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J. Frank Brown

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Frank focuses on General Atlantic’s (GA) global operations. He has had over 30 years of business experience and joined GA in 2011.

From 2006 to 2011, Frank served as Dean of INSEAD, a leading international business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. During his tenure as Dean, INSEAD opened its campus in Abu Dhabi and established the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and the Social Innovation Centre. Under his leadership, the school increased participation of women students in the M.B.A. program by more than 50%, built stronger connections with alumni and the business community and raised awareness of the INSEAD brand.

Before joining INSEAD, Frank had a distinguished 26-year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including leadership of the $3.5 billion Advisory Services practice. He serves on the board of directors of The Home Depot and is a trustee of the Asia Society and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He is on the International Advisory Board of British American Business and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Frank is the author of The Global Business Leader: Practical Advice for Success in a Transcultural Marketplace, and is a frequent speaker on leadership.

Frank earned his B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University and studied in an advanced management program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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New York

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B.S., B.A. Bucknell University, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

J. Frank Brown

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Frank focuses on General Atlantic’s (GA) global operations. He has had over 30 years of business experience and joined GA in 2011.

From 2006 to 2011, Frank served as Dean of INSEAD, a leading international business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. During his tenure as Dean, INSEAD opened its campus in Abu Dhabi and established the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and the Social Innovation Centre. Under his leadership, the school increased participation of women students in the M.B.A. program by more than 50%, built stronger connections with alumni and the business community and raised awareness of the INSEAD brand.

Before joining INSEAD, Frank had a distinguished 26-year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including leadership of the $3.5 billion Advisory Services practice. He serves on the board of directors of The Home Depot and is a trustee of the Asia Society and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He is on the International Advisory Board of British American Business and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Frank is the author of The Global Business Leader: Practical Advice for Success in a Transcultural Marketplace, and is a frequent speaker on leadership.

Frank earned his B.S.B.A. from Bucknell University and studied in an advanced management program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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New York
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B.S., B.A. Bucknell University, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania