Bjorn Cumps

Professor of Management Practice in Financial Services Innovation and Fintech

Passionate about FinTech, platforms and business ecosystems.

Bjorn Cumps has a passion for banking and technology – and sees technology as a great catalyst for change, inspiration, and innovation. He strongly believes the new digital mindset will reshape our current financial landscape – which is why he’s fascinated by FinTech and the way it brings traditional banks, tech companies and digital start-ups together. He’s also interested in topics including challenger banks, open and beyond banking, robo-advisors, DLT and crypto and token economics.

At Vlerick, Bjorn focuses on developing FinTech teaching and research. He leads our FinTech Bootcamp for Masters and MBA students and teaches courses in FinTech, platform business management, gaming and esports. He’s also the supporting professor for our Gaming & Esports Alumni Club.  

Before starting his academic career, Bjorn held various positions at KBC Bank and Insurance.

Who am I?

  • Professor of Management Practice, Partner at Vlerick Business School
  • Doctor in Applied Economic Sciences at KU Leuven 
  • Master in Commercial Engineering at KU Leuven 
  • Board Member of FinTech Belgium  

My expertise

  • Digital transformation
  • Platform and business ecosystem management
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Financial services and FinTech
  • Open and beyond banking and insurance
  • Gaming and esports business management

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Bjorn Cumps

Bjorn Cumps

Professor of Management Practice