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Kurt Verweire

Prof Kurt Verweire
Professor of Strategy and Change at Vlerick Business School

Kurt is one of the most influential professors in the area of strategy development and implementation in Europe. An enthusiastic strategy professor − who knows how to translate theoretical concepts into practical insights − Kurt has developed hands-on strategy frameworks & toolkits and award-winning case studies.

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Kristof Stouthuysen

Prof Kristof Stouthuysen
Professor of Management Control at Vlerick Business School

Kristof's research, executive program teaching, and consulting focus on the latest techniques for using performance measurement and control systems to implement strategy. The goal is to motivate managers and decision-makers to restructure around delivering superior service and/or product outcomes at significantly lower total cost. Another current project of Kristof considers the role of Big Data to help corporations make better financial decisions.
Katia Tieleman

Prof Katia Tieleman 
Professor of Negotiation & Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School

Katia Tieleman is Professor in Negotiation and Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School and a leading authority in the field of negotiations. She is affiliated with the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. For her high impact interventions, Katia draws from her sophisticated academic background as well as from her rich experience as a practitioner. Katia is the author of the Negotiation Intelligence® (NQ®) approach, providing the concept and tools to boost individual and organisational negotiation and cooperation capabilities. As such she helps participants to develop their personal beliefs and skills, and supports them to broker agreements, to maximise their influence, to develop common ground within and across organisations and to use diversity and complexity to their advantage.
Stijn Viaene

Prof Stijn Viaene
Professor of Digital Transformation at Vlerick Business School

Stijn is passionate about what it means to successfully create a digital enterprise, capturing the value that comes with the use of novel technological advances such as big data, analytics, social media, mobile computing, and the cloud. The two business research initiatives he developed − Centre for Excellence BPM Network and Centre for Excellence Enterprise Architecture Management − contribute to a significantly better practical and academic understanding of what it means to make optimal use of IT in a contemporary organisational context. 
Koen Tackx

Prof Koen Tackx
Professor of Marketing & Strategy at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about how companies can create value for customers and capture value for their shareholders, Koen’s main focus is on corporate strategy and strategic marketing. His interests and expertise lie in how co-creation can enhance the strategy creation process, and how to balance between value creation and value capturing and how different strategies can influence this balance.
Steve Muylle

Prof Steve Muylle
Professor of Marketing & E-business at Vlerick Business School

Steve is a recognised expert in assessing and enhancing e-business processes. Steve delivers actionable insights into how firms maximise the value of and for customers, offline and online. He has received multiple awards for his research and teaching.
Katleen De Stobbeleir

Prof Katleen De Stobbeleir
Professor of Leadership & Coaching at Vlerick Business School

Passionate about developing leadership at all organisational levels, Katleen De Stobbeleir is one of the leading faculty members in leadership, management skills and feedback skills. Furthermore, she is an executive coach and a certified consultant in Investors in People and Great Place to Work.

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Wouter De Maeseneire

Prof Wouter De Maeseneire 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

A passionate and experienced teacher, Wouter thoroughly enjoys explaining financial management principles by linking finance to business models and corporate strategies. His classes are often centred around self-developed cases that discuss the ABInbev deal, Walmart’s financial statements, Dell’s working capital management, Facebook’s IPO debacle, and Apple’s cash position.

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