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The International Advisory Board (IAB)

The mission of the IAB is to advise the SBS-EM on all aspects of its strategic positioning, leveraging the views of business leaders, eminent academics and policy-makers. Their advice will cover the governance of the school, its internationalization policy, the teaching policy, its research orientations, the corporate alliance network, fund raising policy, and its recruitment policy. It is informed of the yearly budget of the School and plays a role in its governance.

In practice, the IAB is kept informed of the School’s activities in the fields of teaching, research and community service. It actively participates in its international accreditation process. The Board encourages the school to question itself constantly in the light of significant developments in its academic, institutional and economic environment.

The IAB is composed of national and international academics, company managers and public institutions’ decision-makers. They are appointed for periods of three years, renewable twice. Its members:

  • aim at helping the school with its key development needs;
  • adhere to the school’s mission, values and strategic vision;
  • express a general interest in higher education and academic research and are familiar with the universe of economics and management faculties and business schools;
  • recognize the key contribution made by these institutions to economics and social progress;
  • are committed to participate each year to the IAB.


The committees

The IAB has six committees:

  • The Nomination Committee
  • The Search Committee
  • The Financial Supervisory Committee (FSC)
  • The Scientific Committee
  • The Business and Society Committee
  • The Fund Raising Committee

International Advisory Board Members: 

  • Dominique Leroy, Chairwoman of the IAB, CEO, Belgacom
  • Mathias Dewatripont, Chairman of the IAB, Vice Governor, National Bank of Belgium
  • Renaud Bentégeat, CEO, CFE Group
  • Marianne Bertrand, Professor, Chicago Booth Business School
  • Stefan Dab, Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Christian de Haaij, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Paris
  • Alison de Maret, Vice President Human Resources, Burberry
  • Pierre Drion, Board Member in several companies
  • Bronwyn Hall, Professor, UC Berkeley
  • Olivier Hamoir, Managing Director, McKinsey
  • Édouard Janssen, Vice President–General Manager, Solvay Business Unit Aroma Performance (USA)
  • Isabelle Langlois-Loris, Partner, Egon Zehnder
  • Nadine Lemaitre, President, GDF SUEZ University
  • Arie Lewin, Professor, FUQUA School of Business, Duke University
  • Olivier Lippens, CEO, Finasucre
  • Eric Maskin, Professor, Harvard University
  • Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor, London Business School
  • Sarah Scaillet, Administrator General, Belgian National Pensions Office
  • Susan Schneider, Professor, Genève School of Economics and Management
  • Rebecca Taylor, Professor, Dean and Director, Faculty of Open University Business School
  • Françoise Thys-Clément, President, Fondation Bernheim
  • Valérie Urbain, CEO, Euroclear Bank
  • Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel