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Marielle Heijltjes

Mariëlle G. Heijltjes is Professor of Managerial Behavior & Associate Dean of Strategic Development and Internationalization at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the Netherlands.


In her current roles at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (MUSBE), Marielle Heijltjes combines the managerial responsibilities of being a Board member and leading Maastricht’s postgraduate education division with designing and delivering executive education in the field of leadership. She is a full professor in Managerial Behavior and has extensive international experience in working with executives and top management teams on questions relating to their effectiveness. Clients that she worked with include APG (pension group), Daimler, Kuehne+Nagel Contract Logistics Netherlands, Philips Healthcare, Unilever and Vodafone as well as smaller regionally and nationally operating organizations.


Translating academic research into actionable knowledge that contributes to the development of globally responsible leaders is an important source of inspiration in her work with practitioners. Her research on the behavior of (top) managers was published in international academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Small Group Research, the Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Studies. She has taught in the executive MBA programs of Maastricht University, TRIUM (HEC Paris, LSE, Stern NYU), and Reykjavik University.


In addition to her roles at MUSBE, she currently also serves on the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma (a US-based international honor society) and on the International Advisory board of IESEG, a French business school.