Tanya van Lill, director: of Academic Programmes at University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), who is responsible for the delivery of the business school's flagship MBA as well as post graduate and diploma programmes has been appointed to the Executive Master of Business Administration Council (EMBAC) board of trustees, effective from January 2016. Alongside other board members, van Lill will lead the association's education and training, resources, networking, and advocacy efforts.
EMBAC, the global voice of the Executive MBA industry, is a professional academic association that serves as a facilitator of best practice sharing and knowledge dissemination, and fostering a community among high-quality programs. Since 1981, the organisation has dedicated itself to advancing the cause for EMBA to improve executive education worldwide through its research, partnerships, conference, and outreach activities.
"Tanya's appointment to the EMBAC board is a substantial achievement for the school as well as the continent. The exposure to new trends, research as well the creation of new partnerships will enhance our MBA as well as other academic offerings. We congratulate Tanya, and we have no doubt that she will make a significant contribution to the EMBAC board," remarked Dean of GIBS, Professor Nicola Kleyn.
Commenting on her appointment, van Lill said "I am honoured to be appointed to the board; I aim to fulfil the organisation's mission as well as enhance my knowledge on the executive MBA globally through interaction with my peers from other international business schools."