The Alumni Council supports the School to strengthen the alumni network as well as to represent the perspectives and values of our 50,000-member alumni base. Alumni Council members are volunteer alumni and staff members from around the world, with a history of exemplary service to the School. They represent a cross-section of degree programmes, geographies, industries, and tenures. The Council serves as a primary point of feedback to the LBS faculty and staff on the needs of the alumni community and aim to support initiatives that grow alumni engagement and that build a lifelong sense of pride and belonging.
It is my honour to represent you, and to work with other Alumni Council members to voice needs of our community. My time at LBS was a life-changing experience for which I am always grateful. I hope to bring the same sense of pride, enrichment, and belonging to you, and to other alumni members, both the current community and those students who have yet to join us.
The Alumni Council seeks to be the primary voice of the alumni base. We represent alumni views and advise the Dean, the Governing Body, and the Management Team on matters that impact alumni, whether they be new degree programmes, access to life-long learning opportunities, or other ways to enhance the strength of our network.
Our Council members represent alumni from all walks of life, though each of us have a passion for and a history of volunteering with the School. We work with members of LBS staff and faculty to support the LBS community on several initiatives, including: (i) alumni services and resources, (ii) geographic and industry clubs, (iii) fundraising and school sustainability, and (iv) the LBS branding, marketing and communication strategy.
Above all, our Council members are here for you. We want to be your conduit for information about how to be a productive member of the alumni community, as well as a point to centralise feedback on what additional services and opportunities that the alumni base requires. Please reach out to us with questions or suggestions on how to increase our sense of community.
Ryan Kruger MiF 2013
Alumni Council Chair