MBA-FSI Expert Faculty

MBA-FSI faculty members are, besides experts in their own functional domain, also highly experienced in the field of financial services and insurance. Having taught in many different international programmes and worked with several banks and insurance companies worldwide, these faculty members enrich the programme by bringing some extra diversity and global experience into the classroom. All of them apply an interactive style of teaching, involving participants in class discussions and working with the rich experience available in the group. MBA-FSI core faculty members are also highly accessible outside classes and modules for help on assignments or other (professional) issues. An overview of the MBA-FSI core faculty members is given below:

Core Faculty

  • Filip Abraham
    Professor in International Economics. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D in Economics University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Academic Head of the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services.
  • Xavier Baeten
    Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D in applied economics Ghent University. Director of the Centre of Excellence in Rewarding and the Executive Remuneration Research Centre at Vlerick Business School.
  • Heike Bruch
    Professor of Management with a special focus on Leadership. University of St. Gallen. Ph.D. from Hannover University. Director of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management.
  • Philippe De Brouwer Professor of Asset Management Vlerick Business School, Ph.D. from Free University of Brussels, Occupied several expert positions in Investments at different financial institutions, currently active for Royal Bank of Scotland in London
  • Martin Eling
    Professor of Insurance Management University of St. Gallen. Ph.D. from University of Münster. Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics.
  • Oliver Gassmann
    Professor of Innovation and Technology Management. University of St. Gallen. Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen. Director of the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen.
  • Mohamed Azzim Ghulamhussen
    Professor of Financial Institutions Management. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Economics (Finance) at Henly Business School, Reading, UK. Involved in teaching & research in financial services through the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services.
  • David Loree
    Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Ivey Business School. Ph.D. in Organizations, Strategy, and International Management from University of Texas at Dallas. His research is focused on firm structure and its effect on survival in turbulent industries, specifically the global integrated circuit industry. 
  • Peter Maas
    Professor of Management with a special focus on Service Management and Insurance. University of St. Gallen, Ph.D. from the University of Cologne. Member of  the Executive Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen.
  • Darren Meister
    Professor of Strategic Information Technology. Ivey Business School. Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. Works with companies such as Accenture, Bank of Montreal, Intel, Siemens, etc for both research and consulting opportunities. 
  • Mathias Müller
    Professor for Organisational Development and Process Management. University of St. Gallen. Ph.D. in Organisation. Lecturer at University of St. Gallen. Founder and Managing Partner of PRO4S and Partner Ltd.
  • Steve Muylle
    Professor of Marketing and Digital Strategy Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Business Engineering from Solvay Management School. Holder of the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Technology Banking
  • Fernando Olivera 
    Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Ivey Business School. Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in the areas of organizational memory, group and individual learning, and the impact of communication techology on group work. 
  • Deva Rangarajan
    Professor of Marketing & Sales. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Marketing from C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. Director of the Vlerick Sales Excellence Centre.
  • Hato Schmeiser
    Professor of Risk Management and Insurance Economics. University of St. Gallen. Ph.D. from the University of Passau. Director of the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen
  • Jean Louis Schaan 
    Professor of International Strategy. Ivey Business School. Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Ivey Business School at Western University. Focuses his research on strategic alliances and project management. Advises executives internationally and has over twenty years' experience serving on the Board of Directors of companies. 
  • Marcus Schögel
    Professor of Marketing Management. University of St. Gallen. Ph.D. in Management, University of St. Gallen. Cooperated on projects of Strategic Marketing with firms from different industries including Allianz, BMW, McKinsey, Microsoft, Bertelsmann, etc.
  • Kristof Stouthuysen
    Professor of Management Accounting. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Leuven,  Researching strategic management control systems in outsourcing relationships.
  • André Thibeault
    Professor of Finance and Risk Management. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Western Ontario. Occupies several academic and consulting positions in Europe, Canada and China, including teaching and development with the Febelfin and The Asian Banker
  • Lüder Tockenbürger
    Professor of Entrepreneurial Management. Steinbeis University Berlin, Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel in Technology and Innovation Management.
  • Kalun Tse
    Professor of Corporate Finance. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)/Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Ph.D. in Financial Economics, University of London. Consultant to many different financial institutions in Europe and Asia.
  • Lutgart Van den Berghe
    Professor of Corporate Governance. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Economics, Ghent University. Chairman of Guberna, The Belgian Director’s Institute.
  • Herman Van den Broeck
    Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences, Ghent University. Partner at Vlerick Business School.
  • Freddy Van den Spiegel Professor of Financial Economics Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Economics Free University of Brussels. Former Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis.
  • Kurt Verweire
    Professor of Strategic Management. Vlerick Business School. Ph.D. in Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Programme Director of the MBA in Financial Services and Insurance (MBA-FSI).
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