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Shake-up at BP

September 29th, 2010 in Energy 0 comments

Just days before he will become BP’s new CEO, Bob Dudley has already begun to shake-up senior management. BP announced that upstream chief Andy Inglis will leave the company. In a statement, BP also announced that the company will create a safety division to “oversee and audit the company’s operations around the world.” Kenneth Freeman, Dean of the School of Management, gives his view on the shake-up and its impact on BP.

“As in personal relations, trust is more readily lost than regained in business. BP’s moves are vital first first steps.

“Incentives and rewards throughout the company will need to be closely aligned to drive the desired culture change. In particular, maintaining and asserting a consistent and emphatic message and tone at the top will spell the difference between success and failure in transforming and sustaining the desired culture.”

Contact Kenneth Freeman, 671-358-6170, kfreeman@bu.edu

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Kenneth W. Freeman named Dean of Boston University School of Management

June 22nd, 2010 in University News 0 comments

Kenneth W. Freeman, currently a partner in the investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), today was named the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Boston University’s School of Management (SMG), announced BU President Robert A. Brown. Freeman succeeds Louis E. Lataif who has helmed the school for 19 years.  Read the full news release on Freeman’s appointment to SMG.

BU Today recently sat down with Freeman, where he revealed his intentions to build on the existing strengths of the School of Management, and to listen and learn carefully:

Media inquiries may be directed to Tom Testa.

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