The Center for Global Business Studies has an advisory board to ensure the relevancy and practicality of all research.

Dr. Fariborz Ghadar
The William A. Schreyer Chair of Global Management, Policies and Planning

This position was endowed thanks to the generous support of  William A. Schreyer, chairman emeritus of Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc. Dr. Ghadar was named the chair and founding director of the Center for Global Business Studies in 1994.

Nancy Dull Stuck
Business Manager

Center for Global Business Studies
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
388 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802-3603

Phone: 814-865-0544

Advisory Board members for CGBS

In order to ensure the relevancy and practicality of all research, the Center has asked a distinguished cross section of global business leaders to advise and direct the various research projects. A list of current members follows:

Mr. Samer Al Hokail
President, CEO & Board Chair
Saudi Petroleum International Inc. (SPII)

Dr. Michel Amsalem 
Former President - Retired
Midsummer Capital, LLC

Mr. James Boland
Former President, CEO, and Vice Chairman 
Cavaliers Operation Company, LLC.

Mr. George Consolver
Former Director, Strategy Process
Texas InstrumentsRetired

Dr. Fariborz Ghadar
Founding Director, Center for Global Business Studies
The Pennsylvania State University

Mr. Robert Joyce
Director of Kemper Corporation
Former Executive Chair, Westfield Group - Retired

Mr. Gerald Kessler
Managing Director - Investment Officer
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC

Ms. Laura Kohler
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Kohler Company

Mr. Edward J. Largent, III
President, CEO, & Board Chair
Westfield Insurance

Dr. Yoon Park
Professor at George Washington University
Former Member of the Board of Directors of Samsung

Mr. Erik Peterson
Director of Global Business Policy Council
A.T. Kearney

Mr. Robert Svensk
Chief Executive Officer
Svensk & Company Inc.

Professor Zhixiang Zhang
Member of Academic Committee of the International Monetary Institute
Renmin University of China