The University of Oxford has named Peter Tufano of the Harvard Business School as the next Peter Moores Dean of Oxford’s SaÑ—d Business School. The professor succeeds current dean Colin Mayer and will take up his post in Oxford on July 1, 2011.
Tufano has spent 22 years on the faculty at the Harvard Business School and is currently the Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Financial Management. His research and course development focus on mutual funds, corporate financial engineering, and consumer finance.
“Peter has an outstanding academic reputation and a strong record of forging collaborations within a world-class University and beyond,” said Andrew Hamilton, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, when announcing the news Monday.
“These achievements, combined with his impressive teaching experience and commitment to use rigorous business research to improve business and regulatory practice, make him the ideal person to lead the School.”