Management Team

The WUAS management team supports the non-executive board and the executive in the day to day running of WUAS and its representatives are from all departments, educational and non educational.

Rauf Abdul, PhD, Head School of Business

Abdul Rauf, PhD, Head School of Business, holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, in addition to an MBA and MSc in Business. He was actively involved in Human Resource Management and business consultancy and with his family business before starting his current teaching and academic research career. His main focus in… read more.

Lasantha De Silva, MBA, MA, DIMM, Head of Operations

Lasantha De Silva, MBA, MA, DIMM, 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. An alumnus of Wittenborg and University of York St. John, UK, he qualified with an MBA in Finance from the former and MA in Leadership, Innovation and Change… read more.

Myra Qiu, MSc, FHEA, Process & Quality Manager

Myra Qiu, MSc, FHEA, obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Logistics Management at HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She then went on to complete her MSc in International Event Management and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, a joint programme with the University of Brighton, UK, and Wittenborg. Myra is a… read more.

Dadi Chen, PhD

Dadi Chen, PhD, is Associate Professor of Applied Sciences and Programme Coordinator at Wittenborg's Amsterdam study location. He obtained a PhD degree in Education from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received his master’s degree in Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. He is a highly motivated educator,… read more.

Florian Oosterberg. Student Registrar

Florian Oosterberg, MA, is Wittenborg's Student Registrar and manages the Admissions, Registry, Exam Results and Finance Department to ensure transparent, smooth admissions and registration process for all students at Wittenborg. Florian joined Wittenborg in 2014 at the Admissions department and has been closely involved in international… read more.

Sinan Çölaşan, MA, MSc, FHEA

Sinan Çölaşan, MA, MSc, FHEA, Deputy Student Registrar, has over 15 years of professional full-time work experience in the public and private sectors. This includes 5 years of experience in the management of EU-funded social development projects… read more.

Sophia Faraji, MSc

Sophia Faraji, MSc, read more.

Maike Nuyken, MBA

Maike Nuyken, MBA, BA, HR Manager, has extensive hotel management experience working in the start-up and turnaround phases of a family-run hotel in the Black Forest, one of Germany's most successful tourist destinations. Working in a small business enabled her to gain varied, hands-on experience in all facets of the hotel business. After graduating with honours with a bachelor… read more.