University Professor Singapore Management University

  • Former President Singapore Management University
  • Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Former Director of Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Former Professor of Management Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Former Professorial Fellow, Jesus College

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.


  • 14 APRIL 2020

    The Ecosystem Edge: How to innovate through Ecosystems

    De Meyer A. and P. Williamson

  • 2018

    Process Theory: The Principles of Operations Management

    Holweg M., J. Davies, A. De Meyer, B. Lawson, and R. Schmenner


  • 2016

    Within and Without, Singapore in the World and the World in Singapore

    Pang E.F and A. De Meyer

  • 2006

    The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe

    Dutta S., A. De Meyer, A. Jain and G. Richter


  • 2006

    Managing the Unknown: a New Approach to Managing High Uncertainty and Risk in Projects

    Loch C.H., A. De Meyer, M.T. Pich

  • 2005

    Inspire to Innovate, Management of Innovation in Asia

    De Meyer A. and S. Garg


  • 2005

    Global Future, The Next Challenge for Asian Business

    De Meyer, A., Pamela C.M. Mar, F.R. Richter, P. Williamson

  • 2002

    Belgique On Line: 30 propositions pour la e-Belgique de Demain

    De Meyer, A


  • 2002

    The Bright Stuff

    De Meyer, A., S. Dutta and S. Srivastawa

  • 1992

    Creating Product Value: a Strategic Manufacturing Perspective

    De Meyer, A




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