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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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International Academic Members

  • Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Ingmar Björkman, Former Dean, Aalto University School of Business, 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
  • Per Cramér, Dean, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, SE
  • Steven DeKrey, Senior Advisor to the Dean and Former Senior Associate Dean, School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CN
  • Arnoud De Meyer, University Professor and Former President, Singapore Management University, SG - Chairman of the EQUIS Accreditation Board
  • Michael Frenkel, Associate Dean for International Relations and Diversity and Former Dean, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, DE
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR
  • Peter Moizer, Faculty Executive Dean & Former Dean, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK
  • Sofia Salgado-Pinto, Former Dean, Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, PT
  • Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT
  • Metka Tekavcic, Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, SI
  • Robina Xavier, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) & Former Executive Dean, QUT Business School, QUT - Queensland University of Technology, AU


International Corporate Members

  • 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
  • Neslihan Tozge, Chair, Blue Ocean Consulting, TR
  • Robert van der Ven, Senior Vice President Talent Management, Volvo AB, SE

+ 2 voting representatives of the EQUIS Committee (rotating)


Non-voting Members

  • David Asch, Senior Advisor, EQUIS, EFMD
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, Quality Services & 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
  • Martin Schader, Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD


International Academic Members

  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business School, BE
  • Gunther Friedl, Dean, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, DE
  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Saul Klein, Dean, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, CA
  • Konstantin Krotov, Head of School, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University, RU
  • Delphine Manceau, Dean, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Eric Rodríguez, Former Dean, School of Business, Universidad del Rosario, CO
  • Karim Seghir, Chancellor, Ajman University, UAE
  • Karen Spens, Rector, Hanken School of Economics, FI
  • Fan Wang, Dean, Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, CN
  • Marie Wilson, 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

  • Laura Huntley, Senior HR Business Partner, USB AG, CH
  • Delphine Jumelle-Paulet, Dean, The Next MBA and Head of Faculty, Mazars, FR

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