Stefan Schepers concentrates on aligning the interfaces between EU policy making and business. His work contributes to competitiveness and innovation of corporations, and thus to their resilience in today’s volatile context.
As a consultant to business and government since 1991, Stefan saw that in a deeply competitive and over supplied market, the role of directors and top management is crucial for continued and sustained enterprise success. The hard side to strategy no longer offers sufficient competitive advantage. It is intangibles, such as public policy alignment and regulatory risk management, social contract and brand strength, that offer the critical differentiation.
Besides this work, he conceived in 2012, following a request of the Council Presidency, a unique and innovative way of public-private-academic sector collaboration with the objective to inject innovative policy ideas into the EU system, path independent and taking account of new contextual conditions. This led to the setting up of independent, tripartite High Level Groups for Policy Innovation.
+ Visiting professor European Studies at the Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK) and director of the African-European Centre for Investment and Trade (AECIT) at Henley campus in Johannesburg (SA).
+ Director of the Empress Theophano Foundation (Thessaloniki, GR) and of other foundations as well as of companies.
+ Director-general of the European Institute of Public Administration (1981-1990)
+ Co-editor with Andrew Kakabadse, “Rethinking the Future of Europe” (2014);
+ Co-editor with Klaus Gretschmann “Revolutionising EU Innovation Policy” (2016);
+ Co-editor with Sefer Sener “Innovation Governance and Entrepreneurship” (2017).
+ Master’s degree in law (University of Leuven, Belgium)
+ Master’s degree in European Studies (University of Strasbourg, France),
+ PH.D. in Political Science (University of Edinburgh, Great Britain).