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.
Ihsan Zakri, AACSB International
Ihsan Zakri is manager, Accreditation and Member Services at AACSB International. At AACSB he works with both the Executive vice president/Chief Officer Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Chief Accreditation officer to develop and implement integrated accreditation and member service and engagement initiatives in the EMEA region. He serves as a staff liaison for over 160 schools in EMEA region. Ihsan has an international background in higher education, program and Institutional accreditation and course and program development. He gained extensive experience in accreditation and EU funded projects before joining AACSB. Ihsan has earned a Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration on the Middle East from Lund University, Sweden.