A selection of our professors:
Prof. Catrinus Jepma
Prof. Catrinus Jepma is professor of Energy and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. Prof. Jepma has long-term experience in lecturing and research. His field of expertise is energy policy and markets, environmental impact and policy issues, energy efficiency measures and energy technologies. He is listed as an author of more than fifty publications. Aside of his academic work, he guides policy makers and project developers in the field of for example renewable energy and alternative energy sources. Through his years of involvement as (coordinating) lead author of the IPCC, Prof. Jepma received a personalised certificate for his share in the Nobel Peace awarded to IPCC in 2007.
Prof. Coby van der Linde
Prof. Coby van der Linde is the Director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme since September 2001 and Professor of Geopolitics of Energy Management at Groningen University. She is also a non-executive director of Alliander and Wintershall Netherlands. Before holding these positions, Prof. Van der Linde was a visiting scholar at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Chatham House, and the Colorado School of Mines. Since 2010 she is also a member of the international advisory board of KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia. Her main focus in research is on international oil and gas markets, international energy policy-making and international energy co-operation.
She is involved as a guest lecturer on geopolitics in several EDI's courses and events.
Prof. Alexander Van de Putte
Prof. Alexander Van de Putte is Member of the Board of The National Investment Corporation of the National Bank, Kazakhstan. His professional career includes executive positions at the Kazakhstan Development Bank, the World Economic Forum and Shell, PricewaterhouseCoopers and McKinsey. Alexander is Professor of Strategic Foresight at IE Business School, Co-Director of the Master of Energy & Sustainability Leadership at the Graduate Institute. Previously, he was Visiting Professor of scenario planning at INSEAD and at other leading Business Schools.
Alexander is an economist and engineer by training, was a BAEF Fellow at Harvard University, holds a PhD in Finance (London), a Doctorate in International Relations (Geneva) and a PhD in Engineering (Cambridge). His research covers strategic foresight, governance and sustainability issues.
Prof. Jan Willem Velthuijssen
Prof. Jan Willem Velthuijsen is currently Chief Economist and Strategy Partner at PwC. Prof. Velthuijsen is also Professor of Economics at the University of Groningen. Before holding these positions, he was responsible within PWC to set up a Competition and Regulation Team and worked on assignments regarding economic issues and analyses of markets, as applicable in antitrust and economic regulation questions, state aid and societal cost benefit analyses, business case and business review appraisals, valuation and financial economic modeling, macro-economics and corporate finance.
Prof. Bob de Wit
Prof. Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Co-Director of the Centre for Strategy. Bob de Wit is also the Director of Strategy Works/Strategy Academy, a member of the Rotterdam Economic Board and a member of the International Advisory Board Rotterdam. Prof. De Wit has (co-) authored 18 books, 49 articles and chapters in books. Before holding his current positions, Prof. De Wit was a professor in strategic management at the Rotterdam School of Management. He held additional positions including in the Advisory Board of the Journal of Change Management, in the Strategic Management Society Review Board and in the Academic Council of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.