Prof. dr. Sven De Weerdt, UHasselt

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Sven De Weerdt holds a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and Business Economics and obtained his PhD on the subject van professional development (KULeuven). Today, he’s a guest professor leadership development and self-management (in three executive postgraduate programs – UHasselt ) and philosophy of science (biomedical sciences). His main interests focus on the development of mind and its impact on the quality of collaboration, and vice versa.
Further, he works for the University Hospital of Leuven as an internal consultant facilitating leadership development, team development and organisational change.

University : UHasselt

Course given : Self and People Management


Charles Laroche


  • Commercial and Management Engineer (magna cum laude) at Louvain University in  2072
  • Unrivalled network to the EU Institutions and organisations in Brussels and throughout Europe.
  • 35 years career in Unilever (10 years in finance, 15 years in marketing and 10 years responsible for Public Affairs and Corporate Relations)
  • Member of the Board and President of A.I.S.E. (2001-2008); member of the Board of Cosmetics Europe (2003-2008), member of the Board of Cefic (2006-2008)
  • Promoted the creation of the European Partnership for the development of Alternative Approaches to Animal testing
  • Specializes in engaging with the EU Institutions and providing consultancy in the management of trade associations
  • Developed the project ‘Bee’, an European Parliament think- & do-tank initiative focusing on resource efficiency and sustainable development
  • Professor in the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires in Namur

Company : Laroche Conseil, acting for Unilever and industry associations

Course given : International Lobbying

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Anne Bils, HEC Liège

Anne Bils

Anne is an Assistant lecturer in Accounting in the Department of Law and Finance at HEC Management School - University of Liège . She teaches accounting and finance. Master in Applied Economics (FUCAM) & Advanced Master in Tax Law (HEC Liège). She has accompanied students at various stages of their training. Participates in the working out of an online campus in management (CVG), with special relation to VAT and financial analysis.

University : HEC Liège (Belgium)

Course given : Accounting

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Thierry Chantraine, ULg

Thierry Chantraine

Thierry Chantraine graduated as Civil Engineer (Aero) from the University of Liege in 1985 (consolidated through a Superior Cycle of Management from ICHEC -Brussels in 1998), before starting a career mostly dedicated to the aerospace industry.

Thus, in 1992, Thierry Chantraine joined Techspace Aero (a subsidiary of Safran Group), where he was in charge of various positions in the Manufacturing, Quality or Engineering areas. In 2002, he became Director of the Overhaul, Maintenance and Repair activity at Techspace Aero until 2008 when Pratt & Whitney (UTC) acquired this MRO division, focused on military engines. At this point, Thierry Chantraine became General Manager of the newly created Belgian subsidiary of the renowned US Engine manufacturer (Pratt & Whitney Belgium engine Center).

On July 2011, Thierry Chantraine was nominated by the University of Liège Academic Council as CSL General Manager and will officially take up duty on August 16, 2011.

University : University of Liège (Belgium)

Course given : Project Management

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Marie Lambert, HEC Liège


Marie Lambert is Associate Professor at HEC-Management School of the University of Liège. She holds the Deloitte Chair in Financial Management and Corporate Valuation. Marie has a joint Ph.D. in Finance from the Universities of Liège and Luxembourg (2010) on "Hedge Funds and Higher-Order Comoment Equity Risk Premiums". She leads the concentration "Banking and Asset Management" and teaches courses on Corporate Finance and Financial Risk Modeling. Marie is also Affiliate Professor at EDHEC Business School (Nice and Lille) and at Paris Dauphine as well as a Research Associate at the EDHEC Risk Institute. She is also a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg School of Finance. Marie is the academic mentor of the team of students representing HEC at the CFA Research Challenge, international competition organized by the CFA Institute. In 2014-2015, HEC ranked first at the BENELUX competition. She collaborates regularly with the industry and has developed closed relationships with BNP Paribas Fortis and Transeo aisbl (European Association for SME Transfer). Her current research interests include asset pricing models, market anomalies and investment styles (value, growth investing), hedge funds and valuation issues in corporate finance (e.g. real options). Marie has published articles on asset pricing and hedge funds in Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds, Finance (Revue of the French Finance Association) and European Financial Management. Her research has been presented to leading academic conferences such the Financial Management Association, International Paris Finance Meeting (Eurofidai/AFFI), the Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, European Financial Management as well as to research seminars at HEC-Montréal, Ghent University, Maastricht University, University of Bologna and the Luxembourg School of Finance.

University : HEC Liège

Course given : Strategic and market Finance

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Olivier Lisein

Olivier Lisein

Olivier Lisein, PhD in Management Sciences, is Assistant Professor at HEC Management School – University of Liège and Senior Researcher at LENTIC, a multidisciplinary laboratory of HEC Liège where studies are focused on New Technologies, Innovation and Change. He is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Bentley University (Boston, MA – USA), where he works with Prof. M.Lynne Markus in the Department of Information and Process Management. Olivier’s main research and teaching interests are focused on strategic, organizational and human aspects of innovation processes, IT projects management, e-business and e-commerce strategies, and change management; he also deals with Organization Theory and Human Resources Management domains in part of his activities. Olivier is also involved in supporting and consulting missions in businesses and in public organizations in the before-mentioned fields.

University : HEC Liège (Belgium)

Course given : Management of Organizations / Change Management

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    Markus Fredebeul-Krein, Prof. dr., Fh Aachen

    Markus Fredebeul-Krein

    Markus Fredebeul-Krein is a Professor at Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He holds a Diploma degree and a PhD in economics from the University of Cologne and a Master's degree from the University of Warwick. His research interests are economics of competition policy and the regulation of telecommunication markets. In this function he has presented dozens of scientific papers at international conferences in different worldwide countries and he has also published several articles in international scientific journals. 

    Professor Fredebeul-Krein is also scientific advisor of various consultancy companies. He develops business and regulatory strategies, in particular for firms and government institutions in telecommunications markets.

    University : Aachen University of Applied Science (Germany)

    Course given : Economical, Ethical and Technological Impacts (Decide) / Firm’s Competitive Environment 

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    Michael Frings, Prof. dr., FH Aachen

    Michael Frings

    Michael Frings studied at the Universities of Cologne/Germany and Geneva/Switzerland from 1969 to 1973, wrote the thesis for the PHD of the University of Cologne in International Private Law (Theme: The international aircraft carrier contract) from 1974 to 1975, was in a legal clerkship (Referendarzeit) 1975/1976, worked as a judge at different courts in Aachen and Cologne from 1977 to 1994, is professor in German and International Business Law at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences since 1994, in the same time he is responsible for the double degree program “European Business Studies”, passed the winter term 2010/2011 at the Adama University in Ethiopia to build up the law department of this University.

    University : FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

    Course given : International Business Law

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    Bernard Surlemont, HEC Liège


    MBA ( INSEAD ) & PhD , he is a full Professor of entrepreneurial skills at HEC Management School - University of Liège). Interest centres around incubation, financing and accompaniment systems for burgeoning innovatory companies ; soft skills associated with the entrepreneurial spirit ; and pedagogical practices inducive to the fostering of the innovative spirit of enterprise. A member of the board of directors of several young businesses and investment funds, as well as being an expert with the European commission. Has published numerous articles in anglophone as well as francophone international journals. Has written several books and book chapters. In charge of the HEC-ULg entrepreneur programme.

    University : HEC Liège

    Course given : Entrepreneurship and business Modeling

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    Jean Claude Lahaut, dr., HEC Liège


    Jean Lahaut is Doctor in Law from the University of Liège and holds an MBA from the HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) Paris. He started his career in 1971 as teaching assistant in the dept of Commercial Law at the University of Liège. In 1974, he became Principal private secretary to Jean Gol (Secretary of State, regional economy), before moving in 1979 to Lafarge-Coppée and managing Lafarge Prestia in France. He co-founded Eurogentec SA in 1985, nowadays an international biotechnological group. Jean-Claude Lahaut joined Solvay in 1989, where he was in charge of Solvay Veterinär GmbH in Germany before becoming European Public Affairs Manager in Brussels. He is now Affiliate Professor at HEC- Liège.  

    Professional experience :

    European Public, Affairs Manager - Groupe solvay 2000 2002

    Director of profit center - Lafarge Prestia 1985 1989

    Co founder, Member of the Board - Eurogentec sa 1983 1995


    General Secretary, European Council of the Chemical Industry (CEFIC)

    Maître de conférences HEC Liège (Belgium)

    Course given : International Lobbying

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    Frank Lambrechts, Prof.dr., Hasselt University

    Frank Lamberchts

    Frank J. Lambrechts holds a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology (K.U.Leuven) and PhD in social sciences from Tilburg University (the Netherlands). Today, Lambrechts is professor of organizational change & learning at the KIZOK Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Hasselt University (Belgium). His research and teaching interests focus on the nature and quality of relationships that shape trust, leadership, co-ownership and joint learning in organizational change and learning contexts. He has a special interest in how these relational dynamics play out in family firms and boards of directors. Besides teaching in bachelor and master progammes of the faculty of Business Economics, he is actively involved in executive postgraduate training on people and leadership development. 

    University : Hasselt University (Belgium)

    Course given : Change Management (Act Locally)

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    Hilda Martens, Prof.dr., Hasselt University

    Hilda Martens

    Hilda Martens hold a master in pedagogy next to one in family sciences  (K.U.Leuven) and she has a PhD fin social sciences from Tilburg University (the Netherlands). Today, Hilda is professor at Hasselt University teaching BA and MSc courses on People management, Diversity management, Total quality management, and Organisational Psychology at the faculty of Business Economics. Her research focuses on how diversity management and age- related HRM can be improved and implemented in organizations. She prefers an action research methodology in which the participation of organization members in real life settings is crucial. Moreover, she is an important part of the organizing team of the postgraduate programme CIGO that aims at improving the skills of change agents, consultants, and managers with respect to their role in facilitating and supporting change processes. 

    University : Hasselt University (Belgium)

    Course given : People Management and Self Management (Act Locally)

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    Wilfried Niessen, Prof., HEC Liège

    Wilfried Niessen

    Wilfried NIESSEN has been active in lecturing and business management for twenty years. He set up four companies in the fields of information technology for management (ERP), advising and accountancy-taxation. He is a chartered accountant and tax specialist. For many years, he has combined solid practical experience and lecturing through various publications (Comprenez votre comptable, Versta uw boekhouder, Tableau de Bord et business plan, etc.) and high-level training in public companies and institutions (FORTIS, Belgacom, La Poste…). He is fluent and lectures in French, Dutch, German and English. His areas of expertise are accountancy, business simulations, finance for non-financial managers, IT for management and the setting up of businesses. He is a consultant and trainer for businesses. He chairs the examination boards of the Bachelor’s programme in economics and management sciences; he is Associate Professor and leader of the management sciences programme and of core competences in corporate finance.

    University : HEC Liège (Belgium)

    Course given : Business Game, Strategic and Markets Finance

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    Piet Pauwels, Prof.dr., Hasselt University

    Piet Pauwels

    Piet Pauwels (1970) holds a Master's Degree in Marketing from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Hasselt University. Today, Prof. Pauwels is the dean of the faculty of Business Economics at Hasselt University. He is full professor of marketing teaching international and industrial marketing in the BA and MSc programmes. He is involved in research programmes related to organizational market learning in the context of export marketing, new product development, and global purchasing. He was a visiting scholar at Michigan State University (USA) and has been invited as a guest lecturer at, among others, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, KU Leuven, TU Eindhoven, and University of StGallen. He has been involved in research and/or consulting to internationalizing companies operating mainly in a business-to-business context.

    University : Hasselt University (Belgium)

    Course given : International Marketing (Think Globally)

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    Laurent Stas De Richelle, HEC Liège


    He is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Management School - University of Liège. He teaches the commercial law course to second bachelor students as well as the commercial and company law course within the frame of the Master in Management Sciences (Executive Education). Attorney-at-law, member of the Liège Bar since 1993, he mainly practices commercial and company law. Moreover he is also registered on the list of bankruptcy curators at the Commercial Court of Liège. His large background, as an attorney and as a curator, enables him to provide his classes and lectures with some high practical intensity, beyond the theoretical aspect of the studied matters. He holds a Master in Law from the University of Liège and a Specialized Master in economic law from the « Université Libre de Bruxelles ».

    University : HEC Liège

    Course given : Law (Foundation Module)

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    Sigrid Vandemaele, Prof. dr., Hasselt University

    Sigrid Vandemaele

    As a professor at Hasselt University, Sigrid Vandemaele teaches courses on Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, Advanced Accounting Analysis and Financial Derivatives in the BA and MSc programs. Her research interests in finance include corporate valuation, initial public offerings, firm financial policies (capital structure, dividend policy) and financing constraints.

    University : Hasselt University (Belgium)

    Course given : Corporate Finance (Act Locally)


    Koen Vanhoof, Prof. dr., Hasselt University

    Koen Vanhoof

    Koen Vanhoof is Full Professor at the Faculty of Business Economics and project leader of the Business Informatics research group at Hasselt University. He is in charge of the following courses: Business Intelligence, Business process modelling, Knowledge discovery management and ICT project. His major research interests lie in the areas of data mining, statistics, knowledge engineering and modelling, computational intelligence methods, decision support systems and soft computing. The application domains are information management, marketing and finance, mobility and traffic safety.

    University : Hasselt University (Belgium)

    Course given : Optimizing IT Resources and KM (Think Globally)

    Jürgen Vogt , Prof. dr., FH Aachen University

    jürgen vogt

    Jürgen Vogt is Professor at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He hold a degree both in law and business studies as well as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Mannheim and is qualified as a German lawyer and certified tax advisor. He has 18 years post-qualification experience and worked for several national and international renowned multinational companies, mostly from the financial industry both in Germany and abroad (more than 7 years in London and Singapore). He now teaches at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and lectures in Corporate Finance, Tax Law, International Taxation, Taxation of Financing and Investments, Taxation of companies. He also takes part as a faculty member in the OpenBordersMBA in partnership with HEC Liège and the UHasselt..

    University : Aachen University (Germany)

    Course given :  International Business and Tax Law

    MARCO MOTULLO,  Prof. dr., FH Aachen


    Marco Motullo studied business administration at the University of Muenster (Germany) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA).

    After graduating in 2006, Marco worked as a research assistant at the University of Muenster, focusing on strategic marketing, business-to-business marketing, and data analytics/market research.

    In his PhD thesis he explored the possibility of projecting user behavior in online social networks. In 2011, Marco joined Henkel AG & Co. KGaA as a project manager and Executive Assistant to a Corporate Senior Vice President who headed a strategic business unit with EUR 2 bn. annual revenue.

    In 2013, Marco joined Berlin-based startup company CPI Celebrity Performance GmbH as Managing Director and Partner.

    In September 2016, Marco was appointed professor at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences teaching digital marketing, customer insights & marketing performance, and other business and marketing related topics.

    In addition, as co-founder and Managing Partner of fourmula GmbH he designs corporate trainings and helps companies to leverage the power of data in marketing. He further advises startups on strategy, innovation, and marketing topics.

    University : FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

    Course given : Strategic Intelligence, Design and Innovation

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    Last update :13/11/2019