Born and raised in Heerlen, Lars Pacbier remains proudly connected to the city he describes as “having come a long way from being one of the major crime cities in the Netherlands” to winning the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council’s Best Travel Destination in the World Award. In fact, Lars and his company FB4 have become one of the driving forces responsible for attracting international attention to Heerlen and the surrounding areas.
Marlies Copy of Marlies portrait (1)Verhoeven, cofounder and CEO of global arts club The Cultivist, has come a long way since she first stepped foot on the campus at Maastricht University — and a long way it is from Maastricht to New York, which she has called home for the past 11 years.
With a dedication to sustainability and a fierce entrepreneurial drive, SBE alum (Bachelors and Masters, International Business) Laurent Estourgie typifies the millennial mindset. His burgeoning business, Sparcio, is the second he has built since earning his degree at Maastricht University in 2010—and the second business with an eco-friendly message.
After a whirlwind, two-week tour in Asia with stops in Seoul, , Goa and Dubai, Lucas de Wert, one half of acclaimed Dutch DJ duo Lucas & Steve, could finally relax at home—for one day, at least. De Wert, the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) alum-turned-DJ, has a schedule packed with studio time and meetings for the pair’s upcoming music video featuring their newest track, “Calling on You”.
Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) today announced that former Royal Dutch Shell executive Armand Lumens has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective March 1st, 2017.
A new book on organisation change—written by three SBE alumni—presents the process of deep change as an adventure. The book, Engage! is presented as a travel guide for change agents. The emphasis is on making connections and learning to learn.
SBE alum and owner of Damen Gifts Ronald Damen (Drs., Finance, 1991-1996) sells promotional products for companies, institutions and foundations, IMG_1869and recently had the opportunity to work with Maastricht University. He spoke with us about his business and SBE experience.
Gijs Mensing has quite a bit of insight about Inkom, the weeklong introduction event filled with parties, a city tour, educational activities and more for new students at Maastricht University. It’s not because he experienced his own Inkom as a freshman in 1999 or even because he led Workgroup Inkom as chairman in 2003. It’s because this year, Mensing will attend the event for the sixteenth time.
“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.