Dr. Paul Verdin
Chair director. 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.