Van der Heyden
Ludo Van der Heyden

IMD Distinguished Scholar & INSEAD Chaired Professor Emeritus in Corporate Governance

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Ludo Van der Heyden became a Distinguished Scholar at IMD in September 2022, where, together with Professor Salvatore Cantale and Executive in Residence Peter Nathanial, he is supporting IMD’s developmental activities and programs in the banking sector.

He has been Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD since 1988 and the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance since October 2010. He is Emeritus Professor since September 2018.  He was the founding Academic Director of INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Center and co-founded the International Directors Programme, the Modern Governance in Banking and the Value Creation for Owners and Directors programmes there. He was the first holder of the Wendel Chair for the Large Family Enterprise, which transformed into the Wendel International Centre for the Family Enterprise.

Before joining INSEAD, Ludo Van der Heyden was on the faculty of the School of Organization and Management at Yale University (1980-1988) and of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1978-80). He holds an Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (1974) and a Ph.D. Degree in Administrative Sciences from Yale University (1979).

Ludo Van der Heyden is Chairman of the Board of Seisquare, a software company for estimating natural resource reserves.  He also is a member of the Advisory Board of Bencis Capital Partners and a co-founder of the Association des Plantes Aromatiques et MĂ©dicinales, which supports the restart of essential oils production in Milly-la-ForĂȘt (near Fontainebleau).  He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine (2019-2021), the largest energy company of Ukraine, where he co-created the first educational programme of the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy (UCGA). The King of Belgium appointed him Officer of the Order of Leopold in 1996.