Arnoud De Meyer is a global academic leader with more than 35 years of experience in top international institutions in Europe and Asia. Until December 2018, he served as President of Singapore Management University (SMU). He is also an internationally recognised empirical researcher in R&D and Innovation Management, Manufacturing Strategy and International Management.
Before joining SMU, Arnoud De Meyer was from 2006 until 2010 Director(Dean) of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), where he developed the MBA programme and launched the very successful EMBA and Master of Finance Programmes.
From 1983 until 2006, he was a faculty member at INSEAD and assumed between 1990 and 2006 several management positions e.g. that of Associate Dean of the MBA programme, Associate Dean for Executive Education, and Director of the Euro-Asia Centre. From 1998 until 2002, he was the founding Dean of INSEAD’s very successful campus in Asia (Singapore) and became then Deputy Dean for the whole of INSEAD. As such, he part of the team that transformed INSEAD from a mainly European Business School into one of the few truly global premier Business Schools.
As an academic who wants to bridge theory and practice, he consulted with large manufacturing corporations in Europe and East Asia. Arnoud De Meyer has been and still is an Independent Director of several companies in Belgium’ France, Singapore and Australia. He has also been a member of several Government panels and Management Boards in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Singapore. He served on Boards of non-profit organisations, most recently the Board of the Singapore Symphony Group.
A citizen of Belgium, Arnoud De Meyer graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Gent (Belgium), where he also obtained a Master in Management and a Doctorate in Management. He was a visiting fellow at the MIT A.P. Sloan School and has been visiting professor at several Universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Japan.