Reto Steiner is the new dean and managing director of the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Winterthur, Switzerland. Steiner previously worked as a professor and member of the management board at the Center of Competence for Public Management at the University of Bern and as a managing director at the Swiss Institute for Public Management. He is a contract professor at the Free University of Bozen and teaches at ETH Zurich. Steiner started his new position in August.
Stanislas de Bentzmann has been appointed to succeed François Pierson as president of KEDGE Business School, which has four campuses in France and three in Asia and Africa. De Bentzmann currently is president and co-founder of Devoteam, a technology consulting company. Pierson spent 13 years as head of Euromed Management and, later, of KEDGE Business School, during which time the school became accredited by AACSB, EFMD, and AMBA. De Bentzmann becomes chairman of the KEDGE board of directors, while Pierson will remain a member of the board to support the school’s development in Africa.
Kurt April has been named the new chair of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business in South Africa. April is also professor in leadership, diversity, and inclusion at the school. The Allan Gray Centre was established in 2011 with the aim of deconstructing toxic business management models and promoting purpose-guided and responsible business practices.