Everyone at WUAS

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.

Peter Birdsall, MA.ed, President

Peter Birdsall, MA.ed, graduated with a bachelor's degree in teaching from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, in 1997. After this, Peter continued his studies through the UK Open University, completing a Master of Arts in Education Management. His degree was carried out during a period of employment at IJselland (later Saxion)… read more.

Maggie Feng, MSc, CEO

Maggie Feng, MSc, is a Member of the Executive Board, and is CEO at Wittenborg. She holds an MSc degree in Facility Management from the University of Greenwich (UK). As CEO, Maggie is responsible for Event, Public Relations, Campus Development, Human Resources, Communication, Internal Quality Assurance, and Student Support.

Karen Penninga

Karen Penninga has been a member of the Executive Board since 2015 and has special responsibility for Strategy and Policy within the institute. She has experience in many disciplines, including HRM, finances, management, marketing, communication, student applications and registrations and facilities. Karen has worked for Wittenborg since 2004.

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.

Lucy Omwoha, MSc, Lecturer & Project Week Coordinator

Lucy Omwoha, MSc, is a research student at the School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton, UK. She completed her undergraduate studies in International Business Management in 2012 and master's studies in International Event Management in 2014. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Brighton. With six years of experience as an educator,… 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.

Brigitte Nicoulaud, PhD

Brigitte Nicoulaud, PhD, received her MBA and PhD from the French business school Bradford. Her experience encompasses teaching, advising, and education in management. She taught advertising in the programs of Aston MBA and Executive Education. She is a specialist in MBA, post-experience, and PG. Experienced in the development and… read more.

Adeyemi Banjo, MSc, MBA, Senior Lecturer

Adeyemi Banjo, MSc, MBA, comes from a multidisciplinary background. He first graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1991, with a BSc in Psychology. After working for a couple of years he decided to further his studies and was able to obtain degrees in informatics and engineering management from Saxion, the Netherlands, a master’s in Business Administration (MBA)… read more.

Carol Kaufman-Scarborough. PhD

Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, PhD, has taught at the Camden Campus of Rutgers University for over 30 years. She is a committed teacher, author, and advocate for her students as a marketing professor at the School of Business. Following her role as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the School of Business, in addition to her research and teaching… 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.

Dadi Chen, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Dadi Chen, PhD, is presently a senior lecturer at Wittenborg and the Programme Coordinator at the Amsterdam campus. 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, China. He is a highly motivated educator, researcher, and project… read more.

Leo Dana, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Leo Dana, PhD, started at Wittenborg in 2019. Previously, he was an employee of McGill University and Concordia in Montreal, Canada, and deputy director of the IB MBA at Nanyang, Singapore. He is also Professor at Montpellier Business School, France, and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation chair, which is part of LabEx Entrepreneurship - University of Montpellier… read more.

Teun Wolters, PhD, Professor of Applied Sciences

Teun Wolters, PhD, is an economist, researcher and consultant active in the acquisition of national and EU research and implementation projects, followed up by project management, field research and operating as editor and writer of books and articles. As an independent consultant… read more.

Joop Remmé, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Joop Remmé, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 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 in creating and facilitating learning networks and stakeholder networks, also experienced at… read more.

Daniel O' Connell

Daniel O'Connell entered into his father's business of bookstore and ordinance surveyor supplier in Ireland after completion of his secondary education. In 1979, Daniel moved to California and worked as a graphic photographer for a now-defunct company named Ananda Publications. After in-house training and work-experience in Graphic Photography in the USA in the later part of… read more.

Kriszta Kaspers-Rostas, MSc, Assurance of Learning Manager

Kriszta Kaspers-Rostas, MSc, completed her bachelor's studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Finance and Banking at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In the second year of her bachelor's studies, she was an Erasmus student at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences studying International Business and Languages. During this… read more.

Gabor Molnar, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Gabor Molnar, PhD, is currently a Senior Lecturer at Wittenborg, a Silicon Flatirons Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder, US, and serves as the Evangelist of Video Service and Science Evangelist at Divitel. He is also associated with e-Conomics as a consultant. The clients of his consulting practice include Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, as well as governments. Gabor… read more.

Muhammad Ashfaq, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Muhammad Ashfaq, PhD, has an extensive international background in management, finance and Islamic ecosystem spanning over 10 years. He was awarded two consecutive scholarships during his banking and finance studies at Hailey College of Banking & Finance, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He graduated with an MBA from Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany,… read more.

Ioannis Pantelidis, PhD

Ioannis Pantelidis, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sport & Service Management, University of Brighton and a Guest Lecturer on MSc International Events Management at Wittenborg. In 2000 he embarked on an academic career, having previously worked in a number of hospitality businesses from small restaurants to 5 star chain hotels in Greece, Germany and the UK. He… read more.

Yasmina Khadir-Poggi, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Yasmina Khadir-Poggi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands, and a visiting lecturer at Wittenborg where she focuses on International Business and Management studies. Her teaching experience is extensive, spanning… read more.

Tauseef Ali, PhD, Lecturer

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… read more.

Gilbert Silvius, PhD

Gilbert Silvius, PhD, is an experienced lecturer, researcher and consultant, with a focus on project management and information management. He has over 20 years’ experience in organisational change and IT projects and is a member of the international enable2change network. Gilbert has published over a 100 academic papers and several books, and supervises academic research at… read more.

Doron Zilbershtein, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Doron Zilbershtein, PhD, graduated from North Central University, US, 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… read more.

Abu Manju, PhD, Senior Lecturer

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-… read more.

George Bosire, MBA, Lecturer

George Bosire, MBA, is a highly analytical, adaptable and result-driven individual who believes in cross-border business integration and linkages that promote shared long-term advantages amongst players in an increasingly connected global business. He attained a certified Public Accountancy qualification in Kenya, Financial Management in Dublin, Ireland, Finance and Control in… read more.

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, licenses, 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… read more.

Roland Ritmeester, MBA, Lecturer

Roland Ritmeester, MBA, started in the education industry at the publishers Elsevier, the Netherlands, first as a sales executive and then as content developer and trainer. In his career as a business developer, consultant, and manager, he develops and gives training and workshops, and has worked as a part-time lecturer at universities of applied sciences, most recently… read more.

Tanya Dimitrova, MA, Lecturer

Tanya Dimitrova, MA, gained her MA in Marketing and Management in 1999 from the University of National and World Economics, Sofia, Bulgaria, and in 2011 she attained a Diploma in Digital Marketing from London CAM Foundation, UK. She is a lecturer at Holland University of Applied… read more.

René Rijnders, MSc, Programme Coordinator

René Rijnders, MSc, has worked for the Dutch Board of the Hotel and Catering Industry for many years, focusing 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 into teaching at Saxion Hospitality Business School, the… read more.

Emmah Nyambura Muchoki, MSc, Lecturer

Emmah Muchoki, MSc, studied Leisure, Tourism and Environment at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and attained her BSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2007. She became a lecturer at Hemland College, Kenya, in Hospitality and Tourism in 2010, and from 2014 to 2016, she was Head of School of Hospitality, Tourism and Foreign Languages at Hemland College. Emmah is… read more.

Wim Oonk, MBA, Lecturer

Wim Oonk, MBA, graduated from the London Business School, UK, with a Master of Business Administration. Throughout his varied career, he has accomplished many developments, training, and consultancy assignments within the financial, industrial, commercial and public sectors. He is used to developing, preparing, and executing training according to the… read more.

Fjorentina Muco, MSc

Fjorentina Muco, MSc, graduated from university with a master’s degree in Methodology, "Teaching English Through Multiple Intelligences" in 2004. Since then, she has worked in the teaching and business sectors for 20 years. Her passion and enthusiasm for these 2 worlds made her travel in Europe where she taught English and Business Communication skills to people for either… read more.

Marjon van Opijnen, MSc, MA, Lecturer

Marjon van Opijnen, MSc, MA   obtained her MSc in Business Science from Radboud University, the Netherlands, in 1996 and took a second MA in Applied Ethics in 2009 at Utrecht University, also in the Netherlands. Her main professional focus is social sustainability and justice… read more.

Alexander Bauer, PhD

Alexander Bauer, PhD, has more than a decade of international sales and management experience. Before he joined academia in 2014, he worked as an International Sales Manager – leading global sales teams, conducting negotiations on a global level with customers and suppliers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He studied Business Management with a major in Marketing… read more.

Maria Mulder Karadimou, MBA, Lecturer

Maria Mulder Karadimou, MBA, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Economics. She also holds an MBA from Webster University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She started her career in the hospitality sector in Greece but later on entered the corporate world mainly in the Netherlands. Maria has been a treasury and finance professional with 14 years of experience at… read more.

Marc de Jong, MA, Lecturer

Marc de Jong, MA, graduated in 1991 with an MA in International Relations & German Language at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Specialising in West-German unification policy in the 1980s, he did a traineeship at the German Parliament during the exciting unification process from 1989 to 1990. He received a scholarship from the Germany Institute in Amsterdam,… read more.

Daphne Wang, Senior Financial Administrator

Daphne Wang went to Beijing Normal College of Foreign Languages to study English literature. After graduating, she worked for 2 years in a joint venture in Beijing for Radisson between the Beijing Government and north Europe. After coming to the Netherlands, she studied 4 years of Business Economics at Saxion in Deventer, the Netherlands, where she obtained… read more.

Karel van der Zande, Student Housing Coordinator

Karel van der Zande is Student Housing Coordinator at Wittenborg. He is responsible for organising and executing activities related to student housing, such as maintenance and repair work, preparing rooms for student arrivals, checking students in and out of accommodations, carrying out inspections and holding meet and greets with students.

Andreas Ooijer, MSc, Lecturer

Andreas Ooijer, MSc, graduated from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 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… read more.

Samantha Morssink-Birdsall, Project Week Teacher

Samantha Morssink-Birdsall has taken on the design and preparation for the project weeks at Wittenborg after teaching on them for 3 years. Keeping Wittenborg project weeks interesting, interactive, actual and useful are the key aspects she strives towards, whilst at the same time continuing her role as one of the project week teachers. She is also… read more.

Florian Oosterberg, MA, 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.

Anesca Smith, Communications Officer

Anesca Smith is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur from South Africa. She holds a business degree (IBA) and is a qualified journalist. Before coming to the Netherlands, she worked as a foreign correspondent in London for one of the world's biggest technology investors, Naspers, and for almost a decade as a political journalist in Cape Town. In 2009, Anesca won… read more.

Mariví Martinez Brocca, MSc, Lecturer & Process Tutor

Marivi Martinez Brocca, MSc, graduated in Law and, despite originally intending to become a tax inspector, she changed her professional direction to work as a language teacher. She has taught in Spain, the French Antilles, Portugal and the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, she has taught in various institutions and private schools, such as the Hogeschool voor Economische… read more.

Bert Meeuwsen, MBA, MEd, Senior Lecturer

Bert Meeuwsen, MBA, MEd, was LtCol reserve in the Royal Netherlands Airforce and obtained the Senior Military Staff Officers Course certificate from the Dutch Ministry of Defence. He graduated with an MBA and Master of Education from LOI University, the Netherlands, and Driestar University, the Netherlands, respectively. He also holds various certificates such as PGCert.… read more.

Arie T. Barendregt, PhD, Lecturer

Arie T. Barendregt, PhD, has been active in business-to-business sales and marketing management since 1980 all over Europe as well as the US. After completing his postgraduate marketing NIMA-C in 1994, Arie finished his MBA with distinction at Kingston University, UK, in 1996, studying how a medium-size packaging printing company could make a successful market entry into the… read more.

Getjan Lammers BA, PMP, Lecturer

Getjan Lammers, BA, PMP, graduated from the Netherlands Scientific Institute for Tourism & Leisure Studies (NWIT). He is a dynamic business project manager with over 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 led… read more.

Peter Saes, MA, Lecturer

Peter Saes, MA, graduated from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with an MA Ling, from the University of Nottingham, UK, with an MA Eng. Studies, and from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (TTC), the Netherlands. Peter has two businesses of his own in language acquisition and services and develops language learning courses. He also has an army background as a… read more.

Radostina Zasheva, MSc, Lecturer

Radostina Zasheva, MSc, graduated in 2011 with a master’s degree from Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, in Leisure, Tourism and Environment. After graduating, she worked for several non-governmental organisations dedicated to Sustainability, Human Rights and… read more.

Christine Kalibbala, LL.M., Lecturer

Christine Sarah Kalibbala van Dijk, LL.M., has an LL.M. in International Law and Globalisation from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, CTL from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, LL.B. & B.Com Law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Attorney of the High Court. She is an innovative and passionate international legal counsel and academic qualified in the… read more.

Theodoor van Breevoort, MA, Lecturer

Theodoor van Breevoort, MA,  graduated from Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands, 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… read more.

Ruud Dost, MBA

Ruud Dost, MBA, is Chair of Wittenborg's Advisory Board. His profile reads:
•Supervisory board chairman in volatile business environments (Education/Health Care)
•Highly experienced change/program director for large national and multinational companies such as Achmea, Shell, Philips and… read more.

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… read more.

Hans van Halteren, Lecturer

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… read more.

Lucinda Douglas

Lucinda Douglas works in the field of sales, and is an inspirational speaker and talkshow host. She is often hired by companies to conduct Sales Symposia, and also hired by entrepreneurs and networks to speak on Yes You Can achieve your goals. Lucinda also helps entrepreneurs with visibility. Lucinda has written various books, from bestsellers in the US to… read more.

Mirjam Leloux, PhD

Mirjam Leloux, PhD, earned her PhD in Pharmacy from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. With extensive experience in entrepreneurship and research, she joined Wittenborg in 2013 as a lecturer in International Trade teaching undergraduate students. She has taught modules in Entrepreneurship & Innovation to both undergraduate and… read more.

Ad Kil, PhD, Director of Doctoral College

Ad Kil, PhD,  is Professor of Professional Research Didactics and Director of Executive PhD Programmes at Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands, and Chendu, China, and Professor of Research at the Nordic International Management Institute, China. He is a former HRD professor at Nottingham Law School, UK, and former Master of Conflict Management Research Manager,… read more.

André de Waal, PhD

André de Waal, PhD, graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 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, UK, Poland, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, South-… read more.

Dulsha Fernandes, MBA, Manager Student Finance

Dulsha Fernandes, MBA, holds a BSc in Computation and Management, an MBA in General Management, and a professional qualification in HRM. Initially she comes from a financial background, having worked previously in a national and an international bank. Dulsha was a key member of the risk and compliance team working closely with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in terms of… read more.

Hanna Abdelwahab, MBA, Education Support Administrator

Hanna Abdelwahab, MBA, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore and an MBA – Education Management (honours) from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from Singapore and had been in the teaching profession for more than fifteen years in Singapore and… read more.

Maria Vrasida, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Maria Vrasida, PhD, holds a PhD from the University of Thessaly (Greece) in the field of urban and spatial planning, as well as a Master in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Liverpool (UK). Maria currently works as a tourism development consultant for several municipalities in Greece, and teaches tourism planning and management-related courses in many academic… read more.

Stephanie Zündel, MA, Lecturer

Stephanie Zündel, MA, holds a master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Applied Sciences of the Austrian Federal Chamber in Vienna, a Bachelor in Hotel and Hospitality Management from Strathclyde University Glasgow, Scotland and is an alumni of ITM college in Bad Vöslau, Austria. She is currently the managing director of the tourist… read more.

Nadia Zaman, MSc, Communications & Events Administrator

Nadia Zaman, MSc is responsible for designing graphics and visuals for communications and promotional purposes. Her responsibilities include designing posters, templates, infographics, web & social media content, mailing campaigns and advertisements. Additionally, Nadia works together with the Communications Team to conduct internal & external communications on offline… read more.

Aydan Ismayilova, MBA, MSc

Aydan Ismayilova, MBA, MSc, is an accomplished PMI accredited project management specialist with 5 years of experience in the international event industry with a proven track record in managing complex mega-projects. She possesses knowledge of integrated planning approaches in large events across a number of key major event functions, including venue management,… read more.

Mark Swiecicki, MA, Lecturer

Mark Swiecicki, MA has over 25 years' experience in Programme Management, Change Management, Strategy and Consulting experience in Electronics, Embedded Computing, Government and Industrial enterprises. His experience covers many countries including the US, Germany, France and the UK. He has successfully led two in-house start-ups. He is… read more.

Wieland Curdt, MSc

Wieland Curdt, MSc, holds a master’s degree in Consulting and Management of Social Structures from the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria and a degree in Protestant Theology from the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany. He is an evangelical pastor as well as an independent coach and organisational developer, accompanying change-processes and developing… read more.

Lena Vandenbosch, MSc, MBA, International Partnership Manager

Lena Vandenbosch, MSc, MBA, is an MBA graduate from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. She is currently the International Partnership Manager at Wittenborg supporting the enrolment of international students through our network of representatives from all over the world. This includes giving training sessions, supporting local events and keeping representatives up to date… read more.

Vikram Athavale, MBA

Vikram Athavale, MBA, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Symbiosis College, Pune and holds a Postgrad Diploma in Marketing. He previously has worked in the service industry, with some of the largest Telecom and Internet Service providers. Vikram has also 7 years of work experience in the field of banking and insurance. He has expertise in managing and supporting… read more.

Maria Acosta, Student Housing Support

Maria Acosta has a BA in Social Work from Windesheim in Zwolle, the Netherlands. After her studies, she traveled the world and lived in Singapore, China, and India. After returning to the Netherlands, Maria has worked as a counselor. Maria has started at Wittenborg as Exam Invigilator. At the moment she supports the Student Housing department of Wittenborg,… read more.

Selcuk Yaglikci, MBA, Lecturer

Selcuk Yaglikci, MBA, a graduate of Marmara University in Economics with an MBA from Maryville University, U.S, has worked in the FMCG sector for over 20 years. He started his career at the Unilever sales department in 1994, then moved to the Coca-Cola Company where he held various types of marketing roles. He… read more.

Anna Donato, MA, Lecturer

Anna Donato, MA, holds a Master of Arts in Literature and Media as well as in Spanish Language and Culture (University of Duisburg-Essen, 2012) and additionally a Bachelor of Arts in English (Ruhr-University Bochum, 2008). Next to her appointment at Wittenborg, Anna Donato runs her own business leading teams and organisations through innovation and development processes. In… read more.

Stanley Mbelu, LL.M, Lecturer

Stanley Mbelu, LL.M is an LL.M International Commercial Law graduate from the University of Salford, UK, and PGCHE holder from Falmouth University, UK. He has more than 10 years’ combined experience of Business Consultancy, project management, start-up business planning, hospitality, teaching and General Business Management. 
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Sanjay Shrestha, IMBA, MSc, ICT Database Administrator

Sanjay Shrestha, IMBA, MSc, is originally from Nepal and moved to the Netherlands to do his MBA course at Wittenborg in 2006. After successfully finishing his studies, Sanjay started to work at Sun Microsystems Inc. (now acquired by Oracle) in 2008 as a Compensation analyst for the European hub, mainly responsible for the German counterpart. Sanjay gained extensive knowledge… read more.

Maryam Sharifi, PhD, Lecturer

Maryam Sharifi, PhD, holds a PhD in Management Studies from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), as well as a Master of Industrial Engineering from INP Grenoble (France) and an MBA from Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran (Iran). Maryam’s expertise is in the area of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. For her PhD studies, Maryam… read more.

Alberto Forte, PhD

Alberto Forte, PhD, is a senior lecturer at Wittenborg and an adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna where he teaches Tourism Economics in the Economics Department. His career in teaching and research at HE level started in 2004 when he embarked, as a recipient of the School of Sport and Service Management (University of Brighton, UK), on a PhD research project in… read more.

Conor Sheehan, PhD

Conor Sheehan, PhD, graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, after which he moved to London to pursue his initial career in 'rooms division management' at Claridge's Hotel and subsequently two other luxury west-end outlets. Later, he made the move into hospitality education at Westminster College where he taught human resource management and applied hospitality business… read more.

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… read more.

Stefanie Hoogland, Lecturer

Stefanie Hoogland is an organisation and management consultant, Stefanie advises companies on how to improve their business operations and organisation culture so that they can be more successful with minimal effort and resources. Her tasks are: consulting, training and coaching managers and business owners in the field of business operations, leadership and… read more.

Anne-Marie Filip-Beil, PhD

Anne-Marie Filip-Beil, PhD, is a senior lecturer and as such is responsible for modules on quantitative and research methods. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Duke University, US, and an MSc in Mathematics-Mechanics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Besides her appointment at Wittenborg, Anne-Marie is a senior lecturer at New European College and a lecturer at the… read more.

Michael Epping

Michael Epping completed a one-year trainee programme as Financial Consultant at Prudential Securities Inc. in Philadelphia, US, after studying Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. Afterwards, he worked as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch International Banking Group in Munich focusing on asset… read more.

Roy Mouawad, PhD

Roy Mouawad, PhD, is based in Barcelona, Spain and is a lecturer at Wittenborg. He holds a PhD and Master of Research in Management Sciences. He collaborates with several universities and business schools such as ESADE Business School, Toulouse Business School, ESB Business School and Geneva Business School. Roy teaches courses related to Leadership and People Management,… read more.

Michael Williams, PhD

Michael Williams, PhD, joined the School of Sport and Service Management at Wittenborg in March 2008 as a member of the Events Management team. Prior to joining Wittenborg, he was responsible for managing the festival programme at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Michael has also… read more.

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 MA degree majoring in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in December 2003. In 2001, she graduated from the University at Albany, US, with an MA in Sociology. In 2003, Amy started her career as a programme manager at the University of Amsterdam, and in 2008 she became the Project Coordinator of the… read more.

Iryna Bernatska, MSc, MA

Iryna Bernatska, MSc, MA, is a double master's degree holder in International & Digital Communication (NL & UK) and a master's degree holder in International Relations (UA) with over 10 years of work experience. Iryna is Campus Manager in Amsterdam and makes sure that all processes run smoothly and staff members and interns get guidance when needed. She supports… read more.

Bojan Georgievski, PhD

Bojan Georgievski, PhD, earned his doctorate in Economic Sciences from the University of St Ciril & Methodius in Macedonia, in 2011. He is an assistant professor and researcher at several different universities both in Macedonia and Kuwait. He has a combined teaching experience of 6 years, and a combined professional experience in 3 different industries of over 15 years… 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.

Fahad Shakeel, MBA

Fahad Shakeel, MBA, has recently completed his PhD in Ethical Leadership from Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he has also been teaching the subjects "Academic Skills" and "Qualitative Research Methods" to undergraduate students. He is the course module leader and lecturer for the course "High-performance Leadership" at Wittenborg. Fahad stresses… read more.

Natália Leal, PhD

Natália Leal, PhD, is an Executive and Life Coach. She has over 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, Portugal. Natália holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of… read more.

Bruno Salvetti, GMBA

Bruno Salvetti, GMBA, has over 20 years of experience in multinational companies in commercial management positions and as a consultant in diverse industries. He enjoys bringing together clients, consumers and financials to create profitable business solutions. As a manager, teacher, advisor and NPO director, he is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve their… read more.

Michael Luxenberger, MA

Michael Luxenberger, MA, is a teacher at ITM in Bad Vöslau and as such responsible for two modules, namely, Contemporary Issues in the International Service Industry and Intercultural Management. He holds a Magister in English, Geography and Economics (teacher education programme) from the University of Graz, Austria, 2016 and a Master of Arts in Business in… read more.

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Romy Buchheim, graduated from Reinwardt Academy in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, in Theory of Education. She is a certified interpreter of Dutch/Italian and translator of Dutch/Italian for ITV Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands, experienced in freelance services for translation, interpreting, editing/proofreading,… read more.

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… read more.

Mats Carlbäck, PhD

Mats Carlbäck, PhD, holds a PhD in Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law from the University of Gothenburg. Next to his appointment at Wittenborg, he is an assistant professor at the School of Culinary Art, Meal Science and Hospitality at Örebro University in Sweden. Previously, he has held managerial roles in Sweden and the UK and owned and managed… read more.

Eike Fesefeldt, PhD

Eike Fesefeldt, PhD, studied law at the Philipps-Universität Marburg after graduating from the Gymnasium in 2004,. Between 2010 and 2012, he did an LL.M. at the Victoria-University of Wellington NZ. From 2010 to 2015, he wrote a PhD dissertation at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. He became a judge at the District Court of Stuttgart, and from 2017 to 2019, he worked… read more.

Michael Schindl, PhD

Michael Schindl, PhD, is a lecturer at New European College, Germany, teaching Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Ethics. He holds a doctorate in Law from University of Vienna, Austria, and a Master in Economic Science from Wirtschafts Universität, … read more.

Bob van Limburg, PhD

Bob van Limburg, PhD, holds a PhD in Urban Sciences with a focus on knowledge management from the University of Groningen. the Netherlands. He also holds an MA in philosophy, with a focus on philosophy of science, an MSc in sociological economics, and in quantitative economics, all from the Erasmus University, the Netherlands. He has a teaching diploma equivalent to an MEd in… read more.

S. Berndt Exenberger, MSc

Berndt Exenberger, MSc, is an associate lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria, and the ARGE Bildungsmanagement/Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business, a master’s in Law from the University of Vienna, and a master’s in Supervision from ARGE… read more.

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Mozhdeh Röttgers, PhD, is a freelance lecturer for master’s students and an academic supervisor for MBA students at Wittenborg. She has more than 14 years of experience in hospitality, tourism, research, business and management in Iran, Malaysia, Germany and the Netherlands. Her research interests are in the fields of marketing tourism and human resource management. In… read more.

Mykhailo Huba, MSc, Admissions Administrator

Mykhailo Huba, MSc, achieved his bachelor`s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Businesses at National University of Food Technologies, Kiev. After he finished his bachelor's degree, he continued his education for the master's degree in International Tourism Management at Wittenborg, delivered in cooperation with the University of Brighton completing this in 2019. At… read more.

Gary Brickley, PhD

Gary Brickley, PhD, earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Brighton, UK, in 1999 and PhD in final experimental research from Queensland University, Australia, in the same year. As an expert in Applied Sport and Exercise Science, he is motivated by applying theory to sporting challenges. Having coached at six Paralympic Games he has a strong reputation in… read more.

Thomass K. Hamann, PhD

Thomas K. Hamann, PhD, earned his doctorate in Cultural Dynamics: On Safeguarding Orchestras from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is at present the Executive Director of his own company at T. K. Hamann Gesellschaft mbH in Munich, Germany. Thomas has… read more.

Yanti Setiawan, MSc

Yanti Setiawan, MSc, is Wittenborg's Admissions and External Relations Manager. She is a master's graduate with more than 4 years' professional working experience related to student recruitment. Her main responsibility at Wittenborg is to manage all admissions activities and ensure all processes are run according to the policies. On top of the Admissions department, Yanti is… read more.

Sinan Colasan, MA, MSc, Registry Administrator

Sinan Colasan, MA, MSc, has over 14 years of professional full-time work experience in the public and private sectors, including 6 years of experience in the management of EU-funded social development projects in Turkey and Cyprus, and 7 years of experience as a public officer in the Turkish government. He started working at Wittenborg in 2018. Sinan's main… read more.

Georg Brüderl, PhD

Georg Brüderl, PhD, has been a Sales & Marketing Executive Business Leader for many years, managing large businesses. He has more than 30 years’ work experience in the semiconductors & electronics industry with a track record in electronic engineering, economy and corporate management. His specialties are wide-ranging in the areas of leadership, people development,… read more.

Tina Huesing, PhD, Lecturer

Tina Huesing, PhD, holds a PhD in global leadership and an MBA. Next to her appointment at Wittenborg, she is a senior lecturer at New European College, Germany, and senior consultant at Wyrmwood Consulting.  Previously, she taught at the University of Auckland, New Zealand,… read more.

Sinem Gulsen, Senior Communications Manager

Sinem Gulsen became a certified translator of Dutch-Turkish and vice versa after finishing her Marketing & Communications studies. Having started at Wittenborg in 2005, she has held various positions within the organisation. Currently, she fills the role of Senior Communications Manager, in which she is responsible for designing, writing, editing and proof-… read more.

Babak Moghadam, MSc

Babak Moghadam, MSc, is Wittenborg's Student Registry Administration and Examination Administration Coordinator. He is a master's graduate with more than 5 years' professional work experience. His experience covers a variety of fields related to engineering, sales, digital marketing and communication in various countries including the Netherlands, Austria and Iran.… read more.

Hashem Zarafat, PhD

Hashem Zarafat, PhD, is a freelance trainer, business researcher, and lecturer teaching a wide range of interdisciplinary and related courses such as finance, investment, entrepreneurship, venture capital & private equity, management research methods in business schools in Munich, Germany. As an award-winning lecturer and a mentor, he has successfully trained many local… read more.

Vijay Kochar, PhD

Vijay Kochar, PhD, holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Design from Cambridge University. He is multilingual and has travelled extensively throughout his professional life. He has experience working in India, Australia, the US, Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. His key competences are in the area of customer, employee and results orientation, strategic agility,… read more.

Tim Birdsall

Tim Birdsall is a trainer. His main training language is English, although he regularly trains in German for his long-term clients. Tim has worked as a professional trainer since 1999, and started working as a teacher in 1995. In 2020, Tim’s main Clients were Henkel, Daikin, Span and Dynatrace. Tim is professionally motivated by pragmatic training designs. Blended… read more.

Sophia Faraji, Student Support Coordinator

Sophia Faraji holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication Management from Wittenborg. She also gained a bachelor’s degree in English teaching in Iran. She started at Wittenborg as an intern in the position of Front Desk Assistant. After her graduation, Sophia started working at Wittenborg as a student support coordinator. Sophia is responsible for managing… read more.

Ineke Vermeulen, Lecturer

Ineke Vermeulen graduated with a master’s degree and worked first as a developer, portfolio manager and global marketing strategist for over a decade for Siemens and currently Atos. Since 2013, she has also been dedicated to inspiring and motivating students to improve their chances in the market, specifically in the areas of IT Governance, Organisational Behaviour and… read more.

Timo Haatanen, MSc, MBA

Timo Haatanen, MSc, MBA, obtained his Master of Science in Management & Certificate in Global Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in California in 2008. Before that, he earned his MBA in Finance and International Management and Bachelor of Business Administration from University of San Diego. He is a passionate educator & lecturer committed… read more.

Sadaf Sakhi, Student Registry Administrator

Sadaf Sakhi is Wittenborg's Student Registry Administrator and manages all enrolments, insurances and DUO-related tasks. In 2013, she started her studies as Management Assistant. During her last year studying, she started working as an intern at Wittenborg, in 2015. After graduating Sadaf became a full-time employee at Wittenborg, in 2016. She started at the Front Office,… read more.

Isaac Acheampong, PhD

Isaac Acheampong, PhD, received his degree from the University of Bradford, UK, MSc-Strategic Management from Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and PhD in Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy from California University FCE, US. Isaac has more than 35 years of management and consultancy experience both in private and public sector institutions. He worked with… read more.

Veronica Stivala, MSc, Lecturer

Veronica Stivala, MSc, has been teaching for almost 20 years. Her areas of expertise include Academic and Business English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She is also an editor and freelance journalist and writer. Veronica also performs and writes for the theatre. She has written comedy sketches for a children's puppet show and is a regular performer and… read more.

Prof. Marina Dabic

Prof. Marina Dabic is Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Croatia, and Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research has appeared in a wide variety of journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of… read more.

Mahesan Suntharesan, Immigration Administrator

Mahesan Suntharesan is Wittenborg's Immigration Administrator, responsible for immigration-related queries, including requests for Study Visa (MVV) for prospective students and extensions of  Study Residence Permits for current students. He is also in charge of maintaining effective communication with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) in… read more.

Johan Winbladh, PhD

Johan Winbladh, PhD, is currently working on research for policy improvements and has a background in Management Consulting at Ernst & Young (now EY) in Stockholm, Sweden, and other locations in Europe and the US. At Ernst & Young, he was responsible for project management on various projects for international institutions running projects for quality assurance in… read more.

Matthias Klaeffling, PhD

Matthias Klaeffling, PhD, is a macroeconomist by training. Having studied economics and econometrics at the universities of Montpellier, Madrid, Bonn, and Harvard, he also was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics at the Minneapolic Fed, the St. Louis Fed, the ECB, ZEI, and the Finance Department at the LSE. Matthias has worked in… read more.

Yasir Khan, MBA, MSc, ICT Administrator

Yasir Khan, MBA, MSc, has completed his first master's (MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communication) in 2009, in the UK. Arriving in the Netherlands in 2016, he read his second master's (MBA in General Management) from Wittenborg. He has over 10 years of professional experience in Databases and Software Development. Additionally, he has 5+ years of experience in Education… read more.

Maike Nuyken, MBA

Maike Nuyken, MBA, 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. After graduating with honours with a Bachelor of International Business Administration (IBA) in Economics and Management from Wittenborg University of Applied… read more.

Marco Mossinkoff, PhD

Marco Mossinkoff, PhD, holds a PhD in branding and marketing strategy from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a master's degree in general economics from the same university and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Florence in Italy. He is currently associate professor at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute of the Amsterdam University… read more.

Ingmar Niemann, MA, Lecturer

Ingmar Niemann, MA, has more than two decades of teaching experience at different universities in Germany and Europe and as a speaker at companies, political foundations and political parties. He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Japanese Studies and Law from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and a Diploma in Political Science from Hochschule für… read more.