/  Faculty

Although most of the professors are active in the Business World and doing Research, a great deal of their time is devoted to teaching, counseling, and exchanging ideas with students inside and outside of the classroom. Their attitude is much closer to coaching than it is to just teaching. The academic credentials of the BA are reviewed by the Accreditation Body.

  • Allison ALLIE – Professor of Report Writing and Business English
  • BS in Kinesiology, concentration in Sports Marketing and Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA; MBA, concentration in Marketing and Management, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA.
  • Assistant Vice President of Client Relations, Alumni/Association Division, Marsh U.S. Consumer, Chicago, IL, USA; Owner and Founder of Style & Business Essentials, Inc., àllie la mode, Personal Style Consultant; Director of Alumni Relations, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA; Business Manager of Events and Special Projects, FGCU Foundation Inc., Fort Myers, FL, USA.
  • Jean BELLEMANS – Professor of Finance
    • M.Sc., Metallurgical Engineering, ULB, Brussels; MBA, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA.
    • Consultant, SOBEMAP; Assistant to manager, CEGAM, Brussels; Manager in Geneva, General Manager in Abu Dhabi, First National Bank of Chicago; Vice-President, Banque Paribas, Switzerland; Manager, Saudi European Finance, Geneva; International lecturer, VNU/USSH, Viet Nam.
  • Christophe BUFFIN de CHOSAL – Professor of Economic History
    • MA History, UCL, Louvain.
    • Teacher of History, Latin and Economics. Press correspondent for Belgian and European publications.
  • Roger CLAESSENS – International Lecturer in Marketing of Financial Services
    • BA, Applied Economics, ICHEC, Brussels; Dpl. Kfm., Operations Research, Köln, Germany.
    • Author, Lecturer and Consultant for amongst others FEBELFIN, the European Investment Fund, the European Investment Bank, the Academy for Banking and Finance of Serbia, the Academy of Banking in Frankfurt, the Chambre des Salariés and the Luxembourg School for Commerce in Luxembourg.
  • Dirk DAENEN – Professor of Communication
    • Management Sciences B.Sc. & Diploma in Industrial Studies – Loughborough University, UK; MBA, UBI, Brussels.
    • Project Manager (Ericsson, Stockholm); Senior Business Consultant, Automotive – AtosOrigin International, Brussels; Owner and Founder of Diuvo Communications – clients include: PWC, Volvo, Unisys, EEP-ED of the European Parliament, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF); ‘Business Communication’ lecturer at the University of Antwerp.
  • Pierre-Yves DEBLIQUY – Professor of Competitive Intelligence
    • Commercial Engineer, Ichec, Brussels, Belgium; Master in Telecommunication & Organisation, ULB, Brussels, Belgium; Master in Strategic Information Management (UMH, Mons, Belgium).
    • Business Consultant – Arthur Andersen, Brussels; VP Technologies, Consultant (search technologies) – Excalibur Technologies, Brussels; Consultant and Project Manager (Document Management) – CRI Luxembourg, Luxembourg & Ariane II, Brussels; CEO, Business Development Manager (Document & Information Management) – SOGID, Liège; Consultant, Project Manager, Trainer (Document Management) – EPYSTEMIC, Brussels; Consultant, Expert, Trainer (Competitive Intelligence) – BRAINSFEED, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Serge DEBOOT – Professor of Production Management
    • Engineer Food Industry, UCL Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Brewing Engineer, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; MBA, UBI, Brussels.
    • Production Manager (Source de Spontin – Spadel International); Production Manager, Brasserie Du Bocq; Capex and Industrial Performance Manager, InBev
  • Jeroen DE LILLE – Professor of International Marketing

    • Master of Electronic Engineering, KUL, Leuven; Master of Regeltechniek, VHTI, Kortrijk, Belgium.
    • Principal Engineer, Wang ITRC; Product Marketing Manager, Dialogic Telecom Europe; Market Development Manager, Intel Corporation.
  • Walter DE ROY – Professor of Global Business Management
    • Civil Engineer, KUL, Leuven; Graduate in Economics, Management & Finance, IPO / UAMS, Antwerp; Master Class Interim Management, Corporate Governance, Vlerick Managementschool; Facility Management, Flemish Chamber of Engineers; Communication Management, Chamber of  Commerce.
    • Project Manager for Europe, Asia and Africa, Besix; Director, Sotraf; Managing Director, Zaireplate; Director, General Manager, Mindev International; Director, Ernst & Young; Interim Change & Crisis Manager, MC&C; CEO, Moana Asia Ltd; International lecturer, USSH, HCMC, Vietnam.
  • Stephanie GARDNER – Professor of International / EU Law
    • Juris Doctorate – Creighton University Jesuit School of Law, Nebraska (USA); Bachelor of Arts – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).
    • Attorney, Office of the General Counsel – Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington D.C., USA; Assistant General Counsel, Legal Division – JPMorgan, Brussels, Belgium; Legal Adviser to Risk Management Division; Assistant Resident Counsel and Compliance Officer, Legal and Compliance Division – Euroclear, Brussels, Belgium.
  • André GILBERT – Professor of Marketing
    • Industrial and Commercial Psychology, ULB – Brussels; Management Strategies and Finance, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth, USA.
    • Research Assistant, Renault – Paris; Research Executive and Product Mgr, Unilever; Client Service Director and Strategic Planning Director, SSCB Lintas; Advertising Director and Marketing Co-ordinator, Ferrero – Ardennes and Eastern Europe; General Manager, Genesi; International lecturer, VNU/USSH, Viet Nam.
  • Chris HENNY – Professor of Telecommunication Management
    • BA, Raymond College UOP, California; Masters in Rural Social Development and Agricultural Extension, Reading University, UK; Business Masters Degree in International Management, AGSIM, Thunderbird, Phoenix, USA.
    • US Peace Corps Volunteer Leader; Project Coordinator, UIPE, North Cameroon; Sales Manager Western Europe, Cosma International; Marketing Manager New Business, Philips Telecommunications and Data Systems Division; Strategy and Planning Manager, SONY Telecom Europe; Marketing Manager and Product Manager, SAIT – Radio Holland Communications; Senior Project Manager, Marlink, Brussels.
  • Jens HOLMBOE BANG – Professor of Values, Ethics and Responsibilities of Leaders

    • Msc Business Law and Management, Copenhagen; Diploma in International Relations, Madrid; MBA, UBI, Brussels.
    • Brussels Business Lawyer (Alstrom, Andersen and Partners, Copenhagen); Consultant International Relations and Organisational Development, CSC, Madrid and Copenhagen; European Business Consultant for Minister of Commerce and Industry, Denmark; Head of Dept, Employer Business Organisation, Brussels; Director, KCM-Centre for Leadership, Organisational Knowledge Competence, Brussels; International lecturer, VNU/USSH, Viet Nam.
  •  (Sean) Sy-Yau JENG – Professor of Portfolio Management
    • (MIM/MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA; Doctoral Program, Management School, Aston University, UK)
    • Asian Executive Director, International Consulting Division, Belgian Bankers Association. Managing Director, Excelsior International (Asset Management), Ltd., USA.
  • Maria LAPTEV – Professor of Lobbying

    • BA Hons, Queens University, Canada; Diploma, Salamanca U., Spain; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
    • Public Affairs Consultant for Charles Barker, then Brussels GPC; Vice-Chairman, Fleishman-Hillard; runs her own agency specialising in EU affairs.
  • Laurent LEDOUX – Professor of Project Management & Knowledge Management
    • Master in Economics, (Leuven, Madrid, Bologna, Namur), Postgraduate in Business Administration, Solvay, ULB, Brussels.
    • Financial Administrator, MSF; M&A advisor, ING; Project Manager, EU, Associate Director & Partner, Arthur D. Little; Director Personnel & Organization, Ministry of Economic Affairs; Chief of Staff, Cabinet of the Minister of Scientific Research & Higher Education; Managing Partner, Equis, Brussels; Director Public Banking, Fortis, Brussels.
  • Vincent LION – Professor of IT Solutions and Strategy.
    • Engineering Degree and MBA, Solvay Business School, ULB – Brussels.
    • ERP package implementation, Largotim; Deputy Director IT Application Development, Belgacom, Brussels; Manager, Arthur D.Little Management Consultants; CTO, Xplanation International; Managing Director, VLC Management and IT Advisors.
  • Alfred LOWEY-BALL – Professor of International Marketing and Operations Management.
    • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX; MBA International Business, Wharton Graduate School, Philadelphia PA.
    • Project/Process Engineer, Shell Oil Co., Los Angeles CA; Marketing Manager, Hercules Chemicals, Brussels; Business Development Director Europe-Africa, Phillips Chemicals, Brussels and Houston, TX;  Managing Director, Thomas Locker, Wavre; CEO/Shareholder, EcoPhos, Louvain-la-Neuve; International lecturer, VNU/USSH, Viet Nam.
  • Thomas J. McSORLEY – Professor of Marketing Research and of Principles of Management.
    • Degree in International Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Graduate School of Business, University of Wisconsin, USA; Executive Development MBA, London Business School, UK.
    • Executive International Cardio-Pulmonary Division, Medtronic, Inc.; Founder and Managing Partner, The Bourget International Group.
  • Marc MAURISSENS – Professor of Corporate Communication.
    • Master Solvay Business school, ULB, Brussels.
    • Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager, Europe and Middle-East, 3M; Client Service Director, Euro-RSCG; Account Director, Burson-Marsteller; Account Director, Lintas, Brussels.
  • Jan H. MELSEN – Professor of Leadership
    • Degree in Law, UFSIA, Antwerp; Degree in Philosophy, UFSIA, Antwerp; BA in Business Administration, EU – Belgium; MBA, International Business Management, University of San Francisco, McLaren Business School.
    • International Director – Europe, Greg Martin Auctions, San Francisco; Director & Consultant, M. Consult; Consultant, Marchés Conclus, Paris/Nantes; Consultant, Videofac, Louvain-la-Neuve; International lecturer.
  • Rui Miguel MENDES da SILVA  – Professor of Accounting
    • Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), Lisboa; Licentiate, Finance Management and Accounting, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa; University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School; MBA, UBI, Brussels.
    • Controller, Goodyear Portuguesa, Lda, Lisboa; Senior Financial Analyst, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, USA; Assistant Regional Controller, Goodyear Dunlop Tire Europe BV, Brussels; Finance Manager Business Analysis, Goodyear Dunlop Tire, France ; Finance Manager, Goodyear Dunlop Tire Europe BV ; Finance Manager, NC3A (Defense & Space industry), Brussels.
  • Chieko NAKABAYASHI – Professor of Strategic Management
    • BA in Financial Management, Nihon University, Japan; MBA/MPA, Atkinson Graduate School, USA.
    • Financial Analyst – Nissho Iwai America; Programme/Financial Officer – The United Nations Executive Agencies (UNDP, UNIDO and FAO); Programme Coordinator on Economic and Development Assistance – The Government of Japan (JICA and JBIC); Researcher – European Institutes for Asia Studies (EIAS); Board Member of the European Commission’s  Family Support Association (ACSEC).
  • Saul OLIVARES – Professor of International Marketing
    • Telecom Engineering, ITESM, Mexico; MBA, UBI, Brussels.
    • Sales and Marketing Manager, Mitel – Mexico; Field Sales Support Regional Marketing, Avantel – Mexico; Senior Sales Engineer, DataKinetics – UK; Marketing Manager, Intel, Belgium; Marketing Manager, CCMENA, Dubai; Market Development Director, Creativity Software, UK.
  • Sherie OLMSTEAD – Professor of Coaching and Facilitation Skills
    • BA Education and Psychology, Central Washington University; MA Psychology, University of Oregon, USA.
    • Director of Junior Olympic athlete training, United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA; Program Director, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs; Director of Operations, Center for Creative Leadership, Brussels, Belgium; Director and Founder, Unicorn Consulting, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Dominic PAINE – Professor of Statistics and Decision Making
    • B. Eng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK; Post Graduate Certificate in Education + Qualified Teacher Status (Secondary) Mathematics, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK.
    • Commercial Director, European Voice, Brussels; Business Development Manager, Intermedia, Paris, France; Business Development Director, DODS EU Publishing, Brussels; International lecturer.
  • Ralph Godfrey PALIM – Professor of Managerial Accounting
    • Fellow and Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
    • Accountant, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, Rhodesia. Responsible for Education worldwide, Responsible for continuing Education in Continental Europe practices and Senior Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
  • Melissa RANCOURT – Professor of  Decision Making

    • BS Degree in Industrial Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York; MBA in Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Massachusetts, USA.
    • Business Owner of Greenlight Project Management and Serendipity Wellness. Founder and Chairman of Greenlight for Girls asbl, an international non-profit.
  • Anne RANDERSON – Professor of  Intercultural Business Communication

    • BA, French, University of California: Davis; M.Sc., Human Life Studies, Koriyama Women’s University, Japan; PhD, Human Life Studies, Koriyama Women’s University, Japan.
    • Founder and Managing Director of Cross Cultural Horizons; Professor of Leadership, Boston University in Brussels; Creative Writing Instructor, AWCB; International lecturer, VNU/USSH, Viet Nam.
  • Melita ROGELJ – Professor of Organizational Behavior and of Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Masters in International and Intercultural Management, Vermont, USA.
    • Project Manager REC; UNESCO; UNEP; Consulting EU Institutions; Umicore, Brussels; Renewable energy project development for Electrawinds.
  • Eric van der STICHELEN ROGIER – Professor of Human Resources Management
    • MA in Law, UCL, Louvain, CEPAC, Solvay Business School, ULB, Brussels.
    • Legal Assistant Steel Industry Association, Head of Personnel, Securex; Human Resources Manager, Ericsson; Management consultant, LOTS AB – Sweden, Human Resources Manager, Creyf’s; Human Resources Director, Merck Sharp and Dohme; Vice-President Human Resources, UCB, Brussels; Senior HR Director, Celgene International, Switzerland.
  • Vincent SELENNE – Professor of Entrepreneurship
    • Master of Bio-Engineering, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Gembloux, Belgium; Managerial Aspects of European Integration, KUL, Leuven; MBA, Vlerick, Gent, Belgium.
    • Managing Director of Art of Games & D-Ozmoz; Trainer and Consultant Sales & Marketing (3M, Daikin, Citibank, Sodexho, ..); Lecturer Entrepreneurship, CEU Business School Budapest.
  • Koenraad TOMMISSEN – Professor of Management Consultancy
    • MA in Slavonic Philology, Munich, Germany; BA in Orientalism, KUL, Leuven; MA in Philosophy, KUL, Leuven; Ph.D. in European Affairs, UBI, Brussels.
    • Salesmanager Belgium France Manufacture J.Lagrand; General Manager Kaiser+Kraft, Belgium; Managing Director APSIS Consultancy, La Hulpe; General Manager Vink Lisse, Holland; General Manager Frankel, Morangis, France; Regional Manager Benelux, France Kaiser+Kraft Group; Lecturer in Marketing SHHI; Art Gallery APSIS owner; Managing Director ESN, Brussels.
  • Sadok TOUMIA – Professor of Accounting and Mathematics

    • MS in Applied Economic Sciences, FUCAM, Mons; Diploma in Banking, ABB-BVB, Brussels; Diploma in Foreign Exchange Trading, IFCA, Brussels; MBA, UBI, Brussels.
    • Portfolio Manager; Professor of Corporate finance at BBI, Brussels.
  • Serge WYNEN – Integrated Business Processes
    • MSc in Civil Engineering, UCL, Louvain; MBA, Case Western Reserve University, USA.
    • International Financial Analyst, NCR, USA; Key Accounts Manager, NCR,Europe; Vice President, Marketing & Sales, IRIS; Principal Analyst, eMetapriseResearch; Partner, Amrop Hever Group; Management consultant and International lecturer.
  • Jean-Erik de ZAGON – Professor of Money, Banking and Credit
    • BA Law, BA Philosophy, UCL, Louvain; Post-Graduate (Business Management), Solvay Business School, ULB, Brussels.
    • Senior Account Officer, Nagelmakers Bank 1747; Deputy-Director, BNP, Brussels; Vice-President – Global Market/Corporate Finance, J P MORGAN Bank, Brussels; Senior Project Finance Manager, Senior Funding Manager and Head of Portfolio Management at the European Investment Bank, EIB-BEI, Luxembourg.
  • Herbert-Michael ZAPF – Professor of Strategic Management and of International Business
    • Universities of Mannheim and Hamburg; LSE; MA in Economics, Université de Paris IX Dauphine; Doctorate, University of Kassel, Germany.
    • Project Management at the UN (ILO); Management Consultant at DETECON; EVP and Member of Divisional Board International Business, Deutsche Post DHL; Currently: President and CEO of the International Post Corporation (IPC), Brussels, and Visiting Professor at EPFL’Executive Master in Postal Management, Lausanne.

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