Hans Verboven is professor in Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics and German Business Communication at the Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences.
Is an expert in sustainability management and helps companies (especially SME's) to rethink their sustainability policy in order to create more value and profit at a lower environmental and social cost.
Is a pioneer in integrating SDGS in the strategy of SMEs and leads an ambitious sustainability management project for the Flemish Government.
As an academic/corporate project tutor he has guided more than 50 master’s students to show in practice that sustainability is a key driver of business model optimization and innovation.
Was a board member of CIFAL Flanders, United Nations Training Centre for Smart Sustainability.
He publishes in both national and international scientific journals and has edited and written various books. He specializes in sustainability/CSR in SME's and corporate communication.
He holds a Masters degree in English and German Language and Literature (magna cum laude) from the Catholic University of Louvain and a Master in Management (cum laude) from the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences & Solvay Business School at the Free University of Brussels. He obtained his PhD (magna cum laude) from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in 2003.
He speaks sxEuropean languages: German and English (both near-native level) French, Italian (moderate), Afrikaans (moderate) and Dutch (native speaker).