Peter Møllgaard (Denmark, 1964), Professor of Industrial Organization at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), has been appointed as the new Dean of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). He will start on 1 April for a first period of five years. Prof. Dr. Peter Møllgaard succeeds Prof. Dr. Franz Palm who has been acting Dean of SBE since September 2017.
Møllgaard started in 1996 at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), where he held various positions and became Dean of Research in 2015. In this position he has been responsible for the development of research within the wider economic, social and human sciences. He also has experience with connecting to other areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. According to Møllgaard, integration of these disciplines and applying them to management and business “made CBS distinct and broader than the archetypical American business schools that typically focus on classic disciplines.”
Møllgaard is looking forward to the new challenge as Dean of SBE: “SBE has established itself as an innovative and fast-growing knowledge institution in the centre of Europe, specialising in understanding and impacting the interaction between firms, markets and society, be it through Problem-Based Learning of analysts and business leaders, through its comprehensive, interdisciplinary research of international renown, or through its outreach activities”.
The Executive Board is very pleased to appoint Møllgaard as the new Dean: “His broad experience in management, research and education fits in perfectly with the recently adopted new strategy of SBE that focuses on investing further in inter- and multidisciplinary research; on innovating content and the pedagogies of educational programmes; and on adapting HR policies and recruiting and retaining international faculty. Moreover, he has the capacity to connect people and disciplines and is solution-focused. He is the perfect match for Maastricht University.”
The Executive Board expresses its gratefulness to Prof. Dr. Franz Palm for stepping in as acting Dean and to the two board members, Prof. Heijltjes and Dr. Meijers for their commitment in the Board during the past interim period to continue and finalise the development of the new SBE strategy. Peter Møllgaard steps in at the right moment to make a speedy transition to the implementation of the new strategy that is well aligned with the overall CORE strategy of Maastricht University.”