Arnoud De Meyer

Arnoud de MeyerProfessor Arnoud De Meyer is the fourth president of Singapore Management University. Previously, De Meyer was professor of management studies at the University of Cambridge (UK) and director of Judge Business School.

Before joining Judge Business School, De Meyer spent twenty-three years at INSEAD working as a professor and dean for its MBA program, executive education program, and the Euro Asia Centre. He was also the founding dean of INSEAD’s Asia campus in Singapore.

He has held positions of part-time and/or visiting professor at the Universities of Kiel (Germany), Antwerp and Ghent (Belgium), Waseda and Keio (Japan), and the Birla Institute of Technology (India).

De Meyer holds a master of science in electrical engineering and an MBA and PhD in management from the State University of Ghent in Belgium. He also pursued studies as a visiting scholar at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US). His research interests are in manufacturing and technology strategy; the implementation of new manufacturing technologies; the management of research and development; how innovation can be managed more effectively; project management under conditions of high uncertainty; management and innovation in Asia; the globalization of Asian firms; the management of novel projects; and e-readiness in Europe. He publishes widely in academic journals and books.

De Meyer has been consultant to a number of companies throughout Europe and Asia. He was a member of the Singapore Economic Review Committee (2002–2003), board member of the Infocomm Development Authority (2000–2003), and Sentosa Island Corporation (2001–2002). Currently he is an external director of Dassault Systèmes SA (France), and board member of the National Research Foundation, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, and Temasek Management Services.