The Board of Commissioners (BoC)

The Board of Commissioners

The BoC has the judicial power to decide on the requests for accreditation based on evidence, including the report of the review team, the mandatory documents submitted by the institution and any additional documentation.

  • The BoC can decide to delegate the in-depth research to one (1) or more Commissioners, who will then submit their analysis to the complete BoC. Anyway, the final decision should be taken by the complete BoC;
  • The BoC is informed about the evaluation made by the Reviewers of the Annual Programme Report of accredited Members, and takes action if necessary.
  • Any decision-taking about a Members’ accreditation is taken only by the BoC. However, the communication of the decision to the Member seeking accreditation shall be done by the Director of Accreditation (DoA).
  • To advise and propose adaptations regarding the accreditation criteria or procedures to the DoA.

The BoC is composed of a minimum of three and a maximum of five members. Commissioners are appointed by the BoD for a period of maximum 3 years and their mandate is renewable.

The Chair of the Board of Commissioners

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The Commissioners elect between them a chairperson, also called “Chairperson of the Commissioners” (CoC).

  • Organizes all activities of the Commissioners;
  • Chairs the BoC;
  • Is responsible (controls) that the costs made by the Commissioners are within the budget agreed upon by the BoD;
  • Proposes candidates to be Commissioners;
  • Makes sure all procedures of the Agency are followed by the Commissioners;
  • Explains the decisions on accreditation issues taken by the Board of Commissioners;
  • Writes the official report about the accreditation request of Members which will be published on the Agency’s website;
  • Makes sure all files and reports about any accreditation, and the minutes of the meetings of the BoC are kept at the registered office of the Agency, or at any other place decided on by the BoD.
  • Prepares an annual report to the AGM on all accreditation reviews taken place over the last year.

S/he reports to the BoD.
S/he is ex-officio a non-voting member of the BoD.

Currently, the Board of Commissioners is chaired by Prof. dr. Samo Bobek.

Following officers are appointed as Commissioners:

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  • Natalia Antonova (member BoC since 15/01/2020, mandate ends 14/01/2023)
  • Samo Bobek (member BoC since 14/01/2019, mandate ends 13/01/2022)
  • Sebastián Bruque (member BoC since 15/01/2020, mandate ends 14/01/2023)
  • Perry Haan, Vice-Chair (member BoC since 14/01/2019, mandate ends 13/01/2022)

Previous BoC mandates:

  • Vladimir Kureshov: became Reviewer on January 14th, 2019 (26/05/2012 → 14/01/2019)
  • Robert Johnson: became Chair of the Pool of Reviewers on January 14th, 2019 (26/05/2012 → 14/01/2019)
  • Robert Rietbroek: member BoC since 21/05/2012, became Chair of the Board of Commissioners on14/01/2019, end of mandate on 28/01/2020.


When "26/05/2012" is mentioned as a starting date of a mandate, it means that the officer was appointed at the start of the Agency. The Agency took the form of an "aisbl" (international non-profit) at that date.
Most probably, the officer served already earlier at the previous ECBE, but this information is currently not published.



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ENQA registration process

  • 02/10/2020: ENQA review visit ECBE started
  • 29/06/2020: ENQA review visit to ECBE is planned to start, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is postponed to Fall
  • 29/02/2020: ECBE Self-Assessment Report was submitted to ENQA
  • 10/02/2020: Updates of the ECBE Quality Management Manual
  • 06/11/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.3.
  • 28/05/2019: EQAR confirms that the application by ECBE for inclusion on the Register is eligible
  • 14/05/2019: ECBE submits the application for EQAR registration
  • 15/04/2019: ENQA and ECBE agree on the full membership time-line; contract is signed
  • 14/01/2019: The General Meetings in Brussels approve the new Statutes

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Important decisions

  • 02/09/2021: The BoD decided to cancel the Annual Conference 2021 and to convoke the AGM on October 23rd, 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD coopts Matthew Kitching as voting BoD member and Oliver Kesar as member of the Committee of Appeal, both until the AGM of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD fixes the format of the AGM and the Conference of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD decides to apply for membership of AASHE
  • 15/04/2021: The Extraordinary General Meeting confirms the new Statutes at the office of notary Berquin (Brussels)
  • 08/04/2021: The Additional General Meeting accepts the new Statutes
  • 15/03/2021: The BoC agrees to grant accreditation to Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, International Business School for a period of 5 years
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.0 of Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves the text for the new Statutes and decides to convoke the Special AGM as soon as possible.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.4 of Accreditation Process Guidelines for Institutions.

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