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Governance with territories, companies and international as watchwords.


The school’s governance is structured around a Board of Directors and a General Assembly comprising ten members from the school’s original territories in the north and south of France, as well as prominent alumni working in high-profile international companies, reflecting what constitutes our DNA (Globalisation, Digitalisation, Innovation). The chairman of SKEMA’s Board of Directors is Jean-Philippe Courtois (SKEMA 1983), Executive Vice President and President of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations. Alice Guilhon is responsible for the general management of the school.
The strategic work of the Board of Directors is informed by the recommendations of two advisory bodies: the International Advisory Board (IAB) and the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), each made up of influential people from the academic and corporate spheres.
The International Advisory Board is composed of international figures from the academic and business worlds. The International Advisory Board provides analysis and opinions to guide the Board of Directors and SKEMA’s top management team in matters relating to strategic international development: the opening of new campuses, changes in the portfolio of foreign partners, the positioning and visibility of the school’s course offering around the world, and so on.

The General Assembly 

  • Jean-Philippe Courtois (SKEMA 1983), Chairman, EVP and President Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, Microsoft
  • Pascal Nicoletti, CEO of Nidea and VP in charge of the Region/Services for the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Jean-Pierre Savarino, CEO, Studiel Group; President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Edouard Roquette (SKEMA 1987), Chairman of the Board, Roquette SA
  • Marc Verly, Head of the Real Estate Division at Groupe IRD (Entreprises et Cités network)
  • Didier Bonnet (SKEMA 1983), Senior Vice President & Global Practice Leader, Capgemini Invent
  • Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier (SKEMA 2001), CEO, Ibanfirst
  • Veronique Gautier (SKEMA 1983), Global President Armani Beauty, L’Oréal
  • Geraldine Le Meur (SKEMA 1995), Entrepreneur & Co-founder, The Refiners
  • Olivier Dufour (SKEMA 2001), Executive Director, Page Personnel (Belgium) & President of SKEMA Business School’s alumni association, SKEMA Alumni

The International Advisory Board

  • Didier Bonnet (SKEMA 1983), Senior Vice President & Global Practice Leader, Capgemini Invent
  • Susan Hart, Dean, Durham University Business School
  • Marianne Lewis, Dean and Professor of Management, University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business
  • Michael Osbaldelston, Director Quality Services, EFMD & Former Director and Emeritus Professor of Cranfield University School of Management, United Kingdom
  • David Saunders, Dean and Professor of Smith School of Business at Queen’s University
  • Xiaobo Wu, Professor and Former Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University (China)
  • Ira Weiss, Former Dean and Professor, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University
  • Eugènia Bieto, former Director General and Associate Professor, ESADE Business & Law School
  • Sofia Salgado Pinto, Professor and Former Dean, Católica Porto Business School, Portugal

The Research Advisory Committee

  • Helen Bollaert, Research Dean, SKEMA Business School
  • Audra Boone, Professor of Finance and holder of the C.R. Williams Professorship in Financial Services in the Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University
  • Eileen Fischer, Professor of Marketing, Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Director, PhD Program Schulich School of Business at York University
  • Tomi Laamanen, Professor of Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen
  • George Yip, Professor and Associate Dean, Imperial College Business School London
  • Kathleen Wantz O’Rourke, Group Executive Director Finance & Legal, Keolis

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