Professor Derrick Gosselin

Professor of Strategy & Marketing, Ghent University

Oxford Martin Associate Fellow

Professor Gosselin is senior full professor of strategy & marketing and director (founder) of the Institute for Futures Research at Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. He specialises in complex (long term) decision making in turbulent and uncertain environments applied to business (strategy - marketing - innovation) and government (energy - water - technology).

He started his career in 1982 as attaché (science policy) in the office of the Belgian Prime Minister before joining Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1984. From 1990 till 2001, he worked for the Alcatel-Alsthom group were he held various senior executive positions. As of 1999, he was vice president marketing and business development for Northern & Central Europe (including Japan and Korea) and chairman of the European strategic marketing special task force.

Professor Gosselin is an elected Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences (KVAB) and of Academia Europaea (AE). He is appointed by Royal Order Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Belgian Nuclear Sciences Research Institute SCK.CEN and Governor of the Royal Higher Institute for Defense (Belgium). He is also pro Vice Chairman of NATO’s research center The Von Karman Institute (VKI) and Chairman of the European Corporate Security Association (ECSA). He is Special Advisor for Brexit & EU Affairs at CANZUK International. He is also an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College (Oxford).

He holds an MSc in control engineering, an MSc in electrical engineering and a DPhil in economic sciences from Ghent University. He received his MBA in technology management from the Vlerick Business School and holds an MA in international politics and defense sciences from the Royal Higher Institute for Defense. He is an alumnus of the London Business School, INSEAD and the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET).

Prof Gosselin has received wide recognition for his contributions to economic development and research, including having been knighted by the French Government and nominated Grant Officer in the Order of the Crown by H.M. King Philip of Belgium.