Management Support Team

WUAS has a wide management support team, in education, financial administration, registry, admissions and the HR department..

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.

Ben Prins

Ben Prins has years of experience in middle and higher management in various branches in the Netherlands and abroad. His network covers industries such as manufacturing, packaging, food, metal, automotive, hospitality, event, tourism, robotics, and many more. Creation of business opportunities by working with branch organisations/platforms is one of his main business development specialisations.  

Harry Maatjes

Harry Maatjes graduated in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in various companies, mainly in the field of environmental issues. Harry specialized in non-production management, like quality, business start-ups, licencies, after-sales service and finance. In 2003 he joined Wittenborg as a teacher in SME modules, finance and law. On occasion, he gives seminars on subjects of the professional aspects of modern business. From 2008 on he is a member of Wittenborg’s Trust with quality, finance and accreditation as fields of interest. Harry now owns a small company, which specializes in environmental issues, like odour reduction and elimination of pollution from factories, large kitchens and petrochemical industry.

Daphne Xin Wang

Daphne Xin Wang was born and raised in Beijing, China. In 1996 she came to the Netherlands to study economy in Saxion High School, After graduation, she worked in different companies as a financial administration employee, where she built up a great deal of experience in finance areas. At Wittenborg she is responsible for financial planning and all operational financial work.

Samantha Birdsall

Samantha Birdsall is studying to become a primairy school teacher and next to that she does administrative work for Wittenborg University. She works from her home in Bathmen most of the time.

Anesca Smith

Anesca Smith is a journalist, business graduate and qualified chef. Before moving to the Netherlands she worked as a senior political reporter in South Africa and also as a foreign correspondent in London, the UK. She joined Wittenborg’s marketing team in 2014 after obtaining a Bachelor degree in International Business Administration in 2013. 

Sinem Gulsen

Sinem Gulsen worked for Wittenborg from 2005 until 2010. She started at the International Office, did Management Assistance among other things, and was Marketing & PR Officer for the most part. She came back to Wittenborg in 2016 to fulfil the position of Senior Communications Manager, in which she is responsible for designing, writing, editing and proof reading internal and external marketing & communications material, ensuring Wittenborg’s brand identity, contributing to the design and content of the website, and also organising events and managing other communication projects.

Iryna Bernatska, MSc, MA

Iryna Bernatska is a double master's degree holder in International & Digital Communication (NL & UK) and a master's degree holder in International Relations (UA). Iryna is Campus Manager in Amsterdam and makes sure that all processes run smoothly. Also, she supports internal and external communications effectively through all necessary channels, generating leads and supporting sales. Iryna is responsible for events organisation in the Amsterdam campus, providing guidance to the students and supporting staff members when needed. Her aim is to make students' time at Wittenborg unforgettable.

Sanne de Jong

Sanne de Jong - has a positive, social, cheerful character. Sanne has gained experience in Business development, Talent management, Emergency Logistics and Quality management. Her experience with people around the world has given her the opportunity to learn about communication with all sorts of people. Her way of working reflects a sense of organisation development with a human touch.