Executive Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions, London Business School
On 1 October 2019 Arnold “Arnie” Longboy assumed the role of Executive Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions at London Business School (LBS). The newly developed role provides strategic leadership in the engagement and selection of future LBS alumni. He joined LBS in November 2016, as Executive Director, Leadership Programmes with the responsibility of ensuring the success of the Leadership programme portfolio (Executive MBA – London & Dubai, EMBA Global & Sloan). Arnie also leads the Global Priorities working group that lead the project on identifying the School’s global footprint, priorities, and continues to monitor and assess overall engagement with LBS’s top global markets.
Before joining London Business School he was the Managing Director of Executive Education for EMEA & APAC at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Based in London he was responsible for building corporate relationships through leadership and management programmes of senior executives throughout the EMEA and Asia Pac regions.
In 2005 Arnie helped to open Booth’s London campus and initially headed the admissions and marketing efforts of the European platform of Booth’s global executive MBA program. Prior to his relocation Arnie managed a portfolio of executive development programmes from Booth’s campus in Chicago. There he also worked with corporate partners interested in opportunities at Booth’s then campus in Singapore.
Before joining Booth, Arnie was Director of Educational Programmes at Harvard Medical International and an accountant at the firm Arthur Andersen & Co.
He received his Ed.M. from Harvard University, MSPA from the University of Hartford, and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Although he was born and raised in Hawaii he never surfed or played golf. However, he keeps active outside of the office and classroom as a baseball player and coach for the Herts Baseball club based in Hertfordshire, UK. In addition, he served on the Great Britain Management Committee which oversees the Great Britain softball National Team programmes. His teenage son and daughter have both represented Great Britain in baseball and softball respectively.