David De Cremer serves as the Dunton Family Dean of Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. With more than 300 full-time faculty and staff members supporting more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, D'Amore-McKim is known worldwide for cutting-edge thought leadership, teaching excellence, entrepreneurial ingenuity, and global experiential learning opportunities that are second to none.

Most recently, De Cremer was a provost chair at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, where he was a professor of management and organizations and the founder and director of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH). He has also served as the KPMG endowed professor in management studies at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School and fellow at St. Edmunds College, where he remains an honorary fellow at both institutes. Other past academic roles include research and teaching positions at Stanford University as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, London Business School as a visiting professor teaching in the EMBA programs, Harvard University as a visiting research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, and a research member of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. He is also the founder of the Erasmus Center of Behavioral Business Ethics at Rotterdam School of Management.

De Cremer is a behavioral scientist examining the interplay between humans and smart technologies in business and society. He is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary research to arrive at innovative ideas that can be translated into the realm of business and organizations.

His research work is published by the leading journals in the field of behavior, organizations, and management, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decisions Processes, and Nature Human Behavior, and has been covered by international media such as The Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, South China Morning Post and The Straits Times. He is a best-selling author, having published “The proactive leader: How to overcome procrastination and be a bold decision-maker” and “Leadership by Algorithm: Who leads and who follows in the AI era.” His latest book, “The AI-savvy leader: 9 ways to take back control and make AI work,” is published by Harvard Business Review Press and will be out mid-2024.

He received the honor of becoming a fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science in 2005, and in 2009-2010, De Cremer was named the most influential (behavioral) economist in the Netherlands. Other awards and honors include becoming a Global Top Thought Leader by the Trust Across America in the area of organizational trust, one of the World's top 30 Management Gurus and Speakers, a listed thought leader on Thinkers50, and included in the World's Top 2% of Scientists. He is also the recipient of several international early career and mid-career research excellence awards, served as an associate editor of the Academy of Management Annals, is a member of the International Advisory Board of California Management Review, and has contributed as a keynote speaker to conferences and symposia all over the world.

He is also a popular executive education teacher and a widely sought after consultant across various industries in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. De Cremer was born in Belgium and has lived and worked in Europe, the UK, the U.S., the Middle East, and Asia.