EQUIS Accreditation Board

The EQUIS 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 schools that are applying for EQUIS accreditation and, based on their recommendations, makes the final decision to confer EQUIS accreditation upon those management education institutions that have demonstrated excellence at an international level. The Accreditation Board normally meets three times a year at the request of the EQUIS Director.

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  • Ingmar Björkman, Rector, Hanken School of Economics, FI
  • Martin Boehm, Rector, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, DE
  • Luiz Artur Ledur Brito, Dean, EAESP - Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas, BR
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR
  • Isabelle Huault, Executive President & Dean, emlyon business school, FR
  • Peter Moizer, Faculty Executive Dean & Former Dean, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK
  • Grzegorz Mazurek, Rector, Kozminski University, PL
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD
  • Kar Yan Tam, Dean, School of Business and Management (HKUST Business School), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CN
  • Robina Xavier, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) & Former Executive Dean, QUT Business School, QUT - Queensland University of Technology, AU
    Chair of the EQUIS Accreditation Board
  • Şuhnaz Yilmaz Ozbagci, Dean, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics & Director, Graduate School of Business, Koç University, TR


  • Donatella De Vita, Global Head of Training, Engagement and Welfare, Pirelli & C. SpA, IT
  • Hanneke Frese, Former Head of Group Capabilities, Zurich Financial Services, CH
  • Allan Mitchell, Senior Business Advisor, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, CH
  • Robert van der Ven, Senior Vice President Talent Management, Volvo AB, SE

+ 2 voting representatives of the EQUIS Committee (rotating)


  • Susan Hart, Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD

EQUIS Committee

The EQUIS Committee, composed of academic and corporate representatives, advises the EQUIS Director on the strategic development of EQUIS. All major decisions concerning policy, standards and procedures are submitted to the EQUIS Committee for consultation. The EQUIS Committee approves the Eligibility of schools that are applying for EQUIS accreditation. The EQUIS Committee normally meets three times a year at the request of the EQUIS Director, who chairs the meetings.

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Ex Officio Members

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD
  • Alfons Sauquet, EQUIS Director, Quality Services, EFMD - Chairman of EQUIS Committee
  • Sofia Salgado, Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD


International Academic Members

  • Paolo Boccardelli, Director, Centre for Research in Strategic Change & Former Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Wanda Costen, Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen's University, CA
  • Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School, BE
  • Gunther Friedl, Dean, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, DE
  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Former Rector, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Delphine Manceau, Dean, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Eric Rodríguez, Faculty Member, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, CO
  • Karen Spens, President, BI Norwegian Business School, NO
  • Rajendra Srivastava, Former Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business, IN
  • Hitoshi Takehara, Dean, Waseda Business School, Waseda University, JP
  • Fan Wang, Dean, Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, CN
  • Marie Wilson, Former Deputy Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Services Officer, University of South Australia, AU
  • Houmin Yan, Former Dean, College of Business, City University of Hongkong, CN


International Corporate Members

  • Philippe Bonnet, Managing Partner, Zen Consulting & Executive Coaching, SG
  • Delphine Jumelle-Paulet, Dean, The Next MBA and Head of Faculty, Mazars, FR

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