Prof. dr. Zeger van der Wal is Affiliate Chair Professor at the FGGA, Leiden University. He also works in Singapore at the National University of Singapore, Asia's premier university. Zeger travels the world to study, teach, and advice about public management and governance issues. Comparing countries, regions, systems, and managers and why they do what they do, fascinates him. His ambition is to facilitate meaningful comparative research and collaboration between Europe and Asia.