Derrick-Philippe Gosselin - Curriculum Vitae#



Academic Functions
  • Belgian Nuclear Sciences Research Centre SCK CEN
    • Chairman of the Board of Governors (since 2013)
    • Chairman of the Executive Committee (since 2013)
  • Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics VKI
    • Member of the Board of Directors (since 2015)
    • Vice-Chairman of the Board (2015-2018)
  • Ghent University
    • Honorary Professor at the School of Economics (since 2021)
    • 2001-2021 Senior full professor of Strategy & International Business and Technology Marketing
    • Research Institute for Futures Studies
  • Royal Academy for Science and the Arts of Belgium (KVAB)
    • Member, Class Technical Sciences (since 2004)
    • Member of the Energy Council of the Academy
    • Belgian academy member of the Energy Steering Panel of EASAC
  • Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS)
    • Associate Member, Class of Technical Sciences (since 2021)
  • University of Oxford
    • Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College: Research on decision making in turbulent environments with a focus on futures, complexity & technology studies (since 2007)
    • 2007-2022 Oxford Martin Associate Fellow - Oxford Martin School
    • 2012-2013 Visiting professor of strategy - Saïd Business School
    • 2005-2011 Associate Fellow in Futures - Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) - Oxford Martin School
  • Royal Military Academy of Belgium
    • 2014-2016 Associate Professor of Management - Royal Defence College
  • Flanders Business School/KU Leuven
    • 1992-2003 Senior Lecture in strategic management (Executive MBA)

Other Memberships and Functions
  • 2013-2015 Global Strategic Foresight Council (WEF - Davos, Switzerland)
  • 2008-2013 Global Future Council on Complexity (WEF - Davos, Switzerland)
  • 2008-2010 Global Future Council on Strategic Foresight (WEF - Davos, Switzerland)
  • 2007-2009 Board Member of the European Academy of Technology & Engineering (Euro-Case), Paris
  • 1988-1994 Economic Circle of the King Baudouin Foundation
  • 1999-2003 Chairman of the Board of Flanders Business School

  • 2002-2009 Engie Group (GDF Suez)
    • 2007-2009 Group Senior Vice President sustainable development
    • 2002-2006 Executive Vice president and Chief Strategy Officer (member of the executive committee) of Suez Energy International. Board member or Development assignments of Engie Companies in Peru, USA, Thailand, Saudi-Arabia, Oman
  • 1990-2001 Alcatel Lucent
    • Different functional responsibilities (e.g. engineering, corporate entrepreneurship, downsizing, strategy, ICT, change management) at Alcatel Alsthom. Appointed member of the executive committee of Alcatel Bell in 1996 and member of the European executive committee in 1999 responsible for marketing & business development Northern and Central Europe. Introduced Strategic Account Management & CRM in 25 countries.

  • Vice-Chairman of the Royal Higher Institute of Defence - Senior Council to the Minister of Defence, Brussels
  • Board member of the TINA investment fund for Industrial Transformation and Innovation
  • Member of the Senate - Faculty of Engineering Technology, Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • 2009-2012 Government of Flanders: Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister (minister-president) of the Government of Flanders. Responsible for the economy, finance, foreign policy & trade. (Since 2012 Hon. Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister) (Belgium)
  • 2010-2012 Commissioner of the Institute for Innovation by Science & Technology (IWT), Brussels
  • Principal author & architect of the "New Industrial Policy (NIP)" to transform the economy and regain growth and competitiveness based on open innovation, factories of the future, and cluster management. As part of NIP, the establishment of an investment fund (TINA) to transform the industrial structure.

  • 2022 Certified Director - GUBERNA: School for Corporate Governance - Vlerick Business School.
  • 2017 Auditeur - High Studies in Defence and Security - Royal Higher Institute of Defence & Royal Institute for International Relations.
  • 2002 Ph.D. in economic sciences: business economics - Ghent University
  • 1995 Advanced Management Program - INSEAD
  • 1984 M.Sc. in engineering sciences: industrial engineering - Ghent University (Vlerick Business School)
  • 1982 M.Sc. in engineering sciences: electrical & electronic engineering - Ghent University
  • 1979 M.Sc. in engineering technology: electromechanical & control engineering - Ghent University
  • Post-doctoral and executive education at Vlerick Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, Harvard University, and University of Oxford
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