succeed professor Christoph Loch, who has been the Director of the School since 2011, Cambridge Judge Business School reported.

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