Jean is a professor of practice at Ashridge/Hult business school and is responsible for design and delivery of international executive programs, and is responsible for the Leadership, Leading Change and Leading Globally syllabus on UG, MBA and EMBA programs ( in London, New York, and Dubai campus)
He teaches International management: eg. sessions around globalization, global leadership and managing cross-cultural differences on individual, team and organizational level.
Leadership: eg. psychological aspects of leadership, strategic leadership
Leading change: eg implementing change and strategy, the process of change
Jean speaks regularly at in-company conferences around these topics. Jean has consulted numerous firms in Europe, and has taught executive courses in North and Latin America, Europe, Singapore, South Africa, Australia and the Middle and the Far East.
He also was visiting professor at Fuqua school of business at Duke University in Raleigh Durham, NC, USA and now also teaches at Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, Vlerick Business school Gent and the Hong Kong University of science and technology.
His interests are linking the strategic aspects to the ‘softer areas’ in business.
His responsibilities at Ashridge are mainly in developing and delivering management development programs for international clients. For example, Rockwell Automation, Electrolux, ICL, Credit Agricole Indosuez, Perstorp, VNU, Klockner, Royal Sun Alliance Kappa, Nomura, Coca Cola Entreprises, Rexam, ACNielsen, Volvo, Philips, Tetra Pak, OMV, a.o.
His business and academic experience are situated as human resources manager in a European business unit of Honeywell and management development manager at Honeywell’s European HQ. He was responsible for the development and design of management development programs and trainer on several courses in team building and performance management at a European level.
He also worked for a Swedish consultancy group working on recruitment, assessment, and coaching for clients in various business sectors and in many countries. His early career was spent as a research assistant with the Centre for Organisational and Personnel Psychology in Belgium. He worked on outdoor training, group dynamics and team building, and organizational culture.
Jean has a Masters degree in Organisational and Personnel Psychology and has followed courses at Thunderbird, Harvard University and at Tuck school of business.