NIBS Board welcomes new members

(L to R) Ian Charles, Luc Vanhille, Lara Martin, Diederich Bakker, Wilhelmina Hazelhoff-Pouwer, Hans van Oudheusden, Carline Vuylsteke, Patrick Schoenmakers, Robin Ritchie and Ioan Alin Nistor

The NIBS Board held its its winter meeting this week at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. As part of the two-day planning session, the board welcomed four new faces and bid a fond farewell to two long-serving members.

Joining the board are:

  • Diederich Bakker, a professor of international business at Hanze University of Applied Sciences
    (Groningen, Netherlands). He assumes responsibility for Marketing & Member Relations.
  • Thomas Chittenden, a lecturer at the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont (Burlington, USA), who will lead the network’s efforts in New Products & Initiatives.
  • Lara Martin, Director of Overseas Partnership Development, Heilongjiang International University (Harbin, China), who will handle Communications & Board Administration.
  • Ioan Alin Nistor, Dean of the Faculty of Business at Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), who will be responsible for Industry Relations & Sponsorship.

As its first action, the new board conveyed its deep appreciation to Luc Vanhille and Wilhelmina Hazelhoff-Pouwer for their contributions and years of service as NIBS board members. Dr. Vanhille recently retired from Belgium’s UC Leuven-Limburg, where he had served as head of the business department.  Prof. Hazelhoff-Pouwer is currently Director of International Business and Languages at the Amsterdam School of International Business, but will retire from the position this spring.

The next NIBS board meeting will be held immediately prior to the NIBS Annual Conference, scheduled to run from 17 to 19 May in Leeds.

For more information on the NIBS Board, please click here.

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