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Professor Arnoud De Meyer

President of Singapore Management University

Arnoud De Meyer is a global academic leader with more than 35 years of experience in top international institutions in Europe and Asia. Until December 2018, he served as President of Singapore Management University (SMU). He is also an internationally recognised empirical researcher in the areas of R&D and Innovation Management, Manufacturing Strategy and International Management. He published more than 100 academic articles and 10 books.

Before joining SMU, Arnoud De Meyer was from 2006 until 2010 Director of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). From 1983 until 2006, he was a faculty member at INSEAD and assumed between 1990 and 2006 several management positions e.g. that of Associate Dean of the MBA programme, Associate Dean for Executive Education, and Director of the Euro-Asia Centre. From 1998 until 2002, he was the founding Dean of INSEAD’s campus in Asia (Singapore) and became then Deputy Dean for the whole of INSEAD.

Arnoud De Meyer has been an Independent Director of several companies in Belgium, France, Singapore and Australia. Currently he is Independent Director of Viva Energy Pty Ltd (Australia). He is also the chair of the Stewardship Asia Centre (Singapore). A citizen of Belgium, Arnoud De Meyer graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Gent (Belgium), where he also obtained a Master in Management and a Doctorate in Management. He was a visiting fellow at the MIT A.P. Sloan School and has been visiting professor at several Universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Japan.

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