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New chair of the Association of MBAs (AMBA)


Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch

Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, Founding Dean of the WU Executive Academy and Head of the Institute of International Management and Marketing at WU, has accomplished a remarkable professional achievement: Recently, he was elected Chair of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading international accreditation agencies.

Bodo B. Schlegelmilch is holding a speech
Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch was elected new chair of the AMBA

Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch has a long personal history of being closely involved with the development of MBA programs. The former Dean of the WU Executive Academy was also the Academic Director of two of the institution’s MBA programs, namely the Global Executive MBA and the Executive MBA Bucharest.


Schlegelmilch, who also serves on the advisory boards of various business schools in Asia and Europe, has been a member of AMBA’s Board of Trustees since 2014 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2016. Now his responsibilities will grow as new Chair of the AMBA’s Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the overall governance and determines AMBA’s strategies and policies.


 “I am looking forward to serving AMBA as new Chair. Having just completed our 50th anniversary year, AMBA’s Board and our CEO, Andrew Main Wilson and his team, deserve our thanks for strengthening AMBA substantially. I am excited about working with my colleagues and I’d like to extend a special thanks to my predecessor Len Jones for skillfully heading AMBA during the last few years,” says Prof. Schlegelmilch, and adds:


“AMBA is about much more than a global accreditation. We are also a membership organization representing some 33,000 MBA students and alumni, all the way through to CEOs and chairs who have an MBA from an AMBA accredited business school. We accredit 255 schools operating in 70 countries and our members from those schools live in over 150 countries. Our aim is to grow the membership further and create a powerful “force for good”, which is keenly aware of sustainability goals over and above the pursuit of profit and personal gains. A unique network which – of course – MBA students and alumni of the WU Executive Academy have access to.”


The whole team of the WU Executive Academy would like to congratulate Prof. Schlegelmilch on this outstanding achievement.


Read more information on Prof. Schlegelmilch’s appointment here.

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