Garry Jacobs

President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science

Garry Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS), USA.

Besides this position he is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the World University Consortium (WUC), USA; President and Director of Social Science Research at The Mother’s Service Society, India; Distinguished Professor of Transdisciplinary Social Science at the Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Editor of Cadmus Journal focusing on economy, security and governance; founder of Mira International, a management consultant to businesses in Europe, North America and Asia on strategic growth and profitability, Member of Club of Rome International (Switzerland); and Chairman of the advisory council of Global Institute of Integral Management Studies, India.

He is an American Social Scientist and management consultant focusing on new paradigm concepts and strategies in the fields of business, economy, education, governance and international security. The integrating theme in Jacobs’ research is the social and psychological process of growth and development as it expresses at the level of the individual, organization, nation and the global community.

In the 1970s, he started researching on the theory and practice of individual, organizational and social development. Long before criticism of the GDP became prevalent, he co-developed the Human Economic Welfare Index (HEWI) as an alternative, which incorporates socioeconomic indices. He was the co-founder of the International Commission on Peace & Food and co-authored a report to the UN on “Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace & Equitable Development”. As a management consultant, he has worked with major corporations in the US, Europe and India.