Qualifications & Institution
PhD, International Business, Stockholm School of Economics
Strong background in international academic leadership, scholarship and entrepreneurship. 1/4 century work experience from seven business schools in six countries, and a Swiss foundation.
Responsible for all academic activities across HULT's campuses in Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai, Dubai, London, and Ashridge. Lead team effort that enabled HULT (with Ashridge) to gain AACSB accreditation in 2017 and EQUIS in 2018, becoming the first "tripple crown" accredited business school in the US. To make this happen it was necessary to develop and implement a new research strategy as well as global support structure and incentive model.
CEO, Dean and Professor, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden 2012-2015, which culminated gaining the first “double” EQUIS & AACSB accreditation in the country. To make this happen it was necessary to develop and implement a new strategy and simplified structure.
President of Copenhagen Business School 2009-2011. Initiated and led the development of the new "Business-in-Society" strategy that helped secure a 3rd five-years EQUIS re-accreditation end 2010. Merged executive education with regional competitor, formed a university collaboration on entrepreneurship education, and initiated a global alliance with business school in Canada. Resigned with the chairman of the board after new board composition, and faculty union protests against changes.
Held leadership and/or faculty at Stockholm School of Economics 2007-2009, Imagination Lab Foundation 2000-2006, and IMD 1995-2000.
Serves on the steering committees of the Global Peter Drucker Forum conferences, the EPAS program and EOCCS online course certification committees.
Co-invented LEGO Serious Play™ 1997-2002 and co-developed the Mosaic™ board game for Inclusive Leadership in 2015. Elected member of the Danish Academy of Technical Science (ATV) in 2011.