Prof. Stijn van der Krogt has 30 years of international experience in business and development in Africa and Latin America. He is specialised in entrepreneurship, SMEs, social and digital innovation, agriculture, education and ICT.
Between 1997 and 2012 he worked as Director Country Programmes at the International Institute for Communication and Development in the Netherlands, managing over 120 ICT for development policies and programs implemented in collaboration with government agencies, SMEs, NGOs and grass root organisations in 15 countries in Africa and Latin America.
Since 2012 he is Director of the advisory company Changing Values International where he supports governments and companies in strategic and business planning. In Haiti, he advised the government on the ICT for education strategy as a senior consultant for the Inter-american Development Bank. In Bolivia, he developed an agriculture information system with the departmental government of Santa Cruz and advices cooperatives on agribusiness development with support of Nuffic. In Paraguay, he has advised and trained over 100 SMEs on innovation and business development.
Since 2014 he is Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration of the Universidad Paraguaya Alemana, where he develops and manages the Faculty of Business Sciences in close collaboration with the SRH Group of universities in Germany and the Paraguayan Industrial Employers Union.
As a member of the Paraguayan ecosystem coordination organization Karaku, he advises the Paraguayan government on entrepreneurship and incubation.
He frequently lectures as a visiting Professor at SRH Berlin and Heidelberg on leadership, social and digital business trends and publishes on the internationalisation of high-tech companies, peer to peer lending and entrepreneurship. Recently he joined the Schumpeter College of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Woolf University, an initiative of the University of Oxford.