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Dr. André Wierdsma, Professor of Organizing and Co-creating at Nyenrode Business University, has been appointed Professor in Management and Organization at CEIBS from January 1st, 2009.

In 1986 Dr. Wierdsma was part of the first group of tutors who taught an MBA program at the Europe Management Institute, the forerunner of CEIBS. After teaching three MBA programs (in 1986, 1988 and 1990), Dr. Wierdsma has taught since 1991 each year various executive programs at Cemi/CEIBS.

Dr. Wierdsma studied business studies at Nyenrode, and after two years at Philips, Organization and Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam where he graduated cum laude. Since 1978 he has worked at Universiteit Nyenrode and is one of the founders of the Executive and Management Development Center (EMDC); Program Director of the Nyenrode Executive MBA (Nemba 1986-1993); Director ‘In-company programs (1993-2002); Presently Program Director Advanced Management Program (AMP). He teaches within the field of Management and Organization with a focus on organizational dynamics. His areas of expertise and publications are: the learning organization, management of change, complex decision-making and group dynamics, interdepartmental cooperation and leadership.

Dr. Wierdsma is co-author of Becoming a Learning Organization (1990), an award-winning best seller. His Phd. thesis Co-creation of Change (1999) was nominated as ‘Best book of the year’ by the Dutch Association of Organizational Consultants. His latest books are: Leading co-creation of change (2001) and Organizing for learning (2002). Dr. Wierdsma is core faculty at the Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI) in Copenhagen since 1996.

Dr. Wierdsma has extensive experience in designing and teaching executive development programmes. The companies he has worked with include ABN-AMRO, Aegon, Digital, Danzas, DHV consultants, DHL, DSM, Dutch Railways, Digital, Deloitte, Ecadi, Etec, Ernst & Young, Fortis, KPMG, IBM, ING, PTT-Telecom, Philips, Randstad, Shell, Siemens, Schneider, VVAA, Vitens and others. Dr. Wierdsma gave workshops on ‘The learning Organization’ and contributed to executive teaching in many countries including Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Portugal, the United States of America and Russia.

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