The Strategic Committee - IIAS-IISA - International Institute of Administrative Sciences - Institut international des Sciences administratives

To help meet the Institute’s continuing major challenges: to be directly responsive to the needs and interests of practitioners at a time when the complexities and speed of change affecting the effectiveness of public institutions have never been greater.  This will entail ensuring that the right issues are addressed, that practitioners and decision takers are directly involved in activities thereby encouraging others, and, that succinct, focused, easily accessible, and above all ?front edge’ outputs are brought to their attention.  Further strengthening and extending the range of the Institute’s activities and its worldwide, intercontinental role will clearly be an important tool in helping to achieve this. 

The strategy committee is mandated to:

  • keep IIAS policy and strategy in all domains under regular review, and make relevant proposals to the Council of Administration;
  • review in particular IIAS capacities to be responsive to the interests of its membership, to seize new opportunities, and to undertake timely improvements in the Institute’s functioning;
  • ensure complementarity and coordination of the policy and strategy between the different bodies of the IIAS

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 a President of the European Group for Public Administration (2004-2010).

He graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven with degrees in Business Administration (1980), Political Science (1983) and Philosophy (1984). He received a PhD in Social Sciences in 1990 (Public Management Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven). He taught at the University of Twente, Netherlands, the University of Potsdam and the Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften, Speyer, Germany.

He was a Director of the Public Management Institute, Catholic University of Leuven (1998-2013). He was appointed Adviser to the Government of Finland (1999-2000), the Flemish Government for the modernization program (1992-1998), to the OECD for the “Performance, Accountability and Control” (1992-1993), and “Quality in the Public Sector” (1994) projects. He is a Member of the Scientific Council of the French Review of Public Administration, ENA, Paris (2003), Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Public Management and Economic Development at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (2002) and Member of Scientific Committee of EPAN (2002). In 2003, he received the Tocqueville Award of EIPA and sevarl titles of docteor honoris causa (Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III, Tallinn Technical University, Corvinus University Budapest and the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration of Romania. Geert Bouckaert has published numerous articles mainly on administrative reforms.

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.

PRAC Chairperson

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.

Dieter Schimanke Finance Committee Chairperson

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. Born in 1944 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, mainly in PHARE- and TACIS-projects. In the years 2005 and 2006 he has worked as senior expert in the TACIS-project on ?Support to Institutional and Financial Management in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection’ in Dushanbe/Tajikistan with elaborating a functional review and proposals for structural reforms on the central, oblast and rayon level. Furthermore, he has given lectures on civil service reform and HRM in seminars of a TACIS-project in Dushanbe/Tajikistan. In Bulgaria and Kosovo he has trained (coached) the higher levels of staff in the Ministries of Interior on public management skills. At present, he is working as senior expert and acting as project coordinator in an Ukrainian-German project on reform of public administration of Ukraine; this includes a new curriculum for a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the National Academy for Public Administration.

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.


IASIA President

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.

ongaro EGPA President

Edoardo Ongaro (Italy)

Prof Edoardo Ongaro joined Northumbria in 2011. Previously he was at Bocconi and the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. He holds an M.Phil in Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Degree in Industrial Engineering, specialisation in economics and management, at the Politecnico di Milano (five-year degree, equivalent to a postgraduate MSc degree).

His research work is in the field of public management and public administration. His studies are especially focused on the comparative analysis of public management reform, encompassing both national and supranational polities, and organisation and strategic management in the public sector. He speaks English, French, Italian, and at an intermediate level Spanish.

Edoardo’s main research interests are in international public management; the comparative analysis of public management reform; organisation of the public sector; HRM and personnel policies in the public sector; Business process reengineering (BPR) and process management in the public sector; strategic management in the public sector; the management and governance of European union institutions; multi-level frameworks of governance in the European union and beyond; global governance and the management and governance of the United Nations system; intergovernmental relations (IGR); the dynamics of processes of decentralisation, devolution, federalism.

e_varella LAGPA President

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.

AGPA President

Jiang Wu (China)

Professor Jiang Wu, member of the National Committee 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 Construction Publishing House, Dean of Public Administration Department of China National School of Administration.

sofiane Sahraoui  IIAS Director General



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