Messages for Andrew and Meira

In Andrew’s last year as Dean, the LBS community shared messages of thanks and best wishes, memories of being taught by Andrew and moments from his deanship.

Dear Andrew,

It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the years.
Thank you for all the work that you have done for the School and best wishes for you and Meira for the future.

Tony MARCHAK
Global Advisory Council
Tony Marchak
Global Advisory Council
Dear Andrew
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us whilst you have been Dean. It's been really lovely working so closely with you - particularly during my time in Exec Ed. I'm glad we managed to introduce you to a pub you hadn't been to before near the School (during my leaving do) and I hope you have been back to the Sir John Balcome since then!
Vinnie Mahtani
Staff
Dear Andrew,

On my first day at LBS, you told an anxious crowd of incoming students with a knowing smile that some of those strangers in the room would become our best friends, spouses, godmothers and godfathers of our children. I will never forget the elegance with which you put an anxious crowd at ease; and I will never forget those words and how true they turned out to be. LBS has given me and many others more than we ever thought possible, personally and professionally. And it was your leadership that helped create the environment which enabled one of the best experiences of our lives. I'd like to thank you for that Andrew, and I hope you preserve your eloquence, your uncanny ability to delight your audience, and your contagious smile.

Best wishes
Torsten
Torsten Wolter
MBA2012
Dear Andrew

It's been so wonderful to work with you. I have such happy memories of " gatecrashing" events at WEF. I wish you every success in your next great adventure and I look forward to reading your finished research on judgement !

Warmest wishes, Linda

Linda Irwin
Staff
Dear Sir Andrew,

Vous êtes et resterez pour moi un modèle d'enthousiasme contagieux et de charisme.

Votre vivacité d'esprit et élégance -qui peut oublier "the Golden jacket"!- montrent chaque jour la voie pour "dare to find our voice".

Merci d'avoir été un tel leader, et meilleurs voeux de succès pour les prochaines étapes!
Stephane Vandenabeele
SLN2010
Dear Professor Sir Andrew,

I have almost forgotten about LBS then you came along and grabbed the bull by the horns and shook up the School. Everything else, as they say, is history. This is true transformation, and should be a new subject for you to teach. If it materializes please give me a shout and I will be just too happy to sign up. Till then, Stay Healthy and Safe.
Cheers. Charles

ps we met in 2012, and although I was not your student, was already fully inspired by your achievements.
Charles Oh Hock Soon
SLN14(1982)
Although our interaction was very brief, I was delighted how fun and welcoming LBS's dean was. Your contribution to LBS has been detrimental for the school's success.
Thank you
Nicolas Fernandez Schatzer
MiM2015
Dear Andrew and Meira,It has been an incredible journey. You have been the most amazing LBS Ambassadors. You have inspired us all to be the best we can be and to help LBS realize its full potential. I shall never forget the many trips, the many meetings, the many dinners at your home and all over the world with our School community. Thanks for all your support and guidance and for the amazing impact you have had on the School and all those who work for it! The School is a completely different and better place than when I joined 9 years ago and so much of that is down to the time, energy and leadership you have both put in to 'getting the arrows moving in roughly the same direction'! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and I am grateful that you aren't going far!Susie
Susie Balch
ADP 72
Sir Andrew,

You have shaped the school in ways you cannot even imagine. Remember thee this 'You'll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing,however, can elicit great wisdom. It's inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is, not to make a habit of it.' For some reason you have shown me for this to be true.
Jan Berssenbruegge
MiM2015
The first time I saw Andrew was during the orientation at city hall. When most of us were anxious about moving to a new city and taking our career to the next level, Andrew put us all at ease with his witty and disarming anecdotes and stories.

Through my time at LBS, Andrew was always approachable for any issues. He always believed that fun was an important part of our time at LBS and took time to demonstrate it time and again.

Finally, on the day of our graduation, he simply unleashed us on the world in his own way and had taught us to work towards happiness and that success follows close by. We wish him all the very best for all his future endeavors.
Abhishek Kasina/Anubhuti Agarwal
MiM2015