Jean-Jacques Degroof, a lecturer and researcher in the management and organizational leadership field, presently contributes as an affiliate researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Industrial Performance Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Catholic University of Louvain School of Management in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Mr. Degroof additionally participates on the editorial committee of the French management journal Revue Entreprendre- & Innover. Outside of his academic appointments, Jean-Jacques Degroof leads the Degroof-Van Massenhove Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Belgium, in the role of President. Responsible for a variety of management and general strategic activities, he often carries out administrative, financial, legal, and tax operations for the foundation.

Jean-Jacques Degroof also contributes time and financial resources to a number of other non-profit initiatives, including the MIT chapter of Engineering Without Borders and the MIT Educational Counsel. As an educational counselor, he participates in the private investment markets and pursues several hobbies during his free time, including reading and tennis. 

Jean-Jacques Degroof began building his academic credentials with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Catholic University of Louvain, graduating with honors in 1980. He went on to attain a Master's in Labor Studies at the university, and graduated summa cum laude. He later earned Ph.D. in Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge. While completing his doctoral degree, he served as a teaching assistant for a course on new enterprise. Mr. Degroof next pursued post-doctoral research at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.