She succeeds Loïck Roche, CEO of Grenoble École de Management who has held the position since 2014 and will be associated with François Bonvalet, CEO of Toulouse Business School, re-elected vice-chairman of the Commission.
Alice Guilhon, a specialist in economic intelligence, has long been involved in management schools.
Alice Guilhon holds a PhD and an “HDR” in management sciences from the University of Montpellier I. She was a lecturer at the University of the Mediterranean (Aix-Marseille II) from 1993 to 2000. Auditor at the Institut National des Hautes Etudes de Sécurité (INHES) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN), she then held the position of professor of management at CERAM Sophia-Antipolis, then dean of Research and Faculty, gradually becoming the school’s director. She led the merger with the ESC Lille in November 2009, which gave birth to SKEMA Business School.
As a specialist of economic intelligence (EI), member of the EI group of the INHES, Guilhon took part in the writing of the reference framework in economic intelligence under Alain Juillet and with the French prime minister. She is also a member of the Economic Security Council, created in 2008 by the Ministry of the Interior. Alice Guilhon was a member of the Board of Directors of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) between 2007 and 2013 and a permanent member of the EQUIS Committee since 2015. She has also been a member since 2017 of the Initial Accreditation Subcommittee Y of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in the USA.
She has received several awards, including the Territorial Commitment Award, the National Order of Merit and the Youth and Sports Medal.
A pivotal period for management schools
"I am aware that my appointment is part of an increasingly competitive context for French management schools. Talks with the ministry have never been so important and must be used to carry out medium and long-term projects that would minimise the risks related to the survival of many of our schools," explained Alice Guilhon.
About the CGE
The Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), French for "Conference of Grandes Écoles", is a French national institution, created in 1973, that represents all the engineering institutions accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (CTI) to deliver the French Diplôme d'Ingénieur and all the business schools which deliver a master's degree.