Bob Daugherty


Mr. Daugherty is the Dean of the Forbes School of Business & Technology and a Professor of Strategy and Finance. He has overall responsibility for defining the school’s strategic priorities and for providing the resources and management to pursue them. Mr. Daugherty leads a highly engaged faculty and administration to support FSBT’s mission. He has enhanced the school’s curricula and reputation, its academic vitality and has engaged students in a way that reinforces and builds the connected, purpose driven nature of the Forbes community. Mr. Daugherty has cultivated relationships with alumni and business leaders on a national and international level and has elevated the school’s profile within the global business community. He has a genuine affinity for and understanding of business education and university culture. He previously served as the CEO of the Jack Welch Management Institute. Mr. Daugherty served a five-year term as a Fulbright Scholar Specialist, a program funded by the U.S. State Department with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Daugherty also writes a regular column for Forbes China on investing, education and leadership.

During his business career, Mr. Daugherty has built his reputation on an ability to attract outstanding executives, management teams and boards of directors. Having served on over two dozen corporate boards, he regularly advises private equity firms, institutional investors and family offices on corporate governance. Mr. Daugherty has a deep knowledge of the legal, regulatory and fiduciary duties of boards. As a director, he has helped serve shareholders’ interest by aligning management compensation plans. With a focus on decision making, particularly capital allocation, Mr. Daugherty assists CEOs on strategies to deliver long-term returns for shareholders. As an investor, he has invested or co-invested in a wide range of growth companies and undervalued businesses. Mr. Daugherty holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Cambridge.