Garry Jacobs


WAAS Designation: 
Fellow
Two line Bio: 

Garry Jacobs is Chief Executive Officer of the Academy; Chairman of the Board & CEO of World University Consortium; Managing Editor of Cadmus Journal; Vice-President of The Mother's Service Society (MSS), a social science research institute in Pondicherry, South India; and Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy. Garry is an American-born international consultant on management and economic development. He has been a Fellow of WAAS since 1995 and a member of the Board of Trustees since 2005, serving as Chairman of the Board 2011-2013 and as CEO since 2011. From 1972 he has been engaged in research at MSS on economic, social development, employment, organizational theory, psychology, education and psychology and development strategies for the Government of India. In 1989 he founded the International Commission on Peace and Food and served for five years as its Member-Secretary, convener of ICPF’s working groups on Employment and on Transition in Eastern Europe, coordinator of the ICPF research team that evolved a strategy to generate 100 million new jobs in India, and editor of the Commission's report to the UN entitled Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development. Garry is also a management consultant and partner since 1987 in Mira International, a consulting firm providing management guidance to firms in a wide range of industries in the USA, Europe and India. His work includes assignments for small, medium and large corporations on strategies to elevate corporate values, accelerate growth, and improve profitability. He is author of hundreds of articles on economic, business and global affairs and co-author of two business books on the process of corporate growth, a book on Indian development and a novel on spirituality and business. He is also member of the Club of Rome. 

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Personal Statement: 

I am an American-born consultant on business management and economic development with extensive international experience in USA, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia. Apart from my work on the WAAS Board of Trustees, I am also Managing Editor of Cadmus Journal, Chair of the Academy's Standing Committee on Peace & Development, and co-project coordinator for WAAS on Global Employment Challenge, Individuality and New Economic Theory. I am presently Vice-President of The Mother's Service Society (MSS), a social science research institute in Pondicherry, South India. Since 1972 I have been engaged in research at MSS on economic and social development, business management, psychology, literary criticism and education. My work includes theoretical research on social development, organizational theory and money as well as studies for the Indian Planning Commission, the Prime Minister's Office and state governments. In 2002 I was editor the Planning Commission's "India's Vision 2020" report. From 1989 to 1994, I was Member-Secretary (executive director) of the International Commission on Peace & Food, convener of ICPF’s working groups on Employment and on Transition in Eastern Europe, coordinator of the ICPF research team that evolved a strategy to generate 100 million new jobs in India, and editor of the Commission's report to the UN entitled Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace and Equitable Development. Since then I serve as Executive Director of the International Center for Peace & Development, a think tank headquartered in Napa, CA. I am also a management consultant and partner since 1987 in Mira International, a consulting firm providing management guidance to firms in a wide range of industries in the USA, Europe and India. My work has included assignments for small, medium and large corporations on strategies to elevate corporate values, accelerate growth, and improve profitability. I am co-author of two books on the process of corporate growth: The Vital Difference: Unleashing the Powers of Sustained Corporate Success, and The Vital Corporation: How American Companies Large and Small Double Profits in Two Years or Less. I have also published books on Indian development as well as hundreds of articles on a wide range of research topics.

City: 
Pondicherry
Country: 
Republic of India
Primary Position & Institution: 
Vice President, The Mother's Service Society
Other Affiliations: 
Managing Editor, Cadmus Journal
Vice-President, The Mother's Service Society, social science research institute in South India
Specialization: 
Social and economic development, Business management
Professional Areas of Interest: 
Peace, Global Governance and International Security, Employment, Economics, International Finance, Literary Criticism, Education, Philosophy