Koen obtained his Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and his PhD in Applied Economics at Ghent University. He has been an ICM Doctoral Fellow and was visiting PhD student at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Currently, he is partner and professor of HRM at Vlerick Business School. As academic director, he is responsible for the Executive MBA programmes in Ghent and Leuven.
In terms of research, Koen is focussing on strategic HRM and performance management. In these areas, he has written some books and has published in scientific journals such as International Journal of HRM, HRM Review, Personnel Review, Employee Relations en European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Koen is also director of CEPP, the Centre for Excellence in People Performance, which is a collaboration with some public and private organisations on creating an engaging and performance enhancing work climate. His research, counseling and teaching activities focus on motivational processes, performance management and strategic HRM. He has worked together with companies such as AG Insurance, Atlas-Copco, Attentia, BNP Paribas Fortis, Bostik, Christelijke Mutualiteiten, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Hudson, Mobistar, ING, Randstad, Roche, VITO and the Flemish and Belgian governments. As a teacher Koen is active in Masters, MBA and executive programmes, in Europe as well as the United States, Asia and Africa.