Professor De Meyer is President of Singapore Management University. Prior to his appointment at SMU, he was Director of Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He was associated for 23 years with INSEAD where he held various senior academic/administrative positions, including Founding Dean of INSEAD’s Asia Campus in Singapore.
Professor De Meyer has an MSc in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Business Administration and a PhD in Management, all from the State University of Ghent in Belgium. His research interests are in manufacturing and technology strategy, the management of R&D, the effective management of innovation, the globalisation of Asian firms, the management of novel projects, and e-readiness in Europe. Professor De Meyer has been consultant to a number of companies throughout Europe and Asia. He was a member of the Singapore Economic Review Committee (2002-2003), board member of the Infocomm Development Authority (2000-2003) and Sentosa Island Corporation (2001-2002).