Sophie Manigart


Sophie Manigart holds a Civil Engineering and an MBA degree and is Doctor in Management (Ghent University). She is Full Professor and Faculty Dean at Vlerick Business School, and is Professor at Ghent University. She was/is Visiting Researcher at Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Guest Professor at London Business School, IE Business School (Madrid) and ESMT (Berlin).

She has published on entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship in journals like Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and written numerous book chapters and cases. She is Associate Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a leading academic journal. She is a member of the board of AXA Belgium (insurance company), BW Ryhove (sheltered workplace) and the Belgian Venture Capital and Private Equity Associate, and was formerly a member of the board of Gimv (quoted private equity company).


Job Title : Professor of Corporate Finance and Faculty Dean

Management Domain
Accounting & Finance


Teaching in
Executive Master Class in Corporate Finance
OMBA - Online MBA
Masters in Financial Management

Expert in
Corporate Finance
Business Angels
Entrepreneurial Finance
Accounting & Finance
Venture Capital, Management Buy-outs, Private Equity
Venture Capital
Public Policy to alleviate Finance Constraints