media release

SFU professor elected President of AIB Executive Board

March 24, 2014

Rosalie Tung, SFU Beedie, 778.782.3083,
Ross MacDonald-Allan, SFU Beedie, 778.782.9492,


Simon Fraser University professor Rosalie Tung has been voted as president-elect of the Academy of International Business (AIB) executive board.

She will serve a three-year term to commence August 2014, initially as president-elect before progressing to president in 2015, and finally past president from 2016. 

As president, Tung will preside over all meetings of the AIB and the Executive Board, appoint and instruct all committees, and be responsible for the AIB’s strategic direction.

Tung is the Ming and Stella Wong Professor of International Business at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. She previously served a five-year term on the executive board of the Academy of Management, acting as vice-president, president and past president.

“I am thrilled to be recognized as president-elect of the Academy of International Business by my peers and colleagues in international business from around the world,” says Tung.

“Having previously served as president of the Academy of Management, it is a rare honour to have been recognized by one’s peers in two major academic institutions.”

The AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business, with more than 3,300 members from leading academic institutions across the globe, as well as consultants and researchers.

Tung’s election to the AIB executive board precedes the annual AIB Conference, which will be hosted this year in Vancouver by the Beedie School of Business.

The conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of scholars devoted to international business, and attracts more than 1,000 attendees annually from universities around the world.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 125,000 alumni in 130 countries.


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