Who will teach me?
Who will teach me?
Pieter Duisenberg
Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)
Pieter Duisenberg has been President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) since October 2017. Pieter Duisenberg aims to impact the political debate and give a strong voice to the university sector. The main issues the VSNU has worked on are internationalisation, academic careers, funding and quality of education. Before joining the VSNU, Pieter Duisenberg was a member of the Dutch Parliament (for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, VVD) since 2012, where his portfolio was Higher Education and Science. Prior to his political career, Pieter worked for more than twenty years in the private sector, holding positions in Shell, McKinsey & Company and Eneco. Pieter is currently a guest lecturer at the VU Amsterdam and the University of Groningen.
Hein Roelfsema
Utrecht University, HSE University, Dutch Centres for Entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Prof. dr. Hein Roelfsema, who created this course, is the Leading Researcher in the field of entrepreneurship at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University). He chairs the Dutch Centres for Entrepreneurship as well as the Global Entrepreneurship Network in the Netherlands and Europe. In Russia, he further teaches entrepreneurship at Innopolis University. He is also an Associate Professor for International Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Roy Thurik
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Montpellier Business School
With over 30 years of experience as Entrepreneurship professor at various renowned universities, Roy Thurik is a true expert in the field. Furthermore, Roy conducts research focused on the role of small firms in markets, co-edited several publications and published over two hundred articles in leading academic journals and books.
Enno Masurel
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Enno Masurel is Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the Director-Founder of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the VU Amsterdam and contributes to bridging the gap between the academic world and the private sector, by showing mutual benefits and building long term relationships. He supervises PhDs and trains university lecturers in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia. Next to his academic role, he is advisor/coach of entrepreneurs and SMEs, advisor to international publishers in the field of entrepreneurship and speaker for various audiences.
Erik Stam
Utrecht University
Erik Stam is an economist and entrepreneurship expert, active as Dean of the Utrecht University - School of Economics and professor of Strategy, Organization & Entrepreneurship. Furthermore, Erik is Faculty Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University and founding board member of the Utrecht University Strategic Research Theme Institutions for Open Societies.
Aard Groen
University of Groningen's Centre for Entrepreneurship
With over 30 years of experience, Aard Groen is an expert in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, business development and marketing, working as Dean of Entrepreneurship at the University of Groningen. Aard is the founder of the Groningen Center of Entrepreneurship and holds an honorary position at the Thapar University in India.
Nancy Bocken
Maastricht University, TU Delft, Lund University, HOMIE start-up
Nancy Bocken is Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht University, Maastricht Sustainability Institute, the Netherlands. Her research topics include sustainable business models, business experiments, Circular Economy, sufficiency and closing the 'idea-action' gap for sustainability. Nancy's most recent research project is Circular X, a €1.5m, five-year research project funded by the ERC about experimentation with circular business models. Nancy is academic lead of the new joint Master's in Sustainable Business in Maastricht together with York University. Nancy is also Fellow at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and co-founded her own circular and sustainable business called HOMIE. She holds a PhD from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, which was fully funded by Unilever.



Arjen van Witteloostuijn
VU Amsterdam & University of Antwerp
With over 30 years of experiences, Arjen van Witteloostuin is an expert in Business and Economics, currently working as the VU Amsterdam Dean of the School of Business & Economics. Since 2015, Arjan is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is active as the Head of the Economics Section and as the Chair of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences.
Niels Bosma
Utrecht University
Niels Bosma is an expert in Entrepreneurship and Development, and active as Head of the Section of Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University. Niels holds a PhD in Economic Geography, and a MSc in Econometrics. Before moving to Utrecht, Niels was affiliated with the London Business School, amongst others. Niels' focus lays on (global) entrepreneurship, regional development and empirical research.
Tom Mom
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Prof. dr. Tom Mom is a professor at the Rotterdam School of Management in Strategic Growth and Implementation. Besides that, Tom is active as academic director of the university's Executive-MBA program. His research was published in various renowned journals and is focused on strategy implementation, corporate growth and strategic renewal. Tom obtained a PhD in Strategic Management and a Master's degree in both Strategic Management (Cum Laude) and International Management (Cum Laude).
Thomas Blekman
Global School for Entrepreneurship & Erasmus University – Rotterdam School of Management
As co-founder of the Global School for Entrepreneurship and professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Thomas Blekman can be seen as a true expert in the field. Furthermore, Thomas is a bestselling author, writing about the topic Effectuation, and active as Executive Board Member of the Haarlem Institute for Higher Education.
Lucas Foster
LabCriativo, Brazil
One of the prominent leaders of the new economy and an international reference for the Brazilian creative economy. In 2011, he was one of the corporate venture pioneers in Brazil when he founded ProjectHub, a platform to connect entrepreneurs and large companies. In 2016, he acquired LabCriativo, one of the first content websites on creativity and innovation in Brazil. In 2020, he consolidated the companies and created Originals Network, a creative business holding company that owns ProjectHub, LabCriativo, and Originals Media House focused on creativity, technology, and content services.
Ivan Sergeev
HSE University, Russia
Lecturer at the HSE University, the managing partner at ORANGE financial and business consulting, and a co-founder of BAMBINIZON, which is a firm producing branded innovative clothes for kids. In the past years, had occupated managing positions in various big businesses in Russia and abroad. Obtained his PhD in Economics at the Institute of World Economy and International relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Obtained a Master's degree from HSE University and has a double degree in Banking and Finance from both HSE University and LSE, University of London.
Nguyen Thi Hoang Oanh
University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Specialist in Development Economics, International Trade, Technology and Innovation. Has several publications on economics and social sciences, was recognised as a female researcher by excellence in scientific research and for being the best youth lecturer at the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City.
Audy Joinaldy
Deputy Governor of the Province of West Sumatra, Indonesia
The newly-elected Deputy Governor of the Province of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Chairman of the Perkasa Group and Lintas Agro Group. Graduated from Wageningen University.
Hyun Sang Shin
Hanyang University, South Korea
Works as a Full Professor of Marketing at Hanyang University, Editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review, Director at the Impact Science Research Centre and at the Impact Business Research Centre, both at Hanyang University, South Korea. Authored numerous publications on Marketing, Management, and Business. Got his PhD at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Xiaohui Liang
Peking University Law School, China National Textile and Apparel Council, China
Used to be the programme coordinator of the Human Rights Master Programme at Peking University. Later, Dr Liang joined the Office for Social Responsibility of China National Textile and Apparel Council as Chief Researcher in charge of China's first voluntary CSR initiative and social responsibility management system. Has participated in the development of various international instruments on social responsibility and responsible business initiated by the United Nations and the OECD. Is a member of the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Human Rights and Labour Rights Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact. In 2016, was recognised by the United Nations Global Compact as one of the world's first ten Pioneers in Sustainable Development Goals.
Kavil Ramachandran
Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business, India
Prof. Ramachandran is the Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business. He has specialised in entrepreneurship, family business and strategy and has 36 years of combined experience as an academic at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Indian School of Business.

He has prepared several case studies, interacted with several well-known family business leaders and global experts, and has consulted on entrepreneurial policies and transformation of the family business. He is a frequent speaker to communities of family businesses in India and abroad and writes for popular media regularly. He has conducted training programmes for family businesses on governance, professionalisation, strategic management and entrepreneurship. He has served on various advisory committees of the Government of India, World Bank and Securities and Exchange Board of India on various aspects of entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Sascha Fürst
EGADE Business School, Mexico
Research Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico. He holds an affiliation as researcher in international entrepreneurship with Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku in Finland. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer at the University of Tübingen in Germany teaching business in the context of Latin America.
Beverley Fanella
JASIRI
Passionate about providing South African and African young people with access to quality education and world-class entrepreneurship development and training. She has made her mark contributing to the transformation agenda at Stellenbosch University (SU) where she headed up the recruitment team of the institution. This is where she discovered her passion for widening participation and ensuring the success of first-generation students. Beverley also served as a Scholarship Selection Manager at the Allan and Gill Gray Orbis Foundation, Scholar Development Officer (SDO) at Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation and established the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) at SU in 2019. Beverley is currently a part of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy team where she oversees Marketing and Communication as well as Selection processes for its East Africa program, JASIRI.