André de Waal

André A. de Waal, Ph.D., MSc, MBA

André de Waal (1960) is Academic Director of the HPO Center, an organization which conducts research into high performance organizations. He is also a partner at the Finance Function Research & Development Center, a company that aims to help finance functions to transform in a high-performing department. André has been a partner with Arthur Andersen and Holland Consulting Group for 17 years.

André was 13 years Associate Professor Organizational Effectiveness at the Maastricht School of Management. He has been guest lecturer at the Free University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and currently is a visiting fellow at Cranfield University, UK.  André holds a MSc in Chemistry from Leiden University (the Netherlands), an MBA from Northeastern University Boston (USA) and a PhD in Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Currently André is doing a PhD habilitata at the European University EurAka Switzerland.

André has published almost 500 articles (among which more than 100 academic publications) and 35 books.His articles can be read on and