Prof.dr. J.I.M. Halman
Johannes (Joop) I.M. Halman is a Professor at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. He also holds an endowed Schlumberger chair in Technology and sustainable development at the University of Curaçao. During 2001 he was a Visiting Research Professor at University of Washington, School of Business Administration, at the Center for Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Seattle and from 2006-2011 a visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia. Johannes Halman earned an MSc in Construction Engineering from Delft University of Technology, an MSc in business studies from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University and a PhD in Technology Management from Eindhoven University of Technology. Halman has advised international firms like Philips Electronics, Unilever and Shaanxi in China about the application of risk management strategies within their innovation processes. He has also advised the government of Curaçao in defining an innovation policy for the island of Curaçao. Besides his work at the university, Johannes Halman is also involved as a chairman of the Board of Intent (a Foundation promoting research and education in the field of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation processes) and Chairman of the Palm Music Foundation. Halman has published about 175 scientific articles, mostly in international refereed scientific journals, supervised 20 PhD projects, and has been an opposition member in the PhD graduation committees of over 50 PhD students. He also supervised more than 225 MSc thesis projects. For his achievements in science and the conservation of the musical heritage of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Halman received in 2016 a knighthood in the order of Orange-Nassau. In 2018 the Society for Risk Management in The Netherlands granted him the Risk Oeuvre Award for his contributions in the field of risk and risk management.