European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Director, Quality Service
Professor David AschIn September 2014 David joined EFMD Quality Services. David was at De Montfort University in Leicester for nine years, initially as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and then as Deputy Vice Chancellor where he had responsibility for the University's planning and resources and all five Faculties. Prior to this he was Professor of Management and Dean at the Open University Business School, Europe's largest business school. He was a member of the first EQUIS Accreditation Board.
David has written over 50 articles and books on strategy, management and change.
He has been a Special Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on human resource development and civil service reform, and an advisor to the World Bank on developing distance learning in developing countries.
David has been a consultant/advisor to directors and senior management teams at a number of leading international firms including Allianz Insurance, BAA, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu/ICL, KPMG, Oracle, 3M, The SAS Institute, and Xerox.