During its Board meeting held on May 13, 2015, the WICI (World Intellectual Capital Initiative) elected Mr. Stefano Zambon, EFFAS representative in WICI, as Chairman of WICI Global Network. WICI was formed in November 2007 and participants include organizations representing companies, analysts and investors, the accounting profession and academia.
Mr. Stefano Zambon is Chair of Accounting and Business Economics at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Ph.D. and M.Sc. from London School of Economics, and B.Sc from University of Venice. Director of the “CFO Master Programme” at the University of Ferrara. Visiting scholar at London Business School; ESCP, HEC, and CNAM in Paris; the Universities of Reading, Melbourne, Boston, Metz, Canterbury (NZ), Waseda (Tokyo), Bolzano/Bozen, and the Stern School of Business (NYU). He is a vice-president (conferences) of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER). Member of the editorial boards of various international scientific journals. He has published several books and articles in international journals in the areas of management and reporting of intangibles, international financial reporting, and accounting history. He has been the coordinator of a study for the European Commission on the measurement of intangible assets, and an invited key-note speaker at OECD, United Nations, European Parliament, European Commission, and French, Chinese and Japanese Governments’ events on intangibles. He is a founding member of the global network “World Intellectual Capital Initiative” (WICI) as well as of the network “WICI Europe”.
WICI is a private/public sector partnership for improving the reporting of intellectual assets and capital and key performance indicators that are of interest to shareholders and other stakeholders. Since wealth creation depends on the most efficient allocation of capital on a risk adjusted basis, the WICI collaboration is aimed at improving capital allocation through better information. Metrics which supplement traditional accounting measures will improve capital allocation decisions both within companies and between investors and companies. The result will be more wealth creation for a better world economy.
EFFAS congratulates Mr. Zambon for his nomination and wishes him great success in his future endeavors as new WICI Chairman.
WICI website: http://www.wici-global.com/