Dr. Chris Bart, FCPA
Dr. Chris Bart, FCPA is the world's leading researcher on organizational mission statements (the most widely used management tool in the world) and how companies can use them more effectively to become a "mission driven" organization. He is currently the CEO of Corporate Missions Inc - an international consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations excel in the execution of their strategies. He is the also the Founder of The Directors College where from its inception in 2003 to 2013, he served as its inaugural Principal and Lead Professor. He now assists the College as its Lead Faculty and continues in his role as the Founder & Principal of the Not-For-Profit Governance Institute.
A prolific writer, Dr. Bart has published over 170 articles, cases and reviews and is the author of five books (two best sellers). As a result of his pioneering research and teachings, Dr. Bart has become highly sought after by organizations seeking to develop vision and mission statements that get results or to advise boards on their governance practices, especially as it relates to the role of the board in strategy. His practical approach for bringing mission statements to life and creating mission-driven organizations has inspired business leaders and audiences around the world.
A retired Professor of Strategy and Governance from McMaster University (1981-2013), Dr Bart currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Business Governance & Ethics and he continues as a Research Fellow of the Asian Institute of Corporate Governance at Korea University. Previously, he helped establish the Management of Innovation and New Technology Research Centre (MINT~RC) at McMaster and was named its first Director.
Dr. Bart has been awarded the Ontario Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Business Achievement Award for Corporate Governance", the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce "HR Hero Award", the United Way "Chairman's Award", the HRPA 2011 "Summit Award for Corporate Governance & Strategic Leadership", and McMaster's "Innovation Award". For his research, he has received both the McMaster Research Recognition Award and its Theory to Practice Award. A highly regarded lecturer, Dr. Bart has received both the "Outstanding Undergraduate Business Professor" and "MBA Professor of the Year" awards on multiple occasions. He has also won "The President's Award for Teaching Excellence", McMaster's highest teaching award - which made him the most decorated professor at the DeGroote School. In 2009, his CPA designation was elevated to FCPA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants). And in 2012, Dr. Bart was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada
Dr. Bart is listed in Canadian Who's Who and has been a member of the board of many organizations.