Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee Members - September 2023- September 2024




Dimitris Assimakopoulos serves as the EDAMBA President elect having led several major initiatives and projects such as the European Code of Practice for Doctoral studies in Management.
Dimitris Assimakopoulos also serves as a member of the EFMD European Quality Link co-chairing the task force for producing and approving the EQUIS Standard for Doctoral programmes and has served as a member of the European Advisory Council of AACSB.

He is a full Professor of Technology & Innovation Management and Founding Director of the DBA program at Burgundy School of Business, Lyon campus in France; and also a Visiting Professor of Innovation Systems at the InnoLab, Vaasa University, Finland. He has been an EU ‘Marie Curie’ PI and academic supervisor on the management of emerging technologies for socio-economic impact; visiting scholar in Economic Sociology at Stanford University (USA); as well as an expert for the OECD centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. Assimakopoulos has also served as a Professor of Information Systems, Technology and Innovation Management at EM Lyon Business School; Scientific Co-Director of its Entrepreneurship & Innovation research centre; and the Founding Director of its Global DBA.
Dimitris has supervised to successful completion 20 PhD and DBA theses in the past two decades. He has also been the Founding Director of several Doctoral programmes in France, also served as associate dean for research at Grenoble Ecole de Management; in China at the Tongji University in Shanghai and at the Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou; and with the UK Russel Group research-led Universities in Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dimitris has published 10 books and special issues, as well as more than 140 articles in scholarly and professional journals, chapters and project reports. Research has focused on social and responsible innovation with interest in the management of R&D collaboration; the origins and evolution of technological communities in regional clusters and entrepreneurial ecosystems; social networks and talent management, new product development, quality and product safety performance. He has led and/or participated in several multi-million euros projects with world class organizations, such as CERN, Intel, Bayer and Airbus.



Dr. John Parm ULHOI



John Ulhoi is Professor of OMT in the Department of Management at Aarhus University, Denmark. Research expertise has been documented from the following sub-fields: strategy, organization structures, organization behavior, organizational digitalization, technology and innovation management, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship, change management, environmental management and social robotics. Research has been funded by national, Nordic as well as European funding. His research appears in journals such as for example Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Managerial & Decision Economics, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Current or previous leadership positions in European Doctoral program Association in Management and Business Administration, The Nordic Academy of Management, European Science Foundation (Chairman of the Social Sciences Panel) and The AoM (The Executive Board of the TIM Division). Current or previous editorial positions on the boards of Business Strategy and the Environment (Wiley), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (Springer) and European Journal of Operational Research (Elsevier). Present Editor-in-Chief of Scandinavian Journal of Management.

He has served as national advisor for Danish ministries and agencies and as international advisor for Norwegian Science Council (Norway), The Dutch Research Council (Holland), The Research Foundation, Flanders (Belgium), The Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (Belgium), The Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence (Canada), National Science Foundation, Georgia, COST Organization, Brussels,

Co-founder and Director of two MBA-programs and has been involved in joint MBA-activities with European Summer School for Advanced Management (5 European universities), Warwick University, University of Brighton, and University of Stellenbosch. He has more than 20 years of experiences from directing and developing doctoral programs, including directing an inter-university doctoral program (2003-2018). Recipient of several awards and honors, including being Knighted by the Queen (2015).



Dr. Daniel HAVRAN

Institute of Finance, Accounting and Business Law / Department of Investments and Corporate Finance



Dániel Havran is an Associate Professor in Finance at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He works in capacity of a Quality Assurance Director of the PhD Program of Management and Business Administration, and in the Head of Finance Master Programme at the same institution. From the very beginning of his career, he has been teaching and researching broader issues related to Finance. He also filled the position of Research Director at the Business School of Corvinus between 2017 and 2020.





Dr. Sara LE ROUX 


Sara Le Roux is Deputy Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School. She works closely with the School Executive Team and Educational Leadership Group, to provide academic leadership across the undergraduate portfolio of programmes, including leading the effective operational management and delivery of these programmes.


Sara supports and directs the activities of the Undergraduate Programme Leads to deliver continuous improvement and excellence in teaching and learning, and the student experience, including through monitoring the development and implementation of the NSS action plans.


As Reader in Applied Economics and Decision at Oxford Brookes Business School (since January 2021), her research focusses on decision-making in various contexts, with a view of providing policy recommendations or strategic guidance that can be used to improve decision-making outcomes.


​Her PhD in Economics (University of Exeter, 2012), focused mainly on experiments in decision-making and was conducted under the supervisory team of Prof. David Kelsey and Prof. Dieter Balkenborg.
​​She received a PG Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics (2008) and an MSc in Economics and Experimental Economics from the University of Exeter (2009), for which she was awarded a Dean's Commendation.

Research Interests:
Decision-making under ambiguity; Behavioural economics; Game theory; Public economics; Development Economics & Finance. 



General Secretary

François COLLET

Associate Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation at ESADE


Director, Master of Research in Management Sciences

François Collet is Associate Professor (with tenure) at ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University. He is interested in the sociological and psychological mechanisms that shape the perception of value. He also investigates how networks affect individual performance and segregation. He is director of the Master of Research at ESADE. He holds a DPhil in Management from the University of Oxford. He teaches courses in organizational design and organizational theory.







Director Doctoral Program

José Antonio Robles-Flores is Associate Professor of Information Systems at ESAN Graduate School of Business. PhD in Business Administration (Arizona State University - W.P. Carey School of Business). Fulbright Program alumni. MBA, ESAN. BS Computer Science and Systems Engineer, Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala).

José Antonio has experience in software development, process improvement, project management and consulting. During his Ph.D. Program, worked research with Intel, US Army and peruvian government. Visiting professor at Universidad de Chile, ESPOL in Ecuador, UNITEC in Honduras and Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.

He is Director of the Doctoral Program and the Academic Associate Director of the Business Analytics Program. He is mainly a researcher and instructor.





Honorary President




Honorary President

Hans Siggard JENSEN



Honorary President

Eduard BONET

Emeritus Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE




Honorary Member

Qingsong RUAN

Tongji University




Executive Secretary 


Lucy Mori

Email: lucy.mori@eiasm.be

EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through three pillars of activity:
1. The Annual Meeting
2. The Summer Research Academy
3. The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

EDAMBA engages in global collaboration across networks
1. European Code of Practice