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 less than three, members of the AACSB Board of Directors. The composition of the committee should reflect AACSB’s regional representation as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 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 (who shall preside as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). In addition, one member is designated as committee vice chair who serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair.

Members

To be announced.

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 six, but no less than four 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 (who shall preside as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). The composition of the committee should reflect AACSB’s regional representation as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 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 (who shall preside as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). In addition, one member is designated as committee vice chair who serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair.

Members

To be announced.

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, board vice chair-chair elect, immediate past chair, board secretary-treasurer, the president and CEO, and up to three additional directors appointed by the vice chair-chair elect (who shall preside as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). In the event the immediate past board chair is unable to serve, the person designated by the current board chair and endorsed by the board of directors will serve.

The board chair serves as executive committee chair. Committee members also serving as board officers may serve a maximum of three, one-year terms, which may run consecutively. Each of the additional directors serve a two-year term on a staggered basis. The composition of the committee should reflect AACSB’s regional representation as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Members

To be announced.

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 eight, but no less than six, members of the board of directors. The composition of the committee should reflect AACSB’s regional representation as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 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 (who shall preside as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). In addition, one member is designated as committee vice chair who serves as chair in the absence of the committee chair.

Members

To be announced.

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
Eileen McAuliffe, Birmingham City University
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 move deeply, strategically, and successfully in pursuit of new opportunities that positively impact business and society. The Innovation Committee explores emerging innovations and effective practices, helps to incubate ideas and a vision for business education, and guides AACSB efforts to develop reports and other content aimed at helping business education providers and their stakeholders to understand the related challenges and opportunities. The committee evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the board on AACSB policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities. The committee may commission independent research within the annual operating and capital budgets approved by the board.

Structure

The Innovation 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

To be announced.

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

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 AACSB president and CEO shall serve as ex officio of the BPC. The composition of the BPC reflects AACSB’s regional representation as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The BPC chair and the BPC staff liaison ensures that BPC membership includes diversity in gender, job functions/roles, etc.

Members

To be announced.

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 of Global Business Membership & Strategic Relationship
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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