“It might be a bit philosophical, but what’s the purpose of life?” Koser asks. “For me, it’s growth. It’s growing on any facet. I want to be growing from what [I was] a second ago or a year ago.”
Marc Ouwehand has been made Partner, Digital Transformation/Financial Services with Delta Capita.
How can young, entrepreneurial-minded university graduates position themselves to start their own businesses? Thijs de Wert, a project manager with Fresh Forces, also called Frisse Blikken, believes his company knows what Gen Y entrepreneurs need.
Last year, while changing the nappy of his 2,5-year-old son, Charlie, Arend-Jan Majoor realized a way to combine two of his strongest passions: entrepreneurship and social consciousness. Majoor, who earned his masters at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (UM SBE) in 2007, is the founder of the Dutch nappy recycling foundation, Luierrecycling Nederland.
SBE-researcher Mark Levels (ROA and GSBE) won a research grant in the highly competitive Open Research Area grant scheme, organized by NWO, ANR, JSPS, DFG and ESRC, to conduct a large cross-national research program on youth Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEETs).
Six months ago, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics alum Nina Ruemmele (Bachelor in International Business), realized her dream of opening a restaurant serving healthy, delicious and affordable food quickly to professionals and other customers in Frankfurt, Germany. She spoke with us about the challenges of creating her business, What the Food!, and what the future holds.
Former director of Creaforti and Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) alumnus Willem van de Kerkhof spoke with us about entrepreneurship and its challenges. As one of the founders of Creaforti back in 2004, van de Kerkhof saw his company flourish: Creaforti is a KPN excellence partner and a Vodafone solutions partner. He shared with us his experiences of the launch, the growth and his exit from the company.
The 2016 Maastricht University (UM) Star Lecture series will take place 15 January, with fifteen professors delivering lectures in fifteen cities across five countries.
Diana Leng oversees group finance & treasury, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance related activities. A CFO with international perspective and experience in the development and implementation of business strategies, corporate planning, banking and finance. Ms Leng is an alumnus of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) and holds a Master of Science in International Business. She is a member of the SBE International Advisory Board.
Maastricht native and Maastricht University (UM) alumnus (School of Business and Economics [SBE] and faculty of law), Jasper Jongen is a busy man. Aside from running his own tax company, with his brother, for the last five years, Brothers Consultants & Partners, he dedicates up to 20 hours a week volunteering with the organisation Veer Zien MVV to help support something near and dear to his heart: his hometown’s own football club, MVV Maastricht. He spoke with us about his love for the city of Maastricht and what motivates him to making both his business and his team a success.