Prof.dr. Bert de Groot holds the chair of Governance and Strategic Investments at the Erasmus School of Economics and is member of the department of Business Economics with effect of Oktober 1, 2009. He is a member of the management team of the Erasmus School of Economics. Prior to that he served as Rector Magnificus and Dean of Nyenrode Business University. He was CFO and member of the Executive Committee of Randstad Holding N.V.
Prof. De Groot has held positions at international level in various industry sectors. Prior to his position at Randstad Holding N.V.,staffing services, he was employed by Gist Brocades N.V, now DSM, the biotech and pharmaceutical company, the information management company Unisys Inc., telecom multinational KPN and Boer & Croon executive management. At Pharming N.V., life sciences, Prof. De Groot made corporate recovery. At AM N.V., project development, he was CFO and a.o. de-listed the company, split and sold it.
He is also the Managing Director of the Maritime Economics and Logisitcs (MEL) programme, and currently holds various supervisory board memberships .
Prof. De Groot studied econometrics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and has followed management programs at IMD (previously IMI), Nyenrode, Wharton, INSEAD and Harvard. He was awarded his PhD by the ESE at EUR for his thesis ‘Essays on Economic Cycles’. At the econometric Institute of the EUR he continues his research on Business and Economic Cycles and publishes on short- and long-term economic predictions.
At Erasmus School of Economics with his chair of “Governance and Strategic Investments” his research interests are dedicated towards how governance and strategic investments can contribute towards value creation in companies and institutions.
He launched a.o. THE NEW CFO, part of the Executive Education offering at ESE-EUR.