UVic Business School Welcomes New Dean

Dr. Saul Klein has been appointed the new dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.

Klein is currently the Lansdowne Professor of International Business at the school, which he joined in 2001. He has been “the champion of the international business area since 2002,” according to a statement by the school, and the director of executive programs since 2004.

Prior to joining UVic, Klein was a professor of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1996-2001); senior fellow, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration at the National University of Singapore (1994-96); and an assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business Administration, Northeastern University (1986-1993).

Klein’s research interests span the study of emerging market multinationals, global strategic alliances, international market entry modes, and competition and competitiveness of emerging markets. In 2005 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award of the school of business.

“Dr. Klein has a strong record of academic leadership with a proven ability to establish priorities and develop strategies to achieve goals,” says UVic vice-president and provost Reeta Tremblay. “I am positive that with his experience and knowledge the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business will continue to flourish.”

Klein’s his term begins July 1 and runs until June 30, 2017. His predecessor, Ali Dastmalchian, will remain on the faculty of the Gustavson School of Business.