GA committees

IFSAM General Assembly (GA) can create committees and working groups for specific issues. Currently, there are six committees dealing with IFSAM strategy, awards, the 2022 congress, research, education and practice. The creation of the three last committees was approved late 2020. Current composition results from last GA decisions (April 6, 2022).


Goals/tasks: reflect about the challenges the field and the Federation face and make recommendations about directions for future development to the General Assembly


Sandro Castaldo (Ex-Officio, President), Chair

André Aquino

Osmar Arandia

Nic Beech (Ex officio, President Elect)

Wafa Khlif

Lee Lu

Xavier Castañer (Ex-Officio, Past President)


Goals/tasks: make recommendations to the GA about the number, purpose, advertising and selection process of IFSAM awards as well as for the composition of each award selection committee


Michael Morley (AB), Chair

Isabelle Bouty

Sandro Castaldo (Ex-Officio, President)

Wafa Garah (delegate of GA member, AMG)

Baniyelme Zoogah


Goals/tasks: make recommendations to the GA about the design of events


Martin Spring (Ex-Officio, VP Events), Chair

Nic Beech (Ex-Officio, President Elect)

Wafa Khlif (Ex-Officio, Treasurer)

Silviya Svejenova Velikova (Ex-Officio, VP Research)

Sergio Wanderley (Ex-Officio, VP Education)

Lee Lu (Ex-Officio, VP Practice)

Mohammed Hassainate

Baniyelme Zoogah

Juliana Bonomi (Deputy VP Events, guest Ex officio)

Robert Demir (Deputy VP Events, guest Ex officio)



Silviya Svejenova Velikova (Ex officio, VP Research), Co-Chair

Xavier Castañer (Ex-Officio, Past President) Co-Chair

Sandro Castaldo (President)

Osmar Arandia

Stewart Clegg (ad Personam)

Phylis Lan Lin

Renate Meyer (ad Personam)

Christine Moser (Deputy VP Research – Guest Ex officio)


The main general aims are the following:

To foster collaboration and exchange of ideas among management-related scholarly associations, encouraging networking and knowledge sharing to enhance the quality of management education worldwide; to serve as a collective voice and advocate for management education at national and international levels, engaging with policymakers, educational institutions, and relevant stakeholders to shape policies that support the advancement and improvement of management education; to promote standards of quality assurance in management education, to provide opportunities for professional development to management educators, including workshops, seminars, and training programs, to enhance their teaching, research, and leadership skills; to facilitate the development and improvement of management education curricula, ensuring relevance, innovation, and alignment with industry needs and emerging trends in the field, fostering pedagogical Innovation.


Sergio Wanderley (Ex officio, VP Education), Chair

Sandro Castaldo (Ex Officio, President, Co-Chair)

Dev Raj Adhikari

Osmar Arandia

Charles Dhanaraj (ad Personam)

Wafa Garah (delegate of GA member, AMG)

Trish McLaren

JC Spender (ad Personam)

Matteo Cristofaro (Deputy VP Education, guest Ex officio)

Vanessa Bermeo Pazmiño (Deputy VP Education, guest Ex officio)


The practice committee focuses broadly on:

  1. The efforts initiated by scholars and practitioners that contribute to management teaching, research, and how management practice is informed and contributes to organizational effectiveness, teaching, and research;
  2. the implication of current policies ( Institutional and membership bodies and country-specific) on the education, research, and practice linkage and the desired changes, if any;
  3. The relevant academic and administrative practices that enhance and contribute to academic excellence and practical and helpful management practices.


Leehsing Lu (Ex officio, VP Practice), Co-Chair

Nic Beech (President Elect), Co-Chair

Dev Raj Adhikari

Koldo Echebarrìa (ad Personam)

Wafa Khlif

Katy Mason

Prof. Vijayakumar Parameswaran Unnithan (Deputy VP Practice –  Guest Ex officio)

Juan José Nájera Sánchez (delegate of GA member, ACEDE)

Sim Sitkin (ad Personam)

Prof. Albert Valentine (Deputy VP Practice –  Guest Ex officio)