He/she presides at the General Assembly and the Council of Administration. He/she may not sit as the representative of his/ her government or of a National or International Section. The President sees that the decisions of the General Assembly and the Council of Administration are carried out.
Biography of the 2013-2016 President: Prof. Dr. Geert Bouckaert
Geert BOUCKAERT is currently the President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) (2013-2016). 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). His fields of research and teaching are Public Management, Public Sector reforms, Performance Management and Finance Management. He is also visiting Professor at the University of Potsdam (Germany).
He is involved in several international networks such as: President of the Scientific Committee of SPAN (Swiss Public Administration Network), President of the Flemish Governmental Commission for the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Public Sector, Vice Chair of COST Action LocRef (Local Government Reform), Member of the Corvinus Budapest International Advisory Board, Member of the Conseil scientifique de la Revue française d’administration publique (ENA), Member of the Board of the Belgian Institute of Public Administration. Member of the VVBB- Flemish Association of Administrative Sciences, Member of the international advisory board of the MPM at the Bocconi University. He is also the Coordinator for Governmental organizations in Flanders (Belgium).
Geert Bouckaert received several Honorary Doctorates and other international awards in recognition to his scientific contributions in the field of Public Administration.
Professor Bouckaert published many books and articles on Public Management and Public Administration Reforms.
For more information: please consult his online CV.