On Friday March 1, 2013 Bert de Groot will publicly accept his appointment as endowed professor of Governance and Strategic Investments with an inaugural lecture entitled 'Executives Add Value'.
De Groot discusses topics that are relevant to both the top management of a company and to the executives in their respective roles. He answers questions that are relevant to boards, companies and stakeholders. Various topics in the boardroom are addressed, including the heterogeneity of executives. Are non-executives and supervisory board members, CEOs or CFOs more risk tolerant than their peers? Are these executives consistent in their willingness to take risk? Is overconfidence only related the CEO?
Bert de Groot holds the chair of Governance and Strategic Investments at Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) through the Vereniging Trustfonds EUR with effect of October 1, 2009. Prior to that he served as the rector magnificus and dean of Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Previously he was CFO and member of the executive committee of Randstad Holding N.V.
In 1981, De Groot received his master title in econometrics at Erasmus School of Economics and has followed management programs at IMD (previously IMI), Nyenrode, Wharton, INSEAD and Harvard. In 2006 he was awarded his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam, for his doctorate thesis entitled 'Essays on Economic Cycles'. At the Econometric Institute he publishes on short- and long-term economic predictions for companies, for the Dutch economy and for some OECD countries.