Leadership insights from 10 years as CEO

Inspirational Guest Speaker Roch Doliveux

Roch DoliveuxI have the pleasure to invite you, as Corporate Partner of the school, to the 2016 Corporate Partners Evening “Leadership insights from 10 years as CEO”. This is a must-attend, exclusive C-level event for leaders of our top client companies. The concept behind the event is to give companies the unique opportunity for exchange of experiences between peers and to enable the Companies to identify common challenges, discuss best practices and share possible solutions in an informal and comfortable environment.

The 2016 Corporate Partners Evening, will take place on Wednesday, 24 February, at Vlerick Brussels Campus from 19.00hrs to 21.00hrs. Today’s CEOs face a host of complex business challenges. Also, More than ever before, the public image of any organisation is defined by its CEO. At the Partners Evening, our keynote speaker, Mr Roch Doliveux, will bring to the audience his own inspiring story as a former CEO. Roch Doliveux is Chairman of the Vlerick Business School since October 2014.
He has been UCB’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee for ten years until 31 December 2014. Under his CEO tenure at UCB, Roch transformed the company from a diversified chemical group to a focused global biopharmaceutical leader. Despite two waves of major patent expiries, he tripled market cap and made UCB a fast growing mid-cap biotech with the second most productive late stage pipeline of the biopharmaceutical industry. With worldwide employee engagement reaching industry top decile for three years in a row, UCB was awarded “Best Company to Work For” in the UK where UCB holds its global discovery research. Roch built a well-recognized leadership team including his successor, Jean-Christophe Tellier, to whom he delegated the Chair of the Executive Committee as of March 1, 2014. He handed over his CEO responsibility on January 1st, 2015 to ensure leadership continuity as UCB prepares the next wave of new product launches.

Since July 2015 Roch Doliveux is Chairman of the GLG Healthcare Institute, New York (US). He is a member of the Board of Stryker Corporation (MedTech, US) and of the Pierre Fabre Group (Dermo-Cosmetics, France). Roch was a member of the Board of Directors of UCB from 2003 to 2014 and remains as an Advisor to the Board and the CEO. Up until his CEO retirement, he was Vice-President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Association (EFPIA) Board and Chairman of the Board of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) which is the largest healthcare public-private partnership in the world.

He also chairs the Caring Entrepreneurship Fund (King Baudouin Foundation), a philanthropic initiative which supports entrepreneurship in health and wellness.

19.00hrs  Reception with refreshments  
 19.30hrs Welcome
Mr Patrick De Greve, General Director Vlerick Business School
 19.45hrs “Leadership insights from 10 years as CEO”
Mr Roch Doliveux, Chairman Vlerick Business School
 20.45hrs  Q&A
 21.00hrs  Walking Dinner


  • Wednesday, 24 February 2016, at 19.00hrs
  • Vlerick Business School, Avenue du Boulevard 21, 1210 Brussels
  • Coming by car: Follow ‘Manhattan Car Park’ (Rue des Croisades 19, 1210 Brussels)

In order for a perfect organization, may I please ask you to confirm your attendance at the very latest by Friday 3rd February, by mail to [email protected] or by phone +32 9 210 98 58. The participant list will follow upon confirmation of your attendance.

Kindest regards,

Maureen O’Hare
Corporate Development Manager
Mobile: +32 (0) 476 66 76 61


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