Faculty

Kurt Verweire

Prof Kurt Verweire
Professor of Strategy and Change at Vlerick Business School

Kurt is one of the most influential professors in the area of strategy development and implementation in Europe. An enthusiastic strategy professor − who knows how to translate theoretical concepts into practical insights − Kurt has developed hands-on strategy frameworks & toolkits and award-winning case studies.
Filip Roodhooft

Prof Filip Roodhooft
Professor of Accounting at Vlerick Business School

Filip’s teaching is focused primarily on the finance function as a business partner for an organisation. He also shows non-financial managers the relevance of accounting information for decision-making and strategy execution.
Katia Tieleman

Prof Katia Tieleman 
Professor of Negotiation & Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School

A leading authority in the field of negotiation, Katia is affiliated with the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. For her high-impact interventions, Katia draws on her sophisticated academic background and her rich experience as a practitioner.
Marion Debruyne

Prof Marion Debruyne
Dean and Professor of Marketing & Innovation at Vlerick Business School

Marion is passionate about the strategic side of innovation and the innovative side of strategy. She helps companies think about how to respond to changing markets and escape commoditization by adapting their product line, marketing strategy and ultimately, their business model.
Herman Van den Broeck

Prof Herman Van den Broeck 
Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Vlerick Business School

Herman has a special interest in human psychology, leadership, emotional intelligence and change. Herman stimulates people to go beyond average leadership to become a Beyonder! He also focuses on how learning and development will take place in the future.
Steve Muylle

Prof Steve Muylle
Professor of Marketing & E-business at Vlerick Business School

Steve is a recognised expert in assessing and enhancing e-business processes. Steve delivers actionable insights into how firms maximise the value of and for customers, offline and online. He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching.
Katleen De Stobbeleir

Prof Katleen De Stobbeleir
Professor of Leadership & Coaching at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about developing leadership at all organisational levels, Katleen De Stobbeleir is and one of the leading faculty members in leadership, management skills and feedback skills. Furthermore, she is an executive coach and a certified consultant in Investors in People and Great Place to Work.

Peter De Prins

Prof Peter De Prins
Professor of Change & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

Peter is a passionate teacher and executive coach, delivering inspiring experiences and taking you on a journey of impactful insights that ultimately result in an increase of your personal and professional performance. Peter teaches change management, leadership and and focuses on the practical use of theoretical and academic models, making use of group-participation and collaborative learning.
Wouter De Maeseneire

Prof Wouter De Maeseneire 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

A passionate and experienced teacher, Wouter thoroughly enjoys explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and corporate strategies. His classes are often centred around self-developed cases that discuss the ABInbev deal, Walmart’s financial statements, Dell’s working capital management, Facebook’s IPO debacle, and Apple’s cash position.

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