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:

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  • 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 of 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:

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  • Polona Tominc (Director of Accreditation (DoA))
  • Jan Lojda (Chair of the Pool of Reviewers (CoPR))
  • vacancy (Chair of the Board of Commissioners (CoC))
  • Jan Vanherck (Director of Finance and Administration (DoFA))

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 2020 Conference


25 years of ECBE:
Searching for Excellence
in Business Education

 postponed until fall 

Pre conference seminar:
Standards of quality assurance
in the European
Higher Education Area EHEA:
Commitment to creating a
quality culture in business education

Paris, Fall 2020

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ENQA registration process

  • 06/11/2019: The BoD approves the Bye-Laws, version 2.3.
  • 06/11/2019: The BoD decides to organize an ENQA visit simulation.
  • 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

  • 10/03/2020: The BoD decides to postpone the 2020 Annual Conference to fall 2020
  • 28/01/2020: The BoD decides to end the mandate of one Commissioner
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD appoints Prof. dr. Natalia Antonova as Commissioner
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD appoints Prof. dr. Sebastián Bruque as Commissioner
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD appoints Ashley Whitfield as Student Reviewer
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD extends the appointment of Erazem Bohinc as Student Reviewer
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD extends the appointment of Camila Cepeda as Student Reviewer
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD extends the appointment of Marija Vasilevska as Student Reviewer
  • 15/01/2020: The BoD extends the appointment of Denisa Jelcova as Student Reviewer

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