Joost de Haas is an Adjunct-Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD since 2009, where he teaches ‘Managing Corporate Turnarounds’ in both the MBA and EMBA programs. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and the Rotterdam School of Management.
Joost has (co)founded a number of businesses in various industries, has acquired and turned around several companies and has been active in turnaround management since 2001. Until recently, Joost was the CEO of Roto Smeets Group and Executive Director of one of Europe’s leading printing and multimedia companies.
After graduating with an MBA from INSEAD in 1986, Joost joined McKinsey & Company. Upon leaving McKinsey he has held several executive and senior management positions in mostly FMCG and telecommunications companies, before turning an entrepreneur in 1994. His core skills include restructuring companies through operational and financial engineering, as well as growing and financing fledgling companies.
Joost holds a Master’s degree in Quantitative Business Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MBA from INSEAD.