Director Global Education Programmes
Maastricht Sch. of Managem.
Oliver is currently responsible for the operations of Maastricht School of Management’s Master’s degree programmes and Executive Education programmes both at the home campus in Maastricht, the Netherlands as well as with MSM’s education partners in over 15 locations on five continents. In addition, he teaches Marketing and Strategy in these same programmes.
Oliver was one of the founders of the Maastricht School of Management Romania and was that school’s first Dean and Academic Director. He has served as the Academic Director for the creation of the International Academy of Retail Banking, a division of the London-based Lafferty Group. He has previously been the Country Manager for CEU Business School, Romania, and has held various roles at CEU Business School in Budapest serving as the MBA Programme Director and Director of Degree Programmes Administration.
Prior to joining CEU Business School, Oliver Olson started his professional career as an Export Product Manager for Salamander Shoes in Stuttgart, Germany in the 90s. He then moved to the US where he worked in banking for almost a decade, including stints as Assistant Vice President at Bank of America, Senior Manager for a major credit card company, and the CIO of a community bank in Dallas, Texas.
Oliver earned his undergraduate degree in International Business and German from California State University, Fullerton and his MBA from the University of Texas, Dallas. Oliver is fluent in German and can hold his own in Swedish and Romanian. He is working on his Dutch and Indonesian