Ann Friedland Francke

Ann Friedland Francke

Class of 1976

Ann Friedland Francke Ann Friedland Francke is the CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the author of Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results. She is winner of the “Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body” at the 2016 MemCom Awards.

Ms. Francke is a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable growth and build organizational capability.

At CMI, she uses her experience in leading organizations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond.

Ms. Francke has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield and is an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace.

She is Strategic Advisor at Tongal and Grant Thornton International. She is also a member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board; member of WACL and MGGB and an Advisory Board member of Lancaster Management, Nottingham Trent and the Open University Business Schools.

Prior to CMI Ms. Francke was Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution, held executive board positions at Boots and Ann Friedland Francke Yell and was European Vice President at Mars. She began her career at P&G and managed a variety of international brands including Pampers, Always and Olay before rising to global general manager.

Ms. Francke holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford and an MBA/MS from Columbia and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from University of West England.

She and her husband live in West London; she has one daughter. 

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