Western University officials say they searched around the globe to find their new Ivey Business School dean.

Robert (Bob) Kennedy, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, has a Ph.D in business economics from Harvard University and a Masters of Science in Management degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to work with this community of scholars, students, practitioners and alumni," Kennedy said.

He has accepted a five-year term, beginning Oct. 1.