It is with pleasure that Monarch Business School Switzerland welcomes Dr. Richard van Ostende to the faculty as Adjunct Professor and Head of Research – China Studies. Dr. Van Ostende holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Monarch Business School Switzerland as well as a Master of Philosophy in Business Research with distinction. He further holds a Master of Business Administration from Business School Netherlands and a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Services Management from Inholland University. Dr. van Ostende also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner credential. His areas of interest revolve around International Business in emerging Asian markets, with a focus on the fields of Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Market Entry and Strategic Decision-Making. Professionally, Dr. van Ostende has held multiple senior financial management positions of foreign invested companies of European origin with Asian headquarters located in China, where he has been responsible for Finance, Controlling, Administration, Human Resources and Recruitment, Legal and IT for the subsidiaries throughout the Asia Pacific region.
We are confident that Dr. van Ostende’s presence on the faculty will be a great asset to students and will help Monarch Business School to better address management issues facing companies interested in entering the Chinese marketplace and its associated challenges.