PROF Zeger Degraeve

PROF Zeger Degraeve




  • Zeger Degraeve
    Dean of Melbourne Business School
    Formerly, Professor of Decision Sciences at London Business School
    BSc (Ghent) MBA (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) PhD (Chicago)

    Zeger Degraeve is a leading expert in decision making, operations research and managing project portfolios. An award-winning teacher, he has contributed to executive development programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America for leading businesses including among others: HSBC, Cadbury Schweppes, Rio Tinto, Carlsberg, and IBM.

    After studying at the Universities of Ghent and Leuven in Belgium, Zeger Degraeve gained his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He was Professor of Management Science in the Department of Applied Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, before joining London Business School in 1999. Since March 2002 he has served as Associate Dean of the Executive MBA and Executive MBA-Global Programs, and he has also served as Deputy Dean (Programs) and a member of the School’s Management Committee.

    Professor Degraeve established London Business School’s new centre in Dubai, and between September 2007 and August 2009, he was the centre’s faculty director. In July 2008, he was appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Professor of Innovation at London Business School. This is in recognition of his innovative work establishing London Business School programs at a foreign location, a first in the School’s history.


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Chicago 1992
  • MBA, Katholieke Universiteit Brussel 1987
  • MSc(MechEng), Ghent University 1984
  • BSc(MechEng), Ghent University 1982