Jaap Spronk

Jaap SpronkProfessor Dr. Jaap (Jacob) Spronk is the Academic Dean MBA Programmes for Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and a Full Professor of Financial Management Science. He received his undergraduate degree from Erasmus University. His MSc degree in Econometrics was awarded by the Netherlands Institute of Econometrics; he returned to Erasmus University to complete his PhD studies.

He served as Vice-Dean International New Business Development from 2003 to 2008; Director of Studies for the Faculty of Economics from 2003 to 2007; Director, Division of Accounting & Finance from 1996 to 2003; and Chair Department of Finance from 1984 to 2003. He has initiated several important programmes for RSM, including an MSc and a One-Year Specialised Executive Master’s degree in Financial Management. He is the co-creator and Academic Director of the XIFM, the Executive Master’s in Islamic Financial Management, which reflects one of his current research interests, Islamic Finance.

Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German and Italian, Professor Spronk has assumed professorships at a variety of foreign universities, including Bocconi, and has held Visiting Professorships at the Helsinki School of Economics, the Universita di Bergamo, and the University of New York at Buffalo.

He has been a Fellow of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels; further he is a fellow at ERIM, Research Programme Accounting & Finance, and is a member of numerous advisory boards for global financial institutions.

He is a frequently invited lecturer for universities and conferences around the world, and has chaired numerous selection committees for professorships in the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

His awards include a Gold Medal of the International Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making (2002), Umbra Erasmi Medal of Erasmus University (1996) and he has been a member of the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences since 1988. Beyond his life in academia, Professor Spronk is often called upon as a consultant for government and industry organisations, banks and institutional investors.

Frequently published in books and journals, Professor Spronk’s current research interests include Financial Management Science, Performance Evaluation, and Multidimensional Finance in addition to Islamic Finance.