Welcome Address


Professor Arnoud De Meyer
Singapore Management University

Professor De Meyer is the fourth President of Singapore Management University. Previously, he was Director of Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge where he was Professor of Management Studies and Fellow of Jesus College. He was associated for 23 years with INSEAD where he held various senior academic and administrative positions, including founding Dean of INSEAD’s Asia Campus in Singapore.

Professor De Meyer has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MBA and PhD in Management from the University of Ghent in Belgium.  He also pursued his studies as a visiting scholar at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).  His research interests are in manufacturing and technology strategy; the implementation of new manufacturing technologies; the management of R&D; how innovation can be managed more effectively; project management under conditions of high uncertainty; management and innovation in Asia; the globalisation of Asian firms; the management of novel projects; and e-readiness in Europe.  His works are published widely in academic journals and books. 

Professor 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), as well as a board member of the Human Capital Leadership Institute, National Research Foundation, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore Symphonia Company Limited and Temasek Management Services.  He is on the International Advisory Committee of the School of Business, Renmin University of China, as well as a member of the Academic Council of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).