European Council for Business Education (aisbl)

R. Bryan Holden, Executive Director

Ms Kim Kakebe, Assistant

ECBE is an international not-for-profit organisation registered in Brussels.
6, Rond+ point Schuman
B – 1040 Bruxelles
Registration No. 543364 504

Operating Address:
En Brison, 1832 Chamby,

+41 21 964 54 30; +41 21 981 1483
Fax: +41 21 981 1477



ECBE, the European Council for Business Education, is an international not-for-profit educational organisation, registered in Brussels as an AISBL – Association Internationale Sans But Lucrative. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides advice and consulting services to encourage and support institutions to commit themselves to continuous improvement by engaging in its accreditation processes. It also creates valuable networking opportunities for schools interested in internationalising their curriculum and contacts. These services help to enhance the learning environment and career opportunities for students of business.

ECBE's mission is to support higher and further education institutions and professional training organisations to develop outstanding, innovative programmes which will help students to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in today's dynamic global economy. All types of academic and professional programmes are supported within the framework of a commitment to life long learning.

Through its accreditation processes, ECBE helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set out in the Bologna Process and other EU directives.

ECBE operates globally. Although we are European based, our interest in promoting and supporting the European methodology of education and embracing the ideals and values embodied in “Bologna” extends to business education providers all over the world. Our policy is to assist any institution committed to quality assurance and improvement in their quest to offer students the best educational experience possible.

We hope you will consider joining us in this adventure. Please click on the relevant pages of this website to learn more about our work.

ECBE Seeking Executive Director

The European Council for Business Education is seeking to appoint an Executive Director, following the retirement of the current ED. ECBE is an international, not-for-profit institution, registered in Belgium, which offers membership and program accreditation services to University Business Schools and Programs and Professional Development Organisations in Europe and beyond. The ED is the chief administrative officer and reports to a Board of Directors, drawn from accredited Member Institutions.

Interested persons should click to download the following materials: 1) job description; 2) person specification; and 3) job application. The application, including a cover sheet, should be submitted to together with CV (maximum 5 pages) and covering letter (indicating reasons and qualifications for your application) and the names of two referees, by July 31. Interviews will be held in the first week of October, with a view to the successful candidate taking up the post in January 2016.

The successful candidate will be expected to work from home on a self-employed basis. Travel and office expenses will be fully reimbursed on an agreed budget and a monthly stipend paid on invoice.

Retiral of Bryan Holden as Executive Director of ECBE

At the ECBE AGM in Serbia last month, Bryan Holden announced his decision to retire from his position as Executive Director, as close to the end of this calendar year as possible.

ECBE owes a huge debt of gratitude to Bryan for his commitment, dedication and skilful management of our affairs over the past twenty years. Individual members will want to pay tribute to the care and attention he has paid to them over the years and to the friendships fostered in the process. In due course we will honour him formally. In the meantime we wish him well in retirement and hope he will continue to remain a part of the ECBE family in less demanding ways.

The Board is now beginning a search for a new Executive Director. Please see the article above to download a job description, person specification and a job application. Please share these with interested parties and/or refer possible candidates to a Board member.

Ray Hilditch, ECBE Treasurer and Chair of the Search Committee.