Frederik Anseel (BE)

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Vice Dean Research @King’s College London

Frederik Anseel is Professor of Organizational Behavior at King’s College London, where he is Vice Dean of Research in King’s Business School. Previously, he was Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Frederik Anseel is an elected Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology and currently serves as the President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Apart from his work in academia, he has several years of industry experience by founding and managing two consulting firms, including one university spin-off. Through keynotes, executive coaching and consultancy, he has contributed to leadership development and performance management initiatives in a variety of industries such as banking, healthcare, consulting, government, energy management and manufacturing. His consulting clients include, among others KBC, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, KPMG, Gallup, Econocom, Engie, Pilips, Volvo.

Frederik Anseel studies the motivational principles that determine why and how people contribute to organizational success. His recent work focuses on how individuals can overcome motivational obstacles during the innovation and entrepreneurial process to “keep their fire burning”. His work has been featured in media such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Science, Nature, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian.