Mr. Olson is currently Senior Lecturer of Strategy & Marketing at Maastricht School of Management. He is also the Executive Director of ATHEA and the Director of European Operations for ACBSP. He lives in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
He was one of the founders of the Maastricht School of Management Romania and was that institution’s first Dean and Academic Director. He has also been a Senior Consultant for External Relations, Enrolment Management Leader and Director of Education Programs for Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. He has also been the Academic Director of the Lafferty Academies, a division of the London based Lafferty Group. In addition, he runs his own educational consultancy, Global Educational Services SRL.
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 Program Director and Director of Degree Programs Administration.
Prior to joining the CEU Business School, Oliver Olson started his professional career as an Export Product Manager for Salamander Shoes in Stuttgart, Germany in the 90's. He then moved to the USA where he worked in banking, 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 M.B.A. from the University of Texas, Dallas. He has 24-year-old identical twin sons, a 17-year-old daughter and a beautiful wife from Indonesia. Oliver is fluent in German and can hold his own in Swedish and Romanian. His Indonesian is improving.