Wiktor Askanas

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Polish Academy of Science)

Management, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 317


1 506 458 7320

Wiktor Askanas joined the Faculty in 1983 and retired in June 2007. He taught courses in Integrative Studies and Strategic Management in the MBA program and Organizational Design in the BBA program. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the areas of international business, strategic management, and governance. His teaching has been celebrated with the Allan B. Stuart Excellence in Teaching Award, the 3M Teaching Fellowship, and the 2003 National Post Business Educator Award. He was honoured as Professor Emeritus at the Encaenia 2007 ceremony.

Askanas has a record of extensive service for the Faculty and the University and has chaired or been a member of numerous committees. He was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration (2004-2005) and a member of the UNB Senate. He also served as Dean and Chief Executive Officer of, IMC, Hungary (1998-2000). In 2007 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of New Brunswick for his contributions to the University, the community and the profession.

Askanas was appointed as a lay member of the Competition Tribunal of Canada in February of 2007, an adjudicative body that operates independently of any government department.

Prior to coming to the University of New Brunswick, Askanas worked for a number of business organizations and universities in Poland, the United States, France, Mexico and Canada. He is a member of several Boards of Directors, and is Senior Adviser to the Chairman of the Polish Pension and Insurance Supervisory Commission. He is a member of Supervisory Board of Polish Institute of Directorsand has been involved with the Polish Academy of Science since 1968. Additionally, he is a Senior Visiting Scholar with Kozminski University.

Askanas has the rare distinction of being recognized by the Polish Government three times. In , the decree of the President of Poland, he became a Knight of the Order of Merit, in recognition of his contribution to the wellness of Polish Society and in 2012 he received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit. In 2018 received the Order of Merit from the Polish National Education Commission, an honour bestowed upon people who have made an outstanding and recognizable contribution to the Polish education system.

Non-referred publications

Code of Ethics - Practical Example of Corporate Governance Standards. Przeglad Corporate Governance (Corporate Governance Review --Polish Institute of Directors), (March, 2006).

Institutional Oversight and Corporate Governance. Przeglad Corporate Governance (Corporate Governance Review --Polish Institute of Directors), (January, 2006).