Yale SOM Poaches Two B-School Stars

As senior associate dean for the full-time MBA program, Anjani Jain will focus on Yale’s flagship program, assuming lead responsibility for admissions, career development, and student and academic services. Jain has had a distinguished and impactful career at Wharton over the last 26 years. For the past two years, he has been the vice dean of the MBA program for executives, and before that, he spent ten years as vice dean of the MBA program.

Jain also has taught a range of courses and conducted important research in production and operations management, and he will contribute to the Yale SOM curriculum as a senior lecturer. Among the many teaching and education awards he has received, Jain was recognized for his contributions to African-American students with the Howard E. Mitchell Award. Jain received a BS from the University of Indore in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Management.

As senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs, David Bach will assume lead responsibility for Yale SOM’s executive MBA program, the new Master of Advanced Management degree program, and global opportunities, including spearheading Yale SOM’s involvement with the Global Network for Advanced Management. Bach also will be a member of the Yale SOM faculty Politics group and teach courses in global business.

Bach is currently dean of programs and professor of strategy and economic environment at IE Business School. As dean of programs, Bach has driven innovation and ensured the academic rigor and operational excellence of IE’s numerous master’s programs. In this capacity, he also served as academic director of the IE Brown Executive MBA, a program that fuses Brown University’s strength in liberal arts with IE’s expertise in management education. Among his many awards and honors, Bach twice was named “one to watch” in the Thinkers 50 ranking of leading management thinkers. Bach is a graduate of Yale College, and has an MA and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in Political Science.

IE moved quickly to fill the gap that will be left by Bach’s departure. The school named a marketing professor, Martin Boehm, as his successor. Boehm was responsible for the 2009 launch of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at IE University. He then went on to lead the redesign and internationalization of the Masters in Management programs, one of the fastest growing categories in IE’s portfolio of programs today, of which he has been as Associate Dean since 2010. A Wharton spokesperson said the school expects to name a successor to Jain shortly.

The two newcomers join a senior leadership team that also includes Deputy Dean for Faculty Andrew Metrick, an economist who served on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors; Deputy Dean for Curriculum Development K. Geert Rowenhorst, a long-time finance professor at SOM; Senior Associate Dean of Enterprise Development Jeanette Gorgas, formerly a human resources executive at Bank of America and Deutsche Bank, and Senior Associate Dean of Development & Alumni Affairs Joel Getz, formerly head of development for the William
J. Clinton Foundation in New York. Jeff Sonnenfeld, a prominent leadership guru, is the school’s Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs.

In a statement accompanying the announcement, Snyder said, “Both Anjani and David are highly motivated by Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society, and I am confident they will make important contributions as the school continues to grow in scope and influence. We have an extraordinary opportunity to achieve greater integration with Yale, strengthen relationships with enterprises in all sectors, and solidify an innovative and distinctive role globally. In other words, Yale SOM has the potential to become a truly global business school, resulting in more academic and professional opportunities for students and alumni. Having Anjani and David join Yale SOM at this promising juncture is an exciting development.”