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Sofie Verhaegen
Research manager

Sofie Verhaegen

Care and well-being - Research group Mobilab & Care

Proud to lead a passionate team conducting impactful research at the intersection of care, well-being and technology.

As the operations manager, Sofie Verhaegen internally manages the Mobilab & Care team. She is responsible for the policy and daily management of the research group, staff planning, and budget oversight. She ensures that projects are delivered with quality and on time, and that team competencies are optimally utilized.

Sofie holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from KU Leuven and an MBA from Cornell University.

Throughout her career, she has consistently worked on a project basis, serving companies and entrepreneurs. For 11 years, she worked as an investment banker based in London, gaining extensive experience in advising companies on strategic or financial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs worldwide. Later, she worked for 6 years at an incubator where she supported entrepreneurs in launching new business initiatives.

At Mobilab & Care, she aims to leverage this experience to further capitalize on research results and expand the service offerings to companies.