Koenraad Debackere Copyright: © Martin Braun


Prof. Dr.

Koenraad Debackere

Board of Governors


KU Leuven: Professor of Business and Economcis;

Executive Director of KU Leuven Research & Development;

KBC Group: Board of Directors – Chairman and Independent Director, Chairman of Nomination Committee, Chairman of Remuneration Committee

Education and Professional Milestones
1984 Master of Science Electrical Engineering at the University of Gent, Belgium
1985 Master of Science Management at the University of Gent
1987 to 1990 ICM-fellow at the University of Gent
1988 to 1990 Visiting Ph.D.Student at MIT
1990 Doctorate, University of Gent
1991 to 1992 Post-doctoral fellow at MIT
1992 to 1995 Assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
1993 to 1996 FWO postdoctoral fellow
1995 Visiting Professor at KU Leuven
since 1996 Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at KU Leuven and at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
1999 Managing Director of KU Leuven Research & Development, the technology transfer office of KU Leuven
2005 General Manager of KU Leuven
2007 Honorary Professor at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex
2010 Francqui Chair in Business and Economics