Andrew Main Wilson, the new CEO of AMBA


Andrew Main Wilson is to be the new chief executive of AMBA, it has been announced on the first day of the Association's conference in Poland.

Main Wilson, who was formerly the COO of the Institute of Directors, has been brought in to 'guide [AMBA's] next phase of growth'. His tenure will begin on 5 August.

Of the appointment, Chris Russell, chairman of AMBA’s board of trustees, said he was 'delighted to appoint Andrew Main Wilson'.

"He has a wealth of experience in membership, management education and employer engagement, which are the three strategic priorities key to AMBA’s international growth. We are confident he is the right person to lead us through our next phase of development,” he said.

The new CEO was introduced to deans and directors from the world's leading business schools this morning, at AMBA's annual conference in Warsaw.

“AMBA is a truly global business organisation with enormous potential for further growth which is why I am very excited to join as Chief Executive,” he said.

“Operating as both an accreditation and membership organisation, AMBA is unique in the postgraduate management field, as it brings together the business leaders of tomorrow with the thought leaders of today.”

Main Wilson’s experience includes 16 years with the Institute of Directors (IoD). Before joining the IoD he was marketing and commercial director of Thomas Cook and sales and marketing director of Citibank Diners Club.