In Memoriam: Gerard “Ray” van Schaik – A Visionary Leader and Distinguished Mentor

in memoriam;: Gerard van Schaik

It is with the deepest respect and profound sorrow that EFMD and the entire global management education community commemorate the passing of Gerard “Ray” van Schaik, our Honorary President. His tenure as President of EFMD from 1995 to 2008 was marked by visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, profoundly shaping the landscape of management education and…

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In Memoriam: Prof. David Asch – A Remarkable Leader and Friend

It is with profound sorrow and heavy hearts that we bid farewell to a cherished colleague and friend, Prof. David Asch. His indelible mark on the field of management education and his unwavering commitment to our community have left an enduring legacy that will be felt for years to come. Prof. Asch, former Director of…

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Chris Greensted obituary

With great sadness, we say goodbye to our dear colleague and friend, Prof. Chris Greensted. His accomplishments and contributions to the management education and EFMD community are memorable, and we will forever cherish his wisdom, sense of humour and collegiality. Chris spent the first eight years of his career in industry before moving on to academia,…

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Gordon obituary

With great sadness, we say goodbye to our dear colleague and friend, prof. Gordon Shenton, whose accomplishments and contributions to the management education community are immense. Prof. Gordon Shenton was the Director of EFMD’s Quality Services for many years and also Emeritus Professor at EM-LYON Business School. He dedicated his career to promoting quality and impact in…

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Joint Statement on Ukraine from AACSB, AMBA & BGA and EFMD

AACSB, AMBA & BGA, and EFMD stand together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As global leaders in business education, our organisations support and serve educators and leaders in over 150 countries and territories through our commitment to the values of peace, safety, freedom, diversity, and social responsibility. We are deeply concerned by the…

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EFMD statement on Ukraine

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We are deeply dismayed and concerned by the invasion of Ukraine, which has inflicted great pain and suffering upon innocent individuals, families, and communities. It stands in sharp contrast with the values of peace, diversity, and freedom that EFMD Global stands for as a community. We wish to express our solidarity with the people of…

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Sincere Thoughts & Condolences from EFMD – Dianne Bevelander

On behalf of the Board of EFMD, EFMD members and staff, we were deeply saddened to hear of Dianne’s death. Prof. Dianne Bevelander dedicated her career to advancing the position of women in society and business, setting up the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations. A Professor of Management Education at Rotterdam School of Management,…

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Sincere Thoughts & Condolences from EFMD – Roland van Dierdonck

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear colleague and friend, prof. Roland van Dierdonck, who was part of the EFMD Quality Services team between 2007 and 2014. Prof. Roland van Dierdonck, the former dean of Vlerick Business School, dedicated his career to promoting quality and excellence in management education globally. Roland actively…

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Finding balance: 2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

2021 EFMD Deans Conference finding balance

Prof. Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD Global, welcomed the attendees of the EFMD’s first online Deans Conference and developed on the theme of finding balance – in business, society and individual lives. The theme of the 2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General, hosted in partnership with the IE Business School, was finding balance…

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We’re stronger together

Dear EFMD Members, dear Friends, Clearly, it has been a challenging year for all of us, strategically and operationally, physically and emotionally. Never before have we had to consider the well-being of our employees, communities and partners so deeply. Never before have we had to measure every word in our communication and felt its immediate…

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