Andre den Baars, MBA

Andre
den Baars
, MBA
Professor

Biography

Andre den Baars has enjoyed a 12-year career in international business and in financial roles that have given him an in-depth understanding of what is required to succeed in the global business environment. He has worked for several private and public organizations on provincial, national and international initiatives. Andre’s career began at the Royal Bank of Canada’s Agricultural Business group, where he provided clients with financial advice on industry and operational risk management. He subsequently worked at SAP Canada, influencing business and operational change with senior executives at many multinational Fortune 100 financial institutions. Andre’s SAP background includes managing a sales team that covered the US Federal Government, the Department of Defense and the aerospace and defense industry sectors. Andre received his Bachelor of Commerce and Agriculture from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Business Administration from the Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin.

Academic Credentials

Master of Business Administration, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin, 2003

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Guelph, 1998

Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Guelph, 1998

Areas of Specialization

General Business

Selling

Entrepreneurship

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship

Strategy

Planning

Corporate Governance

Coaching

Leadership

Sales Management

Sales

Solution Selling

Complex Sales

SAP

CRM

Government

Not for Profit

Big Business

Finance

Career Highlights

2010-2012 – Sales Manager (US Federal Government, Aerospace and Defense), SAP

2004-2010 – Inside Account Executive (Financial Services), SAP/Business Objects

1998-2002 – Agricultural Account Manager, Royal Bank of Canada

1997 – Marketing Assistant, Unipex France

1996 – Assistant Analyst, Agriculture Canada

1996 – Program Assistant, Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency

Other Activities

North York Harvest Food Bank – Board of Directors, Governance Board

Junior Achievement – Company Program (Entrepreneurship) Volunteer