International Advisory Board

International Advisory Board (IAB) is a collegial advisory body that was established to support the strategic development of the UNECON. The IAB consists of prominent representatives of the academia, governance in higher education and business. The IAB members may have all three qualities.

The main purpose of the IAB is to provide strategic counsel about the direction the university should follow and support its development.

The IAB is expected to evaluate the general strategy of the University, monitor its development pace, advise on strategy of internationalization, foster cooperation with leading universities and research centers and promote UNECON abroad.

The IAB will meet once a year for two consecutive days. The Rector and vice-rectors will participate in the IAB meetings. Other faculty and staff members will be invited upon request.


Igor Maximtsev, Rector of UNECON

Patricia Dowden, President and CEO, Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Rudolf Faltermeier, professor of TU Munchen, Former Vice-president of the Bavaria Savings Banks Association,  DHC of UNECON

Jacques Fontanel, Professor Emeritus of economics at the University Grenoble Alpes, DHC of UNECON

Kari Hypponen, President of the Baltic Sea Region University Network

Bernhard Koye, Director Cooperations and Director of the Swiss Institute for Financial Training at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences. 

Gabriele Kötschau, Director, Wirtschaftskooperationen West-Ost

Clemens Renker, Managing Director of Institute for Success in Small and Mid-sized Enterprises, DHC of UNECON

Uwe Schneider, Director of German and International Law at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, DHC of UNECON

Zarema Shaukenova, Director of Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan,


Dmitry Vasilenko, Vice-rector on International Relations, UNECON