The Executive Board has appointed professor Philip Vergauwen as the new Dean of the School of Business and Economics. The appointment for a period of four years is effective from 1 September 2013. Vergauwen succeeds professor Jos Lemmink, who has been the Dean of SBE since 1 February 2006.
Philip Vergauwen (1968, Lier, Belgium) studied economics at the KU Leuven and the London School of Economics and obtained his PhD in Leuven. After that he held various positions at the universities of Leuven, Hasselt, Auckland, Amsterdam and Maastricht. He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Business Economics at Hasselt University. In Maastricht he is professor of Management Accounting and Control, director of the International Executive Master of Finance & Control and chair of the department of Accounting & Information Management. He is a member of the University Council, which he has previously chaired, and is currently chair of the C! entral Elections office.
According to the selection committee, Vergauwen has an outstanding track record in education, considerable international experience, a clear vision of internationalisation and a solid international network. In addition, he is involved in several projects in the Limburg region such as the Smart Services Hub in Heerlen and Campus Venlo of Maastricht University.