Koen Dewettinck


Koen Dewettinck obtained his Master in Organizational Psychology and PhD in Applied Economics at Ghent University. He has been an ICM doctoral fellow and was research fellow at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Currently, he is partner, MBA director and professor of HRM at Vlerick Business School.
Koen is also director of the Centre for Excellence in Strategic Talent Management. This centre examines every aspect of the development and performance of employees in order to enable optimal management.

His research focuses on the drivers of employee engagement and performance and has resulted in numerous articles, book chapters and books. During the past two decades, Koen is a frequently asked speaker on HRM, performance management and people management topics, across the globe. In that period, he has worked with and supported hundreds of managers in making them more effective people managers. His latest book, or better toolkit, The Performance Amplifier, has been inspired by the many rich discussions throughout that journey.


Job Title : Academic Director MBA - Professor HRM & Partner

Management Domain
Human Resource Management
People Management & Leadership


Teaching in
Executive MBA
Full-time MBA Programme
Online MBA
Masters in General Management

Expert in
Performance Management
Strategic Human Resources Management
Human Resource Management
People Management
Employee performance
Organisational Culture
Team Climate