On November 16th, 800 alumni were inspired by the keynote speech of Mikko Kosonen on "Strategic Agility and Innovation".
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School has consolidated its position in the Financial Times Ranking 2010 for Executive Education. The School has confirmed its position as number 1 in the Benelux and retained its place within the top 20 in Europe. On a global scale – in which more than 6,000 business schools are active – the School has evolved into maintaining a permanent Top 40 spot, being listed as 36th.
Vic Swerts, chairman & owner of Soudal, has won the Vlerick Award 2010. The audience chose for Vic Swerts, because he lead his company Soudal with sustained results to the international top in the field of sealants, PU-Foams and adhesives. The other nominees were: Michaël Bremans (Ecover), Thomas Leysen (Umicore) & Jean Stéphenne (GSK Biologicals).
NoVo team, managed by alumnus Tom Auwers (PUB 1992), is the HR Team of the Year 2010. The award "HR Team of the Year" honours a specific project which was brought to a favourable conclusion by an HR team and is a sequel to the famous "HRM Development Award” which was presented until 2007.
On Thursday 15 April 2010, the Vlerick Alumni UK chapter, in co-operation with the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce organized a conference on “Sustainable prosperity creation in Flanders in the context of increased European and international competition”. The conference with keynote speaker Luc De Bruyckere (Vlerick Alumnus, Chairman of Ter Beke N.V and Chairman of Voka, Flanders’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry), took place at H.E Ambassador Johan Verbeke's Residence.
On Thursday, 29 April 2010 during the 10th festive anniversary edition of the Vlerick Award in Kinepolis Brussel a new name will be added to the honour roll in the presence of many former winners and former nominees. The winner will be chosen based on the following criteria: "a business leader who guided his company to the international top with sustainable results".
Geertrui en Herman Van Rompuy have handed over the first YouBridge-laptop to the 24 year old Ugandese student Racheal of the International Health Science Universiteit in Uganda. YouBridge is a NGO, founded in 2009 by Vlerick alumni Jonas De Cooman, Pieter Dewinter en Barbara Van Speybroeck – 3 Vlerick-alumni who want to bridge the digital gap between less developed and developed countries.
Alumna Annelies Moens has won the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s NSW Fundraiser of the Year Award.
Alumna Veronique Pauwels (Bain & Company) has won the Young Captain Award 2009, one of Netherland's most famous awards.
Alumnus Patrick Decuyper has won the Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (CYEA). The CYEA is a price granted by Flanders DC and JCI (Junior Chamber International). Decuyper was in competition with more than 100 entrepreneurs from over 20 countries.
The first Vlerick Alumni reunion of the Italian Chapter took place on October 29 in Milan. Costanza Citrini, alumnus from FT IMBAL 2005, organized the “aperitivo Milano style” at a classical local restaurant “Marchesino” right next to the La Scala Theater, for the first international get-together.
On June 10th 2009, the Vlerick IMBA alumni board organized the first edition of its 'Vlerick IMBA Leadership Event', based on the best-selling management book 'Crucibles of Leadership'.
It is our pleasure to invite you for several events organized by the School: the Vlerick Finance Academy, the Vlerick Expat Night and the Vlerick Research Cafés.
NomaDesk, the company of alumnus Filip Tack (PTMBA 2004), announced on Wednesday June 17th that it was named “Europe’s Most Promising Startup” at the 2009 Innovate! Europe Competition. Organized by the Guidewire Group, the contest identifies the top technology startups in Europe and Israel and helps them accelerate their business internationally while providing them with valuable exposure.
Vlerick Alumni and its chairman Jean-Luc Deleersnyder wish to express their deepest condolences with the family of Karel Van Miert for their unexpected and great loss.
Yesterday Vlerick Board member and alumnus Luc De Bruyckere was officially inaugurated as the new chairman of Voka. Some 500 entrepreneurs, politicians and representatives of the civil society were present at the ceremony. As of today he will start his 3-year mandate as chairman of the Flemish network of enterprises.
On Saturday April 18th, Herman Van de Velde won the Vlerick Award 2009. The event was attended by over 1,000 alumni, students and other guests.
On Saturday evening 18 April 2009, the Vlerick Award has been presented for the ninth time by Vlerick Alumni, the alumni association of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. The Vlerick Award honours a Belgian entrepreneur who has by means of sustained results developed his company internationally to become a leader in its sector.
Op zaterdagavond 18 april 2009 werd voor de 9e keer de Vlerick Award uitgereikt door Vlerick Alumni, de alumnivereniging van Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. De Vlerick Award bekroont een Belgische ondernemer die met duurzame resultaten zijn bedrijf internationaal uitbouwde tot een topbedrijf in zijn sector.
Vlerick Alumni presents two brand new magazines: Connect and Connect International. Both are considered as instruments to stimulate the networking between our alumni.
Since a couple or years, paying members of Vlerick Alumni can activate a lifetime email service. A lifetime e-mail address is a forwarding address. You set a target email account for the address to forward to. You can change your target account as many times as you like, while never having to update your email address with friends and colleagues.
On Tuesday December 2nd, Vlerick Alumni celebrated its 50th anniversary at the ICC Ghent. During an extended version of the Winter Reunion, the alumni got the occasion to "ceRebrate" (afternoon programme with several refreshment courses) and "ceLebrate" (evening programme with a show about 50 years of Vlerick Alumni).