The students

Who’s behind this blog:

Elien Arckens (Masters in International Management and Strategy)








From J.D. Salinger to Milton Friedman: Elien Arckens is an avid literature lover gone to the ‘dark side’ of economics and business management. She has an academic background in firstly, philology and literature (English-Spanish), after which she finished a second master in business economics, both at Ghent University. In her current year at Vlerick, she believes that she can finally bring these two worlds together, by specializing herself in strategic communications. She is enrolled in the MIMS program (Master in International Management and Strategy), but believes that Vlerick offers you just as much the opportunity to meet the students from other programs. Together with some of these students, she is also part of the Vlerick Grand Ball organization, and has been selected for the Sales Club. Being a Vlerick Brand Ambassador, Elien hopes to share some of these experiences and stream-of-consciousness mementos that will keep her going at Vlerick.

Cassandra Bui (Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship)








Hi there, I am Cassandra from the Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Leuven)! Together with Jonathan, I will keep you posted about all the news at Vlerick Leuven.

Before coming at Vlerick, I have studied Business Administration at the KUL and spent a semester in Peru. Back there, I have discovered the concepts of social entrepreneurship and social innovations. In the pursue of this interest, I have worked in social startups in Berlin (sustainable e-commerce) and Brussels (food waste management) and travelled to India to participate in a social entrepreneurship journey and competition.

If you want to know more about this topic, or you just want to say hi – don’t hesitate to contact me J

Gabrielle Burghouwt (Masters in Marketing Management)







Hi there! I’m Gabrielle, a Dutchie in hiding studying Marketing Management (M3) in Ghent. I earned my Master in Corporate Communication from KU Leuven University and was a member of the international youth organization AIESEC. I am passionate about social media, digital marketing, lifestyle and travel. Through this blog, I will keep you up-to-date with our Vlerick experience. Hope you enjoy!

Lise Coenen (Masters in General Management)







Hi there, I’m Lise from the Masters in General Management in the most awesome city (and campus), Ghent! Before coming to Vlerick, I’ve studied Applied Economics at Ghent University. Furthermore, I am passionate about sports, food, travelling, lifestyle and fashion. Through this blog, I will keep you posted about the Vlerick experience. I hope you enjoy our blog and please do not hesitate to contact me!

Boris Foudoup (Masters in Financial Financial Management)







Hi guys, I am Boris Fodouop from the Masters in Financial Management program. I am Cameroonian born and raised in Zimbabwe. Previously before Vlerick I studied Economics at Adelphi University in Long Island, New York, where I was a student-athlete (Men’s Basketball team) and a member of Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity). Basketball, gym, traveling and watching movies are some of the things I like to do when I’m not in the class room. I am also a ‘waffle enthusiast’!

I’m generally a friendly guy (unless I’m hungry), always happy to meet new people and willing to answer any questions you may have.



Thomas Longeval (Masters in General Management)







Hi there, I am Thomas, from the Master in General Management in Ghent. My colleague Lise and I will keep you updated about everything you need to know about our wonderful campus.

I studied Business Administration at Ghent University, however I took every chance I could to travel, work and study all over the world. I went to Germany as an Erasmus student, to Canada as a research assistant, and then ended up in Luxembourg as an intern for a large bank. Part of my free time I walk dogs from the animal shelter right here in Ghent, and the other part of my free time I help organize events for the financial student organization Capitant.

If there is something you would like to know about the program, the city or the Vlerick experience in general – don’t hesitate to contact me. I will answer any and all of your questions to my best ability. Hope to hear from you soon!

Delia Mensitieri (Masters in International Management and Strategy)








Hi everyone, my name is Delia Mensitieri. I studied Clinical Psychology at UGent and embarked this year on my a Vlerick adventure. I study International Management and Strategy as I love travelling and would like to have an international function.Besides that, I love cooking, singing and snowboarding. I am a big talker and always up for some fun. However, having fun is not the only thing that interests me. I am active in a youth organisation that fights for more alignment between students and the business world. Moreover, I value social entrepreneurship and equality. In that way, I am looking forward to the social impact consultancy project.

Jonathan Tshiswaka Tshibangu (Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship)







Hi, Jonathan here! I am currently pursuing the new Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the Leuven campus. After a short stint as an investment analyst, I quickly realised that I had more of an entrepreneurial bone and the corporate world may not be the best place for me. So here I am, in a new environment that challenges me everyday but is just as rewarding. Aside from that, I love travelling and meeting people from all corners of the world. Do not hesitate to contact me for any information about Vlerick or just for a friendly chat – I would like that. Enjoy the blog!