Sophie Manigart


Sophie Manigart holds a Civil Engineering and an MBA degree and is Doctor in Management (Ghent University). She is Full Professor at Vlerick Business School, where she holds the Gimv Private Equity Chair, and is Professor at Ghent University. She was Visiting Researcher at Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Guest Professor at London Business School and IE Business School (Madrid).

She has published on entrepreneurial finance and venture capital in journals like Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies and European Financial Management. She is Associate Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a leading academic journal. She is a member of the board of Business Angels Network Vlaanderen, Gimv (quoted private equity firm), AXA Belgium (insurance company), BW Ryhove (sheltered workplace).


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
Executive MBA

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