Lorraine Eden, the Gina and Anthony Bahr (’91) Professor in Business at Mays Business School, has been elected incoming president of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

w_EDEN-DSC_9209-9-2-CR-2MB-v2-200KBThe AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Established in 1959, AIB currently has more than 3,000 members in 85 countries.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2106, Eden will serve a three-year term on the AIB executive board – as president-elect (2016-2017), president (2017-2018) and past president (2018-2019).

As president, Eden will preside over all meetings of the academy and the AIB Executive Board, appoint and instruct all committees, and lead the strategic direction of the academy. She will also supervise the functions of the other officers and of the executive director.

“During her term as president during the 2017-18 year, Lorraine will have the opportunity to set the direction of international business education and research on a global scale,” said Julian Gaspar, executive director of the Center for International Business Studies at Mays. “This is also an opportunity for Mays Business School and Texas A&M University to be at the forefront of global business education, research and outreach.”