Jikyeong Kang to Lead AACSB Board of Directors

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Business school president will be the first board chair from an Asia Pacific business school.

Tampa, Fla., USA (June 29, 2021)—AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s largest business education association and business school accreditor, is honored to announce its 2021-22 board chair, Jikyeong Kang, from the Philippines’ Asian Institute of Management (AIM). Kang currently serves as the president, dean, and MVP professor of marketing at AIM and will lead the AACSB board of directors during the upcoming year to advance the quality of business education globally.

“AACSB is delighted to welcome Jikyeong as the 2021-22 chair of the board of directors,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, president and CEO of AACSB. “She brings a diverse, global perspective to AACSB and a deep understanding of the connections between business education and the business community. We look forward to her inspiring and thoughtful leadership as we focus on driving positive societal impact and furthering AACSB’s diversity and inclusion efforts, worldwide.”

In addition to her elected role as board chair of AACSB, Kang serves as the first female president of AIM, a position she assumed in 2015, which has been extended through 2025. Kang is recognized for her efforts to expand global diversity and inclusion initiatives and is a valued thought leader in how business and business education can create positive societal impact. Her experience in these areas will guide her and the AACSB board of directors as they further these initiatives in business education, regionally and globally.

Kang’s previous leadership roles include director of postgraduate center, MBA programs, and the DBA program at Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom. Kang is a fellow of the International Academy of Management and has taught at top business schools around the world as a visiting professor. She is the recipient of numerous grants and national and international awards for her research and leadership and has served in previous positions at AACSB and several corporations. In addition, she currently serves on the boards of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, the European Foundation for Management Development, and the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools, as well as several top business schools in Europe and in Asia.

“As a long-time volunteer of AACSB, I am honored to serve as chair of the board of directors during this pivotal time for business education,” said Jikyeong Kang. “Access to high-quality business education has the potential to create meaningful, lasting impact worldwide, and I believe AACSB is well-positioned to lead this effort. I look forward to joining my colleagues on the board of directors in this exciting endeavor.”

Kang’s term as board chair begins July 1, 2021, and extends one year, and she will serve as immediate past chair starting July 1, 2022.

About AACSB International

Established in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.

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