Vlerick Award 2019

Category: Alumni Events


The Vlerick Award has been a prestigious annual event of Vlerick Business School for nearly 20 years. During this exclusive evening, on 2nd October at the Faculty Club in Leuven, two Vlerick Awards have been presented to successful business leaders whose organisations have shown significant growth. Our traditional Vlerick Enterprising Leader Award has gone to a senior Vlerick alumna/us with clear leadership skills, while the Vlerick Venture Award was given to a young, entrepreneurial Vlerick alumna/us.



Enterprising Leader Award

Mark Vandecruys, CEO/Owner Fedrus international
Bart Verhaeghe, Entrepreneur and President of Club Brugge and Uplace
Tim Van Hauwermeiren, CEO argenx

Venture Award

Quentin Colmant & Jean-Charles Velghe, CEO & Co-founder – Co-founder
Jurgen Degrande, Co-founder Edgar & Cooper
Daan De Wever, Group CEO Destiny
Philippe Jans, CEO Biolectric
Louis Jonckheere, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Showpad
Arnoud Raskin, Founder StreetwiZe - Mobile School
Anna Shaposhnikova, Co-founder & CCO Transmetrics
Jeroen Spitaels, Co-founder & CEO Mealhero
Felix Van de Maele, Co-founder & CEO Collibra


Enterprising Leader Award:

• Alumnus/a
• The company has grown to an international status in a sustainable way
• Organisation has shown growth and made a positive impact on society
• Challenges the traditional way of doing business
• Demonstrates clear leadership skills

Venture Award:

• Alumnus/a
• Up to 40 years old
• Owner or founder of an organisation in the profit or non-profit sector
• Organisation has shown growth and made a positive impact on society

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