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ABIS Elections 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society has four updates on its governance to share with its members:

  1. The Annual General Meeting;
  2. Changes to ABIS’ current statutes;
  3. The election of ABIS’ new President; and
  4. The election of ABIS’ Management Board (its equivalent to a legal Board of Directors).

 

Annual General Meeting (Cambridge, December 10, 17:45 GMT)

This year’s AGM is especially significant. In Cambridge, the ABIS membership will be asked to approve the election of a new President, Board of Directors, and new vision, mission and strategy for 2015 and beyond. ABIS members are invited to actively participate at the Colloquium and attend the Annual General Assembly to show their mandate. 

See the agenda here

 

Changes to the ABIS Statutes

Following a range of consultations with the current Boards, one representative of each member institution will be asked to vote on two fundamental changes to the ABIS statutes to simplify and enhance ABIS governance structures:

  • Transforming the Supervisory Board into an Advisory Board;
  • Enabling the Management Board to co-opt external independent directors (with a view to enhancing regional representation and strategic partnerships, above all).

 

These changes will be announced to the ABIS network in late November. Each member institution will then be asked to vote online for them between Monday, 1 and Friday, 5 December, as part of the overall election process. (UPDATE: Online voting to take place from Tuesday 2 - Monday, 8 December).

 

Elections for the next ABIS President and Board of Directors

This autumn, the Supervisory Board has been conducting a rigorous search process to identify a suitable candidate to propose to the AGM as the next President of ABIS. Members will receive a formal announcement from Etienne Davignon, ABIS Supervisory Board Chair, before the end of November.

Members will also be asked to vote at the start of December for the next Board of Directors. The new Board will take office after the Colloquium, for a period of three years.  It consists of five elected corporate representatives and five from academic members.

Any individual from a member institution is free to stand as a candidate. Previous directorial or Board-level experience is understandably preferred, but not mandatory. Please click on the following links to access more information on Roles & Responsibilities and Application Form.

 

If ABIS members have an interest in standing, please submit a CV plus the Application Form & Personal Statement to president@abis-global.org by 18:00 CET on THURSDAY, 27 NOVEMBER.

 

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