The CEMS Global Alliance is a non-profit organisation that is governed jointly by four stakeholder groups: schools, companies & non-profits, students and alumni.

The CEMS Chair (currently Professor Eugenia Bieto, Director General of ESADE Business & Law School) and the CEMS Deputy Chair, (currently Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School) are elected by the Strategic Board. The Head Office is the permanent coordination and management body of CEMS.

Academic members appoint representatives for the Strategic Board, Executive Board and Academic Committee:

  • Strategic Board: Rector/Dean; once a year
  • Executive Board: Associate Dean (International Affairs, Graduate Programmes); twice a year
  • Academic Committee: professor in charge of CEMS MIM at the school; twice a year

Corporate & Social Partner representatives are also invited to sit on both the Strategic and Executive Boards. Each company is represented by a Senior Partnership Holder (for strategic affairs), a Main Contact (for operational issues) and a Local Contact per country.

A CEMS Programme Manager is appointed to manage CEMS MIM student affairs at the school and interface with other schools, whilst a CEMS Corporate Relations Manager is appointed to manage interaction with CEMS Corporate Partners in the relevant country.

Professors from each school are invited to join the CEMS Faculty Groups, designed to promote joint faculty projects. 

Students are represented locally by the CEMS Clubs and centrally via the Student Board, whilst the alumni voice is represented on a country-by-country basis via Local Committees and centrally via the CEMS Alumni Association.

Boards & Chairman

The Management of CEMS comprises of two boards: the Strategic Board, which convenes once per year, and the Executive Board, which convenes twice per year.

CEMS Head Office

The CEMS Head Office is the permanent management and organisational body of CEMS, led by the Executive Director in close collaboration with Committee Chairs.


The heart and soul of CEMS governance takes place within committees, who translate strategy into action plans.

Faculty groups

The necessity and opportunities for academic inter-faculty cooperation have increased significantly in recent years.

Student organisations

CEMS students are represented centrally by the Student Board and locally by CEMS Clubs.

Alumni Association

Founded in 1993, the CEMS Alumni Association (or “CAA”) is an incredibly strong social network and a valuable professional platform, enabling CEMS graduates to continue to enjoy the international and