Jacques W. Brook, an associate professor of Corporate Innovation Strategies & emerging markets, was in the country from the 24th of January to the 2nd of February 2012 on the invitation of Regent-Ghana. During this period he made several presentations to the students of the Joint Regent-Maastricht MBA programme. As part of the MBA programme, Dr. Brook took students through a core course in Global Corporate Strategy. Dr. Brook holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Doctor of Business Administration degree with distinction from the Maastricht School of Management.
He has fulfilled teaching assignments on Global Corporate Strategy, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and International Strategic Alliances, in the residential MBA programme in Maastricht and the outreach MBA programme of MSM in Kuwait and Ghana. Dr. Brook’s research fields of interest include strategic leadership, institutional innovation, business transformation and emerging markets. In addition to his academic activities, Jacques W. Brook has held managerial and consulting positions in the industry.
He is Partner at Ordina N.V., a leading Dutch Information Technology service provider. Before joining Ordina, he worked for KPN, the largest telecom service in The Netherlands. In the field of new business, he has led various innovation projects and programs focusing on next generation Internet-based multimedia service platforms and business modeling.
He was also involved in corporate restructuring programs across the fixed network and mobile network divisions within KPN. He has consulted for various organizations in the Telecommunication, financial and healthcare sectors as well as with the Dutch government. Jacques W. Brook is co-author of three books and has published practitioner papers and reports on the strategic management of innovation.