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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

  • Chairman: Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, National Transformation Partnerships (SKEMA 1983).
  • Didier Bonnet, Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Digital Transformation, IMB Business School (SKEMA 1983).
  • Olivier Dufour, Managing director Page personnel Belgium  & Président de l’association des diplômés SKEMA Alumni (SKEMA 2001).
  • Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, CEO, Ibanfirst (SKEMA 2001).
  • Véronique Gautier, Global President Armani Beauty, L’Oréal (SKEMA 1983).
  • Géraldine Le Meur, Partner & Co-founder (SKEMA 1995).
  • Pascal Nicoletti, CEO of Nidea and special advisor CCI Nice Côte d’Azur.
  • Edouard Roquette, Chairman of the board, Roquette SA (SKEMA 1987).
  • Marc Verly, President of the real estate division, Groupe IRD (Entreprises et Cités)
  • Nathalie Lundqvist, Expert Partner Transformation, Bain & Company (SKEMA 1991)

​The International Advisory Board

  • Chairman: M. Didier BONNET (SKEMA 1983), Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Digital Transformation at IMD Business School (Switzerland)
  • Eugènia Bieto Caubet: Former Director General & Associate Professor, ESADE Business and Law School
  • Susan Hart: Executive Dean, Durham University Business School 
  • Marianne Lewis: Dean & Professor of Management, University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business
  • Michael Osbaldeston, Former-Director Quality Services, EFMD & Former Director and Emeritus Professor of Cranfield University School of Management, (UK).
  • Lysiane Beaujard: Directrice Développement et Formation, Danone Academy
  • Claire Chabrier: Directrice Associée, Amundi Private Equity Funds 
  • Hélène Clement: Directrice des Programmes et Cursus - Université des dirigeants, Bpifrance
  • Laurent Degabriel: Directeur général, CognizantConsulting
  • Fred Hessabi: Global Chief Customer Officer , Here Technology 
  • Yves Morieux: Directeur Associé Senior, BCG Paris 
  • Nicolas Rolland: Directeur de la Transformation et de l'Université , Engie
  • Cécile Tricon-Bossard: Directrice des Ressources Humaines, Natixis
  • Sofia Salgado Pinto: Professor and Former Dean Católica, Porto Business School
  • Rajendra Srivastava: Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business
  • Xiaobo Wu: Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Zhejiang University
  • Maurizio Raffone: Chief Financial Officer, Credify Pte. Ltd.
  • Joanne Kennedy: Global Head, Sanofi
  • Eva Taub: CEO & Sr. Advisor / Non-Executive Director, MISSOMA / Freelance
  • Grant Kaley: Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), BLDG25
  • Helmut Kraemer-Eis: Head of Research & Market Analysis, Chief Economist, European Investment Fund
  • Stefanie Messner, Talent Acquisition Director, L'Oréal France
  • Sonia D'Emilio: Partner, Human Capital, ASTORG

​The Research Advisory Committee

  • 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 purpose of the Executive Committee is to ensure the development of the SKEMA Business School activity as well as the smooth implementation of the strategic plan under the supervision of the Dean. The works of the Executive Committee are essentially strategic (i.e. projection of SKEMA in the medium and long-term).

​List of permanent members

  • Alice Guilhon, Dean & Executive President / Directrice Générale
  • Cédric Bédini, Chief of staff to the Dean / Directeur de Cabinet
  • Céline Gobeill, EVP - Chief People & Organization Officer / Chief Business development officer / Directrice des Ressources Humaines & Organisation
  • Nathalie Hector, Innovation and Learner Experience Director / Directrice Innovation et Learner Expérience
  • Patrick Helsen, EVP - Chief Financial Officer / Directeur Financier
  • Patrice Houdayer, EVP – Vice-Dean, Programs, International and Student / Directeur des programmes, de l’international et de la vie étudiante
  • Madeleine Martins,  Alumni and Fundraising Director / CEO SKEMA business school Canada inc. / Directrice Alumni & Mécénat /Directrice générale SKEMA école de gestion Canada inc.
  • Philippe Monin, Vice-Dean Faculty and Research / Directeur de la Faculté et de la Recherche
  • Elise Tosi, Accreditations, Quality & CSR, Director / Directrice Accréditations, Qualité & RSE
  • Pascale Viala, Vice-dean Corporate Office / Directrice du Corporate Office

​List of invited members

  • Isabelle Jauny, Student Office Director / Directrice du Student Office
  • Fabien Seraidarian, Research & Knowledge Transfer, director / Associate dean, Global Executive MBA /Directeur Valorisation de la recherche / Directeur Global Executive MBA

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