Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee Members - September 2021- September 2022





Dimitris Assimakopoulos  serves as the EDAMBA President elect having led several major initiatives and projects such as the European Code of Practice for Doctoral studies in Management. Assimakopoulos also serves as a member of the EFMD European Quality Link co-chairing the task force for producing and approving the EQUIS Standard for Doctoral programmes and a member of the European Advisory Council of AACSB.
He is a visiting Professor in Technology & Innovation Management at Durham University Business School in the UK. He has been an EU ‘Marie Curie’ PI and academic supervisor on the management of emerging technologies for socio-economic impact; visiting scholar in Economic Sociology at Stanford University (USA); as well as an expert for the OECD centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. Assimakopoulos has also been a Professor of Information Systems, Technology and Innovation Management at EM Lyon Business School; Scientific Co-Director of its Entrepreneurship & Innovation research centre; and the Founding Director of its Global DBA.
Dimitris has supervised to successful completion 20 PhD and DBA theses in the past two decades. He has also been the Founding Director of several Doctoral programmes in France, also served as associate dean for research at Grenoble Ecole de Management; in China at the Tongji University in Shanghai and at the Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou; and with the UK Russel Group research-led Universities in Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dimitris has published 10 books and special issues, as well as more than 140 articles in scholarly and professional journals, chapters and project reports. Research has focused on social and responsible innovation with interest in the management of R&D collaboration; the origins and evolution of technological communities in regional clusters and entrepreneurial ecosystems; social networks and talent management, new product development, quality and product safety performance. He has led and/or participated in several multi-million euros projects with world class organizations, such as CERN, Intel, Bayer and Airbus.
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9441-4145



Dr. John Parm ULHOI
Aarhus University, Denmark

John Ulhoi is Professor of OMT in the Department of Management at Aarhus University, Denmark. Research expertise has been documented from the following sub-fields: strategy, organization structures, organization behavior, organizational digitalization, technology and innovation management, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship, change management, environmental management and social robotics. Research has been funded by national, Nordic as well as European funding. His research appears in journals such as for example Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Managerial & Decision Economics, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Current or previous leadership positions in European Doctoral program Association in Management and Business Administration, The Nordic Academy of Management, European Science Foundation (Chairman of the Social Sciences Panel) and The AoM (The Executive Board of the TIM Division). Current or previous editorial positions on the boards of Business Strategy and the Environment (Wiley), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (Springer) and European Journal of Operational Research (Elsevier). Present Editor-in-Chief of Scandinavian Journal of Management.

He has served as national advisor for Danish ministries and agencies and as international advisor for Norwegian Science Council (Norway), The Dutch Research Council (Holland), The Research Foundation, Flanders (Belgium), The Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (Belgium), The Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence (Canada), National Science Foundation, Georgia, COST Organization, Brussels,

Co-founder and Director of two MBA-programs and has been involved in joint MBA-activities with European Summer School for Advanced Management (5 European universities), Warwick University, University of Brighton, and University of Stellenbosch. He has more than 20 years of experiences from directing and developing doctoral programs, including directing an inter-university doctoral program (2003-2018). Recipient of several awards and honors, including being Knighted by the Queen (2015).


Prof. Ágnes Zsóka
Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Marketing Management

I have been working for Corvinus University of Budapest since 1997, my areas of expertise in teaching and research are corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility, as well as sustainable consumption and subjective well-being. I am committed to contribute to a responsible, healthy, sustainable, and mindful society.

Since 2006, I have been Programme Director of the Doctoral School of Business and Management at CUB, where I am specifically responsible for international relationships. In September 2012, I was first elected to be member of the Executive Committee of EDAMBA, where I am responsible for managing the Thesis competition and take the position of General Secretary.





Dr. M. May Seitanidi (FRSA)
Kent Business School, University of Kent UK

Dr. M. May Seitanidi (FRSA)  is a Reader in Strategy at Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK; previously Director of the PhD Programme and Institutional Lead in Business and Management for the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership SeNSS (2015-2018). Seitanidi serves as the EDAMBA Treasurer, a Visiting Professor in CSR at LUISS Business School, Italy and at Coal City University, Nigeria. She held leadership roles in academia, private and, nonprofit sectors (Director of the Centre for Organisational Ethics and Chair of the Hull Business School Research Ethics Committee; Director of Hellenic Sponsorship Centre; Editor-in-Chief of Annual Review of Social Partnerships and Sponsors & Sponsorship; seats on the Advisory Board of organisations advising on complex social issues). She is founder of the Cross-Sector Social Interactions Community (CSSI) focusing on collaborative solutions for the social good, has published three books, co-edited four special issues. Seitanidi’s research investigates the interactions between social wellbeing and capitalism exploring the interdependences within and across organisations aiming to advance collaborative systemic solutions for collaborative societal governance. She has consulted in a wide variety of social good programmes and regularly reviewers for ESRC, SSHRC (Canada), and RPF (Cyprus); MFA/Danida (Denmark). Also, a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance; European Citizen Science Association.          

M. May Seitanidi (FRSA), Ph.D.
Reader in Strategy, Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK &
Visiting Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility, LUISS Business School, Rome, Italy
Founder: CSSI Community & CSSI Symposia Series
Co-Founder: Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP)


General Secretary

François Collet
Associate Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation at ESADE

Director, Master of Research in Management Sciences
François Collet is Associate Professor (with tenure) at ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University. He is interested in the sociological and psychological mechanisms that shape the perception of value. He also investigates how networks affect individual performance and segregation. He is director of the Master of Research at ESADE. He holds a DPhil in Management from the University of Oxford. He teaches courses in organizational design and organizational theory.



Rector of RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, Riga (Latvia)

Professor, Dr.oec. Tatjana Vasiļjeva is a Rector of RISEBA University of Applied Sciences. She is working at RISEBA since 2011. She’s a highly skilled and experienced professional, who has been working at SEB bank as a Head of IT for many years. T. Vasiļjeva holds a doctor degree in economics („Application of numeric methods in economics”); a „Latvian Bank Specialist Diploma” issued by Assosiation Commercial Banks of Latvia and Institute of Financial Services; a „Quality Systems Manager” diploma issued by Latvian Society for Quality. T. Vasiļjeva is an an individual member of The Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA); she is included in an international independent experts' database as an expert in European research and innovations.

T. Vasiljeva delivers study courses "Business and Information Technology strategic partnership", "Research methods", supervises master and doctoral theses in Business Management and Entrepreneurship fields. She participates in various international projects and her research interest lies in business digitalization and ICT usage for enterprises.

T. Vasiļjeva’s academic interests are connected with IT management aspects, software development management, use of e-learning methods and tools in education. She is regularly invited to participate in various international academic and research conferences as an editorial board member. She has published various academic articles about the results of her research.

T. Vasiļjeva is a keen court tennis player, she likes mountain-skiing, swimming, loves classical music and literature.

Doctoral programme: http://www.jointphd.eu/



José Antonio Robles-Flores, Ph.D.
Director Doctoral Program
ESAN Graduate School of Business ESAN University.

Associate professor of Information Systems at ESAN Graduate School of Business. PhD in Business Administration (Arizona State University - W.P. Carey School of Business). Fulbright Program alumni. MBA, ESAN. BS Computer Science and Systems Engineer, Francisco Marroquin University (Guatemala).

Experience in software development, process improvement, project management and consulting. During his Ph.D. Program, worked research with Intel, US Army and peruvian government. Visiting professor at Universidad de Chile, ESPOL in Ecuador, UNITEC in Honduras and Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.

Director of the Doctoral Program and the Academic Associate Director of the Business Analytics Program. He is mainly a researcher and instructor.

Doctoral programme.


Honorary President

Aix Marseille University, France



Honorary President

Hans Siggard JENSEN
University of Aarhus, Denmark



Honorary President

Eduard BONET
Emeritus Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE



Honorary Member

Qingsong RUAN
Tongji University

Executive Secretar 

Nina Payen
Email: payen@eiasm

EDAMBA aims to achieve its mission through the development and implementation of three activity pillars:

  • 1. The Annual Meeting
  • 2. The Summer Research Academy
  • 3. The EDAMBA-EIASM Consortium of Doctoral Supervision

EDAMBA engages in global collaborations across networks
  • 1. European Code of Practice
  • 2. EQUAL
  • 3. AACSB