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22 – 24, 2023

OEB speaker Stefaan van Hooydonk

Stefaan van Hooydonk

Founder, Global Curiosity Institute, Belgium

Before launching the Global Curiosity Institute in summer 2020, Stefaan van Hooydonk built a distinguished career as CLO, learning innovator and strategist for companies like Cognizant (UK), Philips (the Netherlands), Agfa (Belgium), Nokia China and Finland), Aramco (Saudi Arabia), CEIBS (China) and Flipkart (India). In his last role, Stefaan was responsible for the development of Cognizant’s 300K employees. The purpose of the Global Curiosity Institute is to assist organisations foster a mindset of curiosity to inspire them to keep discovering and innovating. Next to this, the institute is also doing research on workplace curiosity. Stefaan launched an individual curiosity profiler as well as an organisational curiosity climate diagnostic. He is consulting with teams and organisations on leadership and curiosity, as well as on improving workplace curiosity with teams and organisations.