Dutta’s appointment garners world-wide attention
When Johnson announced that Soumitra Dutta would become its eleventh dean on Jan. 9, 2012, media organizations around the globe covered the news, generating more than 60 original stories and 300 total stories. Publications that covered the story included including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Times of India, The Economist, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. The media reported on Dutta as the first dean recruited from outside the U.S. by a major U.S. business school, and on his track record in expanding executive education, including the executive MBA, at INSEAD. Dutta is a native of India, where major media reported on his position as one of three India-born academics recently appointed as deans of top-tier U.S. business schools.