Honorary chairman Louis Verbeke awarded a Golden Spur for Economic Excellence

In the context of the 11-day event Vlaanderen Feest! and on the occasion of the Flemish public holiday on 11 July, the Flanders-Europe Movement will be presenting awards to deserving Flemish citizens as it does every year. Louis Verbeke, honorary chairman of Vlerick Business School, will be presented with a Golden Spur for Economic Excellence. Herman Daems, current chairman of the Executive Board of the University of Leuven and member of the General Council of Vlerick Business School, will also be awarded this distinction. Verbeke will be presented with his Golden Spur in his home town of Ypres on Friday 7 July.

This year, the Golden Spurs for Social and Cultural Excellence go to Luckas Vander Taelen and Jan Van Doren. Finally, the prestigious Order of the Flemish Lion goes to centenarian Jan Verroken.

As a business lawyer and authority on company law, Louis Verbeke co-founded the law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke which later merged with the British firm Allen & Overy. In addition, Verbeke spent 17 years as the chairman of Vlerick Business School where he also taught ethics, corporate governance and M&A at Masters and MBA students. He is currently chairman of Ter Beke, a listed food company, the real estate firm Maes and the Bulgarian start-up Transmetrics, which combines big data and logistics.

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