EBEN's Excecutive Committee (ExCom) consists of 6 members:
- Geert Demuijnck - president
- Tobias Gößling
- Johanna Kujala
- Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
- Yves Fassin
- Pedro Francés-Gómez
Geert Demuijnck joined EDHEC Business School in 2008. He teaches courses in business ethics, economic ethics and political philosophy. His research and publications focus on economic ethics and distributive justice. He studied economics, politics and philosophy and holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Leuven. At the AC in Lille in 2014, he was elected for the EBEN ExCom.
Dr. Tobias Gößling, is an assistant professor of organisation studies at Tilburg University and faculty of TSC; Tilburg Sustainability Center. He studied Economics, Industrial Engeneering and Philosophy in Darmstadt and Grenoble, did a PhD in Political Sciences (University of Witten/Herdecke).
He teaches in various international MBA programs and advises international companies with regard to CSR. His research is about Institutional Theory, Organisational Networks and, most importantly, organisational consequences of CSR.
He is EBEN member since 1996 and runs the EBEN doctoral workshop since 2005. At the AC in Trento in 2010, he was elected for the EBEN ExCom.
Dr. Johanna Kujala is currently working as a professor of Management and Organization at University of Tampere. She is also a Docent of Business Administration (Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics) and a director of the RESPMAN (Responsible Management) Research Group at University of Tampere. Previously she has worked as a senior researcher and lecturer at the Tampere University of Technology, and University of Jyväskylä.
She graduated as a Doctor of Science (Corporate Strategy) from University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2001, and her dissertation dealt with Finnish managers’ stakeholder perceptions and moral decision-making. In 2002, she co-authored a textbook for business ethics, and stakeholder management and dialogue titled Minding Management (in Finnish). She has acted as a research director in several research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, the Finnish Work Environmental Fund (TSR), and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), and her research articles have been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, International Journal of Value Based Management, Progress in Industrial Ecology, and Journal of International Business Ethics.
From 2010 she is a member of European Business Ethics Network’s (EBEN) Executive Committee. She is a founding and board member of EBEN Finland, as well as a member of the review board of Business Ethics: A European Review. She was responsible for local arrangements for the International Association for Business and Society (
She has a wide experience in teaching management and marketing, business ethics, stakeholder thinking, strategic management and research methodology, and she has acted as a visiting lecturer in several universities in Finland. Currently, her research interests are focusing on how stakeholder relations create value, multi-voicedness in stakeholder strategizing, and on managers’ moral decision-making.
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff ,ph.d and dr. scient. adm. (born 1965), is Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Legitimacy of Corporations at Roskilde University, Denmark. Rendtorff has a background in research in ethics, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, bioethics, political theory and philosophy of law. He has also been doing research in phenomenology and hermeneutics, continental French and German philosophy. Rendtorff was elected for the Excom at the AC in Finland in 2017.
Yves Fassin is a part-time professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Ghent University, Belgium. He holds an MSc in Engineering from Ghent University, a Master in General Management from Vlerick Business School, and later, a PhD in Applied Economics. He followed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford Business School. He combined his academic interests with an entrepreneurial career, as Managing Director of a small company and co-founder of a few business start-ups. His research interests include corporate responsibility, business ethics, stakeholder management and corporate governance, and ethical issues in the fields of innovation, venture capital, small business and entrepreneurship. He published about 25 international articles in the leading journals in business ethics and entrepreneurship.
At the GA in Palermo in 2016, he was elected for the EBEN ExCom.
Pedro Francés-Gómez is professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Granada. He is member of the board of the Spanish Chapter of EBEN, and co-editor of the EBEN Spain Newsletter.
He studied Philosophy and Law, and got his Ph. D. at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. He specialized in contemporary moral contractarianism, visiting at the Departments of Philosophy in the Universities of Pittsburgh, Northwestern and Harvard. In the field of business ethics, he has explored the social contract approach to CSR and stakeholder management –currently he is principal researcher in the project BENEB2, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, with a focus on the contribution of empirical methods. He acquired experience teaching business ethics to MBA students in ESADE Barcelona and the Graduate School of Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid. He has published in the leading European journals of the field, as well as in the field of political philosophy. He has also authored and co-authored several books on topics such as codes of conduct, CSR as business ethics, CSR in Latin America.