Zeger van der Wal is a management expert with a global view and focus. Comparing countries, practices and cultures is his forte.
Having worked and lived in Europe as well as in Asia provides him with a unique perspective on governance and management practices in the East and the West. He travels the world to advise governments and business on how to future-proof themselves / prepare themselves for the future. Together with his clients, he identifies future challenges and strategies to turn them into opportunities. His biggest passion is comparing Asia and the West: what can managers and leaders in Western Europe learn from their counterparts in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, and South Korea, and vice versa?
Prof. dr. Zeger van der Wal obtained his PhD in Public Administration cum laude from the VU University Amsterdam. He holds the Ien Dales Chair in Public Management at Leiden University and CAOP, and works as Associate Professor at Asia’s premier university, the National University of Singapore. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in China. He has (co)authored over 100 publications, and has won several research and teaching awards. He manages a very active consulting portfolio of more than 50 clients in over 20 countries, including major governments and international companies.
Bringing out the best of teams and organizations by igniting their passions and motivations characterizes Zeger as trainer, keynote speaker, and moderator. His energetic and optimistic style will boost your event and engage your audience from start to finish.