Frank Bostyn

Frank BostynFrank Bostyn has a long track record in management and governance (a) at university level as dean, vice-dean, department head, member of the board and the management committee of the university, and (b) at other organizations, such as member of the Investment Committee of the Flemish Transformation and INnovation Acceleration Fund (TINA), board member of the National Delcredere Office.

He is currently the Dean of the College of Business & Economics, at the UAE University in Al Ain. Before joining UAEU, he was the Founding Dean of NEOMA Business School with locations in Paris, Rouen and Reims. In 2013, Bostyn led Reims Management School and Rouen Business School through a successful merger process, which resulted in NEOMA Business School becoming the largest and one of the leading B-Schools in France.

Bostyn served also as deputy-chief of staff of the Flemish vice-minister-president and minister for Research and Innovation, and devised a new innovation strategy and new industrial policy for the region.

He is past Dean of the University of Antwerp Management School and holds the rank of professor of strategic management at the University of Antwerp.

Prior to that, Bostyn worked as a consultant and policy adviser focusing on transition economies, with major assignments in a.o. Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Romania. He was team leader of the Policy Advisor Unity for the reform of the agro-industrial complex, under the Vice-Prime Minister for Economic Reform in Ukraine (1994-97).

Bostyn’s engagement with AACSB International dates back to 2000, while preparing and leading the University of Antwerp through initial accreditation, and later having the AACSB accreditation endorsed by the national accreditation body, hence effectively realizing a double accreditation in one exercise. Since then, he served on the Initial Accreditation Committee, as member, vice-chair, and chair; on the Accreditation Coordinating Committee; chaired many reviews and served as mentor to several schools, with a very broad country-exposure in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania as well as Africa.

Bostyn studied economics and philosophy at the University of Ghent (Belgium), management at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and macroeconomic policy and management at Harvard University, and holds master’s degrees in economics and philosophy, a Wharton MBA and a PhD in economics.