Thursday, 19 July 2012

London Business School Alumni Service Award 2012

Michael Salmon receiving the London Business School Alumni Service Award 2012 from the Dean,
Sir Andrew Likierman.
"Michael has been a member of the International Alumni Board and subsequently the International Alumni Council (IAC) since 2003 and took additional responsibilities as Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee and member of the Executive Committee in 2006.  As Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee Michael led the project to change the Board’s Terms of Reference to move from a majority elected Board to a wholly nominated Council.  Michael worked tirelessly to make this transition a great success, demonstrating great  leadership, commitment and wisdom.  Thanks to him, the IAC is now well positioned for even greater success and more accurately represents the diverse alumni community it serves.

In addition to his work on the IAC Michael has been an all-round champion of  Executive Education alumni, helping the Alumni Relations team develop the engagement opportunities for this special group of alumni.  Celebrating his 10-year Reunion this year, Michael has been a committed Class Representative, helped host focus groups to better understand the Executive Education alumni needs and has been heavily involved in motivating both his classmates and Executive Education alumni to attend Reunion this year.

We are delighted to honour Michael with the Alumni Service Award."

Interviewed by Alumni eNews @ LBS Michael said, “It was important to create an IAC which was representative of all programmes, geographies and age groups and the different generations of alumni. An elected system was never going to give us this so we moved to a fully nominated model which has proved very successful.”. 

Michael’s commitment to the School stems from his days on the Senior Executive Programme, a period he describes as 'life-changing'.  "The Senior Executive programme blew me away, " he recalls, "With exceptional lectures and fantastic professors.  Exchanging views with senior executives from other walks of life was equally valuable.  You learn so much from one another."
And that is exactly what Michael has continued to enjoy as an alumnus: “I regularly meet alumni
and attend LBS events in London, Europe and North America. I always come away reinvigorated and inspired by the fellow alumni I have met and the discussions and conversations we’ve engaged in. I’d really encourage all alumni to get involved”.

Ten years after his SEP, he admits he was speechless for a few moments when he took the call f
rom the Dean informing him of his award. “It was a great honour,” he says. “It never crossed my mind that I would receive such an award. I am very passionate about the School and to be honoured in this way is a wonderful thing and I’m very grateful.”

Previously at London Business School:

Presenting two Student awards at London Business School at Congregation 2010.  Michael is pictured here with Sir John Ritblat, Chairman of the Governing Body and the Dean, Sir Andrew Likierman.

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