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Governance with territories, companies and international as watchwords.


The Executive Committee ensures the smooth functioning of SKEMA Business School at all its territories, in France and across the world. Its work is guided by the board of directors and by several international advisory committees (strategic advisory committee, international advisory committee, and research advisory committee) that include alumni and influential stakeholders from the academic and business worlds.

The corporate community is also part of the scientific committees of our programmes, in which they contribute to the design of the curriculum and the academic content.

The chairman of SKEMA's board of directors is Jean-Philippe Courtois (SKEMA 1983), executive vice president and president, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft. Alice Guilhon heads the general management of SKEMA Business School.

Executive committee

  • Alice Guilhon: Dean & executive president
  • Cédric Bédini: Chief of staff to the dean – Chief marketing & communications officer
  • Céline Gobeill: EVP - Chief people & organization officer / Chief Business development officer
  • Nathalie Hector: Innovation and learner experience director
  • Patrick Helsen: EVP - chief financial officer
  • Patrice Houdayer: EVP – vice-dean, programmes, international and student
  • Raluca Sandu: Associate dean - faculty
  • Elise Tosi: Accreditations, quality & CSR director
  • Pascale Viala: Vice-dean, Corporate Office

Permanent guests:

  • Isabelle Jauny: Student Office director
  • Fabien Seraidarian: Research & Knowledge Transfer director  / Associate dean, Global Executive MBA

General assembly and board of governors

  • Didier Bonnet: Former EVP, Capgemini Invent / Professor of strategy and digital transformation, IMB Business School (SKEMA 1983)
  • Jean-Philippe Courtois: Executive vice president and president, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft / SKEMA alumnus (class of 1983)
  • Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier: CEO, Ibanfirst / SKEMA alumnus (class of 2001)
  • Véronique Gautier: Global president, Armani Beauty, L'Oréal / SKEMA alumna (class of 1983)
  • Géraldine Le Meur: Partner & co-founder, / SKEMA alumna (class of 1995)
  • Nathalie Lundqvist: Expert partner transformation, Bain & Company / SKEMA alumna (class of 1991)
  • Pascal Nicoletti: CEO Nidea and special advisor, CCI Nice Côte d'Azur
  • Edouard Roquette: Chaiman of the board, Roquette SA / SKEMA alumnus (class of 1987)
  • Marc Verly: President of the real estate division Groupe IRD (réseau Entreprises et Cités)

Strategic advisory committee (SAC) – Corporate relations

  1. Claire Chabrier: President, France Invest / Associate director, Amundi Private Equity Funds
  2. Hélène Clement: Directrice des Programmes et Cursus - Université des dirigeants, Bpifrance
  3. Sonia D'Emilio: Partner, Human Capital, Astorg
  4. Fred Hessabi: EVP, chief customer officer, Here Technologies
  5. Grant Kaley: Chief strategy officer (CSO), BLDG25
  6. Joanne Kennedy, Chief of staff to the executive vice president of R&D, Sanofi
  7. Helmut Kraemer-Eis: Head of Research & Market Analysis, chief economist, European Investment Fund
  8. Stefanie Messner: Talent acquisition director, L'Oréal France
  9. Yves Morieux: Managing director, senior partner, Boston Consulting Group
  10. Maurizio Raffone: Chief financial officer, Credify Pte. Ltd.
  11. Eva Taub: Sr. advisor & non-executive board member, Missoma
  12. Cécile Tricon-Bossard: Directrice des ressources humaines, Natixis

​International advisory committee

  1. Eugènia Bieto Caubet: Former director general & associate professor, ESADE Business and Law School
  2. Susan Hart: Professor Emeritus, Durham University / Associate director, EFMD Global
  3. Michael Osbaldeston: Former director, Quality Services, EFMD / Former director and Emeritus Professor, Cranfield University School of Management (UK).
  4. Sofia Salgado Pinto: Professor and former dean, Católica Porto Business School
  5. Rajendra Srivastava: Novartis professor of marketing strategy and innovation, Indian School of Business
  6. Xiaobo Wu: Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Zhejiang University

​Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

  1. Audra Boone: Professor of finance and holder of the C.R. Williams Professorship in Financial Services, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, USA
  2. Eileen Fischer: Professor of marketing, associate dean, Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
  3. Tomi Laamanen: Professor of strategic management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  4. Kathleen Wantz O'Rourke: EVP, group chief financial officer and chief information officer
  5. George Yip: Professor of management and co-director, Centre on China Innovation (CEIBS)

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