Wouter Jacobs (PhD, 2007) is the academic director of the Leadership in Commodity Trade and Supply Networks program at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Wouter initiated and developed this program in close cooperation with industry partners. Wouter is also involved as senior fellow at the Erasmus Centre for Urban Port and Transport Economics (Erasmus UPT) with a focus on applied research and strategic policy interventions regarding port economics. In addition, Wouter is the program director at Erasmus University for the Maritime Studies Abroad program of Nanyang Technological University from Singapore. As a lecturer Wouter coordinates the MSc seminar program Disruptive Scenarios in Global Logistics at the Erasmus School of Economics and the MSc elective Commodity Trade & Supply Networks at the Rotterdam School of Management and serves as course instructor in the executive program Maritime Economics & Logistics. Wouter publishes regularly in international peer reviewed journals with a focus on economic geography and (location) strategies of multinationals in trade and shipping. Wouter has international research and teaching experience in Europe, Asia and the US.
Wouter holds a MSc in Spatial Planning & Human Geography and a PhD in Management, both from Radboud University, the Netherlands.