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ABIS’ governance model is designed to allow member participation at all stages of the decision making process.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors makes decisions on all matters relevant to the achievement of ABIS’ objectives, specifically the management of ABIS projects and the allocation of funding.

Board members are composed by elected representatives from business & academic partners. The management board meets in Brussels three to four times a year. Baback Yazdani, Dean at Nottingham Trent Business School is the current Chair of the ABIS Board of Directors. 

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Led by the Managing Director, the Coordination Office is responsible for all executive functions of ABIS and the co-ordination of its activities.

Advisory Board

ABIS Advisory Board is set up by senior figures from its Founding Partner and partner institutions, external advisors. Doug Baillie, Chief HR Officer, Unilever is Chair-designate of the Advisory Board.  

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General Assembly

The General assembly is composed by one representative of each member (academic & corporate). They gather together once a year, normally during ABIS annual Colloquium, to decide on the overall objectives of the Academy.

Audit Committee

The appointed auditor is charged with oversight of financial reporting and disclosure working closely together with external auditors. The Audit Committee is also responsible for regulatory compliance and risk management.

Membership & Governance Charter

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