History

At its origin in 1903, the association was called  "Union des Ingénieurs Commerciaux" (UIC). The Master of Science in Management was the only diploma delivered by the Solvay Business School until 1970.

In 1999, the association was extended to all the school's graduates. It comprised all 3rd cycle graduates, including those who completed the Executive Education courses offered by the school. The "Union of the Graduates of Solvay Business School" (UDECS) was created.

It was renamed "Solvay Business School Alumni" (SBSA) in June 2004, whith the merger between the Alumni associations of the Solvay Schools ULB and VUB, the EMM/CEPAC and the Solvay MBA.

The associaton took the name of Solvay Schools Alumni  in 2009, after the merger between the Solvay Business School (ULB) and the department of Economics into the new Faculty Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM).

Solvay Schools Alumni currently regroups more than 19.000 alumni, active in more than 60 countries in all spheres of the economy.

Solvay Schools Alumni past presidents:

Pierre GURDJIAN 2015 -  
Christian JOURQUIN 2012 - 2015
Gilles SAMYN 2005 - 2012
Philippe DE POOTER 2003 - 2005
Félix VAN LAETHEM 1997 - 2003
Bruno COLMANT 1995 - 1997
Etienne VAN de KERCKHOVE 1992 - 1995
Claude BOFFA 1989 - 1992
Gérard LOB 1985 - 1989
Léo GOLDSCHMIDT 1982 - 1985
Jean JACOBS 1973 - 1982
Jean-Paul HARROY 1963 - 1973
Lucien SERMON 1956 - 1963
Eugène de BARSY (Baron) 1947 - 1956
Félix LEBLANC 1933 - 1947