Prof. dr. Elvira Haezendonck (PhD, 2001, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School) is full professor at VUB, and guest professor at the University of Antwerp (UA). Her research covers various topics in the field of management, strategy and policy related to ports, transport and infrastructure: environmental strategy, competitive analysis, socio-economic impacts, and CSR. She teaches courses on Management, Competitive Strategy, Port Management and Strategy, and Project Management, mostly on master level. She is guest lecturer at EUR-Rotterdam (executive master in Maritime Economics and Logistics) since 2005, and at ULB-Brussels (executive master in Management of Large Construction Projects) since 2007. Since 2010 she holds a Research Chair on Public-private partnerships at VUB. She has published various articles, books and book chapters in her research domains, and has supervised 5 successfully defended PhDs in the period 2008-2016. Since 1998, she has been involved in over 35 national and EU research projects on for example long term strategy analyses for ports, socio-economic analysis of new investment projects and impact assessments.