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.
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.
Jennifer’s career in hospitality has taken her all over the world – including Paris, where she took on a managerial position at a Hyatt hotel in 2017. But she felt she was lacking some business fundamentals – and decided an MBA would be a good next step for her career.