European Advisory Council


The purpose of the European Advisory Council (EAC) is to: (1) advise the AACSB Board and staff on key issues and challenges related to European business education and AACSB's activities and engagement in the European context; (2) meet regularly with the European Affinity Group (EAG) to evaluate needs, issues, and opportunities to share with AACSB; (3) assist AACSB staff in identification and planning of AACSB programming, member services, etc. for European business schools; and (4) recommend candidates for AACSB governance roles.


The European Advisory Council is composed of an EAC chair, vice chair and six members to be appointed by the vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors (who shall preside as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). Of the eight members, five will be deans (or chief officers) representing AACSB-accredited institutions located in Europe, and three will be deans (or chief officers) representing European institutions that, at the time of appointment, are formally accepted into the AACSB Initial Accreditation Process.

Normally, EAC members will serve three-year terms, however, initial appointments will be made to establish staggered terms as follows: four accredited institution representatives (one with a one-year term, one with a two-year term, and two with three-year terms); three from in-process institutions (one with a one-year term, one with a two-year term, and one with a three-year term).

A vice chair will be elected by the EAC once appointments are complete. From the original EAC members, the AACSB board chair will appoint an EAC chair who represents an AACSB-accredited institution and is appointed to an initial three-year term. The EAC chair will serve a one-year term as chair and may be reappointed as chair for a second year, subject to the approval of the vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors.


Sergey Myasoedov, Institute of Business Studies (IBS_Moscow)


Thomas Bieger, University of St. Gallen 
Per Cramér, University of Gothenburg 
Marianne Lewis, City University London 
Delphine Manceau, Dean at Neoma Bschool
Raimond Maurer, Goethe University Frandfurt
Metka Tekavcic, University of Ljubljana
M. Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Université Libre de Bruxelles 
Moshe Zviran, Tel Aviv University

Corporate Representatives

Boris Shcherbakov, Dell Russia
Josefine van Zanten, Lafarge-Holcim
Kent Viitanen, AB SKF

Staff Liaison

Tara Jongma (
Timothy Mescon (