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 the 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 Kuzin AlkisTsiklis 120  MartinJanacek 120 MatthewKitching 120

  • Pavel Žufan, President of ECBE (BoD member since 21/05/2016, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • 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 of mandate AGM 2021)
  • Teresa Shafer, (BoD member since 14/12/2016, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • Maja Fošner, (BoD member since 31/05/2015, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • Martin Janacek, representative of employers (BoD member since 7/09/2020, end of mandate AGM 2021)
  • Matthew Kitching, representative of students (BoD member since 21/04/2021, end of mandate AGM 2021)

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

JanLojda 120SamoBobek 120

Previous BoD mandates:

  • Vladimir Burenin (26/05/2012 → 23/05/2015)
  • Dusan Radonjic (26/05/2012 → 23/05/2015)
  • Martin Janku (26/05/2012 → 21/05/2016)
  • Véronique Sournies (26/05/2012 → 21/05/2016)
  • Lilian Schumacher (26/05/2012 → 14/12/2016)
  • Robert Rietbroek (26/05/2012 → 27/05/2017)
  • Ray Hilditch (26/05/2012 → 31/08/2018)
  • Marc Van Gastel (06/11/2019 → 30/03/2020)
  • László Szepesi (Since 14/01/201 → 25/09/2020)
  • Matthew Kitching, student observer (*) (Since 12/06/2020 → 20/04/2021)

(*): The BoD decided to invite a respresentative of students to attend the meetings as a (non-voting) observer.
When critical and/or confidential issues are discussed, the observer can be requested to leave the BoD meeting.
This function became obsolete due to the new Statutes (April 2021); from that moment onwards, the representative of students is a full, voting member of the Board.

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 2022 Conference

Annual Conference:
More than 25 years of ECBE:
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June 2022

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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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