The keystone of SKEMA governance: the business community, our respective localities, and an international outlook.


SKEMA Business School is a private establishment of graduate-level business education. It is run according to the 1901 French law governing non-profit making associations. The association was founded by Lille School of Management and CERAM Business School, the higher education branch of the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce.
The French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and its representatives for the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur participate in the governance of the school on equal terms with the representatives from Lille region -the Nord-Pas de Calais. The 40 members of the General Assembly are drawn half from the Nord-Pas de Calais, and half from the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.  SKEMA’s statutory obligations centre on students, and concern teaching and research in management as well as international development. These statutory obligations also comprise the economic, social, scientific, and cultural development of the regions where SKEMA has its roots. SKEMA puts particular emphasis on its core values, namely: social responsibility and sustainable development.


The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the executive arm of the school. Three consultative committees contribute to decision making in SKEMA. These are the Strategic Advisory Board (COS), the International Advisory Board (IAB) and the Research Advisory Board (RAB). The board of directors is made up equally by the regions of Nord-Pas de Calais and Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur; it also comprises the President of the COS. 
The chairman is Bernard LECOMTE, regional director of Veolia, Deputy Managing Director of Dalkia (SKEMA 1964). The vice-chairman is Dominique ESTEVE, President of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur CCIR (Regional Chamber of Commerce).


Strategic Advisory Board (Conseil d’orientation Stratégique - COS)

The COS provides SKEMA’s Board of Directors with analyses and recommendations concerning the school’s strategy. It is mostly comprised of company directors several of whom are graduates of SKEMA’s founder schools. The current COS is as follows:


  • Chairman: Jean-Philippe COURTOIS, President of Microsoft International (SKEMA 1983)
  • Didier BONNET, Managing Director, Global Sector, Capgemini (SKEMA 1983)
  • André LENQUETTE, CEP Pramex International
  • Véronique GAUTIER, CEO, Giorgio Armani fragrance, L’Oreal. (SKEMA 1983)
  • François MOLLARD, Vice President Div. PME-PMI & Solutions Entreprises, IBM France (SKEMA 1983)
  • Jean-Paul PICARD, CEO Deloitte (SKEMA 1974)
  • Mette MONSTED, professor, Copenhagen Business School, (Denmark)

  • Olivier DUFOUR, Executive Director, MP Brussels Directorate, Michael Page International (SKEMA 2001)

  • Alexandre DE SUZZONI, Président Umanidis Distribution Services


The chairman and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors are permanent guests of the COS.

International Advisory Board


This board provides analyses and opinions to assist the Board of Directors in promoting the school’s International development. The international advisory board currently comprises the following:
  • Chairman: Didier BONNET, Managing Director, Global Sector, Capgemini
  • Michael OSBALDESTON, Former Dean of Cranfield School of Management (UK), International Development Advisor of SKEMA
  • Alain GED, Former Dean of IAE Aix en Provence
  • David PARCERISAS, President of the Board - EADA (Spain)
  • David SAUNDERS, Dean of Queen's University (Canada)
  • Wolfram TIETSCHER, Vice President Europe - Texas Instruments
  • Ira WEISS, Dean of Poole college of Management NCSU (USA)



Research Advisory Committee


This board is made up of well known researchers. It provides analyses and recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning SKEMA’s scientific policy. The current board members are:
  • Mette MONSTED, professor, Copenhagen Business School, (Denmark)
  • Soreen ASKEGAARD, professor, University of Southern Denmark
  • Paul COUGHLAN, professor, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
  • Guido COZZI, professor, Durham University (UK)
  • Denis GROMB, professor, INSEAD (France)
  • Piet SERCU, professor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

Practical info

SKEMA campus Lille

Lille campus
Avenue Willy Brandt
59777 Euralille
+33 (0)3 20 21 59 62
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Campus de Skema Paris La Défense

Paris La Défense campus
Pôle Universitaire Léonard De Vinci, Esplanade Mona Lisa - Courbevoie - 92916 Paris La Défense Cedex
+33 (0)1 41 16 74 61
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SKEMA campus Sophia Antipolis

Sophia Antipolis campus
60 rue Dostoïevski
CS 30085
06902 Sophia Antipolis
+33 (0)4 93 95 44 44
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