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European Advisory Council (EAC)


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.


Thomas Bieger, University of St. Gallen
Per Cramér, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg
Marianne Lewis, City, University of London
Sergey Myasoedov, Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow)
M. Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Moshe Zviran, Tel Aviv University

Staff Liaison

Tara Jongma (tara.jongma@aacsb.edu)
Timothy Mescon (tim.mescon@aacsb.edu)