Arie Barendregt, PhD
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Arie T. Barendregt, PhD, has been active in business-to-business sales and marketing management in Europe and the USA since 1980, with almost 40 years of experience in various industries. Barendregt is now an independent entrepreneur with his own company Stracom Intelligence, helping Dutch companies to structure their strategy, strategic marketing, operational marketing and sales activities, enter new markets and launch products. He gives lectures, seminars and trainings about strategy, sales, marketing, and competitive intelligence to companies. He has published about strategy, marketing, and competition in several Dutch magazines. Barendregt completed his MBA with distinction at Kingston University in the UK in 1996. In May 2008 he received the highest Dutch marketing title RM, Register Marketer, from the European Marketing Certification Foundation. He obtained his doctorate degree in Business Administration at Kingston University in the UK in January 2011, with the thesis, ‘Do Small Enterprises Study their Competitors?’ Arie has been lecturing since 1997 in the MBA, MA, and BA programs of Webster Leiden Campus, the IBEB BA, as well as MSc Marketing programs of the Erasmus University School of Economics, the MBA program of Wittenborg University at Apeldoorn and Amsterdam, as well as the MBA program of NTI at Leiden University. He supervises BA and MBA theses and bachelor’s internships at both Erasmus University and HAN, the Hogeschool Arnhem and Nijmegen, and is a certified examiner.
Sukai Ceesay is a serial social entrepreneur, an EQ Master Trainer, and a start-up investor in Europe and West Africa. She is an active member and champion of the Startup Community in Amsterdam and Den Haag. She is also an advocate for "universal" human values, women's education and achievement of financial independence.
Ceesay holds a bridge-study Master of Industrial Engineering from The University of Michigan and EMU, and an Executive MBA from, Harvard Business School.
Ceesay is the Founder/CEO of Royal Blue & Orange International Trading, after 14 years at Domino's Pizza, LLC as a senior management responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is also the founder of AVIM Leadership Consulting and of a unique nonprofit organization called Global Village Children (GVC).
Tahereh Kaboodvand, PhD
Tahereh (Tara) Kaboodvand, PhD, is a mathematics lecturer specializing in the field of Mathematics education. Her research interests also focus on the field of mathematics education. Kaboodvand has lectured mathematics for both bachelor’s and master’s students, and has more than 18 years of experience in teaching mathematics, statistics and methodology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics teaching, a master’s degree in pure mathematics, and a PhD in mathematics education.
Marcel de Lijster, MBA
Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior
Marcel de Lijster is the business owner of “Down 2 Earth Dutch,” With his company, he helps organizations to build programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Marcel de Lijster worked in the financial industry as a banker.
He has 27 years of working experience in the financial industry, for 23 of which he held leadership and management positions. He worked at one of the largest banks in Holland. He can be branded as a real people manager. He is also an “acknowledged” coach and helps people with their personal and career development. He has experience and knowledge of strategic management, organizational behavior, leadership, change management, risk management, and financial control.
He holds an MBA degree with an emphasis on Management from Webster Leiden Campus. He has been a member of the Webster faculty since 2004 and teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Management, Managerial Leadership, Decision Making, and Strategic Management.
Yang Fan, PhD
Program Coordinator for Business & Management Department
Specialization: International Management, Marketing
Yang Fan, PhD, specializes in strategic and international management, with focus on strategic partnerships and collaborative innovation. Before joining Webster, she taught strategic management and international business at both undergraduate and graduate levels at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She also supervised student’s theses, internships and consultancy projects. Prior to joining academia, she worked in the fields of sales and marketing in FMCG and in the consulting industry. Fan did her doctorate at London Business School on strategic & international management, her master's at Manchester Business School on international business & management, and her bachelor's at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on English literature and business studies.
Christine Fitzgerald, MA
Developmental Psychology, Stress Management
Sinead Hewson, PhD
Strategy & Communication, Entrepreneurship, Group Dynamics, Gender Equity
Tjebbo Kessler, MBA, MFP, MFA
Entrepreneurial Financial Management
Charlene Lambert, MA
Charlene Lambert’s interest in foreign languages was instrumental in developing her desire for an international career. She earned a BA in Modern Languages from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, a master's in planning from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a certificate in economic development from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has worked for the past 20 years in the fields of international city marketing, foreign direct investment, regional economic development, and entrepreneurship for organizations in both Canada and the Netherlands.
As an appointed member of the European-funded research program COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology), she is participating in the study to strengthen interdisciplinary research.
Tom Lupo, PhD
Truus Poels, PhD
Professor, Graduate Programs
Andreas Rambow, MBA
Finance, Economics, Leadership
Golam Robbani, PhD
Finance, Economics, Accounting
Sandrine Suman, MA
Madeleine van der Steege, MA
Marjon van Opijnen, MBA
Doron Zilbershtein, PhD
Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behaviour, Well-Being
Doron Zilbershtein is a family man, an avid sailor, a former naval officer and a naval architect who has resided and worked in 15 countries. Hopefully, the Netherlands will be his last port of call. Zilbershtein holds a BSc in Naval Architecture/Ocean Engineering, an MBA in Entrepreneurship, and a PhD in Business Administration with specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Zilbershtein is also a passionate educator who continuously seeks out creative ways to coach, mentor and engage committed learners, and delivers relevant content in an inspiring, fun environment. Did we mention FUN? Beyond lectures, Zilbershtein uses gamification principles, (e.g., role playing, simulation games) to stimulate the learning environment by making it fun and rewarding. He makes extensive application of digital tools and encourages learners to experiment and step out of their comfort zone by challenging the status quo. Over the past 19 years, Zilbershtein has taught diversified subjects: Research methods, entrepreneurship, international management, hospitality operational excellence and HRM. He always flavors his lessons with real-life anecdotes and relevant industry knowledge. Zilbershtein has also supervised learners at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.
Zilbershtein practices his passion for helping others as an entrepreneur. His family-owned company, Wellennium, coached and mentored young adults, and in 2018, its internship program was nominated for Beste Stagebedrijf [best internship company] 2018, demonstrating the family commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Zilbershtein’s interests include human behaviors and well-being. He genuinely enjoys mentoring learners on a broad range of soft skills, including mindset, cross/multi/intercultural communication, active listening, inquisitive mind, self-esteem, attitude and self-efficacy, among others.