The Board of Directors (BoD)

The BoD wields the broadest authority in the administration, management, and representation of the Agency. The responsibilities of the BoD include, inter alia to:

  • Define the long-term strategy of the Agency in line with the recommendations of the AGM;
  • Prepare and supervise a yearly work plan, to be discussed and approved by the AGM;
  • Prepare, implement and supervise all activities as defined in the work plan;
  • Develop and fulfil of the Agency’s quality system;
  • Ratify the Accreditation Procedures, as proposed by the Director of Accreditation;
  • Ensure that any specific mandate determined by the AGM is carried out;
  • Decide on the admission of new Members or the exclusion of Members (the latter to be confirmed by the AGM);
  • Make recommendations to the AGM on any modification of these Statutes;
  • Decide on any strategic alliance; these decisions should be confirmed by the next AGM;
  • Convoke a special AGM when needed;
  • Elect a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary;
  • Oversee the financial arrangements of the Agency and provide for the auditing of the accounts;
  • To hire, set loans and dismiss agents, employees and administrative staff and take all other measures as necessary for implementation of the daily management of the Agency;
  • Take any action deemed necessary in the interests of the Agency;
  • Appoint and dismiss the members of the BoC, the DoA, the Reviewers and Senior Reviewers. The process of appointment, including the procedure to propose candidates and their evaluation, is described in the Bye-Laws of the Agency;
  • Ratify the election by the Commissioners of the CoC;
  • Ratify the election by the Senior Reviewers of the CoR;
  • Define terms of appointment and remuneration.

The BoD is a collegiate body accountable to the AGM. The BoD is composed of five to seven Voting members elected by the AGM or co-opted. One of them should be a representative from industry, having no conflict of interest with any Member of the Agency.

Each Voting Member of the Agency can deliver only one voting member for the BoD.

The current BoD consists of 7 voting members:

Dmitry KuzinAlkisTsiklis 120 MarcVanGastel 120

  • Pavel Zufan, President of ECBE (BoD member since 21/05/2016, end of mandate AGM 2020)
  • Dmitry Kuzin,Vice-President (BoD member since 31/05/2015, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • Alkis Tsiklis, Treasurer (Bod member since 17/05/2017, end pf mandate AGM 2021)
  • Teresa Shafer (BoD member since 14/12/2016, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • MajaFošner (BoD member since 31/05/2015, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • László Szepesi (Since 14/01/2019, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • Marc Van Gastel (Since 06/11/2019, end of mandate AGM 2020)

Following officers are ex-officio non-voting members of the BoD:

JanLojda 120RobertRietbroek 120

Previous BoD mandates:

  • Vladimir Burenin (26/05/2012 → 23/05/2015)
  • Ray Hilditch (26/05/2012 → 31/08/2018)
  • Martin Janku (26/05/2012 → 21/05/2016)
  • Dusan Radonjic (26/05/2012 → 23/05/2015)
  • Robert Rietbroek (26/05/2012 → 27/05/2017)
  • Lilian Schumacher (26/05/2012 → 14/12/2016)
  • Véronique Sournies (26/05/2012 → 21/05/2016)


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.



ECBE's 2019 Conference


Digital transformations
in Business Education
Brussels, May 24th - May 25th, 2019

Pre conference seminar:
ENQA Registration and ECBE 2.0:
Future Oriented Accreditation
in a Global Perspective
Brussels, May 23rd, 2019

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ENQA registration process

  • 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
  • 27/12/2018: The BoD sends out answers on the questions and remarks from Members regarding the new Statutes
  • 04/12/2018: The BoD convokes the Special and Extraordinary General Meetings to discuss and agree upon the new Statutes 
  • 30/11/2018: The BoD agreed on the new Statutes of the Agency, in line with ENQA regulations

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Important decisions

  • 07/06/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.2
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD prolongs the contract with the DoA and the DoFA for a period of 3 years
  • 25/05/2019: The BoD confirms Paris as the location for the Annual Conference 2020, May 2020
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.0
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD approves the Stage0 procedure about Membership of Members with programmes notified for accreditation
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD welcomes Prof. Marc Van Gastel, Belgium, as the key-note speaker at the Annual Conference
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Swiss School of Higher Education
  • 02/05/2019: The BoD confirms the status of Member with Programmes Notified for Accreditation of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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