EPAS GOVERNANCE

The EPAS Accreditation Board

The EPAS 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 EPAS accreditation and, based on their recommendations, makes the final decision to confer EPAS 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 EPAS Directors.

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International Academic Members
  • Anna Blombäck, Associate Dean of Education, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, SE
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Pasu Decharin, Dean, Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University, TH
  • 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 EPAS Accreditation Board
  • Štěpán Müller, Former Dean, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics Prague, CZ, Deputy Chair of the EPAS Accreditation Board
  • Ramon O'Callaghan, Dean, Porto Business School, University of Porto, PT
  • Andrzej Popadiuk, President, Gdansk Foundation for Management Development (GFKM), PL
  • Christophe Roquilly, Dean of Faculty and Research, EDHEC Business School, FR
  • Jaana Sandström, Vice President of Education, Lappeenranta University of Technology School of Business, FI
  • 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
  • Kwok Kee Wei, Dean, School of Continuing and Lifelong Education, National University of Singapore, SG
  • Zita Zoltay Paprika, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
International Corporate Members
  • Lee Dalgleish, HR and Leadership Consulting, UK
  • Alain Haut, Founder and Managing Director, O plc (sàrl), CH
  • Anne Martory, Former senior executive, Statoil ASA, NO
  • David Watkins, Head of Group Talent Management, OC Oerlikon Management AG, CH

+ 2 voting representatives of the EPAS Committee (rotating)

Non-voting Members
  • David Asch, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Robert Galliers, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Jens Petter Tøndel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

The EPAS Committee

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

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Ex Officio Members
  • David Asch, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Robert Galliers, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Jérôme Rive, Professor and Former Dean, IAE Lyon School of Management, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, FR and EQUAL Vice-Chair
  • Jens Petter Tøndel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD, Chair of the EPAS Committee
International Academic Members
  • Hilda Arango de Ortega, Dean, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, CO
  • Jean-Guy Bernard, Director General, Ecole de Management de Normandie, FR
  • Chris Blackburn, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Jordi Díaz, Associate Dean for Programmes, EADA Business School Barcelona, ES
  • Wafa El-Garah, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Business Administration, Former Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
  • Stephen J. Havlovic, Professor of Human Resource Management and former Dean, Faculty of Management, Laurentian University, CA
  • Gioia Pescetto, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Irina Sennikova, Rector, RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology, LV
  • Erming Xu, Dean, 
School of Business, Shantou University, CN
International Corporate Members
  • Richard Grills, Head of HR EMEA/APAC Druva Europe Ltd, UK
  • Jan Schaapsmeerders, Director, Tsji-Co, NL
  • 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, Center for Digital Competences Development, Gazprombank, RU
  • Karin Vidic, Director Creative Consulting and Applications, EMEA, Steelcase, FR

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