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06 October 2020

Professors Gallagher and Viganò Global Envoys for King's College London

Prof Gallagher and Prof Viganò have been appointed as a Global Envoys for King's College London, deputising for VP Prof Funmi Olonisakin

Global Envoys

Vice President & Vice Principal (International), Professor 'Funmi Olonisakin has nominated two senior experts from among participants in the Internationalisation Development Forum to serve as Global Envoys. 

Professor Jenny Gallagher, Newland-Pedley Professor of Oral Health Strategy and Dean for International Affairs at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences will serve as Health Global Envoy, and Professor Luca Viganò, Professor of Computer Science and Vice-Dean (Enterprise and Engagement) from the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences will serve as the Global Envoy representing the Arts & Sciences faculties. 

Both academics bring considerable international engagement experience in several regions of the world and will serve as Global Envoys from August 2020 to 31 July 2022. They will deputise for Professor Olonisakin, while supporting Global Engagement work. 

The appointment of Global Envoys is a key pillar of the Internationlisation Strategy. They will support and assist the VP International alongside the Global Engagement team to lead engagement with key partners in all regions. Envoys will help embed and promote ownership of King’s Internationalisation 2029 across King’s faculties, among academics who have expertise and familiarity with these regions.

Our aim is to expand King’s reach in every region of the world through strategic entry points that align with our vision and support the College’s priorities.

I am delighted to be appointed as Global Envoy for King's. It feels like it should be a satire on being appointed as a Global Envoy from my Stockwell Hideaway!

Professor Jenny Gallagher

It is an honour to become a Global Envoy for King’s College London. I look forward to working with the VP International, the Director of Global Engagement and their teams to to deliver Vision 2029 and King’s international priorities.

Professor Luca Vigano

I am delighted that we have appointed Professors Jenny Gallagher and Luca Vigano as King’s Global Envoys. The Global Envoys are an important strand of our internationalisation strategy: they will ensure that King’s global reach is strategic, impactful and is based on equitable and culturally sensitive partnerships and programmes. The Global Envoys will work closely with the Global Engagement team to take our strategy forward. We should see a much stronger engagement in the coming years, and I do look forward to working with Jenny and Luca.

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin FKC, Vice President & Vice Principal (International)

In this story

Jenny  Gallagher

Ambassador, International, Engagement & Service King’s College London

Luca Viganò

Vice-Dean (Enterprise and Engagement) and Head of Cybersecurity Group