Lichia Yiu - President

About-lichia2Born in Taipei in 1949 and a Swiss citizen, she holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from Indiana University. A former associate professor at Chinese Culture University, Chinese Taipei, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University in organisational psychology. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Dr. Yiu has over 20 years of experience as an advisor to governments and international organisations on organisational development and reform of public administration. She recently directed a two-year, bilateral Swiss-Slovene project to reform the public administration of Slovenia and a three-year Sino-Swiss bilateral programme to modernise management training of senior civil service officials in China. She has also been a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and other specialised UN agencies, as well as to private-sector organisations. 

Raymond Saner - Director

About-Founders-RS 2003Born in Switzerland in 1947 and a Swiss citizen, he is fluent in German, English and French. He holds a doctorate in Social Psychology from the Union Graduate School, Cincinnati, Ohio, Master in Edu, Lesley U. Cambridge and a BA in Economics, U. of Basle.

Dr. Saner has over 20 years of experience in designing and managing institution development and capacity-building projects in the public sector throughout the world. He has been a consultant to European and Asian governments, multinational companies and international organisations, including the United Nations Development Programme, the World Trade Organisation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. His recent project leadership responsibilities have included the development of management training centres in Russia and institutional reform in Eastern Europe and South America. A former adjunct professor at New York University's Graduate School of Business, he currently teaches on international negotiation at the University of Basle (Switzerland), and was a visiting professor at INSEAD (France).


Leadership Responsibilities

Alternate Representatives of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) to ECOSOC/United Nations in Geneva (2005- present).
Board member (elected), Organizational Development & Change Division, Academy of Management, (2002-2004).
Chairman (elected), Advisory Council to Board of Governors, Academy of Management, Washington, USA (2001-2002).
Head, Network "Development, Social Change and Governance", Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Baltimore, USA (1997- 2000).

Members of Editorial Review Boards

International Editorial Board of Management Learning. 2006- present
Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 2005- present
Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2001- present
Public Organization Review, 2000- present
Vision, – The Journal of Business Perspective, Gurgaon, India


Academy of Management
Management Education & Development Division (MED) Global Forum Best Symposium presented to Dr. Lichia Saner-Yiu, 2006
Academy of Management
Management Education & Development Division (MED) Honors for Outstanding International Service to Management Education and Development awarded to Dr. Lichia Saner-Yiu, 2005