The students

Mei-Lan Yang (Masters in General Management – Ghent Campus)


 

 

 

 

 

Hi there! Let me present myself to you. My name is Mei-lan and I am 24 years old. I was born and raised at the West-Coast in Belgium, ‘Koksijde’. I studied Applied Economics (Finance) at Ghent University. During my master year I also performed an international internship in Shanghai, which really broadened my horizon. After graduation I ended up working at a Big 4-company in Audit. Even though my colleagues were very nice, I quickly realised checking financial statements on a daily basis isn’t really my cup-of-tea. I knew a more commercial job would suit me better, that’s why I decided to join Vlerick Business School. The school not only has an outstanding reputation, but also a wide network which really can help in building an international career. By keeping you guys updated on the school’s activity we hope you could all discover how great the “Vlerick-life” is or could be for you as well! For all questions (even the more informal ones) related (or not related) to Vlerick Business School, you can contact me through different social media platforms or via e-mail: meilan.yang@edu.vlerick.com. I really hope to meet you all very soon!


Sultan Khan (Masters in Marketing Management)


 

 

 

 

 

Sultan Khan is Google Certified Analytics and Adwords Professional and holds a marketing specialized Bachelor of Business Administration from Osmania University. He has years of experience in communications, marketing, retail management and sales. He is also the Business Development Manager of Bothook, an Indian company specialized in the development of artificial intelligence and chatbots. As part of his freelance projects, Sultan has developed websites, marketing campaigns, and conducted competitive intelligence for brands in the Middle East. He is currently pursuing the Masters in Marketing Management at Vlerick Business School, where is the student Brand Ambassador.


 

Justine Kyle Borja (Masters in Marketing Management)


 

 

 

 

 

Hi there, I’m Justin from the Masters in Marketing Management program. I’m originally from the Philippines, but my strong desire to meet other people and be intercultural led me to start a new life in Belgium, and eventually found my way to Vlerick. With a strong interest in the Digital Industry, I have since worked for E-commerce and Tech companies that helped me expand my knowledge in both Marketing and Sales.

Apart from my professional life, I also take some time to involve myself in a youth-run leadership organization called AIESEC. Other than that, you will find me globetrotting or even writing updates on what’s happening in Vlerick here in this blog!

If there’s anything you’d like to know about Vlerick, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally: justinekyle.borja@edu.vlerick.com


Gilles Vanderstuyft (Masters in Financial Management)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello! I’m Gilles from the MFM program (Brussels Campus) and I’m very excited to be your front-end contact person for all information related to the program, the campus or anything else regarding Vlerick Business School.

I first studied International Business Administration at the Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent and later on got my master’s degree in Finance and Risk Management at the Ghent University. I’m currently enrolling in the MFM program to really get a technical grasp on the complex finance domain, whereas my main goal is to start working in a M&A boutique as from next year.

I’m a big football fan, I like almost any kind of music and I love backpacking my way through different cultures. Therefore, feel free to share your travelling experiences and music taste, but do not try to convince me of which football team you think is the best!

In any case, I’m always excited to meet new people so do not hesitate to contact me (gilles.vanderstuyft@edu.vlerick.com), must you have any questions!


Gilles Van Bever (Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship)


 

 

 

 

 

Hi over there! I’m Gilles and currently enrolled in the Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship programme at the Vlerick Business School in Leuven. Before that, I studied Commercial Sciences at the KULeuven with a major in Marketing and I got Google Certified for Adwords & Analytics. My entrepreneurial mind-set arises when generating new ideas and figuring out alternative solutions for companies facing current or future problems.

It has already been a great “Vlerick-experience” and I can’t wait to see how my journey will continue. Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact me for information about Vlerick or just for a friendly chat J (gilles.vanbever@edu.vlerick.com).


Evelien Van Hoofstadt (Masters in General Management – Leuven Campus)


 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I am Evelien from the Masters in General Management Leuven. I was raised in Geel, but Leuven is my second home since I have been studying here for five years as Architectural Engineer. I have always been enthusiast to work in a challenging business environment. I decided to join Vlerick Business School to gain the necessary background knowledge and to broaden my horizons. Besides, the wide network is a great help in building your career. If you have any questions about Vlerick, don’t hesitate to contact me on social media or via e-mail: evelien.vanhoofstadt@edu.vlerick.com. Looking forward to meet you!


Thomas Van der Linden (Masters in International Management and Strategy – Brussels campus)


 

 

 

 

 

Hi there! I’m Thomas from the Master in International Management and Strategy program, also known as MIMS program.  I was born in the USA, but I was raised in Varese, Italy. I studied Business Economics (Major Corporate Finance) at Ghent University, went to summer school to London’s School of Economics, and did an internship at world’s biggest brewer: AB InBev. I applied for the MIMS program as I wanted to further develop my skills in management and strategy, in combination with an exclusive international experience. Vlerick is really an environment where people of different backgrounds, experiences and ideas share their point of view!

Want to know more about the Vlerick-experience or MIMS program? Feel free to contact me! thomas.vanderlinden@edu.vlerick.com


Laura Hill Cabrera (Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Leuven campus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone! I’m Laura Hill Cabrera and I’m a student of the Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MIE) at the Leuven campus. Before starting at Vlerick I studied Communication Sciences at KU Leuven and received my bachelor’s and master’s degree. In high school, some fellow students and I had a mini-enterprise called ‘Tea&T’, for which we won the award for best mini-enterprise of Mechelen for the year 2012. After this I knew I wanted to “become an entrepreneur” and the Vlerick MIE programme is a great way to gain knowledge and create a network of people who can help you on your journey.

A few of my other interests include travelling, photography and movies. I have lived abroad in Brazil and in Northern Ireland and I’m always eager to explore more of the world, whether abroad or at home in Belgium.

Want to know more about Vlerick or want to know if Vlerick is the right choice for you? Don’t hesitate to contact me at laura.hillcabrera@edu.vlerick.com