Aleksandra Orlova enjoyed her role as a project manager in construction, but she felt there was something missing. She had a deep, narrow understanding of her area of the business – but says she lacked wider business knowledge, which made it difficult for her to contribute to company-wide initiatives. So when she moved from Moscow to Belgium, it seemed like the right time to make a change.
Family-owned electrical installations company Hager Group employs around 12,000 people across the globe. Its ambition is to lead its sector into tomorrow’s electrical world – and it wants to enter new markets outside Europe. Critical to achieving the company’s goals is its learning partnership with Vlerick.
AI, RPA, blockchain, the Internet of Things, 3D printing… What’s your take on new technologies? Worried or unfazed? Do you see them as an opportunity or a threat? One thing is certain: the impact of technology on society, your business and your life will not decrease – on the contrary, in fact. So get ready for the future. Six experts are here to help you get started.
Business psychologist Sofia Van Overmeire was unsure she had the knowledge or skills to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity – and an Executive MBA. She learned you should never underestimate yourself.
On Saturday 16 March, more than 250 ambitious professionals headed to Ghent for the Experience Vlerick Days. It was the ideal opportunity to get a taste of Vlerick – from the beautifully renovated seminar building to the modern and colourful campus, the ‘open’ atmosphere, and a series of stimulating workshops led by thought-provoking Vlerick lecturers.
For biotechnician Katrien Vanhonacker, branching out as a startup consultant meant taking a plunge after many years in sales and marketing with big companies. And that meant taking the Executive MBA at Vlerick.