Baton passing at Vlerick Business School : Board proposal to General Council

Today, on 1 October, the Board of Directors of Vlerick Business School decided to nominate Roch Doliveux and Frank Donck as the new chairman and new vice chairman of Vlerick Business School, respectively. They will replace Louis Verbeke, who is retiring after having been chairman of Vlerick Business School since 1997. The Board wants to thank Louis Verbeke for his longstanding commitment and unique positive impact on the development of the School and unanimously appointed him to Honorary Chairman.

Chairman Louis Verbeke explains the corporate governance procedure: “On 27 August, the nomination committee – which I chaired – unanimously decided to nominate Roch Doliveux as chairman and Frank Donck as vice chairman. The proposal has the full support of the academic partners of the school. After the positive recommendation by the Board, their candidacy still requires final approval by the General Council of Vlerick Business School which will convene on 15 October. Subject to the General Council approving the candidacies, this decision will enter into force on 16 October. It goes without saying that both these candidacies have my full support.”

As a separate matter, the Board of Directors took note of Philippe Haspeslagh's decision not to extend his mandate as dean of Vlerick Business School beyond reaching the age of 65 next year. The Board will search for a new dean in close consultation with the academic partners and professors of Vlerick Business School.

Philippe Haspeslagh will remain Dean until the new Dean has been appointed. After that he will continue as professor and partner of Vlerick Business School.

Philippe Haspeslagh: “Together with the management team I look forward to working with Roch and Frank over the coming period  on the further internationalisation and development of the school, and to support the new Dean – once appointed – in the transition process”.

Related news

  1. New

    Lecture room of the future

    Date: 20/10/2016
    Category: Corporate News
    Is it a classroom? Yes it is. Is it a brainstorm room? That too. But it’s also so much more than that. Always looking to enhance the learning experience of our participants we have experimented with one of our lecture rooms. Think of writable and magnetic walls, different table heights, high stools, power sockets all over the floor,… The restyled flexible and innovative learning environment is not meant for traditional teaching. It allows for more creative setups with interaction, discussion and brainstorming.
  2. Vlerick offers management programme to Agoria Award winner

    Date: 01/06/2016
    Category: Corporate News
    There’s light at the end of the tunnel for students working hard to meet the approaching thesis deadline. For the one who submits the winning thesis for this year’s Agoria Award– a prize for technological research and innovation – the reward could be very interesting. Not only is there a cheque for € 500, but the winner is also offered a management programme that fits their background at Vlerick Business School. An exceptional opportunity, and without a doubt a terrific career boost!
All articles