Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Rector and Chief Executive of the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)

Professor Maurits van Rooijen is the rector and chief executive of the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), a career-focused institution with campuses in the UK, Singapore and Canada. He’s an economic historian with nearly three decades of experience in the global higher education sector. He’s an expert of international education and an advocator of concept of global knowledge cities. Since 2008 he has been president of the Compostela Group of Universities and co-chairman of the World Association for Cooperative Education, a Boston-based group dedicated to promoting work-integrated learning. He has been vice-president of the European Access Network, an organization encouraging access to higher education for underrepresented groups, for over 15 years. He has held leadership positions in several leading universities across the UK, Europe and Australia. In 2013 he was awarded the Constance Meldrum Award for Vision & Leadership by the European Association for International Education.