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
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD
  • 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
  • Tatiana King, 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, Former Dean, Porto Business School, University of Porto, and President of GISMA University of Applied Sciences, DE
  • N.R. Parasuraman, Director Emeritus, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, IN
  • Hervé Penan, Dean, Toulouse School of Management, Université Toulouse Capitole, FR
  • Sami Saarenketo, Dean and Professor of International Marketing, LUT Business School, FI
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD
  • Wei Shen, Qiushi Distinguished Chair Professor, Zhejiang University, CN; Former Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Relations) and Professor of Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, AU
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD
  • Mark Thomas, Former Associate Dean (Programmes), ICN Business School, FR
  • Leila Triki, Dean, Mediterranean School of Business, South Mediterranean University, TN

INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE MEMBERS

  • Lee Dalgleish, HR and Leadership Consulting, UK
  • Marianne Schenk, Managing Director Senior Advisor, Global Head Leadership Development, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., CH
  • Neslihan Tözge, Founder and Senior Consultant, Blue Ocean Consultancy Company, TR
  • David Watkins, Head of Group Talent Management, OC Oerlikon Management AG, CH

+ 2 voting representatives of the EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee

NON-VOTING MEMBER
  • Piet Naudé, Associate Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation & Director, EDAF

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
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global - Chair of the EFMD Programme Accreditation Committee 
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC MEMBERS
  • 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
  • Lori Garnier, Director, Strategic Program Development and
    Accreditation, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, CA
  • Enn Listra, Researcher and former Dean, School of Business and
    Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, EE
  • Tran Van Nhu, Academic Director & MBA Director, French-Vietnamese Centre for Management Education (CFVG), VN
  • Catherine Pereira Villa, Associate Professor and Dean, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, CO
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean/Director of Quality, Accreditations,
    Strategic Planning and Sustainability, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
  • 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
  • Bernhard Küppers, Professor for Entrepreneurship, SRH Fernhochschule - The Mobile University / Head of Gründer-Institut, SRH Hochschule Heidelberg / Former member of the Executive Board of MLP and Head of MLP Corporate University & Strategy, DE
  • Bjarni Thorolfsson, CEO, Buseti, IS
  • Olga Udovichenko, Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics and Independent Consultant, CZ
NON-VOTING MEMBER
  • Zita Paprika, Associate Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation
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