Conor Grennan is the Dean of Students for the MBA program at NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business. In this role, Conor serves as liaison between the administration and the School’s more than 2,500 full-time and Langone MBA students.
Before earning his MBA, Conor founded Next Generation Nepal, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has rescued and reconnected hundreds of trafficked children with their families in Nepal. While earning his MBA at Stern, Conor wrote Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, a New York Times and #1 international bestselling memoir of his time in Nepal. A 2010 graduate of Stern’s full-time MBA program, he served as president of the Stern student body during the second year of his MBA studies.
Conor began his pre-MBA career at the EastWest Institute, an international think tank focusing on resolving international conflict through a variety of means. As a project manager in the Czech Republic, Conor oversaw a network of parliamentarians from eight Balkan countries and the European Parliament to help harmonize legislation between the countries. Subsequently, he moved to the EU headquarters in Belgium as Deputy Director of the Program of Security and Governance to lead policy development for post-conflict democracy building in South Eastern Europe. In 2006, he founded Next Generation Nepal, and served as its president. Conor continues to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.
In 2014, Conor was named a recipient of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion, which was awarded to him by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Huffington Post named Conor one of its “Game Changers of the Year” in 2011. His book, Little Princes, was shortlisted for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, has been translated into 14 languages and is required reading in numerous colleges and universities around the country.
Conor is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Liz and his two children, Finn and Lucy.