Voting Members

Ahmed Osman

President & CEO, Chrome


Winslow Sargeant

Former Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. SBA


Geralyn McClure Franklin
Past President

Founder/Higher Education Consultant
GMF Academic Advisors, LLC

Rita Grant
SVP Finance & Control

Associate Professor
School of Accounting
Grand Valley State University

Vicki Stylianou
SVP Development

Executive General Manager, Advocacy &
Institute of Public Accountants

Eric Liguori
President, USASBE

Representative – Largest Affiliate

Amr Abou Elazm
President, MCSBE

Chairman, Tamweely Micro Finance
Tenmeyah Micro Enterprises Services

Maria Fernanda Andres
President of ICSB Argentina

Representative – Americas
Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Hermawan Kartajaya
President, Indonesia

CEO, MarkPlus Inc.

Charles Matthews
Wilford White Fellows Representative to the Board

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Founder, UC Center for Entrepreneurship

Non-Voting Members

Hanns Pichler
VP, Historian/Archivist

President, Austrian Institute for SME Research Emeritus

Tui McKeown
VP, Research

President, SEAANZ

George Solomon
VP and Editor, Journal for Small Business Management (JSBM)

Professor of Management, GWU

Diah Yusuf
VP, Affiliate & Chapter Engagement

Founder FEI Inc. & Indonesia Prima SME Accelerator

Ki-Chan Kim
VP, Humane Entreneurship Initiative

President, ICSB Korea

Ahmed Shalaby
VP, Entrepreneurial University Initiative

Managing Director

Susan Duffy
VP, Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Executive Director, Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

Jeffrey Alves
VP & Editor, Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB)

ICSB Committee Member

ICSB 2018-2019 Affiliate and Chapter Presidents

Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) – Mary Kilfoil
European Council for Small Business (ECSB) – Silke Tegtmeier
International Council for Small Business Argentina – Maria Fernanda Andres
International Council for Small Business Brazil – Rose Mary Lopes
International Council for Small Business Bangladesh – Mosaddak Chowdhury
International Council for Small Business China Representative Office Preparatory Committee – Lu Feicheng
International Council for Small Business Indonesia – Hermawan Kartajaya
International Council for Small Business Korea – Ki-Chan Kim
International Council for Small Business Mexico – Ricardo Alvarez
International Council for Small Business Myanmar – Myo Min
International Council for Small Business Puerto Rico & the Caribbean (PR&C) – Eileen Figueroa
International Council for Small Business Russia – Yury Rubin
International Council for Small Business Singapore – Elim Chew

International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprise Empowerment Malaysia (ICSMEE) – Yasmin Ahmad
Japan International Council for Small Business (JICSB) – Hiroshi Teraoka
Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) – Amr Abouelazm
Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) – Tui McKeown
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) – Mark Schenkel

ICSB 2018-2019 Committees

ICSB 2030 Visioning Committee

Zulma Quinones, Chair
George Solomon
Mark Schenkel
Olivia Lu
Hermawan Kartajaya
Silke Tegtmeier
Yury Rubin
Ahmed Osman, Ex Officio
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio


  • Reviewing the ICSB 2020 Strategy and achievements to determine how to move forward with the 2030 Visioning process
  • Seeking input from ICSB Board members, Affiliate and Chapter Presidents, members, and partner organizations to determine the strategic initiatives for ICSB from 2019-2030
  • Providing a planning and progress report at the Mid-Year Board Meeting in January 2019
  • Providing a recommended ICSB 2030 Vision Framework for consideration at the Outgoing Board Meeting in June 2019


ICSB Academy Assessment Committee

Chair: Luca Iandoli
Eileen Figueroa
Eric Liguori
Silke Tegtmeier
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio


  • Review and evaluate the ICSB Academy
  • Provide recommendations for improvement to the ICSB Academy


ICSB Nominating Committee

Robert Lai, Chair
Luca Iandoli, Alternate Chair
Jeffrey Alves
Ahmed Osman
Amr Abou Elazm
Maria Fernanda Andres
Mary Kilfoil
Charles Matthews
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio

Nominate one or more persons for each position to be filled (only President-Elect for 2019-2020) according to the ICSB Bylaws.

ICSB Operations Committee

Rita Grant, Chair
Amr Abou Elazm
Susan Duffy
Ahmed Osman, Ex Officio
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio


  • Assessing ICSB’s current operational practices with emphasis on finance and control
  • Developing specific policies and procedures regarding finance and control for consideration by the ICSB Board at its June 18, 2019 Board Meeting
  • Reviewing and providing recommendations on certain contractual relationships
  • Providing input on other operational areas if identified in the review process


ICSB By-laws Committee

Chair: Eileen Figueroa
Charles Matthews
Ahmed Shalaby
Ahmed Osman, Ex Officio Member
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio Member


  • Reviewing the ICSB Bylaws to make interpretative recommendations regarding Article IX and the Regional Affiliate Councils, with emphasis on the selection of representatives to the ICSB Board
  • Reviewing the ICSB Bylaws to make recommendations for improvement that would need to be approved by the ICSB Board in June 2019 or later and then voted on by the ICSB membership
  • Providing other thoughts on the governance aspects of ICSB


ICSB Affiliate and Chapter Committee

Vicki Stylianou, Chair
Diah Yusuf, Vice Chair
Ricardo Alvarez
Maria Fernanda Andres
Jill Kickul
Mary Kilfoil
Eddy Laveren
Ahmed Osman, Ex Officio Member
Ayman Tarabishy, Ex Officio Member
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio Member


  • Assessing ICSB’s current affiliate and chapter relations to identify areas for improvement and enhancement
  • Providing specific recommendations on how ICSB can better support its affiliates and chapters and how affiliates and chapters can better support ICSB in line with strategic and operational plans
  • Reviewing and suggesting improvements in the process for establishing new affiliates and chapters
  • Providing input on other affiliate and chapter issues as identified in this review process


ICSB Global MSME Report 2019 Advisory Board

Ahmed Osman, Chair
Jeff Alves
Ruben Ascua
Rico Baldeger
Chantal Line Carpentier
Louis Jacques Filion
Donna Kelley
Ki-Chan Kim
Hartmut Meyer
Amal Mowafi
Hiroyuki Okamura
Katia Passerini
David Smallbone
George Solomon
Vicki Stylianou

Ayman Tarabishy, Ex Officio
Geralyn Franklin, Ex Officio


  • Coordinate the development, preparation, and publication of the ICSB Global MSME Report 2019




Robert Lai (2017-18)
Luca Iandoli (2016-17)
Ki-Chan Kim (2015-16)
Ruben Ascua (2014-15)
Jeffrey R. Alves (2013-14)
Thomas Cooney (2012-13)
Don B. Bradley III (2011-12)
David Smallbone (2010-11)
Annette St-Onge (2009-10)
Charles H. Matthews (2008-09)
Rob van der Horst (2007-08)
Zulma Quiñones (2006-07)
Colin Dunn (2005-06)
Sandra King-Kauanui (2004-05)
José Romaguera (2003-04)

Anders Lundström (2002-03)
Klaas Havenga (2001-02)
G. Dale Meyer (2000-01)
J. Hanns Pichler (1999-2000)
Brian Gibson (1998-99)
Lois Stevenson (1997-98)
William J. Dennis, Jr. (1996-97)
Yoon-Bae Ouh (1995-96)
Ken O’Neill (1994-95)
Lloyd W. Fernald, Jr. (1993-94)
Eugene G. Gomolka (1992-93)
K. Mark Weaver (1991-92)
Bruce A. Kirchhoff (1990-91)
George T. Solomon (1989-90)
Harold P. Welsch (1988-89)

Raymond W.Y. Kao (1987-88)
Donald D. Myers (1986-87)
G.R. Butler (1985-86)
Justin G. Longenecker (1984-85)
Robert H. Brockhaus (1983-84)
Robert Bilodeau (1982-83)
Gerald E. Hills (1980-82)
Grant C. Moon (1980)
Carl M. Franklin (1978-80)
Ole S. Johnson (1976-78)
Wendell O. Metcalf (1974-76)
Robert O. Bauer (1972-74)
Harold K. Charlesworth (1970-71)
Wilford L. White (1969-70)
Shelden R. Wagner (1968-69)

William D. Boub (1967-68)
William A. Toomey (1966-67)
Ray M. Ayres (1965-66)
Eugene Swearingen (1964-65)
Roy T. Shaw, Jr. (1963-64)
Ralph C. Hook, Jr. (1962-63)
Willis J. Wheat (1961-62)
Martin L. Schotzberger (1960-61)
R. Ralph Bedwell (1959-60)
Joseph C. Schabacker (1958-59)
A.M. Woodruff (1957-58)

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