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 Universiteit, Netherlands, where she specialized in Business Sustainability and graduated with a thesis on Orchestrated Collaboration Models for Smart Cities, sponsored by IBM Europe.
Ahmed Nour Nayel
Ahmed Nour is an experienced professional with a broad range of skills and experience in the banking and finance industry. He has worked in several countries, including the Netherlands, UAE, and Egypt. Currently he holds a managerial position in Bank of China Netherlands and is responsible for supporting and developing new lines of business within the bank's Corporate Finance, Restructuring, M&A and leverage business and Financial Institutions (FI) segments.
In addition to his professional achievements, Ahmed is also committed to giving back to his community in various capacities. He is interested in green finance; he has started a certification in ESG investing from the CFA Institute; and he is focused on finding new ways to support investments in environmentally and socially responsible projects. He currently lives in Amsterdam and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and educating his children about how to make the world a better place.
Berk is a 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. Furthermore, 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 free time, 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 organizations by sharing innovation expertise and methods, design thinking and technological trends. He does this as a lecturer at Nyenrode Business University, and founder of the Activist Founder.
Rosa is a humanitarian professional with five years of experience, and is currently working as a Program Analyst with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Geneva. Rosa did her masters at Nyenrode Business University, and started her career by volunteering in the refugee camps in Greece. Later, she worked in South Sudan with a medical humanitarian organization as a field coordinator. In both her work and private life, Rosa aims to contribute to a more equal and inclusive world, and she hopes to carry that out in all her future endeavours.
Virág is an international relations student from Budapest, Hungary. She is passionate about discovering the possibilities of a more comprehensive international cooperation on refugees and in tackling climate change.
Désirée van Gorp
Désirée is a professor of 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.