Lieve Mostrey (Euroclear) and Dieter De Mesmaeker (DataCamp) win the Vlerick Awards 2018

Lieve Mostrey, CEO of Euroclear, won the Vlerick Award 2018 this evening. According to tradition, the Vlerick Award goes to an established business leader who has successfully and sustainably taken their business to the top. She was chosen by the public, who could cast their votes beforehand on the website and live in the auditorium.

To celebrate the Vlerick Alumni association’s 65th anniversary, a new prize was also awarded this year. Vlerick alumnus Dieter De Mesmaeker, the co-founder and CTO of DataCamp, received the very first Vlerick Venture Award. This award puts the spotlight on a young, entrepreneurial Vlerick alumnus whose rapidly-growing start-up has a positive impact on our society. He was chosen by a jury of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and professors of entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School.

Lieve Mostrey and Dieter De Mesmaeker - winners Vlerick Awards 2018

Around 300 alumni, previous winners and nominees, and VIPs attended the 18th edition of the Vlerick Award that was held on Thursday 7 June at the Hôtel de la Poste in Brussels.

Other Vlerick Award 2018 nominees:

  • Jef Colruyt (Colruyt Group)
  • Michèle Sioen (Sioen Industries)

Other Vlerick Venture Award 2018 nominees:

  • Daan De Wever (Destiny)
  • Jonas Dhaenens (Combell Group)
About Lieve Mostrey

In January 2017, Lieve Mostrey was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Euroclear Group Management Committee. Euroclear is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, Euroclear provides the automated settlement of securities transactions, meaning that cash and securities are exchanged simultaneously, minimising the risk for both parties involved. Today, the group provides settlement, safe-keeping and collateral management services for domestic and cross-border securities including bonds, equities, derivatives and investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient financial market infrastructure committed to reducing risk, delivering automation and providing efficiency at scale for clients across the globe.

The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank, as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Netherlands, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 733 trillion in securities transactions in 2017 - representing 215 million domestic and cross-border transactions - and held EUR 28.6 trillion in assets for clients. The group currently employs 3,900 people across the globe, representing 89 nationalities.

After 27 years with BNP Paribas Fortis, Lieve Mostrey joined Euroclear in October 2010 as Executive Director and Chief Technology and Services Officer of the Euroclear group and an Executive Director of the Board. She is also member of the Supervisory Board and of the Nomination & Governance Committee and Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee of Euronext.

Previously, Lieve Mostrey was a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Fortis in Brussels, where she was responsible for IT technology, operations (including securities, payments, credit cards, mortgages, clients and accounts), property and purchasing. She began her career in 1983 within the IT department of Generale Bank in Brussels, moving to Operations in 1997 and, upon its merger with Fortis in 2006, became country manager for Fortis Bank Belgium. She became Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Bank in 2008, which was acquired by BNP Paribas in 2009. Lieve Mostrey was previously a Non-Executive Director of SWIFT, Visa Europe, RealDolmen and of Euroclear.

Having earned a degree in civil engineering from KU Leuven in 1983, Lieve Mostrey completed a post-graduate degree in economics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1988.

About Dieter De Mesmaeker

Dieter De Mesmaeker is the co-founder and CTO of DataCamp. This rapidly growing start-up bridges the gap between companies in search of highly trained data specialists and people who want to learn these skills. DataCamp offers the quickest and easiest way to acquire knowledge in programming languages and data sciences. DataCamp’s online learning platform enables the user to take highly practical courses adapted to their own level of knowledge. You choose for yourself what you want to learn and when.

Dieter obtained a Masters with great distinction in Industrial Science - Electronics and ICT at Group T - International University College in Leuven in 2012. In 2013, he added a Masters in General Management (Vlerick Business School).

About Vlerick Alumni

Vlerick Alumni is the official alumni association of Vlerick Business School. The organisation represents 22,000 alumni in 100 countries around the world. Almost without exception, these are all active at management and director level within international and national companies and organisations. Vlerick Alumni’s mission is to stimulate the growth of former students, both personally and at company and social level, through professional networking and lifelong learning.

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