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OpenBordersMBA

Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action

PROGRAMMASTAF

Hieronder vindt u een korte introductie van enkele docenten in het OpenBordersMBA programma. Zij werken telkens samen met een expert uit het werkveld om de aangebrachte concepten de praktijktoets mee te geven die u zoekt.


 

Prof. dr. 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 (see publications).

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

Course given
Economical, Ethical and Technological Impacts (Decide)

Prof. dr. 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

Course given
International Marketing (Think Globally)

Prof. dr. Frank Lambrechts

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

Course given
Strength-Based Change (Act Locally)

Prof. dr. 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

Course given
Corporate Finance, in search for value (Act Locally)

Prof. dr. 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

Course given
Business Proces Management (Act locally)

Prof. dr. 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 Management School University of Liege

Course given
Business Game

Prof. dr. 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

Course given
International Business Law

dr. Jean Claude Lahaut

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-Management School.

University
General Secretary, European Council of the Chemical Industry (CEFIC); Maitre de conferences HEC ULg

Course given
International Lobbying and CSR

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.

University
University of Liège

Course given
International Project Management
Prof. dr. Wolfram Pietsch

Dr. Wolfram Pietsch is Senior Professor in the field of Business Management, International Sales and Service Management at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, where he is responsible for different Bachelor and Master lectures and seminars in business management, i.e. strategic product and innovation management. He has been authoring numerous publications and hosting several national and international conferences and performing many successful cooperation project, e.g. with Vodafone. He has been pioneering the introduction, adaptation, and enrichment of methods for strategic, customer-oriented business, product and process design employing the method QFD since the early nineties. In 2009 the Akao Prize has been awarded to Dr. Wolfram Pietsch.

University
FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Course given
Strategic Intelligence, Design and Innovation

Anne Lemaire


 

 

Prof. dr. Marco Motullo

Marco is Partner of CPI Celebrity Performance GmbH. CPI Celebrity Performance develops and deploys innovative market research tools and media analyses tools to evaluate and track the impact of influential people for marketing purposes. Before, he worked as an Executive Assistant to a Corporate Senior Vice President and as a Project Manager at Henkel AG & Co. KGaA headquarters, and as a freelance business consultant.

Marco studied business administration at the University of Muenster (Germany) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). After graduating, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Muenster, focusing on strategic management, strategic marketing, business-to-business marketing, and market research. In his PhD thesis he explored the possibility of projecting user behavior in social networks.

Marco is professor of General Management and Marketing at FOM University of Applied Sciences.

Company
CPI Celebrity Performance GmbH

Course Given
Firm's Competitive Environment (Think Globally)

Peter Forceville

Peter Forceville (1969) is Managing Director and founder of Paretus. Paretus develops and implements differentiated marketing strategies for B2B SME’s and executes their business development. Prior to this Peter was Director of Sales at Helvoet Pharma (Datwyler Pharma Packaging) and Sales Manager at Corus Aluminium (Aleris), where he also co-founded the strategic business marketing department. He started his professional career in the family owned business. He holds a Masters degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Leuven. Peter is visiting lecturer at the University of Hasselt and speaks regularly for the Belgian Chamber of Commerce and for various training institutes.

Company
Paretus (Belgium)

Course given
International Marketing

Dr. jur. Alexander Martius

Education
1987 - 1992 legal studies at University of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
1993 studies of public law and administrative sciences at University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Germany
1993 - 1995 legal clerkship at various courts and administrative bodies in Aachen, Germany
1994; legal training abroad in Mumbai, India and Montreal, Canada
1995-1997 Master Program at Maastricht University, Netherlands, "Magister Iuris Communis, Master of European and Comparative Law", followed by doctoral thesis on International Insolvency Law

Work Experience
As of 1997 attorney at law in Aachen, Germany; key areas: Commercial and Privat International Law, Construction and Architects Law
Senior partner of Stein & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Aachen, Germany
As of 2009 lecturer at University of applied Sciences Aachen for Commercial Law and Construction Law
Secretary of the Westlex EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping), an association of law firms in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands within the Euregio

Company
STEIN & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte

Course given
International Business Law

Tom Boonen

After graduating in Economics and Informatics, Tom started working at IBM. There he chooses to complete his studies at the MBA program of the Henley Management College.

He has held multiple national and international sales and management functions within IBM’s Software Group, IBM’s WW Strategy and Technology Team, as well as Marketing Management functions within Microsoft Benelux. In between Tom was managing his own company operating in Russia & CIS from 1992-1995.

Mid 2010 Tom took on a new challenge specializing in the different domains of Business Architecture and Business Process Management disciplines.

Company
Agilians

Course given
Optimizing IT

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

Wim Croonen

Wim Croonen is HR Director of Genzyme (biotech company) in Belgium. Wim has gained over more than 20 years of HR Business Partnership experience and has held several HR management positions with increasing responsibilities within mainly multinational organizations such as Tenneco, Philips, Johnson Controls, etc… . Wim is also partner in Evenwicht which is a training & development organization focusing on supporting clients in their team- and organizational change agenda’s. Wim’s area of expertise is situated in the arena of Learning & Organizational Development, Leadership Development and Talent & Performance Management.

Wim Croonen holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences and followed a Master Class in HRM. He is Certified Compentency Assessor (UAMS), Certified Personal Coach (UAMS), Certified in Appreciative Inquiry (K.U. Leuven/Cleveland -US) and Accredited Business Mediator (MEDIV).

Company
Genzyme (Belgium)

Course Given
Change Management (Act Locally)
Ralf Bündgen

Entrepreneur and assistant professor for human resource management at the business department at the FH Aachen
Apprenticeship and position as skilled worker at the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR)
Team leader Siemens BKK
Branch Manager of BKK VEGLA
HR Advisor at SAINT-GOBAIN-
Head of HR at Cycos AG

Company
Owner of Bündgen Job- und Personalvermittlung, Aachen (Germany)
Exclusive stockholder of Gecko GmbH Systemkartonagen, Verpackungsmaterial, Aachen (Germany)
Co-partner at Beta Service GmbH Spielwarenvertrieb Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe, Aachen (Germany)

Course Given
Change Management (Act Locally)

Christelle Bertrand

Christelle Bertrand is an engineer from the National College of Engineering for Aircraft Building, E.N.S.I.C.A - Toulouse, France. As CSL Deputy General Manager, Christelle is responsible for a reform plan of Liege Space Center (CSL). Her role is to manage change that aim at defining and applying a new strategy of the space center (vision, mission, strategic objectives towards the market and the University), balancing financial results while coping with human resources issues. Liege Space Center has about 80 employees and a yearly turnover of 8M€.

Professional experience :
Chief Project Manager of a new Vehicle at RENAULT TRUCKS, VOLVO Group: manufacturer of trucks – Lyon, FRANCE;
Buyer of co-developed technical components, RENAULT TRUCKS, VOLVO Group: manufacturer of trucks – Lyon, France;
Responsible for recruitment projects in car industry WINSEARCH: recruitment consultancy firm – Lyon, France;
Product Development Engineer, EADS, ASTRIUM: manufacturer of satellites – Toulouse, France

Company
Liege Space Center (CSL)

Course Given
Project Management in a Euregional Context (Act Locally)

Dr. Markus Steingröver

Markus Steingröver holds a MBA and a PhD in Economics and is Managing Partner and Head of the Wholesale Strategies Group in the Strategy and Marketing Department of Detecon International. He is also leading the Detecon Global Competence Team Wholesale Strategies. Detecon International is one of the world’s leading manufacturer-independent companies for integrated management and technology consultancy in the converging markets of telecommunications and information technology (ICT).

Before joining Detecon International, Dr Steingröver worked at the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (RegTP) during the beginning of Telco liberalisation in Europe. He advised mobile and fixed operators as well as regulatory authorities worldwide on a broad range of wholesale topics, such as business strategy, wholesale products, regulatory issues and costing in more than 40 countries. Particular focus areas of Dr Steingröver are regulatory issue, wholesale business development strategies and broadband access.

Company
Detecon International

Course Given
Seminar on "Economic, Ethical and Technological Impacts" (Decide)
Dipl.-Math. Peter Brandenburg

Peter Brandenburg is Referent of Strategy Deployment, Innovation & Portfolio Project Management at Vodafone D2 GmbH Düsseldorf, where he is responsible for process architecture and modeling of project and budget management for all projects running at Vodafone. He gain his practical and methodically experiences within the framework of activities and educations through execution of projects inside the company and ESPRIT undertaking using Project-, Quality-, Process-, and Portfolio Management. He is member of the board of QFD-ID and has demonstrated through congresses and workshops his knowledge of software QFD as a certified QFD. He successfully completed his studies at the university of Bonn in Mathematic and Economic theory as a Dipl.-Mathematic. During his study he supported several diploma theses and dissertations as well as habilitations of other branches where mathematical problems were to solve furthermore he was the co-author of a publication „Ein- und Ausgaben des Staates“.


Company
Vodafone, Düsseldorf

Course Given
Strategic Intelligence, Design and Innovation (Decide)