Lou Van Beirendonck, PhD

Lou Van Beirendonck, PhD
  • Competence Management
  • Talent Management
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Leadership
  • Assessment


Lou Van Beirendonck is Academic Director of the Master Class in HRM and Professor in various Masters and Master Classes at Antwerp Management School.

He holds Master degrees in Organization Psychology, Executive Business Administration and Organisation Development. He obtained his PhD in 2010 at the University of Tilburg on the subject of competence and talent management. He is also visiting Professor at the Vlerick Management School and the High School University of Brussels,   Executive professor in various management schools and a member of steering committees of various projects on competency management, both in the public and the private sectors. 

Lou Van Beirendonck is Founder-Director of Quintessence Consulting, a consultancy firm with locations in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent. Quintessence is also a member of the Global Alliance for Performance Improvement – GAPI.  

Lou Van Beirendonck  is the pioneer in assessment centers in Belgium and a notoriety in competence and talent management. To date he has published 12 books.




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