Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School, University of Reading, has joined the European Academy of Science and Arts' (EASA) Corporate and Public Governance class.
The EASA is Europe's largest transnational association and is made up of around 1,900 pioneering scientists and artists, as well as 32 Nobel laureates. It approaches key questions and challenges facing Europe and the world through various assemblies and publications.
Following a symposium on the 'Complexity and Integration in Nature and Society,' Andrew was inaugurated into the Academy, along with 80 other new members from 26 different countries,during a ceremony held at EASA's historic seat at Leopoldskron castle in Salzburg, Austria.
In addition to his academic work at Henley Business School, Andrew also consults and lectures in the UK, Europe, United States, Asia, China, Japan, Russia, Georgia, the Gulf States and Australia.
He is currently leading a major £2 million global study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice, with the participation of a number of governments and including British Ministers of State. His top team database covers 17 nations and thousands of private and public sector organisations.
Commenting on his EASA membership, Andrew said:
"I am honoured to join such a prestigious organisation. Membership of the EASA places me in the company of Nobel Prize winners and other eminent academics.
"At a time of great turbulence in both global politics and business, I look forward to playing an active role with my EASA colleagues in addressing some of Europe and the world's biggest challenges."