Starting October 1, 2018, Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes (40) will be the new dean of Antwerp Management School (AMS). With the continued growth and internationalization, as well as the celebration of the school’s 60-year anniversary in 2019, he is looking at a challenging term of office.
In collaboration with the fashion industry, Antwerp Management School launches the Fashion Entrepreneurship Award. Together with a creative designer, a student of the Master’s in International Fashion Management has a chance to win this award.
Thanks to the rise of the ‘Antwerp Six’, towards the end of the 80s the city rose to the top of the international fashion world. Thirty years later, Antwerp is still the front-runner. Yet, the fashion industry has changed dramatically.
Established family businesses have the necessary means and networks to influence the market. However, they do sometimes miss the know-how needed to be sufficiently innovative. Start-ups usually do not lack innovative capacity and are, you could say, innovative per definition.
After 8 years of Antwerp Management School Alumni chairmanship, Guido Kestens hands over the torch to Mimi Lamote, CEO of fashion label Mayerline. Mimi has taken over on June 26.