MMT Team

DTU's Executive MBA – People


DTU's Executive MBA class 21 starts on August 23rd, 2018, so apply to the Executive MBA now to reserve your spot.


DTU’s Executive MBA is designed for an international audience that is interested in how companies innovate and create new business.

Our participants are genuinely curious about how other experienced managers solve company and leadership challenges and they are willing to share their experiences with their peers in class.

Generally, about half of our participants are engineers while the other half is made up of participants with various other educational and professional backgrounds. All our Executive MBA participants have leadership experience, mostly in line management and some in project management.


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

Ismir Mulalic

Ismir Mulalic · Applied Economics
Ismir Mulalic’s research focuses on applied microeconomics and applied microeconometrics. He specializes in urban economics and transportation economics. Recent research topics include consumer choice behaviour for durables, the causal effect of commuting distance on workers' wages, the redistributive effects of taxes on different commodity categories, the residence choice decision (residential sorting), the determinants of trucking firm fuel use, car ownership, and usage and parking policy.

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. 

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.

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.

Søren Salomo

Søren Salomo · Innovation
Professor for Innovation at Technical University of Berlin. Dipl-Kfm. (MBA) and D.Sc. (Political Science) from Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. Previous research and teaching positions at Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Universidad de Alaclá, Spain, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, Graz University, Austria among others. Experience from German and international banks and oil companies, as well as his own consulting firm in areas such as corporate analysis and innovation management. His research interests cover management of radical innovation, teams and innovator roles, design and innovation, and innovation portfolio management. He has published articles in the areas of innovation and technology management, corporate governance, and corporate analysis and accounting.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Amy Kates

Amy Kates · Organizational Development and Change
Amy is Managing Partner at Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, an organization design firm based in New York City. 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 depth of management capability. She is a skilled diagnostician and designer and helps her clients to understand organizational options and their implications, and to make sound decisions. In addition to her consulting work, Amy is on the i4cp Thought Leader Consortium.  She also teaches organization design in the Executive MBA program at the Executive School of Business in Denmark, at Ashridge Business School in the UK, and through Cornell University. She is also a Resource Partner to the Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business at USC. Amy is the co-author of four books in the field, two with Jay Galbraith and two with Greg Kesler. She also teaches at Cornell University. 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.

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. 

Maria Addis

Maria Addis · Financial Analytics and Management
Maria Addis is an adjunct professor at DTU Business and received her MBA from Henley Business School. Maria's professional background includes a number of years as an auditor (10 years with PwC Denmark), management consultant and lecturer both internally and externally. Maria is currently a part of the management team at The Whole Company, working with economics and business development at a strategic level. The Whole Company has an ambitious growth strategy with innovation as an essential part of the strategic plan. The link between economics and innovation is integral in Maria’s work.

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.

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.

Craig Carroll · Communication Skills
Craig Carroll is the Founder and Editor of the OCR Network, and an adjunct professor at New York University, IE University in Madrid, Copenhagen Business School, and Singapore Management University. He is the editor of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation, the Handbook of Communication and Corporate Reputation, and Corporate Reputation and the News Media. His focus is on corporate communication strategy, value creation, reputation and organizational development, and research and evaluation. He previously taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California. His PhD is from the University of Texas at Austin. Craig is the convener of the Senior Corporate Affairs Summit, the largest 1-day small-group gathering of EVPs of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communication Officers to discuss real time issues in a candid environment. His work with organizations focuses on using corporate reputation as feedback on strategies in organizational legacy-building. He lives in New York and Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

David Probert

David Probert · Management of Technology
David Probert pursued an industrial career with Marks and Spencer and Philips for some 18 years before returning to Cambridge in 1991. His experience covers a wide range of industrial engineering and management disciplines in the UK and overseas. He joined the Manufacturing Engineering Group as Royal Academy of Engineering/Lucas Industries Research Fellow, to develop a practical approach to the issues of make or buy and vertical integration in manufacturing industry, which has been widely applied and disseminated. Probert is now Reader in Technology Management, David is a founding member and Head of the IfM's Centre for Technology Management.

Christine Nellemann

Christine Nellemann · Management of Technology
Christine Nellemann holds a MSc in human Biology, a PhD in medicine and an Executive MBA in Management of Technology and Innovation. Christine Nellemann has a research background in endocrine disruption and has headed a Toxicology and Risk Assessment division for more than four years before becoming Director of the National Food Institute in 2014. The National Food Institute researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society and industry. The institute’s tasks are carried out in a unique interdisciplinary cooperation between the disciplines of nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology and technology.

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.

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.

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

Jesper Larsen

Jesper Larsen · Business Analytics
Jesper Larsen received his Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1999 from The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He is currently Professor in Operations Research (OR) at the Department of Management Engineering. He is also head of the Management Science division and head of education for the department. Professor Larsen is currently chair of the Nordic section of the Mathematical Programming Society, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of OR Societies (EURO). His research interests include optimization problems in Railways and Airlines, and production and resource planning in healthcare. Jesper has participated in numerous optimization projects with industry partners including: Copenhagen Airports, British Airways, SAS, Danish State Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn, Avaleo, Novo Nordisk, GN ReSound, and Bavarian Nordic. Jesper was awarded the 2017 Hedorf foundation Prize for excellence in transportation research.

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.

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.

Pernille Rydén

Pernille Rydén · Big Data Business Dynamics
Pernille Rydén, PhD is Head of Studies and Associate Professor at the Center for Bachelor of Engineering Studies and a member of the faculty for DTU's Executive MBA at the Technical University of Denmark. Pernille has more than 20 years of continuing education teaching and executive training experience in Denmark and abroad and offers consultancy services and lectures, sharing insights with both private and public organizations working for effective strategic development and change. Her research is conducted in collaboration with managers and researchers in the US and Europe, focusing on Strategy, Managerial Cognition, Organizational Change, and Digital Technologies. Pernille is also a reviewer for the European Management Review. As ambassador for the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, Academy of Management she is engaged in professional development workshops at the annual meetings in the U.S. She is published in Journal of Interactive Marketing, authored book chapters, research reports and is the lead author of the newly published book "Disrupt Your Mindset to Transform Your Business with Big Data".

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.

Niki Bey

Niki Bey · Sustainability Management
Niki Bey is Associate Professor of Life Cycle Management at DTU Management Engineering, Division for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA). His core work field is the integration of sustainability matters and life cycle thinking in organisations, applied for decision support on all levels – from operations to corporate strategy development. Special expertise is in ISO-standardized Life Cycle Assessment, Ecodesign, Product/Service Systems and Circular approaches. By education, Niki is mechanical engineer, specialized in manufacturing technologies and production logistics from University of Hanover (Germany). In the course of his PhD at DTU, he developed a method for fast environmental assessment of engineering materials and manufacturing processes for product development (ecodesign). He applied his skills during eight years as senior consultant in a multitude of projects with authorities, branch organisation, and international companies from e.g. Denmark, Germany, France, USA, and Malaysia – in industries such as office spaces & furniture, automotive, robotics/automation, medico-technic, hospitals, maritime, plastics, textiles, paper& pulp, metal foundries, and toys. Niki served for several years on international standardisation committees and as member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of a large US corporation.

Ivan Nygaard

Ivan Nygaard · Innovation Systems in Developing Countries
Senior Researcher at the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), Department of Management Engineering, DTU. Since joining UDP in 2001, he has been involved in a number of research, development and capacity building projects in Africa, mainly focusing on providing access to clean and affordable energy through improved enabling frameworks for innovation and diffusion of clean energy technologies. His theoretical interests are innovation systems approaches, with specific focus on the role of institutions and international linkages though Global Value Chains and international donor relations. Before joining UDP, he was employed for about 10 years at the Danish Energy Agency, mainly involved in facilitating technology development within the renewable energy sector in Denmark. Ivan Nygaard holds a PhD in International Development Studies from Roskilde University and an MSc in Engineering from DTU.

Ulrich Elmer Hansen

Ulrich Elmer Hansen · Innovation Systems in Developing Countries
Senior Researcher at the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), Department of Management Engineering, DTU. Ulrich holds a master degree in Geography from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and a Ph.D. degree in innovation studies from the Technical University of Denmark. His main research interests include international technology transfer, innovation and diffusion of low carbon technologies in emerging and developing countries. Ulrich has explored these research interests from within economic geography and innovation system studies, particularly within research on globalisation of innovation, industrial upgrading in global value chains and technological capability building at firm and industry level. His doctoral thesis focused on learning and innovation in the biomass power plant equipment industry in Malaysia. Ulrich has also undertaken research on the diffusion of solar PV in East Africa and the development of biomass power plants in China.

Melanie Kreye

Melanie Kreye · Servitization
Melanie E. Kreye is an expert in uncertainty management, servitization and new product development with particular focus on operations management, inter-organisational relationship management, behavioral operations and decision-making. Her research has been applied in various companies, public organisations, and governmental bodies across Europe.
Read Melanie Kreye’s article Exploring Uncertainty Perception as a Driver of Design Activity, published in Design Studies here.

DTU’s Executive MBA Program Staff

Peter Arbs

Peter Arbs · Program Director, DTU's Executive MBA
Master of Science in Business Administration from Aarhus School of Business and Social Science. Years of work experience at several Danish and international companies during a life-long business career. Peter has worked in a variety of industries including travel, insurance, and telecoms, filling roles as online with P&L responsibility, CMO, and CEO. Began as program director at DTU Business in 2014 for the Service Management & Innovation program and with the Executive MBA since 2016. Additionally, Peter is also on a number of Executive Boards in a variety of companies. Peter also helps Copenhagen Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre as chairman of the board. Contact Peter at or 2029 2510.

Karsten Uldal

Karsten Uldal · Program Director, DTU's Executive MBA
Karsten holds a Bachelor of Science Education (B.Sc.Ed.), a Military strategy and leadership education, a Diploma in Leadership and Counselling, Examinated Organizational Coach, and a journeyman's certificate. He is currently an Executive MBA participant in class 20 at DTU Business. Karsten has more than 15 years of managerial experience, within organizational development, innovation and staff management, as well as facilitating change processes, project management, and executive consulting. Through visible and clear leadership he has facilitated businesses and public sectors to significant growth and progress through innovation. Working as an Education Architect and leader for many different industries has given Karsten a broad and holistic view of organizations and education. Karsten started as Program Director at DTU Business in 2018. Feel free to contact Karsten at or +45 2372 8015

Maria Ingeman

Maria Ingeman · Program Coordinator, DTU’s Executive MBA
Maria has a B.A. (Business Language, English and German) from Copenhagen Business School. Employed from 1999-2006 for lawyer Niels Søby as a trilingual secretary, with construction law as her primary sphere of work. Started working at DTU Business in 2006 and shares day-to-day responsibility with Mette Flindt for administrative duties related to the DTU’s Executive MBA program. In addition to this, Maria is in charge of marketing activities related to DTU’s Executive MBA program and has also an active role within HR. Finalized in 2016 a NLP Master Practitioner education. Contact Maria at or 4525 6116.

Mette Flindt

Mette Flindt · Program Coordinator, DTU’s Executive MBA
Qualified office assistant traineeship at Miele A/S. Mette has previously worked in customer service and purchasing. She started working at DTU Business in 2007 and shares day-to-day responsibility with Maria Ingeman for administrative duties related to DTU Business and the MMT program including correspondence, preparing presentations and practical duties on instruction days. Mette also serves as head of purchasing for DTU Business. Contact Mette at or 4525 6118.

Zoran Perunovic

Zoran Perunovic · Academic Director, DTU’s Executive MBA
Zoran Perunovic is an Associate Professor and Academic Director at DTU Business. 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. Contact Zoran at or 4525 6115.

The DTU Business Team

Go to the DTU Business staff page to learn more about the rest of our team members.

Peter Arbs
Please contact
Program Director
Peter Arbs
(+45) 2029 2510

Karsten Uldal
Please contact
Program Director
Karsten Uldal
(+45) 2372 8015

eMBA Brochure Download

Apply to eMBA

eMBA Quick Facts

  • Prerequisites: Minimum 3 years work experience plus a bachelor's degree – academic exemptions are given in cases with sufficient work or management experience.

  • Workload: 1800 hours

  • Duration: 21 months

  • Class size: Max 35  

  • Price: 380.000 DKK

  • Average age: Particpants average age is 41 years.

  • Travel: The program includes 2 international study tours.

  • Results: Many of our participants are promoted within their companies after completion of the program.

Gross Income Tax Credit Financing
19 JULY 2018