Floris De Smet has spent his professional life as a highly-trained scientist, dedicated to taking care of animals. But he’s always nurtured entrepreneurial ambitions too. So in 2018 he decided to make the leap and join the Executive MBA at Vlerick. Two years on, he is almost ready to graduate – and turn his entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
In his professional life, Oliver Regidor has always had two big passions – information technology and people. He believes that technology empowers people and that people are essential to transformation.
Bahar Öztürk has a profound passion for supply chain. She has always worked in this field and loves that it involves so many factors to make it a success. Started her career in Toyota as a specialist where she learned lean principles and just in time approach within European operations, she then moved to Caterpillar to lead projects on a more global scale.
Over the past decade, the banking landscape has undergone radical changes: different customer approaches, different expectations, different working methods. And logically, that also means different leaders. Two years ago, Rabobank decided to abandon its classic approach to talent programmes. The result? An experimental leadership journey, developed in collaboration with Vlerick.
How do you identify the need for change in a company that has been successful for decades? Four years ago, Hager Group – a manufacturer of electrical installations – realised that transformation was a must. Using a combined path of online learning and face-to-face coaching, the company decided to start the journey together with Vlerick.