Roger Martin is dean of the Rotman School.
The creation of a provincial Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress was announced in the April 2001 Speech from the Throne, with Roger Martin as Chairman. The Task Force's mandate is to measure and monitor Ontario's competitiveness, productivity and economic progress compared to other provinces and U.S. states, and to report to the public on a regular basis.
The Dean’s Advisory Board is an esteemed group of talented individuals who possess diverse backgrounds and stellar experience. The board provides advice and an external perspective to the Dean as he guides the Rotman School into the future.
In December 1998 Roger said upon assuming his role as the dean, "My mandate is to create a learning environment where students are immersed in a demanding, innovative management curriculum, taught by an internationally distinguished business school faculty." This news release archive traces some of the steps the dean has taken to ensure Canada has a top business school to meet the challenges of global competition.
In 2011, Roger Martin placed 6th on the Thinkers50 list, a biannual ranking of influential global business thinkers, sharing the top ten with Clay Christensen, Michael Porter and Malcolm Gladwell among others. In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week as well as a 'B-School All-Star' for being one of the 10 most influential business professors in the world.
Canadian born and Harvard educated, the dean is frequently written about and cited in a broad range of media. Here are some examples spanning the period of his work and life at Rotman.
The Rotman School Financial Services Advisory Board helps the school build and sustain profile and recruitment at leading financial services companies. Its founding Chair, Richard Nesbitt, is a Rotman MBA graduate from 1985.
Roger is an advisor on strategy to the CEO’s of several major global corporations, while writing extensively on subjects such as executive compensation, business design, integrative thinking, and country competitiveness.
Roger is often asked about his role as Dean, his vision, his research work and many other topics related to the Rotman School. This list below summarizes his answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Roger teaches an MBA elective and an open enrollment executive program on integrative thinking while lecturing around the world on a range of subjects related to his published work and ongoing research. Roger completes his term as dean on June 30 2013. He will continue at Rotman as faculty and pursue his research with one of the school’s leading research centres, the MPI.
In 2011, Dean Roger Martin placed 6th on the Thinkers50 list.