The Netherlands: RSM Faculty Profiles

Dr. William (Bill) Collins: Leading and Managing Global Organizations

Bill Collins is a senior academic at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) where he teaches in-company management development programmes for senior executives on Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour, including leadership.

An exceptionally energetic and thought-provoking speaker, American-born Bill has substantive teaching experience at the executive-level, having taught at the director-level of Fortune 400 companies.

Formerly a human resources consultant at Towers Perrin, one of the world’s largest global management consulting firms based in Atlanta, USA, Bill has advised organisations on performance management, competency-based training systems, attracting and retaining talent, and selection and placement procedures during mergers and acquisitions.

His expertise has been applied across industries, from banking and pharmaceuticals to manufacturing, logistic and business services.

Bill has taught at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, where he was the Director of the Human Resource Centre, co-sponsored by Instituto de Empresa, Airtel and IBM.
His research interests include investigating the importance of individual differences, preferences and skills of employees within work groups, organizations, jobs and careers. He has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Dr. Steef van de Velde: Global Operations Management

Steef van de Velde is a professor of operations management and technology and the dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His research interests lie in the areas of operations excellence, service operations, and supply chain management.

He has published in the leading academic journals including, among others, the Management Science, the California Management Review, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, the INFORMS Journal on Computing, IIE Transactions, and the Journal of Scheduling.

Professor van de Velde holds an MSc in econometrics from the Erasmus School of Economics and a PhD in mathematics and computer science from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Dr. John Peloza:  Global Marketing Management

Visiting faculty Dr. John Peloza is Professor of Marketing at Florida State University. Before pursuing an academic career, he worked for over a decade in the marketing communications industry. During his career, he worked with firms across a range of industries and categories: InBev, IBM, Subaru, Hewlett-Packard, Bell Communications, Eli Lilly, and Procter & Gamble to name a few.

His research interests focus on corporate social responsibility and pro-social consumer behaviour, as is characterized by interdisciplinary theories and methods. His work has been published in leading marketing and management journal including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, California Management Review, and Corporate Reputation Review. Actively involved in teaching around the world, professor Peloza has received numerous awards for his teaching excellence and is consistently ranked highly by his students.

Dr. Michael Page: Corporate Finance in a Global Environment

Visiting faculty Mike Page is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts. He has also served as the University’s Dean of Business and its McCallum Graduate School of Business.

Previously he was Dean of Post-experience Programs and a Professor of Business Administration at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He was also the chief executive officer of RSM BV, the private company through which Erasmus University operated its non-state sector management development initiatives including its full MBA and executive education portfolios.

During the 1990s Mike was the Len Abrahamse Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and he has held professorial appointments at Henley Management College in the United Kingdom and the Graduate School of Business at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Mike is one of the founders of the global executive OneMBA program. He is a past scientific editor of the South African Journal of Business Management and the author of numerous international articles and a textbook in the fields of finance, management, and research methods. He is a frequent accreditation reviewer for the AACSB and EQUIS, and a board member of both the AACSB and EFMD.

Mike is a member of the Board of South Africa Partners and serves on advisory boards for Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), Cape Town University’s Graduate School of Business (South Africa), Chulalongkorn University’s Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (Thailand), and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) School of Management, Paris (France). He holds a BSc (Engineering) from Natal University, Durban, South Africa and an MBA and PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Martin Sutton, MBA: Strategy in a Global Arena

Martin is Adjunct Faculty at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), where he lectures in the OneMBA and EMBA programs, and Senior Consultant and Lecturer at Gdansk Foundation for Management Development, Poland.

Martin graduated from the University of Coventry in England, with an honours degree in Business Administration (1988) and later worked in consulting businesses before starting an 20-year career with the Gdansk Foundation for Management Development (GFMD) in Poland. He obtained an MBA from the Graduate Business School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland (1994).

Finding himself in one of the most rapidly changing and dynamic economies in Europe, he was exposed to numerous privatization, restructuring and transformation projects. He has also supported major international businesses establish successful operations throughout the Central and Eastern European region.

Martin works with senior management teams of international businesses in the areas of strategic and organizational development in both industrial and service sectors. Particularly rewarding initiatives have been the design and successful implementation of complex change management programs introduced to management and staff across diverse cultures and businesses, including Philips, Matsushita (Panasonic), Nestle, Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), Orange

As a leadership consultant Martin also works with international management teams at board and at functional level. Projects have been completed in SMIT, ING (banking and insurance), Heineken, Flextronics, International Paper, LOT Polish Airlines, Nordea and Fiat.