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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), EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft. 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), EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & 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, CEO, Entreprises et Cités ; CEO IRD, Groupe IRD
  • Didier Bonnet (SKEMA 1983), Executive 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), Founding Partner & GP Fund I., The Refiners
  • Olivier Dufour (SKEMA 2001), Senior Executive Director, Page Personnel (Belgium) & President of SKEMA Business School’s alumni network, SKEMA Alumni

The International Advisory Board

  • Didier Bonnet (SKEMA 1983), Executive Vice-President & Global Practice Leader, Capgemini Invent, United Kingdom
  • Susan Hart, Dean, Durham University Business School, United Kingdom
  • Marianne Lewis, Dean and Professor of Management, University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business, USA
  • 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, Canada
  • 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, USA
  • Eugènia Bieto, former Director General and Associate Professor, ESADE Business & Law School, Espagne
  • Sofia Salgado Pinto, Professor and Former Dean, Católica Porto Business School, Portugal

The Research Advisory Committee

  • Helen Bollaert, Research Dean, SKEMA Business School, Brazil - China - France - South Africa - USA
  • 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, USA
  • Eileen Fischer, Professor of Marketing, Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Director, PhD Program Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada
  • Tomi Laamanen, Professor of Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • George Yip, Professor and Associate Dean, Imperial College Business School London, United Kingdom
  • Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke, Group Executive Director Finance & Legal, Keolis, France

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of Alice Guilhon, the Dean & Executive President of the school, as well as:
  • Cedric Bedini, Executive Director (Dean's Office)
  • Céline Gobeill, Director of Human Resources and Organisation
  • Nathalie Hector, Development Director
  • Patrick Helsen, Financial Director
  • Patrice Houdayer, Vice Dean, Programmes, International Affairs and Student
  • Isabelle Jauny, Student Office Director
  • Madeleine Martins, Alumni & Fundraising Director
  • Philippe Monin, Dean for Faculty and Research
  • Damien Roux, Global Marketing & Communications Director
  • Elise Tosi, Vice Dean, Accreditations & Quality
  • Pascale Viala, Corporate Office Director 

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