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Dirk Buyens

Prof Dirk Buyens
Professor of HR & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

Dirk is an authority on strategic HR and can bring out the best in you and your organisation when it comes to people management, career management and organisational development. Dirk has carried out numerous teaching and advisory tasks for organisations such as the Ministry of the Flemish Community, Siemens, Elsevier, Oracle and KBC, to name but a few. He has published more than 100 articles in influential journals and has written several books and chapters on organisational development, career management and a wide variety of management skills.
Koen Dewettinck

Prof Koen Dewettinck
Professor of HR & Leadership at Vlerick Business School

One of the leading professors in Vlerick’s Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management, Koen focuses on people performance issues − his main teaching and research interests are employee motivation, performance management and strategic HRM. Koen has worked on employee motivation and performance management issues with numerous public and private companies, including Atlas Copco, BNP Paribas Fortis, Coca-Cola Enterprises, ING, Randstad, the Flemish Government and the Belgian Federal Government.
Xavier Baeten

Prof Xavier Baeten 
Professor of Management Practice at Vlerick Business School

Xavier has a unique focus on, and extensive experience in, reward management. Xavier is an expert in how rewarding can help organisations achieve their strategy and give them a competitive advantage. His favourite topics include: total rewards, translating business strategies into reward policies, developing reward strategies that work, pay-for-performance, reward communication, age-conscious rewarding and employee motivation.
Inge De Clippeleer

Inge De Clippeleer
Lecturer & Senior Research Associate at Vlerick Business School

With a passion for people and their development, Inge has built her expertise around self-management and career management. Through her executive coaching and lectures, she is determined to make a difference in people’s lives by making them aware of their full potential and their unique selling proposition.

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