EFMD Accredited GOVERNANCE

The EFMD Programme Accreditation Board

The EFMD Programme Accreditation Board is composed of representatives of high profile organisations that are stakeholders in the quality improvement of management education. It evaluates the Peer Review Reports on programmes that are being put forward for EFMD Programme accreditation and, based on their recommendations, makes the final decision to confer EFMD Programme accreditation upon those business and management programmes that have demonstrated excellence at an international level. The Accreditation Board normally meets three times a year at the request of the EFMD Accredited Directors.

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International Academic Members
  • Anna Blombäck, Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, SE
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Carlos Folle, International Relations and Accreditations Director, IEEM Business School, Universidad de Montevideo, UY
  • Tatiana A. Garanina, Associate Professor, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa, FI
  • Susan Laurenson, Associate Dean, Academic Programmes and International, The University of Auckland Business School, NZ, Chair of the EFMD Programme Accreditation Board 
  • Ramon O'Callaghan, Dean, Porto Business School, University of Porto, PT
  • N.R. Parasuraman, Director, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, IN
  • Andrzej Popadiuk, President, Gdansk Foundation for Management Development (GFKM), PL
  • Christophe Roquilly, Dean of Faculty and Research, EDHEC Business School, FR
  • Jasmina Selimović, Dean, University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business, BA
  • Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Director of International Affairs, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
  • Leila Triki, Dean, Mediterranean School of Business, South Mediterranean University, TN
  • Zita Zoltay Paprika, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
International Corporate Members
  • Lee Dalgleish, HR and Leadership Consulting, UK
  • Anne Martory, Former senior executive, Statoil ASA, NO
  • Allan Mitchell, Head, EL Academy, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, CH
  • David Watkins, Head of Group Talent Management, OC Oerlikon Management AG, CH

+ 2 voting representatives of the EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee

Non-voting Members
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global
  • Robert Galliers, Senior Advisor, EQUIS & EFMD Accredited, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Accredited, EFMD Global
  • Jens Petter Tøndel, Senior Advisor, EFMD Accredited, EFMD Global

The EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee

The EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee, composed of academic and corporate representatives, advises the EFMD Accredited Directors on the strategic development of EFMD Accredited. All major decisions concerning policy, standards and procedures are submitted to the EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee for consultation. The EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee approves the Eligibility of programmes that are being put forward for EFMD Programme Accreditation. The EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee normally meets three times a year at the request of the EFMD Accredited Directors, one of whom chairs the meetings.

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Ex Officio Members
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global
  • Robert Galliers, Senior Advisor, EQUIS & EFMD Accredited, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Accredited, EFMD Global
  • Jens Petter Tøndel, Senior Advisor, EFMD Accredited, EFMD Global
International Academic Members
  • Hilda Arango de Ortega, Advisor to the University's President & Former Dean, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, CO
  • Jean-Guy Bernard, President, Strategic Orientation Board, Ecole de Management de Normandie, FR
  • Chris Blackburn, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Jordi Díaz, Dean, EADA Business School Barcelona, ES
  • Wafa El-Garah, Dean, School of Business Administration and Former Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
  • Stephen J. Havlovic, Chair, Department of Marketing & Management and former Dean, Faculty of Management, Laurentian University, CA
  • Gioia Pescetto, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Irina Sennikova, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, LV
  • Erming Xu, Dean, 
School of Business, Shantou University, CN
International Corporate Members
  • Richard Grills, Head of HR EMEA/APAC Druva Europe Ltd, UK
  • Marianne Schenk, Executive Director of Leadership Development, Julius Baer Academy, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Zurich, CH
  • Olga Udovichenko, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Public Management, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (GSPM RANEPA), and Managing Director, IT Organization and Management Department, VTB Bank, RU
  • Karin Vidic, Director Creative Consulting and Applications, EMEA, Steelcase, FR

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