Global Faculty

Each module is taught by a professor from DTU or a visiting faculty member from the industry or from one of the world’s leading business schools. Some schools are shown below:

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Leadership & Strategy


Technology and Digital Transformation


General Management Disciplines


Leadership & Strategy

Peter Moran

Peter Moran · Strategy
Peter Moran is Associate Professor of Strategy at CEIBS, Shanghai. Prior to joining CEIBS, Dr. Moran was a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Australia Business School, and an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Management at London Business School, UK. Peter received his PhD in strategy from INSEAD and an MBA in Business Policy from Cornell University. He has taught core courses in Strategy, General Management and Strategic Problem Solving for both full-time and Executive MBA programs at London Business School, where he twice earned the “Best Core Teacher” award from the School's Executive MBA Classes. In addition to his academic career, Peter also has extensive consulting experience with MNEs such as Booz-Allen & Hamilton and has held process, research and operations engineering positions with Continental Oil Company. Watch: Peter on strategy

Brent Smith

Brent Smith · Leadership 
Professor Smith is currently Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education and Associate Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice University. Prior to his current academic appointments, he was a member of the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University where he taught in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has also taught for shorter periods at the University of California at Berkeley, Oxford University, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and has conducted executive programs globally for many large companies, eg. Royal Dutch Shell, IBM, Barclays, KPMG, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Phillip Morris International among many others. Dr. Smith has served as leadership faculty in the corporate universities for NationalOilwellVarco, Credit Suisse and Lufthansa. His teaching interests focus primarily on leadership and management development. Dr. Smith’s executive programs include Leadership Development, Leading and Managing Change, Talent Development and Coaching, People Integration, and Leading and Managing High Performance Teams. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Hervé Coyco

Hervé Coyco · Organizational Development and Change 
Hervé Coyco has been working for Group Michelin for 30 years. During this period, he took several executive positions in Europe, North America and Asia. Member of the Group Executive Council from 1996 to 2008, he spent 10 years as President of the Passenger Car Tire Division - an 8 Billion Euros/year, 50 000 employee Worldwide Business- before moving to Singapore, as President of Michelin Asia-Pacific Operations. During his career at Michelin, Hervé Coyco developed an in-depth Business-to-Consumers and Business-to- Business experience and worked extensively with both the Automotive and the Retail industry. Hervé Coyco left Group Michelin in 2008 to create a consultancy in the fields of Strategy and Management of International Operations. As an Affiliate Professor, he lectures regularly at HEC to executive audiences on the subject of Leadership Development and General Management. He is also Program Academic Director for International Companies such as MBDA-the European missiles specialist-Total, Colas, Air France-KLM. 

Amy Kates

Amy Kates · Organizational Development and Change 
Amy is Managing Partner at Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, a boutique organization design firm based in New York City. Kates Kesler has been named by Forbes as one of America’s best consulting firms for the past three years. Amy serves as a trusted advisor to business leaders in successful companies around the world, working with them to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build management capability. In addition to her consulting work, Amy is a Visiting Fellow to the Government of Singapore for 2018 – 2020, a Resource Partner to the Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business at USC, and a member of the i4cp Thought Leader Consortium. She was selected by LinkedIn Learning to develop their video course on organization design. In addition to DTU, she teaches at Cornell University. Amy is the co-author of four books on organization design, two with Jay Galbraith and two with Greg Kesler and a video series on YouTube. She also serves as a board member for Educate!, an innovative non-profit focused on secondary school reform in east Africa. Watch: Amy on organization design

John Amis

John Amis · Organizational Development and Change 
John Amis joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in July 2013 as Chair in Strategic Management and Organisation. He is also Director of the School's Doctoral Program. He has been a runner-up for the annual Academy of Management Journal ‘Best Paper’ award, and has also won Best Paper awards at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management (Organizational Development & Change division), Western Academy of Management, and Southern Management Association. He has received a number of teaching awards including the University of Memphis’ Distinguished Teaching Award. He sits on several Editorial Boards, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and Journal of Management Inquiry, and is an Associate Editor at Journal of Change Management. He has carried out consulting assignments, sponsored research projects, and Executive Leadership Development programs with various firms, including Fortune 500 US companies, FedEx and AutoZone.

Berit Sander

Berit Sander · Leadership 
M.Sc. (Psychology), University of Copenhagen, certified psychologist by the Board of Psychologists under the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs in 1994; M.A. (Business, Consulting) Copenhagen Business School. Positions: Training manager for Ludvigsen & Herman A/S; management development consultant for providing executive management training at the Danish School of Public Administration; consultant for Mercuri Urval A/S. Since 1996, owner of Sander Konsulentfirma ApS: executive development, sparring for management teams, team development, organizational development, coaching, recruitment, lecturing, courses, etc. International experience in management training, and author of a number of technical books.

Barry Stainthorp

Barry Stainthorp · Communication Skills 
Barry Stainthorp is the Founder of Partners in Training, a U.K. based company specializing in the training and development of corporate personnel. Since it was founded in 1974 by Barry and three colleagues, Partners in Training has delivered training programs for over 1,200 international and multi-national companies all over the world, representing most industrial and commercial sectors, as well as government organizations and NGOs. Barry has degrees and professional qualifications from the Universities of Leeds and Sussex in the UK, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and a Member of the British Institute of Management. He was nominated in 1999 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his work in business development. Barry has always tried to balance his training commitments with business consultancy work in order to keep his knowledge up to date and to refresh his work in the training room.


Ikhlaq Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu · Innovation 
Ikhlaq Sidhu is the chief scientist for the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley and serves as the primary architect of its curriculum and integrated research. Professor Sidhu joined UC Berkeley in 2005 as founding director of UC Berkeley's highly successful Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, which has grown to become the cornerstone of the Fung Institute. In 2009, he received the recognition as the 2009 Emerging Area Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley for his contribution to this new research and teaching area at UC Berkeley. 

Darrell Mann

Darrell Mann · Innovation 
Darrell is Managing Director of Systematic Innovation Ltd, a 40-person company offering a range of systematic innovation products and services to clients around the world. He has also been running the Systematic Innovation network since 2002. The network has offices and affiliates in 20 countries. With over 600 papers and articles to his name, plus the best-selling ‘Hands-On Systematic Innovation’ books, Darrell is now one of the most widely published authors on innovation in the world. Darrell is featured in Who’s Who in the World as one of the world’s most prolific inventors.

Oliver Alexy

Oliver Alexy · Innovation 
Oliver Alexy joined the TUM School of Management in July 2012 as Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Previously, he held several roles in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School in London, England. Oliver’s teaching encompasses lectures and seminars on topics such as organizational renewal, business models, open innovation, and entrepreneurial growth. He currently teaches on the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at TUM School of Management and furthermore offers courses to students of other departments, such as Informatics. Oliver's research revolves around the design of organizations in general, and of R&D organization in particular, and how this relates to the innovative success and strategic renewal of established companies and the establishment and growth of start-ups. In this context, he particularly focuses on the role of open and distributed innovation processes and networks, topics which are of high interest and relevance to academics and practitioners alike. His research has been published or is forthcoming in leading international academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, as well as practitioner-oriented outlets such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, and McKinsey Quarterly.

Roger Hallowell

Roger Hallowell · Service Innovation 
Roger Hallowell, a former Harvard Business School professor and managing partner of the Center for Executive Development, has designed and delivered dozens of customized executive education programs and seminars throughout North America, Central America, and Europe, and is on a regular basis teaching at Vlerick Business School and DTU Executive School of Business. A facilitator of strategy meetings, his focus lies in the intersection of strategy, marketing, operations and human resources. Roger’s other academic interests are in the leadership of organizations wanting to increase the value they deliver to customers, often through service. As such, his projects are designed to help executives and senior managers enhance their leadership abilities, including their ability to design and implement change. He is an authority on strategic initiatives with the goal of simultaneous cost reduction and quality improvement. Roger obtained his AB from Harvard College and an MBA and Doctorate from Harvard Business School.

Thomas J. Howard

Thomas J. Howard · Service Innovation 
Thomas is an Associate Professor in Engineering Design, with research specialization in Design for Quality and Robustness. In 2014 Thomas won the DTU Innovation prize for his approaches and teaching related to Technology Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation. Thomas is now the CTO of spin-out company MASH Biotech ApS and runs a large innovation network and ecosystem around technology entrepreneurship. In 2013 he became the youngest elected member of the Design Society Advisory Board and holds a position as visiting faculty at UC Berkeley and Distinguished chair at CETYS University.

Technology and Digital Transformation

Jes Broeng

Jes Broeng · Management of Technology 
Jes Broeng is serial high-tech entrepreneur, photonics scientist and professor at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU. He has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from DTU and is author and co-author of more than 200 publications, 1 textbook, and 18 patents. Jes Broeng’s research interests include business and leadership areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer, and scientific areas of optics, photonics and communications. He has extensive experience in applied research, early high-tech business development, IPR and licensing, and high-tech sales (US, Europe, and Asia). Dr. Broeng is a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and a Fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) and has served on the committee of several international conferences. Dr. Broeng was awarded the European Optics Prize in 1999 and DTU’s Innovation Award in 2016.

Kathrin Kirchner

Kathrin Kirchner · Business Analytics 
Kathrin Kirchner is Associate Professor at DTU Management Engineering and a member of the "Implementation and Performance Management" group at DTU. Her research comprises knowledge sharing and knowledge work, especially in virtual environments and supported by enterprise social software. Furthermore, she is interested in flexible working processes and data analytics.

Thomas Bolander

Thomas Bolander · Artificial Intelligence 
Thomas Bolander, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research areas are logic and artificial intelligence, focussing primarily on the use of logic to model human-like planning, reasoning, and problem solving. Of special interest is the modelling of social phenomena and social intelligence with the aim of creating computer systems that can interact intelligently with humans and other computer systems. The application areas of interest are e.g. computer-controlled characters in computer games, intelligent personal assistants in mobile phones, and mobile robots. Thomas has developed and taught a wide range of highly praised courses in mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence, having received the "teacher of the year" award at DTU in 2006. He is also a book reviews editor for the Springer Journal Studia Logica, and scientific advisor for the Science & Cocktails initiative.

Ian McCarthy

Ian McCarthy · Management of Technology 
Ian McCarthy is the W.J. VanDusen Associate Professor of Innovation and Operations Management. He came to SFU from the University of Warwick, England where he was a Reader and Head of the Organizational Systems Strategy Unit. He worked for several years as a manufacturing engineer before earning his PhD in operations strategy from the University of Sheffield. Ian's research and teaching focus on operations management, change and innovation management, and social media. His research has been published in many top journals, including: Academy of Management Review, Industry and Corporate Change, California Management Review, Technovation. He is also Director of the CPA Innovation Centre at the Beedie School of Business.


Alistair Brandon-Jones

Alistair Brandon-Jones · Operations and Supply Chain Management
Alistair Brandon-Jones is Professor in Operations and Supply Management; Associate Dean for Post-Experience Education at University of Bath, School of Management. He formerly held academic positions at Manchester Business School, University of Bath, and Warwick Business School. Alistair is an active empirical researcher in the field of Operations and Supply Management, focusing on e-enabled supply chain management, healthcare operations, and professional service operations. His research and executive development have involved collaborations with a wide variety of organisations in the private and public sector and have been supported with funding from the Design Council, ESRC, EPSRC, Welsh Assembly Government, and Local Government Association. Alistair’s work has been published in leading management journals and he is also co-author for the worlds' market-leading portfolio of Operations and Supply Management textbooks. In his role as Associate Dean for Post-Experience Education, Alistair is responsible for providing academic leadership across the school’s portfolio of post-experience offerings, including the MBA, EMBA, DBA and Executive Development. Read Alistair's article in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management here.

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis · Operations and Supply Chain Management
Although always interested in an eclectic range of subjects, my research activities address two complementary themes across both public and private sector organizations: the strategic benefits of operational and supply competence and the dis-benefits of operational and supply failure. Moreover, these themes reflect a personal commitment to multi-disciplinary, practice-orientated but sometimes critical perspectives: employing a range of methodologies: from archive data work, to case studies and simple experimental game forms.

Simon Bolwig

Simon Bolwig · Sustainability Management
Simon Bolwig is Senior Researcher at System Analysis Division, Department of Management Engineering, DTU, and is leader of the research group Climate Change and Sustainable Development in the same Division. Simon holds a master's degree and a PhD degree in Geography from the University of Copenhagen. His main interest is the study of value chains for food, (bio)energy and organic residues, in industrialised as well as in developing countries, in the context of climate change and other sustainability dimensions. He is particularly concerned with the role of technological innovation, firm capabilities and strategies, consumer behaviour, and institutions (especially standards) for the transition to more sustainable value chains and sustainable development. He is engaged in several European, Nordic and Danish research projects that address these topics. He especially enjoys doing research in close interaction with stakeholders from industry and policy makers, including through in-depth research interviews, workshops and collaborative projects. Simon contributed to writing the latest IPCC report on climate change mitigation (2014) focusing on the inter-linkages between climate change mitigation and sustainable development. Prior to joining DTU in 2009, he worked for the Danish Institute for International Studies and the International Food Policy Research Institute and has extensive research experience from developing countries.

Other General Management Disciplines

Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander · Business Problem Solving
PMA (Oxford), MBA (Harvard). Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management at London Business School and director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre since 1991. Has worked with multi-business corporations, including the relationship between their strategy and organisational design, with particular emphasis on how globalisation, new technology and outsourcing affect strategy. Has previously worked in the world of finance with mergers and acquisitions and provided training to Boston Consulting Group in London, Australia, Europe and Boston. M.A. from Christ Church, Oxford, and M.B.A. ditto from Harvard Business School. Winner of London Business School’s Faculty Teaching Award in 2004. Co-author of the book “Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company” and contributor to other books. 

Sertan Kabadayi

Sertan Kabadayi · Marketing
Sertan Kabadayi is Professor of Marketing, and the Chair of the Marketing Area at Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in New York City. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from Baruch College, The City University of New York. In addition to his academic career, Sertan has held high-level marketing and sales positions in Philips Electronics Co. and Electrolux Home Appliances Co., having played a key role in the planning and introduction of new product lines. Dr. Kabadayi's research focuses primarily on the areas of multiple distribution channel strategies, multichannel service delivery, and transformative service research. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals including: Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Management, Industrial Marketing Management, and Psychology & Marketing. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Creating Value and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Business Research and Journal of Service Theory and Practice.

Paul Matthyssens

Paul Matthyssens · Marketing
Paul Matthyssens is professor of Strategic Management and Global Strategic Management at the Department of Management, Antwerp University, Belgium and at Antwerp Management School, Belgium. He is a regular professor for global marketing and industrial market strategy in executive programs at Copenhagen Business School (SIMI) and Stockholm School of Economics (IFL). Matthyssens consults and trains multinational companies such as Roche Diagnostics, DSM, Finmeccanica, ERIKS and Oiltanking, as well as federations such as VIB, UNETO, Staalfederatie Nederland, NEVAT, and Agoria and government bodies such as VRWI (Flemish Scientific & innovation council) and the POM Antwerp. 

Dennis Vink

Dennis Vink · Financial Analytics and Management
Dennis Vink is Professor of Finance and Investment at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit and is the Director of the Center for Finance at Nyenrode. He also serves as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Moscow State University since 2012. He is known as the author of various academic papers that focus on structured finance. Dennis has worked at Nyenrode since 2002 where he has been given the professor of the year award for teaching excellence in the Nyenrode executive MBA jointly organized with Kellogg School of Management in 2009. He led training programs for (senior) management at major corporations, such as ABN AMRO Lease, BAM, Heijmans, Eneco, Eureko / Achmea, Oranjewoud, and ING Real Estate.

Stephan Schubert

Stephan Schubert · International Business and Management
Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, faculty member at Ashridge Executive Education and Visiting Professor at DTU Business. Stephan Schubert has a deep interest in strategic issues, ranging from decision-making processes to business modeling, strategic leadership and organisational transformation. He pays particular attention to the role of mental frameworks, biases and hidden agendas in strategy development. Stephan has worked on client assignments in over 25 countries, from Chile to China, and has gained extensive experience in a wide range of industries.

Zoran Perunovic

Zoran Perunovic · Business Problem Solving
Zoran Perunovic is an associate professor at DTU Business. He has worked as a consultant in various managerial disciplines for numerous companies in Europe, North America, and Asia. He has helped several European governments in developing their national innovation systems. He is also on the editorial board of the Applied Innovation Journal, published by UC Berkeley. Zoran has taught innovation, entrepreneurship, outsourcing, and operations management at several European and US universities. His research in Innovation and Operations Strategy has appeared in prestigious journals like the California Management Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and International Journal of Production Economics. 

Kasra Ferdows

Kasra Ferdows · International Business and Management
Professor at Georgetown University School of Business since 1990. Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a post doctoral degree from Harvard Business School. Visiting professor and faculty member at Harvard Business School. Has taught at INSEAD for ten years and is still a visiting professor there. Initiator and head of Global Manufacturing Futures Research, a collaborative project regarding the study of large multinational corporations in North America, Europe and Japan. Consultant to a number of major corporations and World Bank Group. Watch: Kasra on global production management

DTU’s Executive MBA Program Staff

Stephane Guerraz

Stephane Guerraz · Program Director, DTU's Executive MBA
Stephane Guerraz holds an MBA from UC Berkeley in California, a Master in Artificial Intelligence, is a CFA Charterholder and an actuary. After starting his career as a financial engineer, he spent more than ten years as a management consultant, helping corporations with digital transformation, organizational reviews and change, transition to agile and M&A integration. He co-founded a cryptocurrency startup, taught business at Langara School of Management in Vancouver, coached teams in business competitions, and on the side, runs personal development workshops. Stephane joined DTU in early 2019, and has been appointed Program Director for the Executive MBA at the end of 2019. Contact Stephane at or 8194 2121.

Mathew Rushton

Mathew Jon Rushton · Program Director, DTU's Executive MBA
Mathew Jon Rushton is an experienced HR Executive, skilled in partnering business leaders, defining strategy, leading organizational development initiatives and driving HR processes and services in large, global organizations.  Mathew has worked in 25 different countries with organizations such as Danfoss, Siemens and FLSmidthHis education is in social sciences and the arts having studied at the University of Cambridge.  Mathew joined DTU Executive Business Education in 2020 as Program Director for the Executive MBA. Contact Mathew at or 3093 2543

MMT Mette Flindt

Mette Flindt · Program Coordinator, DTU’s Executive MBA
Mette has a background in customer service and purchasing. She started working at DTU in 2007 and is responsible for all the administrative duties related to the Executive MBA programme. This includes ensuring the smooth running and continued development of the professional services that support DTU Executive MBA. Contact Mette at or 4525 6118.

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