Biography

INSEAD Business School
Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Control

President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland 1995/96

  • Management tutor to global companies;
  • Adjunct Professor in Accounting and Control, INSEAD Fontainebleau (since 1984);
  • Visiting Professor, European School of Management and Technology Berlin (since its inception) and Saïd Business School Oxford (2002-2008); and
  • Professor, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University (part-time since 1996).

Current personal portfolio of clients for executive education and management development includes Philips Electronics, Swire Group, Equate in Kuwait, AkzoNobel, National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia, IBM, B Braun, L’Oréal, ThyssenKrupp, BMW, and Clifford Chance

Earlier career at Heriot-Watt University: Lecturer in Department of Accountancy & Finance 1973-1981; Senior Lecturer 1981-1988; Professor and Head of Department 1988-1996. (Director of Heriot-Watt Business School 1991-1993.)

Other academic appointments: at IMEDE (now IMD) Lausanne,1979-80; UNIDO, Beijing, September 1980; University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Summer 1984; New Zealand Society of Accountants, Wellington, Summer 1992.

Current external appointments: Chairman of Inspiring Scotland, a venture philanthropy trust. Governor (and chairman of audit committee) Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Previous relevant external appointments: Chairman of the Advisory Audit Board, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. Independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee, Stoddard International plc. Chairman of Governing Council, George Watson’s College. Chairman, Chiene+Tait, CA, Edinburgh.

Address: 30 Granby Road, Edinburgh EH16 5NL. Phone 0131 667 4429 e-mail: nl@ebs.hw.ac.uk or niall.lothian@insead.edu

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