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.
Chris Wert, Ecole de Management Léonard De Vinci (EMLV)
Chris is the Dean for Accreditation and Quality at both the management and engineering schools at the Leonard de Vinci University Pole in Paris. Formerly he was Dean for Accreditation and International Strategy at ISC Paris and Telecom Ecole de Management ; both institutions obtained AACSB accreditation during his tenure. Chris has long been involved in accreditation, primarily with AACSB where he currently mentors several European and Middle Eastern schools. He has done several workshops and presentations for AACSB and was a former co-president of the AACSB European Affinity Group. Prior to his involvement with AACSB, he was a peer reviewer for the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) where he also sat on the Board of Directors. Chris has consulted with many schools throughout Europe on Assurance of Learning and accreditation/quality in general. Chris Wert has both French and American nationalities, a doctorate in law from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Boston University.