No Boundaries Academie

No-Boundaries Academy Faculty

Our faculty members represent an important part of our network and collaborators providing in depth support to our programs.

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Jan Peter Balkenende

Jan Peter Balkenende was Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In that capacity, he also served as Chair of the Innovation Platform. Before becoming Prime Minister, he published a number of books and articles on a range of subjects, including innovation, development cooperation, European integration, public-private partnerships, social security, government finance, poverty, economic growth, confidence in the economy and the role of the business sector in society. Jan Peter Balkenende received five honorary doctorates from universities in Hungary, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

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Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi

Tjark Tjin-a-Tsoi is CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). Before that, he was chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Sanquin. From 2014 to 2020, he was director general of the Central Bureau of Statistics. Previously, he served, among others, as general director of the Netherlands Forensic Institute and as director of Competition Supervision at the Netherlands Competition Authority. Before that, he held positions at Ernst & Young, Rabobank and Shell, among others. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Amsterdam. Current ancillary positions include: member of the Supervisory Board of the Vrije Universiteit (VU), member of the 'Raad van Nesteliers' (Advisory Council) of the Royal Military Police and member of the Supervisory Board of the National Opera & Ballet.

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Claudia Rijcken

With over 2 decades of experience in international pharmacy Claudia is founder of Pharmi, Author and lecturer. Working as an innovating lead in pharmacy she provides in depth advice to students interested in the pharmaceutical care.

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Elizabeth Kleinveld

Elizabeth is a serial matchmaker in fintech, cybersecurity and sustainability helping entrepreneurs and founders navigate the complex path from start-up to scale up. As an angel investor and an extensive network she provides hands on paths to growth

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Eric de Weerdt

Specialization in assurance and non assurance engagements for listed international clients and large complex projects. Facilitating internal and external courses in respect of regulatory reporting, IFRS 9, sustainability, sustainable finance, climate risk and diversity & inclusion.

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Frank Rozemeijer

Over 25 years of experience in Procurement and Supply chain management. Combining academic research, teaching with consulting, training and executive coaching of procurement leaders and organizations. Also active as international keynote speaker and co-author

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Frits Bussemaker

International business community builder that has spend over 10.000 hours in “organizing value” by connecting people ideas and organizations since 1988. As a keynote speaker, Bussemaker has traveled the world presenting in Africa, Australia, China, Europe, India, New Zealand, South-Korea, Sri Lanka, the United States.

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Judith van Schaik

Thought leader in personalised healthcare and working in high performance driven cross-functional teams. With more than 25 years of experience in big pharma, biotech, and investment banking (generics) Judith is a result orientated problem solver.

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Herman Wories

Seasoned innovation management professional. With over 30 years of international experience in B2B innovation strategy and deployment, new business development, R&D. Operating in both developed & emerging markets. Successfully initiated and developed new products, business platforms. Created strategic partnerships with both small start-up companies and industry peers.

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Marcel van Galen

Thought leader in digital values with over 2 decades of experience in technology working as a creator, founder and investor. Combining vision, idealism and energy with a sound business sense to create sustainable social economical growth.

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Marja Zonnevylle

Creative change initiator, passionate change driver, a “natural simplifier”. Quick to analyze, understand and collaboratively build positive futures. Coaching top level NL based startups focusing on sustainability, process engineering, pilot-to-demo stage, developing commercial models - especially those lead by Female Technical Talent.

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Peter Strikwerda

Impact and results driven leader. Passionate about creating concrete business and client value by building sustainable business models. Connecting people, strategy and technology. Excellent at directing change in complex stakeholder environments.

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Rob Bauer

Rob Bauer is Professor of Finance (chair: Institutional Investors) and holder of the Elverding Chair on Sustainable Business, Culture and Corporate Regulation at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in The Netherlands.

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Sander Steenbrink

As general manager research & development Sander is on the front of innovation. With a goal to channel innovating ideas. Working closely together with innovators from an extremely wide range of backgrounds focussing on sustainable innovations.

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Sophie Dusoswa

Doctor and thought leader in the personalized-healthcare with a particular interest in transparant data driven personal care. Clinical experience in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology, holding a PhD in tumor-immunology.

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Theo Breuers

Seasoned entrepreneur since 1984 in the fields of ticketing, HR software, time registration and SaaS solutions. Working in a broad spectrum of innovation and the knowledge-driven economy Theo is a known innovator and strategic advisor.

Scientific Support Team

Our scientific support teams provides an essential part of assistance. Active in both background research, monitor progress and checking assignments.

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Stijn Horck

Stijn Horck is a PhD candidate at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour market (ROA) at the University of Maastricht. He obtained a joint Master's degree in European Health Economics and Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Universitá di Bologna, Management Center Innsbruck and the Universitetet i Oslo. During his master, he has worked as a research assistant at the University of Oxford, contributing to a research project focussing on the implementation of healthcare innovations. His research is focussed on the 'yield' of innovation failures in the healthcare sector.