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.
Within the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), quite some lively discussions take place amongst participants and faculty members about the role of research in society, the aims of academic knowledge creation and the impact one wants to achieve. Everyone agrees in the end that the ultimate purpose is to strive for credible knowledge with practical applications. This philosophy of engaged scholarship underlies the DBA programme and also the recently finalised research charter of Vlerick Business School.
Het afgelopen decennium veranderde het banklandschap ingrijpend: andere klantbenadering, andere verwachtingen, andere manier van werken. En logischerwijze dus ook: andere leiders. Twee jaar geleden besloot Rabobank om haar klassieke benadering van talentprogramma’s te verlaten. De uitkomst? Een experimentele leiderschapsjourney, ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Vlerick.
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.