Ruben Lieten was a highly-qualified research scientist, working in the super high-tech field of semiconductors. He had always wanted to start something on his own – but thought he lacked the business knowledge to make a success of it.
Maria Garcia Salmones studied engineering before moving into finance and risk management roles at Euroclear, a Belgian financial services company. But by 2016, she was ready for a career change. This took her to Vlerick – and the Executive MBA.
Benoît Hansez was working as a employment and labor lawyer, advising corporations – but never truly becoming involved in implementing ideas or creating strategy and resolving day-to-day issues of employees.
In 2016, Sara Lesina was a marketer at agricultural giant Cargill. She liked the company and her role – but after seven years at the organisation, she was starting to feel restless about her future.
Sebastian Spencer already had an impressive resumé when he decided to take part in an Executive MBA programme at Vlerick. A specialist medical doctor, university lecturer and instructor, he had just transitioned from a Head of Emergency Medicine position to become the Medical Director of a 500-bed hospital in Brussels.
Growing up in Finland, Hanna Mustonen wasn’t sure what she wanted to be. Her mum ran a pharmacy, so when the time came for her to select a degree subject, the sciences seemed a natural choice.