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Smaranda Boros

Prof Smaranda Boros 
Associate Professor of Intercultural Management and Organisational Behaviour at Vlerick Business School

Smaranda is an accredited coach and academic who practices what she preaches by combining her theoretical and consulting knowledge with her own experiences gained on a cross-cultural professional path.
Mathieu Luypaert

Prof Mathieu Luypaert 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Mathieu Luypaert is specialising in value creation through mergers and acquisitions. He studies how the stock price of merging companies reacts upon the announcement of such a deal, and how potential synergies are realised. He teaches courses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
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.

Barney Jordaan

Prof Barney Jordaan 
Professor of Conflict Management & Negotiation at Vlerick Business School

Barney is a South-African negotiation, mediation, dispute and conflict resolution specialist. He has worked with many global organisations – and teaches negotiation skills and conflict resolution. Barney is a certified mediator with the ADR Grp (UK), IMI (The Netherlands) and CEDR (UK), and he has served as external consultant to the World Bank.
Carine Peeters

Prof Carine Peeters
Professor of Strategy and International Business at Vlerick Business School

Carine is Vlerick’s expert in the field of international business & strategy, with a particular interest in emerging markets as well as service sourcing strategies and delivery models. A firm believer in innovation, Carine is always eager to share and co-create knowledge with participants and to try out new methods to enrich the learning experience and make it stick.

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