Geoff Perry, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Asia Pacific
Geoff Perry is Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Asia Pacific for AACSB. With initial degrees in the arts and the humanities, he subsequently undertook graduate study completing a PhD in economics with a focus on labour and international economics, utilising his capabilities as an applied micro-econometrician. Arising from this is a significant portfolio of peer reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as in Asia Pacific. With senior management experience in the University sector, having served as business school Dean, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Auckland University of Technology, a 28,000 student research intensive university, he has strong strategic, financial and people management capabilities. Before joining AACSB he took his own business school through the accreditation journey. Subsequently, he undertook a range of voluntary roles for AACSB including being a mentor, panel chair and member, member of the Business Accreditation Policy Committee, member and then Deputy Chair of the Initial Accreditation Committee, a facilitator of AACSB seminars and presenter conferences. Since September 2018 he has been co-chair of the Business Accreditation Task Force which was mandated by the Board to work with the AACSB community to develop the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards.
Kwok Kee Wei, Singapore Institute of Management
Professor Wei Kwok Kee is Provost at Singapore Institute of Management. Prior to his appointment at SIM, Professor Wei was Provost’s Chair Professor of Information Systems and Founding Dean of the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Professor Wei’s previous appointments include being the Chair Professor of Information Systems (2002 - 2016), Dean of the College of Business (2007 - 2012) and Head of the Department of Information Systems (2002 - 2007) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He was the Founding Head of the Department of Information Systems (1998 - 2002) at NUS.
During his tenure as business school Dean in CityU, Professor Wei has been credited for the significant improvement in its international UTD business school research ranking, from 98th to 63rd position; doubling of Hong Kong Government’s research grant awards; 25% increase in SSCI/SCI publications; and 5% increase in undergraduate admissions scores.
Professor Wei is a Fellow of Association of Information Systems (AIS) and was its President in 2003/4. He was awarded the AIS LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems in 2015. As an excellent educator, his doctoral students have attained placements in reputable universities worldwide. Prof Wei has published more than 200 journal and conference papers. Based on Scopus, his works have been cited over 9280 times and his h-index is 44 (as at 10 Dec 2019).