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Dirk Buyens

Full Professor of Human Resources Management

Authority on strategic HR, strategic talent management and organisational structuring, in line with business strategy

Dirk Buyens's main research and teaching interest lies in human resources management. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has published more than 100 articles in well-established magazines and has written several books and chapters on organisational development, career management and all aspects of management.

He helps students, executives and companies to bring out the best in themselves and their organisations through cutting-edge approaches to people management, career self-management and personal mastery. Dirk has taught and advised organisations including the Ministry of the Flemish Community, Umicore, BASF, Oracle, BNP Paribas Fortis, KBC, Federal Government (FOD), Beneo and ASAP nv. He was also identified as one of the most influential academic HR thinkers by Belgian business weekly, Trends.

Who am I?

  • Full Professor, Partner and Director of Open Executive Education Programmes at Vlerick Business School
  • Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence for Strategic Talent Management at Vlerick Business School
  • Full Professor at Ghent University
  • International Dean of Vlerick for the Beijing International MBA at Peking University, China
  • CEO of Great Place to Work Institute Belgium 
  • Doctor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at Ghent University
  • MBA at KU Leuven 

My expertise

Strategic talent management

Career management

People management skills

Personal mastery and career self-management

Strategic human resources management

Organisational structuring and design

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Dirk Buyens

Dirk Buyens

Professor of Human Resources Management / Director Open Exec Education