Executive Director, Corporate Services, Europe
Andrew Tank is executive director, corporate services, at The Conference Board Europe, which is based in Brussels.
Tank coordinates research projects focused on productivity, organizational effectiveness, and corporate governance in Europe and the Middle East. This includes the production of monthly leading economic indicators for the Euro Area, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom; annual productivity statistics for all European countries; and involvement with long-term research consortiums.
Tank is currently involved with NEUJOBS, a research project funded by the European Commission about the evolution of the labor market and sustainable employment. Other research projects he has directed include Productivity, Performance, and Progress in the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (with the Gulf Investment Corporation); Wohlstand durch Produktivität: Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich (with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung); The Business Case for Diversity: Good Practices in the Workplace (with the European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities); and Women in Leadership: a European Business Imperative (sponsored by sixteen multinational companies).
Tank is the author of several books including Building Flexible Companies; The BI 50: Case Studies in Management Success; and Making Alliances Work. He regularly delivers presentations on business and management issues at companies, universities, and conferences. Previously, he was European management editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, South & East Asia correspondent for Automotive News, and with the International Voluntary Service in Bangladesh. He has served as president of the Cambridge Society of Belgium, as a member of the European Leaders’ Group of The Trinity Forum, and on the organizing committee of the Amartya Sen Lecture Series on Sustainable Development.
Tank holds a degree in economics and social sciences from Cambridge University and is a life fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Publications by Andrew TankExecutive Action Report
Growth in the Middle East Depends on Productivity
20 February, 2007
Growing Beyond Oil: Productivity, Performance, and Progress in the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council
11 June, 2008
Understanding the People Factors in the Quest for Competitiveness
10 July, 1998
Meeting the Challenge of Global Logistics
24 February, 1998
18 June, 1997