DTU's Executive MBA Team

DTU's Executive MBA – People


DTU's Executive MBA, the MMT Program, class 20 starts in August 2017, so apply to the Executive MBA, MMT program now to reserve your place.


The MMT program is designed for an international audience who are keenly interested in how companies innovate and create new business. You may have engineering, science, commercial or other background, and you feel a deep engagement in committing yourself to learn new skills and improve your leadership.

You are genuinely curious about how other experienced managers solve company and leadership challenges and you are willing to share your experiences with the peers in the class.

While 50% of the participants are engineers, the remaining 50% have other educational and professional background. All have leadership experiences, 71% with line management, the rest with project management.


The more than 250 MMT alumni provide a wide network for experience and contact. The MMT Alumni Association organizes regular social events and brush-up seminars.
Visit the MMT Alumni website.

DTU Business Staff

Go to the DTU Business staff pages here to learn more about our team members.


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.

Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander · Strategic Problem Solving
MA (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.

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.

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.

Kasra Ferdows

Kasra Ferdows · Internationalization
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

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.

Recent organizations Roger has worked with include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Grupo IMSA (Mexico), IBM, Jyske Bank (Denmark), Merrill Lynch, The National Library Board of Singapore, NISH (National Industries for People with Disabilities), Promostudio (Italy), Prudential Securities, Raytheon, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and State Street Corporation.

Roger obtained his AB from Harvard College and an MBA and Doctorate from Harvard Business School.

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.

Amy Kates

Amy Kates · Leadership & Organisational Innovation
Amy is a Managing Partner at Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, an organization design firm based in New York City. Amy helps leaders of global companies to align organization with strategy. She 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

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.

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.

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.

Ronan McIvor

Ronan McIvor · Internationalization
Dr. Ronan McIvor is a Professor at the University of Ulster. He has carried out extensive research in the area of outsourcing and supply chain management. He is currently carrying out research in the area of outsourcing with a number of service and manufacturing organisations. His work has been published in a number of leading international journals including the European Management Journal, Journal of General Management, Journal of Operations Management, and OMEGA. He has authored a number of books including The Outsourcing Process: Strategies for Evaluation and Management and Global Services Outsourcing,which have been published by Cambridge University Press. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals including the European Management Journal. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Missouri, USA, and has also taught on executive development programmes in Europe and the USA.

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

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.

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.

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.

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, organisational development, coaching, recruitment, lecturing, courses, etc. International experience in management training, and author of a number of technical books.

Stephan Schubert

Stephan Schubert · Internationalization
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.

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.

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.

Dennis Vink

Professor Dennis Vink · Financial Analytics & 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.

Program Staff

Peter Arbs

Peter Arbs · Program Director, Executive MBA, MMT
Peter Arbs is Program Director for DTU's Executive MBA, the Master in Management of Technology (MMT) program.

Maria Ingeman

Maria Ingeman · Program Coordinator, MMT
B.A. (Business Language, English and German), 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 MMT program and DTU Business. In addition to this, Maria has an active role within marketing of the MMT program.

Mette Flindt

Mette Flindt · Program Coordinator, MMT
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.

Zoran Perunovic

Zoran Perunovic · Academic Director
Zoran Perunovic is an Associate Professor and Academic Director at DTU Business.

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MMT 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: there are a limited number of places available.

  • Price: 350.000 DKK

  • Average age: MMT particpants average age is 41 years.

  • Travel: The program includes 2 international study tours.

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