• Phone: 617-358-6170
  • E-Mail:  kfreeman@bu.edu
  • Office: 205
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Allen Questrom Professor and Dean,                                                                                                                                    Boston University Questrom School of Business

Kenneth W. Freeman joined Boston University as the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the Questrom School of Business in 2010. 

Ken has more than forty years of professional experience, most recently at KKR where he was a partner and also served as a senior advisor.  He is vice chairman of the Graduate Management Admission Council and a member of the AACSB Committee on Issues in Management Education and the Business Practices Council. 

Ken began his career at Corning Incorporated in 1972, progressing through the financial function before leading several businesses.  He joined Corning Clinical Laboratories in 1995, and the company was spun off from Corning as Quest Diagnostics Incorporated soon thereafter.  He led the dramatic turnaround of Quest Diagnostics as chairman and chief executive officer through 2004.

A study of global business leadership conducted at INSEAD and published in the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review named Ken one of the 100 best performing CEOs in the world.

Ken received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1976, and a BSBA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bucknell University in 1972. 

Ken is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University.

January 2016