Arnoud De Meyer

President (SMU) 



MSc in Electrical Engineering, State University of Ghent in Belgium


MSc in Business Administration, State University of Ghent in Belgium


PhD in Management, State University of Ghent in Belgium


Technology Management


Prior to becoming President of SMU, Arnoud De Meyer was Professor of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Director of Judge Business School. He was also a visiting professor at the Universities of Kiel (Germany), Ghent and Antwerp (Belgium) and Waseda and Keio University (Japan).

Before joining Judge Business School, Professor De Meyer was associated for 23 years with INSEAD as a professor and as Dean for the MBA programme, Executive Education and the Euro Asia Centre. He was also the founding Dean of INSEAD's Asia Campus in Singapore. Professor De Meyer has been a part-time professor at the University of Antwerp and Ghent in Belgium, and was a visiting professor at the University of Kiel, Waseda University in Tokyo, Keio University in Tokyo, and the Birla Institute of Technology in India.


President of the Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute. Member of the Board of Dassault Systemes, Paris (from 2005), Option International, N.V., Belgium (from 1997). Member of the EPSRC College. Previously, Professor De Meyer has been a Non-Executive Board Member of the Management Board of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (from 2007-2009), a member of the Singapore Economic Review Committee (2002) and the Advisory Board of the Waseda Asia-Pacific Institute (1997-2000), and a board member of Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore (2000-2003), Sentosa Island Corporation, Singapore (2001-2002), Ancorabel, N.V., Belgium (1998-2003), the Euro-Asia Centre, Fontainebleau (1988-1992), Video Management, Belgium (1988-2000), and Terbeke International N.V. (1986-1989).


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.


Loch, C.H., De Meyer, A., Terwiesch, C. (2000) "Preliminary information, interdependence and task concurrency in product development." Organization Science, 13(4): 402-419

Pich, M.T., Loch, C.H. and De Meyer, A. (2002) "On uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in project management." Management Science, 48(8): 1008-1024

De Meyer, A., Mar, P.C.M., Richter, F.R. and Williamson, P. (2005) Global future: the next challenge for Asian business. Singapore: J. Wiley and Sons.

De Meyer A. and Garg, S. (2005) Inspire to innovate, management of innovation in Asia. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Loch, C.H., De Meyer, A. and Pich, M.T. (2006) Managing the unknown: a new approach to managing high uncertainty and risk in projects. London: J. Wiley and Sons.

Vereecke, A., Van Dierdonck, R. and De Meyer, A. (2006) "A typology of plants in global manufacturing networks." Management Science, 52(11): 1737-1750 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.1060.0582)

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