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Tuesday, November 29 2022 - 01:00
AACSB International Announces Retirement of Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of Europe, Middle East, and Africa
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that Tim Mescon, executive vice 
president and chief officer of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, is retiring 
on December 31, 2022. Mescon has been part of AACSB since January 2015, when he 
helped establish and open the AACSB EMEA office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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"It has been an honor to support AACSB's mission and vision in EMEA—and 
globally—and to serve the members of our business education community," said 
Mescon. "I truly believe that business education will create a positive impact 
in society. I look forward to AACSB's continued growth and impact around the 

Over the past eight years, Mescon expanded AACSB's visibility and impact in 
EMEA as he passionately promoted the value of business education and AACSB 
accreditation through thought leadership, spokesperson interviews, and advisory 
roles. Under his leadership in the region, the number of AACSB-accredited 
schools doubled to 189; membership grew by nearly 60 percent, to 542; and 
learning and development offerings grew from six to nearly 40 events annually.

In 2016, Mescon launched the Global Improvement Network to support and guide 
business schools in Africa as they worked to cultivate local leaders for 
emerging countries. Mescon, with his EMEA colleagues, served as a liaison with 
governments to establish cooperative agreements with the Accreditation 
Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders, the United Arab Emirates 
Commission for Academic Accreditation, the Council of Higher Education in 
Turkey, and the Association of Arab Universities, among others. During his 
tenure, Mescon released his fifth book, a co-edited work titled Technologies, 
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Learning Post-COVID-19: The Crucial 
Role of International Accreditation. Mescon was named a fellow of the Chartered 
Association of Business Schools in the U.K.

"I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tim for many years, before 
either of us worked together at AACSB," said Caryn Beck-Dudley, president and 
CEO of AACSB. "Throughout that time, I've seen him dedicate his life to making 
business education a force for good, not only through his academic and advisory 
roles, but through his leadership and commitment to AACSB. His outreach efforts 
to schools, businesses, and governments have helped shape the future of 
business education in EMEA."

Ron Tuninga was recently named AACSB's vice president and managing director of 
) and began his role on November 15. An innovative leader with global 
experience in the public and private higher education sectors, Tuninga will 
build on the foundational work Mescon has achieved in the region.

About AACSB International 

Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world's largest 
business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to 
create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 
countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, 
and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming 
business education for a better society at ( 

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