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Serden Ozcan is a Professor and the Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He also serves as the academic director of Campus for Finance Private Equity Conference and the coordinator of the Management Abroad United Arab Emirates Program. Prior to WHU, he was the founding Director of Entrepreneurship Platform at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), responsible for coordinating and facilitating CBS’ entrepreneurship related research, education, outreach, fundraising and internationalization activities.
Professor Ozcan’s main research interests are entrepreneurship, private equity and corporate transformation. He is the recipient of multiple international research awards and his publications may be found in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies and Strategic Organization.
Professor Ozcan has extensive experience with start-ups and incubators and as an advisor and a mentor as well as a board member, and has advised several social entrepreneurship initiatives and organizations in Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. He sits amongst others on the advisory board of a Berlin-based venture capital firm. He is frequently interviewed by the media on issues concerning entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, innovation and private equity.