0.5 Meet Your Professor

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Your professor for the course is Dr. Richard van Ostende, DBA.

Dr. Van Ostende holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with honors and a Master of Philosophy in Business Research (M.Phil.) with distinction from Monarch Business School Switzerland. He further holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Business School Netherlands and a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Services Management (B.Ec.) from Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

Upon completion of my doctoral studies I have founded the Institute for China Studies, and I am proud that my doctoral research provided a strong foundation for the development of programs and courses for executives focusing on aspects of Chinese Business & Entrepreneurship.

I closely follow the international business developments in the greater China region, and have a strong interest in the fields of Foreign Investment, Foreign Market Entry and Strategic Decision Making. I have the pleasure to frequently speak at on- and offline public events on these topics.

For the last 15 years I have been working in China and have been recognized as a regional expert for China investment and trade. Credentials awarded include the International Friendship Ambassador for Nanjing Municipality, Ambassador for Investment Promotion for Yangzhou Municipality, and I am a recipient of China’s Jiangsu Province Youth Friendship Award.