Kai Peters is Chief Executive of Ashridge, the business school located in Berkhamsted, near London, in the United Kingdom. Ashridge is one of the world’s leading and largest providers of executive education, including open programmes, tailored programs, MBA programmes and consultancy. The business school was founded in an 18th century estate in 1959 and has over 100,000 alumni.
Prior to joining Ashridge, Peters was Dean, and previously director of MBA programmes, of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Peters serves on supervisory and advisory boards for a number of organizations in the health care and social care sectors. He also serves in various capacities for educational associations including AACSB, AMBA, EFMD and GMAC. He is owner and was managing director (89-93) of a company in the German publishing sector and has worked with both IBM and Volkswagen managing educational activities.
Peters writes and lectures on cognitive sciences, leadership and strategy for government, business and academic audiences. He holds degrees from York University, Toronto and University of Quebec in Chicoutimi; (Canada) and Erasmus University (Netherlands).