Prof.dr. Erik van de Loo

Prof.dr. Erik van de Loo

Affiliate Professor
Expert areas: Management & Organisation (Change Management, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour)


Prof.dr. E.L.H.M. (Erik) van de Loo is Professor in 'Leadership and Behavior' at TIAS. He is affiliate professor of organizational behaviour at INSEAD (Singapore, Fontainebleau), where he is Program Co-Director of the “Executive Masters in Change” since 2000. From 2012 to 2015 he has occupied the Tun Ismail Abdul Chair of Leadership at UniRazak University in Kuala Lumpur. Previously he has held a professorship at the Free University of Amsterdam.

He is fellow and co-founder of Phyleon, Leadership & Governance in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Phyleon is specialised in Leadership, Board dynamics and Corporate Governance. Phyleon applies a system psychodynamic approach of interrelated change processes at individual, group and organisational level.

Erik van de Loo is a graduate in Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude) from Radboud University Nijmegen, obtained a doctorate degree in Social Sciences at Leiden University (1987) and holds a master’s degree in Work and Organisation in Occupational Health at SIOO (1997). He is a licensed psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, a member of The International Psychoanalytical Association, the Dutch Society of Psychoanalysis and the International Society for Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations.

Erik van de Loo has worked as a clinical psychologist in the Royal Dutch Army (1981-1984) and has been a faculty member at Leiden University (1984 - 1991).

He has experience in working with leaders and organizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin-America and the Middle East. He is specialised in the design and implementation of major change and transition processes in organisational culture and leadership. Helping leaders to better understand themselves in their roles and interactions with individual employees, teams and organisations. 

He has been a columnist and contributor on leadership for Intermediair, a Dutch weekly journal and for FD, a Dutch financial journal. His actual research focus is on Board Leadership and Board Dynamics, exploring the interaction between Boards of Executives and Non-Executives in their respective roles at the very top of the organization.