PhD MBA FRSA
For 25 years Gilbert pursued an international business career in Belgium, UK, USA, Germany, Spain and India in Human Resource Management, Corporate Affairs, Operations Management, Marketing Management and General Management. His last executive post was Global Vice President BP Solar International. After doctoral studies he became professor at the College of Europe and visiting fellow at Templeton College, Oxford University.
Currently he is President of the European Academy of Business in Society, as well as professor of Management at Leiden University and visiting professor at Henley Management College. He is a member of academic advisory boards at several business schools in Europe and a member of the editorial board of several academic journals.
His teaching and research are in the fields of business environment and strategy, organisational behaviour, and business & society. He has extensively published on corporate responsibility and management competencies, competitiveness, strategic management and governance.
He is a member of the Board of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and a life fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.