Lecturers School of Business

Professor Ronald Tuninga

Prof. 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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.