Governance and Leadership

A Focus on Vision, Values, and Strategic Leadership

2022-23 Governance Committees and Councils

To further AACSB’s mission of fostering engagement, accelerating innovation, and amplifying impact in business education, we rely on the support of our committees and regional councils. The volunteer educators and business practitioners who comprise this collective offer their time and provide extensive knowledge to the continuous development and growth of AACSB and the Business Education Alliance.
Committees of the Corporation

Purpose

The Articles and Bylaws Committee is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the organization's bylaws and prepares recommendations for changes in the articles of incorporation and/or bylaws for consideration by the board.

Structure

The Articles and Bylaws Committee is composed of up to six, but no fewer than three, members of the AACSB board of directors. Committee members may serve a maximum of three one-year terms, which may run consecutively. One member is designated as committee chair by the vice chair-chair elect. In addition, one member is designated as committee vice chair who serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair. The committee composition should reflect AACSB's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Committee Chair
Susan E. Lehrman, Rowan University

Committee Vice Chair
Deborah H. Caplan, NextEra Energy, Inc.

Committee Members
Anne-Marie Croteau, Concordia University
Natalya Delcoure, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Sherif H. Kamel, The American University in Cairo
Ian O. Williamson, University of California, Irvine

Staff Liaison
Beverly Daniel, Vice President of Human Resources and Governance, AACSB International

Purpose

The Audit Committee provides oversight of AACSB's financial reporting process and the selection of the independent audit firm. The committee oversees the annual audit of the financial records; receives the results of the independent audit; and recommends to the board and staff such changes in records, internal controls, and procedures, as it deems necessary.

Structure

The Audit Committee is composed of up to eight, but no fewer than six members, including the secretary-treasurer and the chair of the Finance and Investment Committee as ex officio members. The remaining positions are members of the AACSB board of directors appointed by the vice chair-chair elect. Committee members may serve a maximum of three one-year terms, which may run consecutively. One committee member is designated as committee chair by the vice chair-chair elect. In addition, one member is designated as committee vice chair who serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair. The committee composition should reflect AACSB's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Committee Chair
Marilyn K. Wiley, University of North Texas

Committee Vice Chair
Vance Roley, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Committee Members 
Azlan Amran, Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management

Ex Officio Member (Board Secretary-Treasurer)
Joyce A. Strawser, Seton Hall University

Ex Officio Member (Finance and Investment Committee Chair)
Eileen McAuliffe, Birmingham City University

Staff Liaison

Damion Dam, Director of Financial and Accounting Strategy, AACSB International

Purpose

The Executive Committee advises the chair and the president and CEO on matters pertaining to the board’s business and staff operations. Between meetings of the board, the Executive Committee may act on behalf of the entire board if the full board’s participation is not feasible or warranted.

Structure

The Executive Committee is composed of the board chair; vice chair-chair elect; immediate past chair, or in the event the immediate past chair is unable to serve, the person designated by the current chair and endorsed by the board of directors; president and CEO; secretary-treasurer; and up to three additional directors appointed by the vice chair-chair elect. Committee members may serve a maximum of three one-year terms, which may run consecutively. The committee composition should reflect AACSB's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Committee Chair
McRae C. Banks, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Board Chair)

Committee Vice Chair
Alexander J. Triantis, Johns Hopkins University (Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect)

Board Immediate Past Chair
Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management

Board Secretary-Treasurer
Joyce A. Strawser, Seaton Hall University

President and CEO
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, AACSB International

Board Members
Deborah H. Caplan, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Karen Spens, BI Norwegian Business School 

Staff Liaison
Beverly Daniel, Vice President of Human Resources and Governance, AACSB International

Purpose

The Finance and Investment Committee provides oversight of AACSB’s financial condition and asset safeguarding. The Finance and Investment Committee monitors the financial strategies of AACSB, approves the selection of the investment consulting and advisory firm, and oversees the AACSB investment portfolio.

Structure

The Finance and Investment Committee is composed of up to six, but no fewer than four, members of the board of directors. The secretary-treasurer and the chair of the Audit Committee serve as ex officio members of the committee. Committee members may serve a maximum of three one-year terms, which may run consecutively. One committee member is designated as committee chair by the vice chair-chair elect. In addition, one member is designated as committee vice chair who serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair. The committee composition should reflect AACSB's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Committee Chair
Eileen McAuliffe, Birmingham City University

Committee Vice Chair
Nicole Adler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Committee Members
Ann E. Harrison, University of California, Berkeley 
Peter Møllgaard, University of Southern Denmark
Vallabh Sambamurthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ex Officio Member (Audit Committee Chair)
Marilyn K. Wiley, University of North Texas

Ex Officio Member (Board Secretary-Treasurer)
Joyce A. Strawser, Seton Hall University

Staff Liaison
Neil Bosland, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer, AACSB International

Purpose

The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing nominees solicited from its member organizations and selecting the slate of candidates for all open AACSB officer and director positions being presented for election in January of each year.

Structure

The Nominating Committee is composed of the board chair (who serves as Nominating Committee vice chair); vice chair-chair elect; immediate past chair (who serves as Nominating Committee chair), or in the event the immediate past chair is unable to serve, the person designated by the current board chair and endorsed by the board of directors; and up to six other members from the membership at large, appointed by the vice chair-chair elect. The composition of the committee should reflect AACSB’s regional representation as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Members

Committee Chair (Immediate Past Board Chair)
Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management

Committee Vice Chair (Current Board Chair)
McRae C. Banks, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Committee Members
Alexander J. Triantis, Johns Hopkins University (Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect)
Tracey Golden, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Jane Hendy, Brunel University London
Vallabh Sambamurthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fan Wang, Sun Yat-sen University

Staff Liaisons
Beverly Daniel, Vice President of Human Resources and Governance, AACSB International

Special Committee

Purpose

The Innovation Committee is charged with helping to empower business education providers and their partners to pursue new opportunities that positively impact business and society. The committee explores emerging innovations and effective practices, helps to incubate ideas and a vision for business education, and guides AACSB efforts to develop thought leadership on emerging industry issues. The committee makes recommendations to the board on AACSB policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities.

Structure

The committee is composed of at least seven members with representation from accredited and non-accredited educational and business organizations. A majority of the committee members must be current AACSB board members. The committee is chaired by the board vice chair-chair elect. The current board chair serves as vice chair of the committee and serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair. Members normally serve a maximum of three, one-year terms, which may run consecutively. The committee composition should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Committee Chair
Alexander J. Triantis, Johns Hopkins University

Committee Vice Chair
McRae C. Banks, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Committee Members
Nicole Adler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Azlan Amran, Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Donald R. Andrews, Southern University and A&M College
Luiz A. Brito, Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo
Jeffrey R. Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Deborah H. Caplan, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Anne-Marie Croteau, Concordia University
Natalya Delcoure, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Susan Fournier, Boston University
Irineu G. Gianesi, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Tracey Golden, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Ann E. Harrison, University of California, Berkeley
Nicole T. Jenkins, University of Virginia-McIntire
Sherif H. Kamel, The American University in Cairo
Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management
Susan E. Lehrman, Rowan University
Millicent Lownes-Jackson, Tennessee State University
Xiongwen Lu, Fudan University
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, Copenhagen Business School
Sharon Matusik, The University of Michigan
Eileen McAuliffe, Birmingham City University
Simon Mercado, ESCP Business School
Peter Møllgaard, University of Southern Denmark
Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management
Vance Roley, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Joyce E. Russell, Villanova University
Vallabh Sambamurthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Karen Spens, BI Norwegian Business School
Joyce A. Strawser, Seton Hall University
Kar Yan Tam, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Francisco Veloso, Imperial College London
Gregory J. Whitwell, The University of Sydney
Marilyn K. Wiley, University of North Texas
Ian O. Williamson, University of California, Irvine

Ex Officio Member
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, AACSB International

Staff Liaison
Hanna McLeod, Director of Thought Leadership, AACSB International

Advisory Councils

Purpose

The purpose of the Asia Pacific Advisory Council (APAC) is to advise the AACSB board of directors and staff on key issues and challenges, assist in setting priorities related to business education and AACSB's mission, and enhance AACSB’s activities and engagement in the Asia Pacific context.

Structure

The APAC is composed of a chair and up to 11 members appointed by the board vice chair-chair elect. Of the 12 members, at least five must be deans or those holding similar roles representing AACSB-accredited organizations in the Asia Pacific region. The remainder may be deans or those holding senior leadership roles representing Asia Pacific institutions that, at the time of appointment, are either member organizations, member organizations formally accepted into the AACSB initial accreditation process, or representatives from business organizations or business practice. The council composition should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Amanda Gudmundsson, Queensland University of Technology
Alimaa Jamiyansuren, Peregrine Academic Services, LLC
Edward J. Snape, Hong Kong Baptist University
Ian Fenwick, Chulalongkorn University
Miyoung Lee, Konkuk University at Seoul
Netra Neelam, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development
Raghav Gupta, Coursera India Private Limited
Rosmini Omar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Shantanu Bhattacharya, Singapore Management University
Takako Yamashita, Doshisha University
Weichi Tsai, National Chengchi University

Purpose

The purpose of the Business Practices Council (BPC) is to serve as a collaborative partnership for an ongoing and sustainable relationship between the business community and business schools at the business education industry level. Council members are invited to bring their perspectives, expertise, and insights to discussions as the BPC seeks to improve business education worldwide and to engage with the AACSB network in matters of mutual interest for mutual advantage.

Structure

The BPC is composed of a chair, four to six business school deans or those holding similar roles, and 10 to 14 members of the business community, with the public, private, and social sectors represented. One business practices member from each regional advisory council may also be appointed to the BPC. The composition of the BPC should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Committee Chair
Tracey Golden, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

Committee Members
Bernie Baskin, Walmart
Jeffrey Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shaun L. Budnik, Throughline, Inc.
Sophie Chogovadze, The Wendy's Company Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Mark Cousino, Raytheon Technologies
Andrew Currah, Apple, Inc.
Joseph A. DiAngelo, Saint Joseph’s University
Jake Hansen, Apple, Inc.
Ann E. Harrison, University of California, Berkeley
Simon Hayward, Accenture
Tony Lee, Society for Human Resource Management
Mike Malefakis, Emeritus
Jean-François Manzoni, IMD
Roy Mathew, Deloitte LLP
Austin Okere, CWG PlC
Cosmo Saginario, Grant Thornton LLP
A. Michael Smith, NASDAQ

Ex Officio Member
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, AACSB International

Staff Liaison
Becky Gann, Vice President of Global Membership and Strategic Relationships, AACSB International
Melissa Silvest, Business Development Manager, AACSB International

Purpose

The purpose of the European Advisory Council (EAC) is to advise the AACSB board of directors and staff on key issues and challenges, assist in setting priorities related to business education and AACSB’s mission, and enhance AACSB’s activities and engagement in the European context.

Structure

The EAC is composed of a chair and up to 11 members to be appointed by the board vice chair-chair elect. Of the 12 members, at least five are deans or those holding similar roles representing AACSB-accredited organizations located in Europe. The remainder may be deans or those holding senior leadership roles representing European organizations that, at the time of appointment, are either member organizations, member organizations formally accepted into the AACSB initial accreditation process, or representatives from business organizations or business practice. The composition of the council should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Council Chair
Vincenzo Esposito-Vinzi, ESSEC Business School 

Council Members
Roel Beetsma, University of Amsterdam
Álvaro de la Rica Aspiunza, Deusto Business School, University of Deusto
Clara Raposo, Universidade de Lisboa
Jean-Philippe Muller, International University of Monaco
Markus Rudolf, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
Alessandro Perego, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
Jasmina Selimovic, University of Sarajevo
Anne Sinnott, Dublin City University 

Corporate Representatives
Simone Hammer, Barco
Katalin Kovacs, Peregrine Global Services
Edwin van Rest, Studyportals

Staff Liaisons
Marine Condette, Senior Accreditation and Member Services Manager, AACSB
Timothy Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, AACSB

Purpose

The purpose of the Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council (LAAC) is to advise the AACSB board of directors and staff on key issues and challenges, assist in setting priorities related to business education and AACSB’s mission, and enhance AACSB’s activities and engagement in the Latin American and Caribbean context.

Structure

The LAAC is composed of a chair and up to 11 members to be appointed by the board vice chair-chair elect. Of the 12 members, at least five are deans or those holding similar roles representing AACSB-accredited institutions located in Latin America or the Caribbean. The remainder may be deans or those holding senior leadership roles representing Latin American or Caribbean institutions that, at the time of appointment, are either member organizations, member organizations formally accepted into the AACSB initial accreditation process, or representatives from business organizations or business practice. The council composition should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Chair

Francisco Pérez-Gonzalez, ITAM, México

Members

Veneta Andonova, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Ignacio Bartesaghi, Universidad Católica del Uruguay
José de Gregorio, University of Chile
Irineu Gianesi, INSPER, Brazil
Camelia Ilie-Cardoza, INCAE, Costa Rica
Juan Carlos Jobet, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile
Alfredo Nava, Universidad Anáhuac, México
Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management, Ecuador
Enrique Ramírez, ICESI, Colombia

José Tessada, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Flávio Vasconcelos,
Fundação Getulio Vargas-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

AACSB Staff Liaisons

Becky Gann, Vice President, Global Membership and Strategic Relationships
Maria Baltar, Regional Head, Americas


Purpose

The purpose of the Middle East and North Africa Advisory Council (MENAAC) is to advise the AACSB board of directors and staff on key issues and challenges, assist in setting priorities related to business education and AACSB’s mission, and enhance AACSB’s activities and engagement in the MENA context.

Structure

MENAAC is composed of a chair and up to 11 members to be appointed by the board vice chair-chair elect. Of the 12 members, at least five are deans or those holding similar roles representing AACSB-accredited organizations in the Middle East or North Africa. The remainder may be deans or those holding senior leadership roles representing Middle Eastern or North African institutions that, at the time of appointment, are either member organizations, member organizations formally accepted into the AACSB initial accreditation process, or representatives from business organizations or business practice. The council composition should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Members

Chair
Assaad Farah, American University in Dubai

Council Members
Ayesha Abdullah, Higher Colleges of Technology
Olivier Aptel, International University of Rabat
Ghaleb A. El Refae, Al Ain University
Ulku Gurler, Bilkent University
Haifa R. Jamalallail, Effat College of Business, Effat University
Fadi Kattan, Bethlehem University
Vicky Lester, The Case Centre
Karim Seghir, Ajman University
Leila Triki, Mediterranean School of Business
Georges Yahchouchi, American University of the Middle East  

Staff Liaisons
Timothy Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, AACSB
Ihsan Zakri, Regional Head, Middle East and Africa

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