EFMD PROGRAMME AccreditAtion 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 several times a year at the request of the EFMD Programme Accreditation Director.

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International Academic Members

  • Massimo Bergami, Dean, Bologna University Business School, IT
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Wafa El-Garah, Professor of Management Information Systems, Project Director - Centre for Business Ethics, Former Vice-President of Academic Affairs & Former Dean, School of Business Administration, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
  • 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
  • Christophe Roquilly, Honorary Dean of Faculty and Director of EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, 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, Former Vice President for International Relations and Accreditations, 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 Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global
  • Jens Petter Tøndel, Senior Advisor, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global

The EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee

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

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Ex Officio Members
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global
  • Robert Galliers, Senior Advisor, EQUIS & EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global
  • Jens Petter Tøndel, Senior Advisor, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global
International Academic Members
  • Chris Blackburn, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Nevenka Čavlek, Professor of Tourism Economics and Tourism Management & Head of Postgraduate Studies in Tourism Management, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, HR
  • Mohamed Derrabi, Dean, Toulouse Business School Casablanca Campus, MA
  • Jordi Díaz, Dean, EADA Business School Barcelona, ES
  • Stephen J. Havlovic, Professor of Human Resource Management and former Dean, Faculty of Management, Laurentian University, CA
  • Gioia Pescetto, Former Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Irina Sennikova, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, LV
  • Koen Vandenbempt, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp, BE
  • Carol Vielba, Former Associate Dean for Academic Quality and Standards, The Business School, City University London, UK
International Corporate Members
  • Eric Carlier, Director, Lake Park International, FR
  • Marianne Schenk, Executive Director of Leadership Development, Julius Baer Academy, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Zurich, CH
  • Bjarni Thorolfsson, CEO, Buseti, IS
  • 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

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