Faculty & Researchers

During the past 5 years, WUAS has made tremendous advancement in its teaching capacity. The number of PhD qualified and researching teaching staff has increased significantly, and in ratio to its size, much faster than other universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. WUAS has made a strategic commitment to increase its PhD qualified faculty, at Full Time and Part Time levels to represent the majority of teaching staff, by 2021, with at least 40% of academic staff scholarly active.

Students expect a wide range of expertise and a diversity in the teaching of the modules they receive. They often expect their teachers to have not only theoretical knowledge, but also up to date practical experience that can be shared with them in the classroom. At WUAS, students expect a diversity of teachers, both in gender and international representation and at the same time students expect small class sizes and a feeling of connection with their teachers.

All WUAS Faculty

Rauf Abdul, PhD, MSc, MBA

Rauf Abdul, PhD, MSc, MBA, holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from UT in addition to an MBA and MSc in Business. His main focus in research is on issues related to Human Resource Management (HRM). Currently, he is interested in research on HR competencies for future industries, such as competency profiles required for the smart industry (industry 4.0). He loves teaching and supervising graduate and postgraduate students for their graduation assignment/final projects. He contributes actively to Wittenborg's HRM department in the screening and hiring process of academic staff for various schools of the university, where he has developed and implemented various HR strategies and procedures. He has presented many research papers at several international conferences in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He is conversant with the standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education system, and sits also on different assessment panels for educational programmes and institutional accreditation assessments.

Esther Bakker-Gitonga

Esther Gitonga, MSc, after graduating with honours in Hospitality & Tourism Management at Kenyatta University, came to the Netherlands to study at Wageningen University. Esther has a master's degree in Leisure, Tourism & Environmental Studies. She is currently preparing for her PhD at Wageningen University, in a joint supervision with Wittenborg, in which she is exploring climate change adaptation options for marginalised, tourism-dependent communities in Africa. Esther is fascinated about travel.

Lasantha De Silva MBA MA

Lasantha De Silva, MBA, MA, originally from the Banking sector, had a career change to Education in 2008. He comes with a strong managerial background in South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He applies innovative ideas, adapts to varying work situations and is flexible in approach to resolving challenges, fosters innovative solutions, and creates a work culture that rewards teamwork and cooperation. An alumnus of Wittenborg, having completed both his second masters - MBA in Finance in 2018 and bachelor's in Financial Services Management in 2008, he completed his first master's in Leadership, Innovation and Change Management from University of York St John. Having taught in the programmes of London School of Economics, Monash University, Herriot Watt University and Birmingham City University and at Wittenborg, his areas of lecturing are: Accounting, Finance, Banking and Financial Intermediation. Apart from his passion for teaching, he is also an expert in Trans-national Education, Education Management, Financial Modelling and Change Management.

Myra Qiu

Myra Qiu, MSc, FHEA, is originally from Qingdao, China graduated with her Bachelor Business Administration in International Logistics Management at HAN University of Applied Sciences. She then went on to complete her MSc in Event Management and a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a joint programme with the University of Brighton and Wittenborg University. Myra is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.

She started working at Wittenborg since February 2014 and is a key member of the teams of Event Management, China Desk, and Education Operations. In addition she also coordinates the Academic Partnership Programmes with universities in Europe and Asian countries. 

Dadi Chen PhD

Dadi Chen, PhD, graduated from Leiden University and from Xi’an Jiaotong University in Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics/Cross-Cultural Communication. He is a highly motivated teacher, researcher, and project coordinator. He has extensive experience in intercultural communication and international cooperation, project design, and social media promotion. He is also a freelance writer (in both Chinese and English) and photographer. Dadi has also experience at the Euro-China International Economic & Cultural Exchange Centre as a director. He is teaching Critical Perspectives in Education and Leadership and Management in Education at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Clare Weeden PhD

Clare Weeden, PhD, is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism and Marketing at the School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, UK. After twelve years in the international hospitality industry, and on completion of an MBA, Clare entered academia at the University of Brighton. In 2008, she completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow. Following the publication of a monograph in 2013 entitled, "Responsible Tourist Behaviour", she co-edited 'Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism' with Dr Karla Boluk. She is the Tourism Editor for Tourism and Hospitality Research (Sage), and on the Editorial Board of Tourism in Marine Environments (Cognizant Communication). Clare has reviewed articles for many international journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, the European Journal of Marketing, and Tourism Management. Clare's research interests focus on responsible tourism, ethical consumption in tourism, marketing for SME tour operators, and the ethics of cruise tourism. She has examined PhDs that explored the role of values in luxury hotel consumption, cruise passengers' perceptions of destination image, and the significance of romance in marketing ocean cruise tourism. She is an experienced PhD supervisor and welcomes inquiries from potential candidates interested in exploring the nexus of ethics, tourism, consumer behaviour, and marketing.

Leo Dana PhD

Dr Leo Dana, started at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in 2019. Previously, he was an employee of McGill University and Concordia in Montreal, and deputy director of the IB MBA at Nanyang. Also, he is a Professor at Montpellier Business School and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation chair, which is part of LabEx Entrepreneurship - University of Montpellier, France. This “laboratory of excellence” is funded by the French government in recognition of high-level research initiatives in human and natural sciences.

Teun Wolters, PhD

Teun Wolters, PhD – ‘Since September 2011 Dr Teun Wolters has held the position of applied research professor of Corporate Sustainability at Wittenborg University. This involves setting up research, lecturing, writing, supervision and course development. I continue to be interested in research in environmental and sustainability strategies; management consulting in international chains starting in developing countries; Executive Director of a Dutch NGO in these fields. Simultaneously, he has worked with Statistics Netherlands in the area of the measurement of the New Economy, and was consultant with TNO and EIM.'

Joop Remmé PhD

Joop Remmé, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Philosophy. From his competence and within a network of professionals, he offers services around stakeholder management, Code of Conduct/Corporate Values and Integrity Management. He is experienced at creating and facilitating learning networks and stakeholder networks, also experienced at preparing managers for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, focusing on stakeholder dialogue. He also teaches at the Maastricht School of Management, at locations such as Kigali, Kuwait, Nanjing, and Cairo. Between 2005 and 2015, this was mainly done abroad, from China to Peru, from Malta to Uganda. Since 1998, Joop has contributed to management development at a variety of companies, such as ABN AMRO, Shell, and Unilever. He has been responsible for management at the Business Ethics Network of the Netherlands, the Society for Organisational Learning, NL, and Transparency International, NL.

Kriszta Rostas MSc

Kriszta Rostas, MSc, in 2015 she obtained her master diploma at Utrecht University in International Business and Economics on International Management track. In parallel with her master program, she has worked as project assistant and researcher at the lectureship of International Business at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. At wittenborg University she is conducting research for the education department.

Gabor Molnar PhD

Gabor Molnar, PhD, is an experienced senior business development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the high-tech industry, skilled in Business Development, Sales, Sales Management, Strategic Partnerships, and International Sales. Gabor has a strong academic background with a PhD focused on Interdisciplinary Telecommunications. Research interests include technology innovations, data science, and applied artificial intelligence.

Muhammad Ashfaq PhD

Muhammad Ashfaq PhD, is highly motivated individual with the goal of empowering people by giving them the correct education and training in a variety of disciplines to raise their standard of living.

Peter Odgers, M.Phil

Peter Odgers, M.Phil, has written three books in the areas of hospitality operations and management one of which has been adopted as a standard text by the HCIMA and other UK academic bodies. His Master of Philosophy in International Hospitality Management was awarded by the University of Buckingham in 1996. Peter Odgers has a broad experience of the hospitality industry. At the University of Brighton he is senior lecturer in hospitality management and a guest Lecturer on the MSc and BA degree programmes offered jointly with the University of Brighton at Wittenborg.

Angela Benson PhD

Angela M Benson, PhD,  is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism at the School of Service Management, University of Brighton and a Guest Lecturer on MSc International Event Management, MSc International Hospitality Management, and MSc International Tourism Management at Wittenborg. In 2010 Angela was made an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. Prior to her career as an academic, she worked for 13 years in leisure and recreation, managing a range of facilities and events. Angela has published over 20 articles and chapters in the areas of Volunteer Tourism, Volunteering at Mega Events, Best Value, Sustainability and Research Methods.

Ioannis Pantelidis PhD

Ioannis Pantelidis, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sport & Service Management, University of Brighton and a Guest Lecturer on MSc International Events Management at Wittenborg. In 2000 he embarked on an academic career, having previously worked in a number of hospitality businesses from small restaurants to 5 star chain hotels in Greece, Germany and the UK. He prefers research that can see practical applications in industry. His PhD topic focuses on the personality of the hospitality consumer and technology acceptance. He is the co-author of the best selling text, Food and Beverage Management and has published and presented papers in numerous international conferences and established academic journals such as the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Yasmina Khadir-Poggi PhD

Yasmina Khadir-Poggi, PhD, completing the PhD from the Trinity Business School in Dublin, she has an MSc from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in France in Business Administration. Her teaching experience is extensive with 18+ years, and she has been involved in developing curricula and courses, specifically in the fields of Strategy, International Business, and Management. She has taught classes to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and in multicultural environments. She also supervised master’s dissertations and different research projects for undergraduates. Yasmina's research interests primarily concern organisational theory, knowledge management, knowledge-based strategy, and activity theory. Her PhD explored organisational knowledge creation and emergence using activity theory. She is an active researcher who has published in academic journals and presented papers at several conferences. She also regularly acts as a reviewer.

Tauseef Ali PhD

Tauseef Ali, PhD, graduated in Biometric Pattern Recognition. He was technical lead on a project called “Balljames” funded by SciSports and also worked on design and implementation of computer vision and machine learning algorithms for application development on embedded systems. He was nominated for the best teacher award in 2014 at the University of Twente in the course of electric circuit analysis, and awarded a scholarship for master’s study in Engineering in South Korea by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is also a member of the Pakistan Engineering Council, and was awarded a merit scholarship by the Graduate School at Myongji University in South Korea.

Nicolet C.M.Theunissen PhD

Nicolet C.M.Theunissen, PhD, is Head of Wittenborg Research Centre and as such responsible for the strategic research agenda and the monitoring of the overall academic quality at Wittenborg. Her current research subject is Virtues for the 21th century: moral competences and moral development using ubiquitous learning techniques. For more information about publications and research: ntheunissen.nl

Gilbert Silvius PhD

Gilbert Silvius, PhD, is a ‘practitioner turned academic’, with extensive experience in management, consulting, research and education. He is professor at LOI University of Applied Sciences and senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg. Gilbert is considered an expert in project management and information management, and has published over a 100 academic papers and several books.

Doron Zilbershtein PhD

Doron Zilbershtein, PhD, graduated from North Central University in Business Administration with specialisation in Industrial/Organisational Psychology. He is a dedicated educator with more than 20 years of experience teaching the hybrid method online, as well as teaching face to face classes utilising the Blended Learning/Socratic method. He has a proven track record of engaging graduate and adult students by integrating real-world business case studies into the classroom. Continuously developing grade-boosting initiatives and creating lesson plans that yield impressive results, he is known for motivating college and adult learners to set and achieve realistic goals in and outside the classroom. Doron is adept at establishing a positive learning experience and responding effectively to the needs of faculty members and students, and possesses strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and organisational culture skills, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

George Bosire, MBA

George Bosire, MBA - A lecturer and researcher with expertise in finance, business process and other business courses. An excellent communicator, team player result driven and eager to facilitate career development realization to my students. A believer of goal oriented synergies drawn from the recognition of unique strengths of the organization pillars in operations to the overall mission and vision.

Abu Manju PhD

Abu Manju, PhD, graduated with his first degree in Statistics, then completed an MSc in Statistics at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, followed by a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, in 2016. His doctoral thesis considered the development and application of statistical methods for optimally designing the nested cost-effectiveness randomised clinical trials. In June 2016, Abu started working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS), MSD in Oss, the Netherlands. In this role, he performed statistical research to develop appropriate performance measures, criteria, and experimental designs for the robustness of microbiological methods. He also works as a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Roland Ritmeester MBA

Roland Ritmeester, MBA, always considers ‘enhancing the free flow of knowledge’ as the focus of all his activities, be it as teacher, trainer, manager, entrepreneur, or business consultant. He creates the best conditions and facilitates the learning experience for individuals as well as groups. He brings a lot of business experience to the table, about start-ups, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, finance and knowledge of the intricacies of (international) management, business development, and C-suites. His passion and sense of humour are unfailing. His approach is hands on, research and team based. He is a lateral thinker, pragmatic, creative, context aware and structurally good natured. He started in the education industry at Elsevier, first as a sales executive and then as content developer and trainer. In his career as business developer, consultant, and manager, he develops and gives training and workshops, and has worked as a part-time lecturer at universities of applied science, most recently at the University of Groningen (a project for the course Technology-Enabled Innovation) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (minor UXD).

Tanya Dimitrova MA

Tanya Dimitrova, MA,  gained her MA in Marketing and Management in 1999 from the University of National and World Economics, Sofia, and in 2011 she got a Diploma in Digital Marketing from London CAM Foundation. She is a lecturer at Holland University of Applied Sciences for the subjects of Marketing Research, International Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, Digital Marketing, Destination and Tourism and Hospitality Marketing. She is also a course developer and course coordinator at the same university. For two years she was a sales specialist in Cosmo Bulgaria Ltd. – GloBul, Sofia, Bulgaria, managing the supply of mobile phones and accessories, contracting with the vendors, organising the logistics, the warehousing, and distribution to the end sales points and dealers, invoicing and collaborating closely with the financial department and preparing sales reports and analysis. Tanya started her collaboration with Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in 2004 as an International Office Front Desk Administrator. She continued working at Wittenborg as an education department coordinator and, in 2008, she became Wittenborg's Education Manager. Currently, Tanya lectures at Wittenborg in the subject of Digital Marketing.

Emmah Nyambura Muchoki MSc

Emmah Nyambura Muchoki MSc, holds her master degree in Leisure, Tourism and Environment from Wageningen University, 2018. She attained her BSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2007. She became a lecturer at Hemland College in Hospitality and Tourism in 2010. From 2014 to 2016, she was Head of School of Hospitality, Tourism and Foreign Languages at Hemland College. Emmah is currently a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in the subject of Administrative Organisation.

René Rijnders, MSc

René Rijnders, MSc - has worked for the Dutch Board of the Hotel and Catering Industry for many years, focussing on Labour Market Research, Food Safety and Future Hospitality. He has participated in a number of publications on using the Design Thinking approach in concept development in hospitality. In 2013 he entered Education at Saxion Hospitality Business School and is currently appointed to NHTV Breda and Wittenborg University of Applies Sciences.

Wim Oonk MBA

Wim Oonk, MBA, graduated from the London Business School in Master Business Administration. Throughout his varied career, he has accomplished many developments, training, and consultancy assignments within the financial, industrial, commercial and public sector. As an all-round trainer, he is able to complete complex projects and programmes in close cooperation with the HR department within the scope defined by the organisation and the required time framework. His experience ranges from many different responsibilities to the operational core, and always service-oriented to the requirements of the customer. He is used to developing, preparing, and executing training according to the required law, regulations, and operating procedures.   

Fjorentina Muco, MSc

Fjorentina Muco, MSc Graduated in English Philology with a MSc in Methodology. She has been working with academic curricula for more than 10 years including students from lower education as well as higher education. She loves to train new generations for their tomorrow’s professional life. Teaching inexperienced students can be quite a great responsibility which demands not only professionalism but insights as well. Due to this reason it makes your work a lot more serious.

Marjon van Opijnen, MSc, MA

Marjon van Opijnen, MSc, MA   interest and work in economic and societal transition made her realise that also sustainability has its boundaries when we remain focused on our current systems and make sustainability part of this. The question "How do we want to relate with each other and with our environment" is an important focus in her work and reaches beyond sustainability and our current existing economic and societal systems. "For me the answer to this question is a fundament for the system we are heading to, which is much more value and social based. I'd like to take an active role in this transition."Marjon van Opijnen

Alexander Bauer PhD

Alexander Bauer, PhD, has many years of working experience in international sales and marketing and combines this practical experience with an academic background (PhD in International Business Management). In 2014 he decided to become a lecturer and brought his international Sales & Marketing and Management experience into the Wittenborg classroom. Besides being a lecturer Dr. Bauer is also involved in the Wittenborg Research Centre.

Maria Mulder Karadimou MBA

Maria Mulder Karadimou, MBA, graduated from the Webster University of Leiden in Master of Business Administration. She is a treasury and finances professional with 14 years of experience at European head offices of large US corporates and Dutch enterprises. She is highly motivated and seeks continuous personal improvement. Her MBA helped her expand her business skills. She takes a holistic view of the entire organisation. She is keen on projects, and has a strong affinity with IT and ERP systems.

Marc de Jong, MA

Marc de Jong, MA   - has experience as conference manager in Germany, he shifted to teaching Business German to professionals at Open Universities and to students in Office Management and Management Assistance. Moreover, He is providing his experience and expertise in internationalisation to the Dutch National Agency of Erasmus+. This involves regular assessing of project bids as well as follow-up reports. At Wittenborg University, it is his great pleasure to enrich international students with the vibrant and creative German language, culture and society. "My lessons will empower you to discover it yourself!

Arie T. Barendregt PhD

Arie Barendregt, PhD, graduated at the University of Kingston-upon-Thames in the UK. He has supported companies with advice on marketing, strategy, and sales. He also teaches marketing and strategy. He is an emphatic people manager, coach, team player, builder of bridges. He has experience in designing and execution of strategies to position European B2B companies. Also, he has experience in design, creation, and embedding of European partnerships & alliances. He is a part-time lecturer at many well-known universities.

Andreas Ooijer MSc

Andreas Ooijer, MSc, graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a passionate lecturer, who develops and teaches courses and in-company workshops based on 15+ years of business experience. Developing and teaching bachelor's and master's courses, academic supervision of bachelor's thesis projects, developing course manuals, designing exams, and coordinating the Entrepreneurship & Business Administration Programme, are his responsibilities at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Anna Bos-Nehles PhD

Anna Bos-Nehles, PhD, is a lecturer in the field of Human Resource Management. Her main research interest lies in the role of line managers towards HRM implementation effectiveness and their effect on innovative employee behavior. In the first sub-topic she focuses on how line managers implement HR policies and practices at the operational level and in the second sub-topic her interest lies in the way line managers can shape the innovative behavior of employees in all areas of the organization.

Mariví Martinez Brocca, MSc

Mariví Brocca, MSc - graduated in Law and she studied to become a Tax Inspector but she changed her professional direction. She has worked as a language teacher since 2001. In 2004 she met her husband in Seville (Spain), first they moved to Lisbon and in 2009  to Utrecht, where they live now. Now she combines working for bigger organizations as a Spanish teacher with her small language school, Las Naranjas.

Bert Meeuwsen, MBA Med

Bert Meeuwsen, MBA, MEd, is born in the Netherlands has lived in Hong Kong and Bangkok. Bert has organization sciences research on: ‘Interventional preferences due to organization cultural differences of personnel within the Netherlands’ Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan’; ‘Perception positioning, and consultancy to management, of a school for secondary education in the Greater Rotterdam Area’; ‘Adult education as change intervention’, within implementation of enterprise resources planning system’ With his international experience he is educating Wittenborg students.

Getjan Lammers BA, PMP

Getjan Lammers, BA, PMP, graduated from the Netherlands Scientific Institute for Tourism & Leisure Studies (NWIT). He is a dynamic business project manager with 25+ years of national and international experience in operations, customer service, and general management in healthcare and supply chain. Tactically strong, diplomatic, and firm on execution, he has lead business change by innovating, creating, and delivering new tools to teams, working on operational excellence in order to maximise employee and customer happiness.
Positive and energetic, Getjan shows a trusted track of implementing end-2-end chain projects in air network operations, customer service, and crisis & security management. He is also experienced in marketing & sales, with a unique combination to understand customers and processes. In solution development for national and international accounts, connecting partners to provide an honest operational performance insight, he generates value, and his love for organising and getting things done makes him strong in communication and implementation. Continuous improvement is his focus, and he is trained in EFQM, DSDM, LEAN and Scrum, Agile (ACP).

Peter Saes, MA

Peter Saes, MA, graduated from University of Amsterdam (MA Ling), University of Nottingham (MA Eng Studies) and University of Applied Sciences (TTC) Utrecht. Peter has two businesses of his own in language acquisition and services and develops language learning courses. Peter Seas is lecturing the intensive Dutch Languages course as well as the Dutch as a second language modules.

Christine Kalibbala MSc

Christine Kalibbala LL.M. International Law and Globalisation (Maastricht University, Netherlands), CTL (University of Geneva, Switzerland), LL.B. & B.Com Law ( University of Pretoria, South Africa) and an Attorney of the High Court is an innovative and passionate international legal counsel and academic qualified in the EU and Africa (EMEA). She advises clients in different sectors on cross border legal matters including intellectual property, commercial, contractual and litigious matters.

She is also well versed in international procedures and process from a legal and business perspective advising companies in various countries. Companies she has represented include NIKE, SAMSUNG, RAYBAN, YAHOO, US POLO ASSN, LOUIS VUITTON, ALLERGAN, DISCOVERY LLC and SONY Music. Her students are first, second and third year students pursuing various degrees. Christine provides her students with a holistic, multijurisdictional outlook simplifying complex matters.

 

Theodoor van Breevoort MA

Theodoor van Breevoort, MA, graduated from Rotterdam School of Management in Business Valuation. He provides management teams and owners in B2B with a helping hand in results improvement, with profit contribution analysis and management. His contribution starts with getting the facts on the table and goes on to implementing change. In addition, he likes to transfer his economic knowledge and business experience as a lecturer or a coach. He helped wholesale companies realise substantial results improvements (financial and customer satisfaction) by implementing customer profitability analysis and management, and improving the customer order process.

Bob Dyson

Bob Dyson graduated from The University of Manchester (UK) in Management Sciences. He subsequently attended the Small Business School in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
He has held several senior management and directors positions in international companies. He now works as a consultant with Claassen, Moolenbeek & Partners where he advises companies and organisations on business strategy, organisation and (financial)planning. He is a part-time Snr. lecturer in management and organisation at Avans School of International Studies, Breda, The Netherlands. He also organises workshops in entrepreneurship for the University of Tilburg.

Lucinda Douglas

Lucinda Douglas - She is an inspirator. She loves the people aspect. She believes that if you inspire people, they are more than willing to “change”. Without inspiration and living examples, people are just not able to reach the next level. She is often hired in by companies to conduct Sales Symposia. Hired in by entrepreneurs and networks to speak on Yes You Can achieve your goals and she loves helping entrepreneurs with visibility.

Mirjam Leloux, PhD

Mirjam Leloux joined Wittenborg in 2013 as a lecturer in International Trade teaching undergraduate students. With extensive experience in entrepreneurship and research, she has taught modules in Entrepreneurship & Innovation to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, alongside contributing to the development of Wittenborg Academic Research Centre. Currently, she is also Programme Manager at Amsterdam Science Park and Director at UVA.

André de Waal PhD

André de Waal, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Economics. As an independent consultant, he focuses on performance management and high-performance organisations. He has been teaching and conducting projects in this field in countries like China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Surinam, U.K., Poland, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, South-Africa, Namibia, and Tanzania. André has been selected by managementboek.nl as one of the Dutch Masters in Management, ten people who have most influenced management thinking in the Netherlands in the past decade. His research into high-performance organisations and high-performance individuals attracts a lot of (international) attention. André has published over 400 articles and 30 books. His latest English book is "What Makes A High-Performance Organisation?" (2012). His latest Dutch book is "De High-Performance Overheids Organisatie" (2019).

Jan Hendrik Hoekjen PhD

Jan Hendrik Hoekjen, PhD, graduated from Universiteit van Groningen, "MA History – Cultural History" in 2012. He obtained his doctoral degree in 2018 from the Universiteit van Utrecht. His dissertation was about ‘Pars melior nostri. The Structure of Spinoza’s Intellect’. (Analysis of the instrumental and structural importance of the notion ‘intellect’ in Spinoza’s metaphysics). He has a broad range of work experience, among which are: Editor, Inside Information (1998 – 2007),Chief Editor, Inside Information (2007-present), Literary Editor, Uitgeverij Gelderland (2010-present), Teacher, Office Academy (2010-present), Education Coordinator, Office Academy (2017-present). He is currently a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Dr Ad Kil

Dr Ad Kil is Professor of Professional Research Didactics and Director of Executive PhD Programmes at Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands, and Chendu, China, and Professor of Research at the Nordic International Management Institute, China. He is a former HRD professor at Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom, former Master of Conflict Management Research Manager, Maastricht University Law School. He is a senior lecturer at the Dutch Bar Association (NOvA), where he developed the Advocacy Skills Programme, and Radboud University's Law School.

Natália Filipa de Oliveira Marques Leal

Natália Leal, PhD, is an Executive and Life Coach. She has almost 20 years work experience across different countries and sectors, from academia and research, to policy-making and NGO management: she is the former Chief Executive of WFTO and a former Lecturer at the University of Coimbra. 
Natália holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK) and a Master in Sociology from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). She recently completed a specialization in Positive Psychology (University of Pennsylvania, online).
Natália is fascinated by human behaviour and well-being, and is curious about topics from psychology, economics, politics, neurosciences and spirituality. 

Dr Denisa Dumitrascu
Dr Mats Carlbäck