Baback Yazdani is a Professor of Product Development and the Dean of Nottingham Business School (NBS), UK’s leading business school by ranking and accreditations since 2007.
Baback has invested in acquisition and the development of world-class faculty; developed NBS' research to international standards; deepened NBS links to business; developed the revolutionary programme of experiential learning and personalisation that has received international recognition and acclaim.
He plays plays an active role in both academia and industry bodies. Baback is a Board Member of European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD), Council Member and Treasurer of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), and Member of Board of Trustees and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Baback had extensive senior leadership roles in industry and international business (US and Europe), including Director of Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover, and Director of Business and Operations at Premier Automotive Group: JLR, Volvo, Aston Martin and Lincoln Mercury.
Baback Yazdani will play a key role in guiding ABIS to the next stage of its development and serving its members with meaningful partnerships and collaborations.