Who We Are
The current research effort is conducted at the Baillet Latour chair on error management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, a faculty of Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). It is hosted by the Centre Emile Bernheim research center.
Dr. Paul Verdin
Paul is Professor in Strategy and Organization at Solvay BS-EM and Professor of Strategy & International Management at K.U.Leuven. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School (USA). He was on the faculty at INSEAD for 25 years. Prof. Verdin holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow. He combined this with work at McKinsey&Co., Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, the I.M.F. and the World Bank.
Irène is a PhD Researcher. Ever since her Masters degree, Irene has focused on how to combine efficient business management with artistic expression and social impact. A co-founder of Antiheroes, a consultancy whose expertise is centered on failure, she has an extended experience in organizing events (FuckUp Nights Brussels, Living On the Edge) and has experience in the non profit sector (ProjectForPeople, Use-it) and in European research programs (Artshare, EU Digital Single Market STARTS Initiative in H2020 program). Irene holds a Masters degree in Management science from Solvay BS-EM.
Collaborator & Coordinator
Marie Godts holds a Master in business engineering from SBS-EM (2011) and an Additional Master in Human Rights from UCL-Saint Louis, Brussels (2012). After spending 5 years at ING Belgium, she spent 1.5 years at the Belgian organization for Social enterprise before joining the Chair of Error Management at Solvay for six months. Currently working at Deloitte Belgium as Quality and Reward Analytics Manager. She shows a strong interest for streamlining & bringing sustainable value to operations, while challenging the status-quo from a customer perspective.
She is currently coordinating the overall Chair’s activities, supporting the review of student cases and cooperating on the writing of a management book.
Thibaut Wegria is a 2019 graduate at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, with a master thesis based on an extensive meta-analysis of case studies presented by students as final assignments of the course “Managing Errors in Organizations” over the last two years, in part thanks to support from the Chair.