Lecturers School of Business

Geert de Haan PhD MSc

Geert de Haan, PhD Educated in Cognitive Psychology, he calls himself Cognitive Ergonomist because of his work in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Cognitive Ergonomics trying to adapt Information Technology to the capabilities and limitations of human users and to find ways to make computer systems functional, easy to use, easy to learn, and pleasant to work with. These demands are getting increasingly more important, now that we are moving with our personal live into digital information ecologies.

Adeyemi Banjo, MSc, MBA

Adeyemi Banjo, MSc, MBA joined Wittenborg University in 2010 where he has been lecturing to date. He currently gives lectures in the fields of Communications, Informatics, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. ' I started my career in 1991 working in marketing for the book publisher African University Press. I later worked for media company OPEN Communications in Nigeria. I have lecturered at Saxion University, helped start up marketing company JAA with three other partners and was involved in the personalization project of the ABNAMRO online banking system. In 2008 he left JAA to work as an analyst and researcher for Huisvolmuziek and in 2009 started his own company which specializes in marketing research and personalization.

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.'

Daniel O' Connell

Daniel O'Connell, After in-house training and work-experience in Graphic Photography in the USA in the later part of the ‘70s, I returned to London and entered a 3-year course in Homeopathy. Following a number of years of private practice and an entrepreneurial project in natural foods, I returned to Dublin, Ireland in 1989/1990 and completed a Diploma in TEFL. Since arriving in Holland in 2002, I have been teaching English at Wittenborg.'

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.

Drs. Ing Emiel Schiphorst MBA, SMP

Drs. Ing. Emiel Schiphorst MBA, SMP at Wittenborg University. Experienced Marketing Professional. Wide network and over 12 years’ experience in Marketing, Sales and New Product Development. Professional in leading international marketing, sales and new product development teams. Certified Senior Marketing Professional (SMP). Examiner in the specialism Marketing & Sales for the Dutch Institute of Marketing (NIMA). Author of the book Product Management® (2008, 2012 second edition) from Pearson Education, with practical marketing management cases from Heineken BeerTender® and ReadSupport®.

Joost Vos, PhD

Joost Vos, PhD (1960) studied Pharmacy at the University of Utrecht. Het worked for ten years at Schwabe Group in the functions of quality and production manager at the plants in Philadelphia (USA) and Alkmaar (Nl). As of 1999 he works as a Managing Consultant at TNO Management Consultants. In his job he combines strategic advice, research and education. In 1984 Joost Vos worked as a chemistry teacher. As of 2001 Joost is a guest Lecturer at various Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. At Wittenborg Joost Vos is a Senior Lecturer as of 2013.

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.

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.

Melike Almaz-Nieuwenburg, MSc

Melike Almaz-Nieuwenburg, MSc , MSc - By working in audit and control areas Melike has 8 years of professional banking experience. She combined her professional experience with relevant academic background with 2 master studies in Banking and financial management.

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.

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.

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.

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 researching on HR competencies for future industries such as competency profiles required for smart industry (industry 4.0). He loves teaching and supervising graduate and post graduate students for their graduation assignment / final projects. He contributes actively to University’s HRM department in the screening and hiring process of academic staff for various schools of the university. He has developed and implemented various HR strategies and procedures for the HR function of the university. He has presented many research papers at several international conferences in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands. He is conversant with the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education system and is also part of different assessment panels for educational programmes and institutional accreditations assessments.

Sven Willemsen MSc, MBM

Sven Willemsen, MSc, MBM, has been an entrepreneur for many years in sports, health and the creative industries. He is a formal part-time research programme manager, brand researcher and international media and brand lecturer at the HU University of Applied Sciences. As an independent (online) brand & marketing strategist he worked for various corporates, brand agencies, SMEs and funded start-ups mainly related to the creative, sports and health industries. He holds a master's in cultural psychology and brand management. Sven has studied and published on city, region and cluster brand management within the area of green economics. He is interested in sports, (digital) brands, marketing, media, psychology, economics, innovation, tech, business and law (IP/sports). His key business orientations are Europe & Brazil.

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.

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.

Professor Dr. Ronald Tuninga

Prof. Dr Ronald S.J. Tuninga is Vice-President Academic Affairs and Chair of the Academic Advisory Panel at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. He is Emeritus Professor and the former Pro-Vice-Chancellor International and Enterprise and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University, London, UK. He is also Honorary Dean at AVT Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been the Director of the PhD Program and Professor of International Management and Marketing at the Open University of the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at various international business schools, and is the former Director Dean and Professor of International Business and Marketing at the Maastricht School of Management. 

Prof. Tuninga has been involved in many international projects funded by the Dutch government, the World Bank, European Union, United Nations and other international organisations. From 2007 until 2009, he was the President of the International Management Development Association. He was the Vice-Chair of the International Management Board (Board of Trustees), Chair of the Faculty of Assessors and a member of the IAAB of the Association of MBAs (AMBA – UK). He has been a member or chair of more than 50 AMBA assessment teams to business schools around the globe. He has been a consultant for companies, such as Melitta North America and GE, and a partner of the Holland Consulting Group.

Jaap Vink MSc

Jaap Vink, MSc, graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in Political Science - Research Methodology, Data Analysis & Statistics. He has extensive experience in helping senior management to implement advanced analytics (predictive analytics, machine learning) to increase customer value and to improve customer relations, financial results, and operational processes across industries. He is a 'translator' who can function as an interface between business, analysts & IT. He also has been helping customers leverage advanced analytics for decision making on both structured and unstructured data since 1985.

Pericles Asher Rospigliosi MA

Pericles Asher Rospigliosi, MA, is Principal Lecturer and researcher for Brighton Business School in e-business, digital marketing, and management information systems. He has researched and taught at Brighton Business School since 2001, and has developed successful modules in e-commerce, mobile innovations, big data, and digital marketing. Asher has research interests in the history, impact, and nature of higher education, graduate employability and how graduates might best be served by the university. He is associate editor of the research journal Interactive Learning Environments. He also writes and talks on e-commerce, digital marketing, big data, and digital entrepreneurship. Before joining the University of Brighton, Asher was a project manager at CNet/ZDNet developing commercial e-commerce publishing systems, working with developers across Europe, the USA, and Singapore. He had six years at ZDNet and was a webmaster to a number of successful properties including PC Magazine, The Computer Channel, IT Week and founded Gamespot UK, which won the PPAi consumer web site award in 1999. Away from the Business School Asher is excited by sustainable and low impact living, tipis, and fire. He has been helping keep the fire in the tipi field at Glastonbury Festival since the early nineties.

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.

Christine Kalibbala MSc

Christine Kalibbala MSc, graduated from Maastricht University in International Law and Globalisation. She is experienced in Legal and Regulatory Analysing, and dealing with various trends in international law, and how content can be developed to meet customer needs, digitalisation of products, and research in respect of cross-border legal issues, liaising with product developers and fellow lawyers with a view to establishing key products necessary for legal practitioners, research from both the perspective of litigators and prosecutors. She also lectures first- and third-year students on issues pertaining to EU law including competition law, intellectual property, international sale of goods, Rome and Brussels, dispute resolution mechanisms, litigation, international public affairs, and stakeholder management.

Wybe Popma MSc

Wybe Popma, MSc, graduated from the University of Twente in Industrial Engineering & Management. He is a Principal Lecturer in Marketing at Brighton Business School. He also teaches at the University of Montpellier and has held positions at Sussex University, Erasmus University, ETH Zurich and Twente University. His main research interests revolve around "Marketing and Innovation in relation to Competition" as well as "Ethics in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility."

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.

Emmanuel Ekpenyong MBA

Emmanuel Ekpenyong, MBA, graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Master of Business Administration. He has experience of over 18 years working with international companies. He possesses outstanding leadership, strategic management, teaching, business development, programme design, and presentation skills, and hopes to use these experiences to support the school to meet its objectives. Emmanuel is currently reading for his PhD at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Marc Keech PhD

Marc Keech, PhD, is Principal Lecturer at the School of Sport and Service Management, specialising in Sport Policy and Sport Management, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Marc has been awarded a PhD, which examined the contribution of sport to the end of apartheid in South Africa (Staffordshire University), a BA (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Studies (Staffordshire University), and a PGCE (Further and Higher Education - Manchester Metropolitan University).

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.

Sam M. Pour PhD

Sam M. Pour PhD, completing his PhD from Eastern Mediterranean University in Industrial Engineering: Operation Research & Optimisation. He is an academician/field expert who values continuous learning as a researcher, applying knowledge as field expert and transferring it as lecturer. He has studied both Industrial Engineering and Facility, and Real Estate Management, specialised in a systematic approach to problem-solving and Smart Solutions & Technologies. His solutions in Business Analysis, Operation Management, and Strategic Supply Chain Management have helped organisations to enhance the performance, effectiveness, and productivity of their activities. He is best known for his skills in explaining sophisticated issues in an easy to understand form, thinking out of the box, handling multiple tasks, and a high degree of cultural awareness and conflict-reconciliation skills in the working environment.

Hans van Halteren

Hans van Halteren, is an expert in training and guiding teacher/management teams who are in the process of implementation of competence-based learning. He has consulting experience in education management and is specialised in business and commercial-related education and practical education. Designer of the 'College Company' concept, Hans has a creative mind and is able to enthuse management teams with improvement processes. Hans is a certified 'International Operation Agent.' He is businesslike and straightforward, but is familiar with intercultural differences, a reliable, persevering communicator, creative thinker, and networker.

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.

Sander Oude Luttikhuis MBA

Sander Oude Luttikhuis, MBA, holds a master degree in from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a postdoctoral degree in Business Valuation from Rotterdam School of Management. He started his career in 2002 as Financial Trainee at the municipality of Rotterdam where he worked on projects at the Port of Rotterdam. He then started working at the Port of Rotterdam as Project Manager Property Transactions in 2003. After working in the port for two years, he became M&A Consultant at the M&A boutique Troostwijk Introman. Early 2007, he started at Zanders Corporate Finance where he eventually became Director Corporate Finance. In this function, he was responsible for the Merger & Acquisition practice of Zanders until 2013. In his career, Sander has been involved in many equity and debt transactions, and with this experience he founded Capax Capital Partners in 2013. In 2014 Capax Capital Partners and Aon decided to collaborate on certain capital market transactions. Sander is leveraging his expertise and international network towards Aon Risk & Capital Market Solutions.

Leo Dana PhD

Leo Dana, PhD, 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.

Jan Kooiman, MA

Jan Kooiman, MA, is a seasoned financial and business operations executive with a demonstrated track record of significant measurable improvements in revenue, cost reductions, and operational efficiencies. He worked for the accounting and audit firm Peat Marwick (KPMG) before stepping into the professional world as deputy CFO and board member of Sony Europe. Jan is a qualified transactional Six Sigma Black Belt and Instructor, and is adjunct Professor of Finance, Business, and Accounting at the Webster and Leiden University, teaching MBA, CMA, and MSc Corporate Finance and Management Accounting. Jan is also the program manager and acknowledged subject matter expert of the US Certified Management Accounting (CMA) programme at the Webster University Graduate Centre at the WTC Amsterdam. Jan combines business experience and thought leadership with the rigour of academic discipline. Jan holds the professional position of VP Financial Business Process Improvement (SEP - Smart Enterprise Processes) at Genpact Netherlands.

Robert Goedegebuure PhD

Robert Goedegebuure, PhD, is the founder and director of StatMind BV, a company specialised in the development of statistical courses. Currently, he is setting up DBA and PhD programmes in Africa, with European universities and local partners in Africa (among others, Eastern and Southern African Management Institute; ESAMI). In addition, he holds a position as a lecturer/researcher at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. He has worked as Associate Professor of International Business & Marketing at the Maastricht School of Management (MSM, Netherlands) for more than ten years and has been affiliated Professor at Centrum Catolica (Lima, Peru). He is Research Fellow at Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam, and Academic Associate at HPO Centre, Netherlands. He holds a PhD in International Business from Erasmus University/Rotterdam School of Management.

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).

Ashley Foy Tervoort MA

Ashley Foy Tervoort MA, has an MA in German Literature from Tufts University. She also has the lecturer certification of "Foundation Course Didactic Competence (BDB)" and also "Training for International Learning and Teaching", from The Hague University Centre for Teaching & Learning. She gained her BA in German Studies, with European Union Studies and Psychology, from Central Connecticut State University. In 2010, she started to teach German and English in different universities and institutions. Ashley was a German teacher for the German School of Connecticut in the USA for 3 years. In 2012, she was a teaching assistant for German Language and Yiddish culture & literature courses at Tufts University. From 2013 to 2014, she taught business English and English for children for the Berlitz Language Company, Germany. In mid-2014, she became an English teacher in the English Center, the Netherlands. Ashley became an English and German lecturer for European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and is now an Educational Advisor (middle management) at the European School Bergen, and also an English-PDP Academic English and Intercultural Management lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Frans Boumans MSc

Frans Boumans, MSc, graduated from Rotterdam Erasmus University in Business Economics and has an Executive MBA from the University of Rochester/William E. Simon School of Management. He has lectured (MBA) courses in different business schools for over 20 years. During the first years, the instruction took place in the Netherlands and Germany but expanded later on to different countries around the globe. Since 2010, he has been involved in several consultancy activities. He is experienced in consultancy and applied research for the Research Group FAI (Financial-Economic Advice in Innovation) of university of applied sciences in Utrecht (new business model for financial intermediaries and Smart Grids, for bank assurance and energy companies (2011 and 2012), also for VU project with DSI (2014). He is also experienced in the setting up of IaH projects and summer school courses for HU in St Petersburg and Moscow.

Amy M. Abdou MA

Amy Abdou, MA, attained her master degree majoring in Migration and Ethnic Studies, from Universiteit van Amsterdam in December 2003. In 2001, she graduated from the University at Albany with an MA in Sociology. In 2003, Amy started her career as a programme manager at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and in 2008 she became the Project Coordinator of the National Institute for the study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy. From 2009 to 2010, she was a lecturer in Webster University, teaching Applied Behavioural and Social Sciences. Meanwhile, she became the lecturer in the Nyenrode New Business School in subject of Leadership and Transformative Business, Sociology and Cross Cultural Management. At the same business school she became the Educational Development Officer in 2015. Amy has worked for Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences from October 2017 as a senior lecturer in the subjects of Entrepreneurship and Society, Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Management, Leadership & Organisation, and Sociology & Organisational Behaviour.

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.

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.

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.

Rob Spape MBA

Rob Spape MBA, gained his MBA degree in 1995 from P.U.C. Limburg (Belgium). From 1987 to 1988, he studied Business Economics in Tilburg University. He studied Business Engineering & Management Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology, 1983-1989. In 1988, Rob started work in KPMG International as a consultant. In 1990 he became a consultant in small to medium-sized enterprises for KNOV Consultancy. From 1990 to 1995, he cooperated with Deloitte as a senior consultant on business opportunity projects, adapting and implementing strategies and business plans to gain financial support for high-risk innovative projects. Rob is well experienced in interim management, business development, ICT/ISP management, management consultancy, team coaching, stress consultancy, career and employability consultancy. He is a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Logistics.

Clive Davis MBA

Clive Davis, MBA, graduated from the Open University in Business Administration. He is an international sales and marketing professional with over 30 years’ experience in addressing the challenges of business growth in multi-cultural environments. Having led a multi-disciplinary team for the marketing of a diverse range of hi-tech test and measurement products and solutions, he stepped down as the European BU and Marketing Manager for Yokogawa Test & Measurement in order to use his creativity and passion for learning to help develop a range of businesses. His extensive knowledge and experience, and a talent to learn quickly, provide the competence to examine problems and situations from different perspectives, and to find and implement innovative solutions. His ability to see the bigger picture is complemented by an excellent eye for detail.

Lasantha De Silva MBA MA

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

Barbara Doninger MA

Barbara Doninger, MA, graduated from the University of Interpretation and Translation in Vienna in translation. She teaches French language courses on three levels from beginner to advanced.

Guido de Jager MSc

Guido de Jager, MSc, graduated from Radboud Catholic University Nijmegen in Mass Communications. He is internationally experienced in marketing communication, through-the-line brand building. He has a strong project management background, including strategy development, 360 degrees concept development, execution, and financial responsibilities. He has direct and indirect management skills with multinational and multi-location teams. He also has financial and negotiation skills.

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.

Julia Skobeleva PhD

Julia Skobeleva, PhD, graduated from the Academy of Postgraduate Education in Cross-Cultural Psychology, focusing on Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Economic Psychology. Julia has 15 years of rigorous teaching experience in the international classroom (8 years in Austrian-accredited universities). Proficient at inspiring students to achieve their best, she is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award and has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with students of different national and cultural backgrounds, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity. More than 40 students successfully defended their master's theses under her scientific supervision. She is a Member of the Board of Directors, Association of Certified Book-Keepers and Auditors, and has received the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Romy Buchheim, BA, graduated from Reinwardt Academy in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and from the University of Leiden in Theory of Education. She is a certified interpreter of Dutch/Italian and translator of Dutch/Italian for ITV Hogeschool Utrecht. She is experienced in freelance services for translation, interpreting, editing/proofreading, training, and transcription. She teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced Dutch at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.

Dimitrios Vlachopoulos PhD

Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, PhD, graduated from the University of Barcelona in Pedagogy (Distance Education & Instructional Technology). Dr. Vlachopoulos has worked as faculty member in different universities, including the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Open University of Catalonia, the Open University of Cyprus, the European University Cyprus, the University of Liverpool, the University of Roehampton London, Essex University, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, and the University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he is Senior Researcher at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Milena van Voorden PhD

Milena van Voorden, PhD, is an experienced scholar in law. She holds a PhD and a master's degree in Legal Sciences and she has been teaching since 2009, when she enrolled in a PhD program at her Alma Mater - the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Until 2016, she also worked as a freelance English teacher and translator, and as a Junior Chief Accountant in a private accounting firm. Currently, she is a lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn and at NHTV University of Applied Sciences in Breda.
Despite specialising in criminal law and criminal proceedings, Milena is passionate about many different aspects of law. She is continuously learning and broadening her field of expertise. She also holds many different certificates, including language certificates, and official teaching and accounting permits. In Wittenborg, she is a lecturer in several law modules, as well as an Academic Supervisor. She strongly believes in an open-door policy and is always willing to help students who might have legal interests or questions.

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.   

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).