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New role at the University of Bradford will support family businesses


A new role at the University has been created to support family businesses thanks to the BeOne Foundation in India.

The BeOne Foundation has sponsored a funded chair in International Family Business and Leadership. The new chair will be situated in the School of Management at the University of Bradford.

The foundation has awarded a gift of £220k to fund the position over 4 years, with the aim being that once in post, the chair will launch an MBA pathway in Family Business for delivery through the Bradford Executive MBA and Dubai Executive MBA. The chair will also develop corporate executive education programs for innovation, design thinking and strategic and creative problem solving.

Zahir Irani, Dean of the Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences, said: “This is a new international partnership that will take the School of Management in an exciting new direction, building on excellence and supporting family businesses in Bradford, nationally and internationally.”

Rolly Srivastava, BeOne Director, said: “We look forward to the partnership with the University of Bradford as it strengthens our purpose of creating future leadership for generational success in family businesses.”

The Chief Executive Office of the BeOne Foundation recently visited the University and met with Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

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