Bart van Hoof

Associate Professor
School of Management, Universidad de los Andes

Bart van Hoof; Change agents in environmental sustainability. Proven results in achieving structural institutional changes in private companies, public policies and academia. Dutch citizen living for over 20 years in Colombia. Combines a solid academic background with management experience and proven results. Associate Professor, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia since 2005.

Education: Ph.D. in Industrial Ecology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013); M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (1999); Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Hogeschool, Eindhoven (1994)..

Research: Change in networks of organizations seeking to mainstream environmental sustainability, e.g., sustainable supply chains, closing material cycles, and dissemination of environmental culture among large, small, and medium-size firms in emerging markets.

Teaching: Graduate and undergraduate courses in Industrial Ecology, Corporate Environmental Strategy, Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Founder and coordinator, consultancy workshop for MBA and undergraduate students, offered to over 500 companies and other organizations since 2006. Co-founder, first Master’s programme offered in Environmental Management in Latin America (2008). Coordinator, “train-the-trainer” programme in cleaner production, offered by 15 universities in Colombia and Mexico.

Visiting scholar appointments: Erasmus University (since 2014); Yale University School of Forestry (2012); Erb Institute, University of Michigan (2008); ESAN Business School, Lima-Peru (since 2011); Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico (2007); Technological University, Santiago-Chile (2006).

Corporate and public agency consultancies: Environmental director of Eco-petrol, a Colombia-based petroleum company ranked as 346 among the Fortune Global 500.

Consultancy: palm oil, sugarcane, flowers, tanneries, graphic arts; ministries of Environment, Trade and Industry. In Mexico: food processing, pharmaceuticals; Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NAFTA). Also, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Inter-American Development Bank; Panama’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.