DTU's Executive MBA Team

DTU's Executive MBA – People


DTU's Executive MBA class 20 starts on August 24th, 2017, 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 

Peter Verhoef

Peter Verhoef · Marketing
Peter Verhoef is Professor of Marketing and Department Chair Marketing at the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His publications have appeared in major journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and International Journal of Research in Marketing. His work has been awarded with the Donald R. Lehmann award in 2003, the Harald M. Maynard Award for the best paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 and the Sheth Award for long-term impact of the Journal of Marketing in 2013. He is currently an editorial board member of leading marketing journals, such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He functions as an area editor for the Journal of Marketing Research and Marketing Science. He functions as senior editor for the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He is the founder of the Customer Insights Center and is strongly involved executive education.

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. 

Søren Salomo

Søren Salomo · Innovation
Professor for Innovation Management at DTU and Director of DTU Management Engineering. Dipl-Kfm. (MBA) and D.Sc. (Political Science) from Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. Previous research and teaching positions at Technical University Berlin, 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.

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.

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu · Innovation Leadership
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. 

Zoran Perunovic

Zoran Perunovic · Philosophy of 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. 

Berit Sander

Berit Sander · Personal 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.

Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander · Strategic 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. 

Maria Addis

Maria Addis · Financial Analytics & 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.

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

Brent Smith

Brent Smith · Leadership and Organizational Innovation
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.

John Amis

John Amis · Strategic Management & Organization
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. 

Alistair Brandon-Jones

Alistair Brandon-Jones · Service & Operations 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.

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis · Service & Operations 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.

Roger Hallowell

Roger Hallowell · Service & Operations Management
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.

Stephan Schubert

Stephan Schubert · International Business Management
Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, faculty member at Ashridge Business School 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 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

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.

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.

Barry Stainthorp

Barry Stainthorp · Communication Management
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.

Burghardt Tenderich

Burghardt Tenderich · Communication Management
Burghardt Tenderich Ph.D, is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Prior to joining the USC faculty, Burghardt Tenderich was the executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he lectured on technology innovation. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and communication in the information technology and Internet industries, both in the United States and Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geography from the University of Bonn, Germany.

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. Work for a various number of Danish and international companies during a long-life business career. Worked in different industries like travel, insurance, telecom, online with P&L responsibility as CMO and CEO. Starting working as program director at DTU Business in 2014 for Service Management & Innovation program and later on with the Executive MBA since 2016. Besides this Peter also joined a number of Executive Board in a variety of companies. Peter also helps Copenhagen Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre as chairman of the board. Contact Peter at parbs@business.dtu.dk or 2029 2510.

Claus Aasholm

Claus Aasholm · Program Director, DTU's Executive MBA
Claus Aasholm has a background as an engineer from DTU and has spent most of his career in large US semiconductor companies with leadership roles in marketing and sales. The past two years he has been working as a Management Consultant for high-tech companies dealing with Strategic Business Analysis and Social Selling & Marketing. He has extensive international experience, through his from global sales responsibilities and from leading people with diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds. Claus has mainly operated in Europe, Russia, North America, and Asia and has lived in the UK and Sweden. Claus has an MBA from Henley, UK, and is a Behavioural Coach certified by CAC in California. Contact Claus at claas@business.dtu.dk or 2048 8864.

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 main@business.dtu.dk 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 mefl@business.dtu.dk 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 zope@business.dtu.dk or 4525 6115.

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  • 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: there are a limited number of places available.

  • Price: 350.000 DKK

  • Average age: Particpants average age is 41 years.

  • Travel: The program includes 2 international study tours.

  • Results: 90% of participants are promoted within their companies after completion of the program.
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