Timothy S. Mescon, AACSB International
Timothy S. Mescon is executive vice president and chief officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for AACSB International. He is president emeritus of Columbus State University (Georgia) where he served from 2008-2014. Previously, he served as dean and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair for 18 years at the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Mescon gained extensive experience as an AACSB peer review team member, chair, and committee member for 25 years before joining AACSB. He is the author of more than 200 articles and case studies, and he has co-authored four books, his latest "Entrepreneurship: Venture Initiation, Management and Development" 2nd edition (Routledge/M.E. Sharpe). Mescon received his PhD from the Terry College at The University of Georgia, MBA from the Cox School at Southern Methodist University and BA from Tulane University.
George K. Najjar, Lebanese American University
Professor of management and founding dean of the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut (AUB), George K. Najjar has also served as vice president at AUB and vice president and dean at the University of Bahrain. Najjar currently serves on several AACSB initial accreditation and maintenance teams; he is also a member of the Pre-Accreditation Committee and of the Global Advisory Committee for the Best Practices in Business Education Conference. He leads scores of consulting and executive education teams in all Levant and GCC countries. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Universities in Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emeriates. Najjar is a regular speaker at major regional and international conferences.