European Council for Business Education (aisbl)

Jacques Bouche, Executive Director

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

Operating Address:
Rue J. Coosemans 30, B - 1030 Brussels
+32 2 732 42 04



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.

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Appointment of the new Executive Director of ECBE

Dear ECBE members

I am pleased to inform you that the search for a new Executive Director of ECBE, initiated by the Board of the Directors after Bryan Holden announced his planned retirement from this position, has successfully resulted in the signing of a contract with Jacques Bouché.

Mr. Jacques Bouché is a multilingual Belgian citizen and association management expert who has more than twenty years of experience with international membership associations around the world. I firmly believe that in Jacques Bouché we have found a worthy successor, who will further successfully develop our organization in the months and years to come.

Bryan Holden who has been the respected and dedicated face of ECBE for the last twenty years, will, however, not completely disappear from the ECBE scene. He has kindly agreed to assist Jacques Bouché in his first formative months, in particular with the organization of the 2016 ECBE conference which will take place in Amsterdam on May 20th and 21st, 2016. At  this time we will also pay tribute to the very special contribution Bryan has brought for ECBE for so long. His charming, sophisticated and persuasive persona, together with his boundless energy and commitment have served us well.

The Board of Directors wishes Jacques Bouché every success in the performance of his duties as Executive Director and looks forward to working with him to further enhance ECBE’s status. I do hope you will join us in Amsterdam in May to honor Bryan and welcome Jacques personally.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Janku

ECBE President