The School’s Governance structure reflects its willingness to involve all its partners in the School’s management and in its strategic decisions.
By being involved in HEC’s governance, you have influence on the strategic decisions and the management of the School. It also means that you play a role in the development of HEC Liège, of the region and of its talents.
These are the different management structures:
The School Board
The School Board consists of business and alumni representatives, as well as staff and student representatives.
It is the School’s decision-making and management body; it is in charge of the School’s strategic choices, budget, programs and the direction in which research is conducted. It is also involved in staff promotion and termination of employment. It appoints the CEO and approves the Internal Rules and Regulations.
It delegates the School’s daily management to the Management Board.
It is supervised by the Board of Directors of Liège University, whom it interacts with on a regular basis, and which provides financial support for the School’s strategic development.
The Governance Council consists mainly of representatives from national and international companies. It is responsible for assessing the strategic positioning of the School, for looking for adequate additional financial resources.
It also nominates eight representatives to the School Board and one representative to the Board of Directors of the University of Liège. It consists of 25 prominent executive members from large international companies, such as Euroclear, LVMH, KBC, GDF-Suez, and McKinsey, etc.
The Group for HEC Liège
The Group for HEC Liège is a support structure for the activities of the School, comparable to an enterprise foundation. It has been established as a non-profit organization (equivalent to an Association under a French law of 1901). Its members are representatives from businesses and organizations that want to support HEC Liège in its growth and development. It allocates resources and acts as a spokesperson for businesses as to their training needs. Additionally, the members of the Group often take part in conferences as speakers, and they offer student internships and assist in developing practical projects for courses or theses.