Kai is Chief Executive and Academic Officer of Ashridge, one of the world’s leading and largest providers of executive education, including open programs, tailored programs, MBA programs and consultancy. The business school was founded in an 18th century estate in 1959 and has over 100,000 alumni. Prior to joining Ashridge, Kai was Dean of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Kai serves on supervisory and advisory boards for a number of organizations in the technology and health care sectors. He also serves in various capacities for educational associations including AACSB, AMBA, EFMD and GMAC. He is owner and was managing director (89-93) of a company in the German publishing sector and has worked with both IBM and Volkswagen managing marketing activities.
Kai writes and lectures on strategy, leadership and management education for government, business and academic audiences. He holds degrees from York University, Toronto and University of Quebec in Chicoutimi; (Canada) and Erasmus University (Netherlands).
Areas of Interest
- Management development
- Higher Education