Désirée van Gorp
Désirée is a professor International Business, chairman of the International Advisory Board and education committee of the full time MBA at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Furthermore, Désirée is visiting professor at the Renmin Universiteit in Beijing, China and Politecnico di Milano in Italy. She teaches and conducts research on topics such as Global Sourcing, Offshoring, Outsourcing, New technologies & Innovation and International Business & Diplomacy. Additionally, Désirée is among others member of the supervisory board of Atradius, advisory committee of the World Trade Organization, Chairs Programme and the International Institute of Social Studies.
Chairman of the board
Andreea is an experienced business strategy professional with over 14 year of experience working for multinationals in telecommunications and information technology. Most recently she is part of the business development strategy team at Microsoft shaping strategic partnerships and acquisitions in the space of AI and Intelligent Cloud. She is actively advising start-ups in ag tech and smart cities particularly around technology choices as well as business models. Andreea has an International MBA from Nyenrode Business Universitiet, Netherlands where she specialized in Business Sustainability and graduated with a thesis on Orchestrated Collaboration Models for Smart Cities, sponsored by IBM Europe.
Linda Hentzepeter has a MsC in Financial Management from Nyenrode Business University. Currently she works at Basware as Partner Account Manager. Basware helps organizations around the globe to simplify operations and spend smarter by delivering the best financial supply chain solutions and experience. Linda is a do-gooder
Berk is progressive professional who is Business oriented and has Global experience in Telco and FMCG industries. He has worked and lived in 6 countries (and counting..). He is an MBA graduate from Nyenrode Business University and also an Electronics Engineer. He has been the keynote speaker at international conferences and also is the Founder of Digital innovation manager meetup’s (which has members of 15+ multinationals). On his freetime, he likes to read and write (working on a novel project), travel the world, play with his cat and go to festivals.
Raymond is an entrepreneur and innovator. His vision is that Innovation is necessary for a sustainable future for companies and organizations. Raymond helps organizations to design, validate and accelerate honest, sustainable and scalable new business models. He also helps to strengthen the innovation power of organisations by sharing innovation expertise and methods, design thinking and technological trends. He does this as a lecturer at Nyenrode Business University, host of the corporate innovation podcast of Microphone media and founder of the venture studio Seedling.studio.
Rosa is a humanitarian worker and human rights activist. After graduating at Nyenrode Business University in 2018, she started volunteering on Lesvos in one the refugee camps located on the island. Feeling a moral responsibility to do more, she continued working with an NGO as a program officer, and later on as Area coordinator. She has just started a new job on Samos as Program Manager for Still I Rise; an NGO offering assistance, education and a safe and healing space for unaccompanied refugee children. In both her work and private life, Rosa aims to contribute to- and stand up for a more equal and inclusive society, and she hopes to carry that out in all her future endeavours.