23 Jun 2016

Executive Dean of the Open University Business School appointed Vice-President (academic), European Foundation for Management Development

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean of The Open University Business School, has been appointed Vice-President (academic) of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The EFMD is an international membership organisation with over 800 members from academia, business, public service and consultancy across 81 countries. They provide accreditation services (including EQUIS) that aim to raise the standards of management education around the world.

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean, The Open University Business School, said of her appointment:

“I feel very honoured to accept this role. The EFMD is an organisation that shares the OU Business School’s ethos of true collaboration between academia and industry, in order to develop best practice in management education.

“I look forward to working with the EFMD’s influential network to support the continued advancement of management thinking across the world, to the benefit of the business education sector.”

Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO of the EFMD, recognised Rebecca’s expertise in both traditional and technology enhanced learning environments:

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rebecca for the past three years on the EFMD Board, and we are very pleased to work more closely with her as Vice-President (academic). With her extensive experience in both face to face and online business education, Rebecca’s appointment will support the EFMD in continuing to act as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development, in all its forms.”

Professor Taylor’s nomination was ratified at EFMD’s general assembly in Brussels earlier this month (13 June 2016). Professor Taylor succeeds Professor Sue Cox, School of Management, Lancaster University.

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