The Council of Administration - IIAS-IISA - International Institute of Administrative Sciences - Institut international des Sciences administratives

It ensures the management and direct control of the affairs of the Institute, decides on the proposal of the Programme and Research Advisory Committee the Institute’s programme of activities and establishes its annual budget in accordance with the directions of the General Assembly.

The Council of Administration Members are the official delegates from States, National Sections and International Organizations who have been elected for 3 years and who convene under the chairmanship of the IIAS President.

List of Members 2016-2019:

Photo Geert Bouckaert


Geert Bouckaert (Belgium)

Professor Geert Bouckaert is the current President of International Institute of Administrative Sciences. He was the President of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) (2004-2010) and the Chair of the IIAS Programme and Research Advisory Committee (PRAC) (2010-2013).

He is Professor at the Public Management Institute (Faculty of Social Sciences) of the KU Leuven, Belgium. From 1997 to 2012, he was the Director of the Public Management Institute (Instituut voor de Overheid- KU Leuven).

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Pan Suk Kim

Past President

Pan Suk Kim (Korea)

Pan Suk Kim, Immediate Past President of IIAS, is a South Korean citizen, who holds a Ph.D., master, and bachelor degree in public administration. He is currently Director of the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) at Yonsei University as well as full Professor of Public Administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in South Korea.

He has been Secretary to the President for Personnel Policy in the Office of the President of Korea (the so-called Blue House). He has broad experience as an expert in governmental affairs, having served as a member of the Administrative Reform Committee (ARC) and a working member of the Presidential Commission on Government Innovation (PCGI) in the Korean central government. He was also on the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT), the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA), the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and various public advisory bodies and committees. After completing his Ph.D. degree in public administration at the American University in Washington DC, he was an assistant professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia and Austin Peay State University in Tennessee for several years. He also has considerable international experience, having served on the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Executive Board of the ASPA Section for Professional and Organizational Development (SPOD).He is currently a member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN/CEPA).




Host Country

Christian De Visscher (Belgium)

Mr. De Visscher is Professor of Political Science and Public Management at the Catholic University of Louvain. Christian de Visscher holds a Master of Public Administration (London School of Economics and Political Science) and PhD in Political Science (UCL). After holding various positions in the Belgian public service for ten years, he joined the UCL in 1998 to teach the public organisations management. Since 2010, he heads the Institute of Political Sciences Louvain-Europe. His research focuses on organisation, strategy, control and HRM in public organisations, in Belgium and in the European countries. He published several papers including Journal of Public Policy, Policy and Public Management, Public Policy and Administration, Publius, the International Review of Administrative Sciences, West European Politics. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Liege, Limoges, Geneva, as well as the Institut d’études politiques de Lille.



Chancel Ako Takem (Cameroon)

M. Chancel AKO TAKEM is a Senior Civil Administrator, a jurist, a senior government official and a Public Administration practitioner.
He holds an LLM in law from the University of Nottingham (UK), a Diploma in Administration from the National School of Administration and Magistracy in Cameroun, as well as a Master’s in Public law from the University of Yaoundé II (Cameroon). At the professional Level, he is currently Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service
and Administrative Reform after holding the position of Director of Career Management in the same Ministry for many years.


Latin America

Vacant position


North America

Vacant position.


East Asia

Xing’an Yu (China)

Mr. Xingan Yu was born in June, 1964. He is the President of Chinese Academy of Personnel Science (CAPS), research fellow enjoying special allowance of the State Council.
Education 1981-1988, he studied at Remin University of China and obtained his Bachelor Degree in History and Master Degree in Law.

Working Experience

1988-2001 staff member, assistant research fellow and associate research fellow in the Institute of Administrative Science of Ministry of Personnel; 2001-2004 Deputy Director of the General Office of Chinese Academy of Personnel Science;
2004-2005 Director of the Division of Human Resources Development of Chinese Academy of Personnel Science;
2005-2008 Deputy Director General of Department of Talent Mobility and Development of Ministry of Personnel;
2008-2013 Deputy Director General of the Department of Human Resources and Market of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security;
2010-2012 Vice-mayor of Rizhao City in Shandong Province;
2013-now President of Chinese Academy of Personnel Science.

Mr. Xingan Yu also serves as the Vice President of China Talent Society, Vice President of Human Resources Association, Vice President of China Society for Policy Science, executive member of China Administration Society, executive member of China Society for Research on International Professional Exchange and Development and etc.

Research Focus

Mr. Xingan Yu’s research focuses on administrative institutional reform, personnel system reform, and administrative institutions in ancient China.
He has published several books including A Review of the Research on Public Administration (1992), the Fundamentals of Personnel Management (1993), Human Resources Management in Public Sector (2002), Theoretical and Institutional Innovation of Incentive Mechanism (2005), and A Collection of Selected Ancient Chinese Literature Works
with Annotation and Interpretation (1997).

South Asia and the Pacific

Vasudha Mishra (India)

Ms. Vasudha Mishra is an officer of the lndian Administrative Service (Telangana Cadre. 1987). Presently, she is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of lndia since 28th July, 2017. Before joining the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, she was the MD, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), a Statutory Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare.

Ms. Vasudha Mishra worked in a number of postings in Nagaland and Andhra Pradesh including as Collector & District Magistrate of West Godavari District; Secretary, Women Development, Child welfare; Secretary, Finance; Special Commissioner (Commercial Tax) and Principal Secretary, Sports, Youth affairs & Culture with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

She also worked as Private Secretary to Minister of State for Home, and Commerce & lndustries in the Government of lndia and as Deputy Director (Senior), LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

Ms. Vasudha Mishra completed her post graduation in Botany from Delhi University. She attended Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA and was awarded the “Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Administration” in 2012. She also holds a Diploma in French (2003) from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages, New Delhi.


Eastern Europe

Vacant Position

Western Europe

Sabine Kuhlmann (Germany)

Sabine Kuhlmann is Professor for Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam, Germany; Vice-President of EGPA and a member of the National Regulatory Control Council of the German Federal Government. Her main research interests include comparative public administration, public sector reforms, local government, and evaluation. She has published inter alia in Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and Public Administration. Books have appeared with Edwar Elgar, for example an introduction into Comparative Public Administration (together with Hellmut Wollmann). Sabine Kuhlmann is deputy editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences. – Biography


Middle East

Raed BenShams (Bahrain)

Raed M. BenShams is the founding Director General of the Institute of Public Administration in Bahrain (BIPA). He has built BIPA into a partner of choice to build capacity into Bahrain’s public sector. Five years after its start of operations, BIPA has developed a wide range of training programs for all strata of public servants. It has also developed key signatory services in consulting and is about to launch its research activities with the establishment of a public service think tank in the region. Dr. BenShams was decorated with the Medal of Highest Level of Competence by HM the King for his achievements at BIPA. He holds a PhD in management from Bradford University, an MSc from Leeds University and has occupied key Government positions prior to joining BIPA. He was Assistant General Secretary for HR, Finance and Admin Affairs at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Director of Statistics at the Central Informatics Organization (CIO).



Koichiro Agata (Japan)

Professor for Public Administration at the Faculty of Political Science and Economics of Waseda University in Tokyo (1997- ) and President of Japanese Society for Public Administration (2012-14). He received a bachelor’s degree (1979) and a master’s degree of Political Science (1982) in Waseda. He was awarded Dr.rer.publ. at the Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer (1992). Agata has fulfilled some advisory functions in Japanese Ministries: in Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Evaluation of Independent Administrative Corporations (2003-13), in Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for Evaluation of Whole Independent Administrative Corporations (2004-14), in Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology as Policy Advisor (2008-12), in Cabinet Office in Statistics Committee (2008-14). He was previously the Humboldt Ambassador Scientist in Japan (2008-13) and is now a member of the Foundation Council of Japanese-German Centre Berlin (2008-17).



Bassam Abdullah Albassam (Saudi Arabia)

Dr Albassam is the Deputy Director General for Quality and Development at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. degree in public administration with concentration in budgeting and public finance from Florida Atlantic University, USA, in 2012. His areas of interest are public finance and governance. He has published books and articles on different subjects such as public administration, public finance, governance in different journals such as Public Administration Review and Resources Policy. Also, he participated in a number of management and financial consulting projects for both public and private agencies on various topics such as public finance, the formulation of financial regulations, and governance in public sector.

Carla Barbati

Carla Barbati (Italy)

Carla Barbati is Professor of Administrative Law at University of Milan-Iulm, Faculty of Arts, Markets and Cultural Heritage. She also teachesRegionalLaw in the Public Administration Specialization School (Spisa) at the University of Bologna.Law graduate of the University of Modena (1983), she received her PhD degree in Public Law from the University of Bologna (1989), being visiting scholar at the University of Virginia.Before joining University of Milan, she has been Professor of Administrative Law at University of Salento, School of Law (1999-2010), Assistant Professor of Public Law at the University of Modena (1990-1999), teaching also as an Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning Law at the University of Venice (1993-1994) and of Public Law at the University of Bologna (1995-1999). Her main areas of scholarly interest are: administrative decentralization, local government, decision-making processes, competition policies, public-private partnership, performing arts policy and funding, cultural heritage preservation and enhancement. She is author of three books, the most recent on public advisory bodies (2002), co-author of a book on competition and territorial decentralization (2005), co-author and co-editor of five books concerning landscape and cultural heritage preservation and enhancement. Her publications also include over eighty articles and essays. She is co-founder and member of Aedon, Journal of Arts and Law on line, Board of Directors. Professor Barbati is a former member of the Italian Administrative Law Professors Society’s Board of Directors (2006-2009). She has served as a consultant to the Italian Senate 7th Standing Committee on Film industry regulation (2007-2008) and to the Italian Regions Coordination on Performing Arts Policy (2002). She has also served on the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities Advisory Committee on Cultural Heritage Enhancement (2007-2008) and on the Italian Government Public Function Department Advisory Committee on Administrative Decentralization (1997-1998).

Marta Cimas Hernando (Spain)

Marta Cimas Hernando is Director of the International Relations Department at the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP). She is responsible for the international development cooperation on governance and institutional strengthening, and the representation of the Central Government and the Agency itself in international organizations on public administration, as well as bilateral relations with counterpart institutions. She is also in charge of the coordination and management of the Master of Public Management devoted to Latin-American civil servants.
She is member of the Public Body of Civil Administrators of the State “Cuerpo Superior de Administradores Civiles del Estado”.

Before her present position, she was Head of International Affairs at the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society (2001-May 2012), Seconded National Expert at the European Commission (DG INFSO. From 1998 to 2001) and Advisor at the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Communications (1992 to 1998). She is co-author of the books “Juridical Regime of Telecommunications, TV and Internet” published by Editorial Aranzadi in May 2002. ISBN: 84-8410-863-5 and “The New Regulation of Telecommunications, Television and the Internet”, Ed Aranzadi 2003. ISBN: 978-84-9797-262-7.

Speaker at various courses and seminars: Conferences in the field of Critical IT Infrastructures and Cloud Computing. Courses of the “IE: Instituto de Empresa” on Telecommunications; Conferences on Emerging Technologies and Crime (organized by the Ministry of Interior).

Member of the Board of the “Sociedad Anónima Estatal de Caución Agraria (SAECA)” (from February 2005 until now) and of the Spanish Public Television Entity (RETEVISION) from September 1997 to June 1998.


Franciso Gaetani (Brazil) 

Francisco Gaetani is a Specialist in Public Policy and Governmental Management, an Economist from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1980), MSc Public Policy and Administration from London School of Economics (1998) and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Government Department of London School of Economics (2008). Mr. Gaetani has been the Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management and at the Ministry of Environment of Brazil. Mr Gaetani has also led strategic programs with the Brazilian government as the General Coordinator of the United Nations Development Program, as the Adviser of Academic Planning at the University of Minas Gerais, and as Project Manager of the State of Minas Gerais´s Secretariat of Labor and Social Development. Currently, Francisco Gaetani is the President of the National School of Public Administration, recognized for the career training and development of the most strategic cadres of the Federal Government of Brazil and for promoting relevant public policy and governmental management debate and research on Public Administration. Also, Mr. Gaetani is a Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation. His main areas of interest are public administration and public management reforms.

 Mattias Guyomar

Mattias Guyomar (France)

State Councillor, Secretary General of the IFSA, chair of  « rédaction des Cahiers de la FP »


Rachid Meliani (Morocco)

In April 2016, appointed General Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Administration;
From 2014 to 2016, Technical Adviser of the Head of Government, in charge of coordinating of the Cluster “Productive Sectors, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning” at the Presidency of the Government;
In 2013, Chief of Staff of the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy;
Member of the Executive Committee of the General Treasury of the Kingdom from 2004 to 2013;
From 2009 to 1013, Director of Compliance and Development at the General Treasury of the Kingdom, the Ministry of Economy and Finance;
In 2008, Deputy Director, in charge ad interim of the Control and Development Department at the General Treasury of the Kingdom, the Ministry of Economy and Finance;
From 2004 to 2006, appointed head of the Department of Strategy and Management of International Cooperation Control at the General Treasury of the Kingdom;
In 2002 Reinstatement of the General Inspectorate of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Finance;
From 2000-2002, Admission to the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Paris, France);
In 1997 Admitted as Inspector of Finance at the General Inspectorate of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Finance;
From 1995 to 1997, Admission to the competition of the National School of Administration of Morocco Moroccan ENA

Theodor Thanner (Austria)

On 1 July 2007, Mr. Thanner was appointed Director General of the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (BWB). Before joining the BWB he was, among others, head of the Directorate General of Legal Affairs, Federal Ministry of the Interior and filled several positions with the Federal Defense and the Federal Chancellery. Mr. Thanner studied law at the University of Salzburg. He is a member, among others, the “Patent-und Oberster Markensenat” (Court of Appeal concerning patents and trademarks) and author of numerous publications on constitutional and administrative law.

Reto Steiner (Switzerland)

Reto Steiner is dean and managing director at the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Winterthur/Zurich (Switzerland). His main areas of research and teaching include organizational design and change, local and regional governance, public corporate governance, and public management. Additionally, Reto Steiner teaches at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano as a contract professor for Strategic Management in the Public Sector, at the University of Bern and at the ETH Zurich in the executive education.

He has extensively published on the management of agencies, state-owned enterprises, decentralization and local governance and serves on various international academic boards.

The Scholar worked as a senior lecturer, professor and member of the management board at the Center of Competence for Public Management at the University of Bern (2002-2016) and as a managing director at the Swiss Institute for Public Management (2016-2017). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong in 2013.


Deok-seob Shim (South Korea)

Organization Management Office – MOPAS


Chairperson, Finance Committee

Dieter Schimanke (Germany)

Dieter Schimanke is a highly experienced senior expert in the fields of public administration and reforms of public administration with an academic and practical background. He has studied law and administrative science and became Professor in Public Administration at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg/Germany in the year 1981. Furthermore, he has worked in different institutions in the German public administration for more than 15 years (on the central and regional level). From 1994 until 2002, he has built up – in the function as Secretary of State – the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs in a state in Eastern Germany after unification and implemented reform issues. Since 2002, he is working in projects on reform of public administration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, starting in PHARE- and TACIS-projects. In the last years until now, he is working as senior expert in Ukrainian-German projects on reform of public administration of Ukraine (e.g. modernizing programmes and structures, improvement of service delivery, territorial and functional reforms, Local Economic Development). He also joined reforms projects in China and Cambodia as well as in Greece.

He is Vice-President of the German Section of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Brussels, and working there on issues of comparative public administration.


Masahiro Horie

Chairperson, Programe and Research Advisory Committee

Masahiro Horie (Japan)

Masahiro Horie is Senior Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently the Director of the Executive Development Center for Global Leadership and also the Director of the Young Leaders Program which is a master’s degree program. Until recently he was the Vice President of GRIPS and the Dean for International Affairs. Before moving to GRIPS, he worked for the Japanese Government for many years. Jobs he had in the Central Government include the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Director-General of the Cabinet Secretariat Office for the Promotion of Administrative Reform of the Japanese Government, the Director-General of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications Policy, the Deputy Director-General of the Postal Services Agency, and the Director-General of the Statistical Standards Department. He studied at the Department of Law of the University of Tokyo, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University and the Department of Administrative Sciences (now the School of Management) of Yale University. He has taught and lectured at universities and institutions in Japan and abroad including Peking University and Fudan University in China and Harvard University and University of California at Berkeley in USA. In 2001 he was selected by the Business Week magazine as one of “Stars of Asia” in the field of politics and public administration, as the first and the only one Japanese government official.


Vice-Chairperson, Programe and Research Advisory Committee:

Katju Hölkeri (Finland)

Katju Holkeri is a financial counsellor at the Ministry of Finance’s Public Management Department in Finland. Currently she works as Head of Governance Policy Unit. She is also a vice chair if the OECD’s Public Governance Committee.



President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA):

Bianor Cavalcanti (Brazil)

Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti is the International Director of the Getulio Vargas Foundation; he was also the Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean of the IASIA, International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, and the President of the LAGPA, Latin American Group for Public Administration of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences. He has extensive national and international experience in teaching, researching and consulting in the fields of public administration and public policies.

He is full professor and has held the position of Director of the Getulio Vargas Foundation Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas. Prof. Cavalcanti holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, serves on important boards of trustees and advisory boards, and has published several scientific articles both in Brazil and abroad.

His main book “The Equalizer Manager: management strategies in the public sector” was published in Portuguese, in Brazil, in 2005; in 2009, this book was launched in Spanish, in Argentina, and in French, in Canada; in 2014, an English e-book version was launched from FGV editing house.
Over more than 40 years Bianor has built a solid and solidary career in the field of Public Administration, contributing to strengthening the role of this area in the searching of the development of the states.

Edoardo Ongaro

President of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA):

Edoardo Ongaro (Italy)

Edoardo Ongaro is professor of international public services management at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Previously he has held positions at SDA Bocconi School of Management and Bocconi University, where he still serves as senior visiting professor of management of international and supranational organizations.

Since September 2013 he is the President of EGPA; he has served in the Steering Committee of EGPA since 2009. During the period 2006-09 he has been one of the Chairs of the Permanent Study Group on Intergovernmental Relations, and over 2010-13 he has been a Chair of the Permanent Study Group on EU Administration and Multi-Level Governance.

He is Editor-in-chief (appointed) of the journal Public Policy and Administration. He has served in various academic and expert committees and has contributed to numerous international research projects.

He has published extensively on the topic of administrative reforms at the national and European level. Publications include Public Management Reform and Modernization: Trajectories of Administrative Change in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain (2009, Edward Elgar); also published with Elgar are: Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States: Theoretical perspectives, 2010, and Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relations: Transatlantic Perspectives, 2011 (both co-edited with Marc Holzer, Andrew Massey and Ellen Wayenberg). He is currently working at a book (co-authored with Ewan Ferlie) entitled strategic Management in Public Service Organisations (forthcoming, Routledge) and at an edited book entitled Multi-Level Governance: The Missing Linkages (forthcoming, Emerald).

Jiang Wu

President of the Asian Group for Public Administration

Jiang Wu (China)

Professor Jiang Wu, member of the National Commitee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), President of the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, honorary professor of China National School of Administration and doctoral supervisor of the College of Administration of Jilin University, Vice-president of China Administration Society, and Vice-president of China Organisation and Establishment Research Society. Before his current position, he also served as deputy Director of research Office of the Central Organisation Department, Deputy Chief Editor of Party Contruction Publishing House, Dean of Public Administration Department of China National School of Administration.


President of the Latin American Group for Public Administration

Edgar Varella Barrios (Colombia)

Professor Edgar Varela Barrios holds a Ph.D in Management from HEC School of Higher Commercial Studies of Montreal-Canada, a Master in Andean History and is a Bachelor of Philosophy, Universidad del Valle. Currently, he is the rector of the Universidad del Valle, a position he has held since 20 November 2015. He was appointed President of the Latin American Group for Public Administration – LAGPA  the regional group of the IIAS. For the past 23 years, he’s been a professor at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences of the Universidad del Valle, in graduate and undergraduate studies, teaching Epistemology, Regional and Local Development, Public Policy, Political Theory, Sociology of Society’s Political Doctrines and Organisational Theory.


Andrew Massey

Editor-in-chief of the International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS)

Andrew Massey (United Kingdom)

Andrew Massey is currently Head of the Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK. He has worked in a range of areas including British, European, and US policy and politics. His main areas of research include comparative public policy, public administration and issues around the reform and modernization of government and governance at all levels in the UK, US, EU and globally. He also has a long standing interest in energy policy, especially civil nuclear energy; professionalism and ethics and accountability. He has been seconded into the UK civil service to work on issues connected to energy policy and has also worked for the UK Cabinet Office and Her Majesty’s Treasury.

He is currently Editor in Chief of the International Review of Administrative Sciences, and a member of the executive of the UK’s Political Studies Association.


Associate Editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS):

Yves Emery (Switzerland)

Yves Emery is a Master of Science (MSc) in business and industrial studies and holds a Doctorate in Economics and Society from the University of Geneva. Appointed professor at IDHEAP (Institute for Advanced Studies in Public Administration (IDHEAP) in 1992, he teaches and conducts research in the framework of post-graduate master’s in public administration, and advises governments in the areas of public management , management of human resources and quality management. Member of the Board of the Swiss Society of Administrative Sciences (SGVW), member of “Speyer Beirat” international award for quality in public services, Steering committee member of the Society for Economic and Social Studies (SEES) and member of the Study Group “Personnel Policies” of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), he is also part of several editorial boards and authored numerous books and publications scientists.

Robert Fouchet

Director of Publications

Robert Fouchet (France)

Professor in Management Sciences, Robert Fouchet has held since the beginning of his career responsibilities in the field of Universities and Higher Education

In particular,

  • Founding Director of the Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance, IMPGT, a part of Aix Marseille University hosting some 1,000 students – PHD, Bachelor & Master’s; Professional trainings…- (1996 to today)
  • Special Advisor to the President of the University Paul Cézanne in charge of the reorganization of university personnel, finances, training and research (2008 to 2011)
  • Vice President “Finances & cultural Heritage” at the University Paul Cézanne (2005-2008)
  • Special Advisor to the University president in charge of LOLF – French legislation governing public finance – (University Paul Cezanne, 2003-2005)
  • Director of Aix-en-Provence University Institute of Technology (1996)
  • ….

He also heads the research centre in Public Management (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Gestion d’Aix Marseille, CERGAM – Aix Marseille University), is the editorial Manager on the International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management. Member of numerous committees and evaluation expertise, and scientific commissions related to the public sector,

He is an Expert for the French Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education, AERES – and as such, in charge of the assessment of some French higher education institutions (Paris 6, Rennes, Marne la Vallée, Orléans…). He has recently been in charge of an evaluation mission on universities for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

His research led him to work on changing university systems, new modes of governance, culture management; He is often asked to talk about those themes as a visiting professor or speaker and is currently supervising 10 PhD in those fields.

Professor Robert Fouchet is a member of the European Group for Public Administration, EGPA, Steering Committee, and is responsible for The Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue of Public Management, MED, ( launched in 2008; he is also a support to the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean doctoral school in Public Management.


Ex Officio

sofiane Sahraoui 

Sofiane Sahraoui , Directeur général

Director General


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