Alumni Corner

SBE alum and former Inkom chairman Gijs Mensing entertains in business and in life

SBE alum and former Inkom chairman Gijs Mensing entertains in business and in life

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.

SBE alum Arend-Jan Majoor launches foundation to make nappy recycling a reality

SBE alum Arend-Jan Majoor launches foundation to make nappy recycling a reality

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.

Based on a food story: SBE alum Nina Ruemmele on opening her own restaurant business

Based on a food story: SBE alum Nina Ruemmele on opening her own restaurant business

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.

Willem van de Kerkhof, co-founder of Creaforti and SBE alumnus warns: “Don’t become an entrepreneur for the money”

Willem van de Kerkhof, co-founder of Creaforti and SBE alumnus warns: “Don’t become an entrepreneur for the money”

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.

Diana Leng of KS Drilling on creating value during turbulent economies

Diana Leng of KS Drilling on creating value during turbulent economies

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.