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.

Professor Ronald Tuninga

Prof. Ronald S.J. Tuninga is Vice President Academic Affairs at Wittenborg, Professor of International Business at the HAN, the Netherlands, Professor Emeritus at Kingston University London, UK, and Honorary Dean at AVT Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Kingston Business School, London, … read more.

Rauf Abdul, PhD, Head School of Business

Abdul Rauf, PhD, 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 research is on issues related to… read more.

Esther Bakker-Gitonga, MSc, Head School of Hospitality

Esther Bakker, MSc, has a master’s degree in Leisure Tourism and Environment Management from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. After graduating with honours in Hospitality & Tourism Management at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Esther worked as a restaurant supervisor, consulted in hospitality start-ups, and has worked in higher education both in Kenya and the… 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, Manager Academic Partnerships

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 Event Management and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, a joint programme with the University of Brighton and Wittenborg. Myra is a Fellow… read more.

Sascha Liebhardt, MA, Campus Director Munich Campus

Sascha Liebhardt, MA, MA, gained a master’s in International Relations, and also a master’s in business administration with a specialisation in Marketing. Since finishing his studies, he has held senior management responsibilities in several industries: Advertising and Media, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Education. Sascha… read more.