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MBA News: Harvard Dean May Join Citigroup Board, But at What Cost?

This morning, the New York Times reported that Harvard Business School Dean, Jay O. Light is being considered as a potential board member of the beleaguered financial conglomerate , Citigroup. While HBS students and aspirants should be pleased with the prestige associated with such an appointment, tehy should also remeber that board membership comes with a cost – the Dean’s time will be needed outside the school.  The New York Times reported that since August, Citigroup’s full board has been meeting every two weeks, a demanding schedule for an individual who serves nearly two thousand existing students and thousands of alumni in almost every country around the world.




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