Even before the Bologna Declaration announced by the European ministers responsible for higher education in 1999 and the resulting introduction of today's quality assurance systems, it became necessary to develop a suitable form of quality testing due to the confusing range of MBA programmes that had developed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hence, the leading organisations of Swiss, Austrian and German industry established the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) in autumn 1994 as an international foundation. Right from Day One, the intention was to develop a strict Assessment Guide for quality assurance in the field of management training.

The FIBAA Foundation Council is the leading board of the Foundation. It defines and represents the common interests of the founders and decides on the economic and strategic baselines of FIBAAs work. The FIBAA Foundation Council assures that FIBAAs mission is well-established in society and its institutions and promotes FIBAAs overall values of transparency, quality and internationality in the field of higher education.

Excecutive Committee of FIBAA Foundation Council

 

President

  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Riemer,former Head of Education, Innovation & Research, Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Vienna 

Vice-Presidents

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Landfried, Leaders in Science (DHV), Heidelberg  
  • Prof. em. Dr. Jürg Manella, Former Director of Executive MBA, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen

Members

  • Dr. Barbara Dorn, Head of Departement Education | Vocational Training, BDA (Bundesvereinigung der Arbeitgeberverbände), Berlin
  • Dr. Oliver Heikaus, Division Manager Continuing Education, German Chamber of Insdutry and Commerce, Berlin
  • Mag. Kurt Koleznik, General Secretary, Association of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), Vienna
  • Dr. Michael Landertshammer, Department Chief at General Sekretariat of the  Austrian Economic Chamber, Vienna
  • Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Rudolf Minsch, Chief Economist/ Economic Policy, Education & Energie, Economiesuisse, Zurich
  • Jürg Zellweger, Member of Direction, Employer Association, Zurich