The following persons serve on the EFQUEL Board of Directors:

Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers
(Vicepresident of Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany), 
President of EFQUEL
Elected in 2011 (Vicepresident from 2005 till 2011)

Prof. Dr Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is Vicepresident for Quality and Academic Affairs at the Baden Wurttemberg-State University in Stuttgart, Germany. He has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the same university. Before he  held positions as Associate Professor in the Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning in the University Augsburg, and was Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College. Ulf is an educational scientist and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003, and was awarded his habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. He has created many international, European and national projects and is President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning, Vicepresident of the of the Society for Media in Science as well as serving on advisory board to several professional associations in the field.


Alastair Creelman
Vice-President of EFQUEL

Elected in 2014
Alstair Creelman is E-Learning Specialist at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden. MA (English Language) Edinburgh University and Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Leicester University. Has extensive teaching experience (teaching English and telecommunications) in schools, adult education, corporate training and higher education in the UK, Sweden and Finland. Has lead and participated in numerous national and international projects in fields such as the use of social media, virtual worlds and in particular open educational resources in higher education.


Prof. Dr. Albert Sangrà (UOC, Spain)
Vice-President of EFQUEL
Elected in 2011

Albert Sangrà is the Academic Director at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and is responsible for the application of new technologies. He is also a senior consultant in various distance learning projects in Europe, America and Asia. Previously, he had been professor at different levels of the Spanish education system. Albert Sangrà has a degree in Pedagogy (University of Barcelona) and a postgraduate certificate in Open and Distance Education (British Open University).


  Ingeborg Bø (NADE, Norway)
Treasurer of EFQUEL
Re-elected in 2013

Ingeborg Bø has her arts degree from the University of Oslo, Norway. All her professional life she has been working within the field of open and distance education. She has been editor and course developer, project manager and chief of editorial department. Since 1992 she has been executive director of the Norwegian Association for Distance Education (NADE), which is a membership organisation for public and private institutions and universities offering open and distance education and e-learning.

 Other Board Members

  Prof. Dr. Jan Pawlowski
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  Prof. Dr. Grainne Conole
Member of Network of Quality Professionals
Leicester University, UK
  Dr. Eva Seiler-Schiedt
Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  Prof. Dr. Yuri Rubin
Rector of Moscow University of Industry and Finance Russia
  Ebba Ossiannilsson, phd
Lund University (LU), Sweden
  Dr. Sandra Feliciano
Teacher and Researcher at ESTGF-IPP and ISEC; Convenor of ISO/PC 288 WG01 “Educational organizations management systems”, Chair of IPQ/CT 187 “Formal, Non Formal and Informal Learning”, Chair of IPQ/CT 186 “Social Care Services and Continuous Integrated Care”;  Liaison Officer for the Education about Standardization Work Groups between CEN and UNECE; IRCA QMS Lead Tutor, QMS Lead Auditor.
  Dr. Walter Kugemann
New Learning Technologies Association, Germany
  Eileen Brennan Freeman
Network of Quality Professionals

In memory of Jim Herbolich (1949 – 2012), EFQUEL board member between 2007 and 2012

EFQUEL Statutes and Regulations

Decisions on EFQUEL’s strategy and vision are taken by the Board of Directors. The members of the board are elected for a 3 year term. The board can contain a maximum of 15 members (cfr. EFQUEL regulations) and all members can apply for this.  Read more about the election regulations.

Once per year, EFQUEL organises a General Assembly for all members.  Find out about the next meeting on the General Assembly information page.

The daily operations are overseen by the EFQUEL director, Ralf Drachenberg.  For its participation in projects, EFQUEL employs associated experts within its member organisations.  Visit the EFQUEL team page to see who is currently working for EFQUEL.

EFQUEL consists of two legal entities:

  • European Federation for Quality in E-Learning:  Not for profit organisation registered as an “Association sans but lucratif (a.s.b.l.)” under Belgian law, established in 2005. Registered number & Tax reference number: BE0876419942.
  • European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning: Not for profit organisation registered as a “Foundation privée” under Belgian law, established in 2005 Registered number: BE0876400047.