This is the first in our new interview series “Paving the way for diversity, equity and inclusion”. The interviews in this series are focusing on initiatives, lessons learned, and advice related to diversity, equity and inclusion. This video focuses on the DEI initiative at NUS Business School in Singapore. Marleen Dieleman and Andrew Delios are sharing their experiences and insights.

Marleen Dieleman is Associate Professor of strategy at NUS Business School in Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University in The Netherlands. Marleen teaches and researches on corporate strategy and corporate governance, especially in family business groups in Southeast Asia. She published widely on these topics, including books, articles in academic journals, book chapters, cases and reports. Her work is featured regularly in international media such as The Economist or The Financial Times. Marleen won multiple awards for her teaching and she is a frequent invited speaker. She has worked with various Asian companies as a consultant, workshop facilitator or board member.

Andrew Delios is Professor and Vice-Dean MSc Programs at NUS Business School. He was Head of the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS for 8 years. His research looks at strategy, governance and global competition in emerging economies, with a particular focus on international business issues for companies operating in East and Southeast Asia. Andrew has authored more than 100 journal articles, case studies and book chapters, as well as six books. He has been an Editor for several leading journals. From 2011-2013, Andrew served as the President of the Asia Academy of Management. He became a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in 1998 at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University of Ontario.