Board of Recommendations

J. Beek

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company


Drs. J.F.M.A de Beer

Vice President

DSM Netherlands B.V.


D. van den Brink

Chairman Executive Board and CEO

Heineken N.V.


W.N. van de Bunt


Fortino Capital 


Drs. A.S. Castelein


Port of Rotterdam

Prof. Dr. R.J.M. Dassen RA

Executive Vice President & CFO



Ir. B. Gerressen

Senior Vice President Benelux, Dutch Caribbean and Suriname

Air France-KLM


Prof. dr. P. Habiboviç

Rector Magnificus

Maastricht University


Ir. J.J. de Jong

Supervisory Board Member, former President Philips Nederland

Philips Nederland

Mr. Drs. B.J. Koopman




Drs. P. Nientker, MBA


Electude International B.V.


Drs. H.A.A. Rademaker RBA

Chief Fiduciary Officer

APG Asset Management


Drs. P.J.J.M. Swinkels


Royal Swinkels Family Brewers


Ir. A.R. Wessels, MSM, MBA



Board of Advisors

A. Assink


Export Sociëteit Limburg


J. Baldinger

Vice President



M. van den Broek

Managing Director

Further East Consult 


E. Brinkhoff

Director Foreign Investments & International Trade



R.R. Brouwer

Regional Director



T. de Bruijn

Corporate Lawyer

Loyens & Loeff


N. Hammer 

General Manager

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

S. Hoogstra

Managing Director

BOI Thailand Benelux


M. Huige


Active Capital Company


F. Janssen

Founder and Owner

E&M ExportManagement


M. de Jong


Netherlands Thai Chamber of Commerce 


Prof. Dr. R.M. Letschert


Maastricht University


P. van Merrienboer

Managing Director & Co-founder

Check Technologies B.V.


E. Nagel, MScBA

Operations Director

Health Holland

J. Opstroom




W. Overbosch


SDG Align


P. Poskakuhin

Associate Director

Deloitte Vietnam


K. Sars

Corporate Tax Specialist

Royal Swinkels Family Brewers


J. van Tienen

Managing Director

Damen Song Cam Shipyard


J. Vrancken Peeters

Partner Corporate Law & International Desk

La Gro Geelkerken Lawyers


B.M. van Wel

President Director Frisian Flag Indonesia

Friesland Campina

Letters of Recommendation

ANDEROL BV has sponsored a team of students from Research Project Maastricht 2019 (RPM) to conduct a market study in China. The RPM team has shown great perseverance in arranging meetings with OEMs, even when communication was solely possible through translation apps on mobile devices. The hard work has resulted in some very useful findings, clear recommendations for future business development opportunities in the region and even appointments with decision makers which we followed up on a business trip to China. Thank you, RPM, for the great work and enthusiasm!”

T. Kleinschmidt, Business Director, ANDEROL BV


“In 2020 Research Project Maastricht was contracted by the Port of Rotterdam to make an analysis of the Vietnamese port sector. The analyses were set up around three main goals. These included a thorough analysis of the Vietnamese ports and logistics industry, identification of opportunities for Port of Rotterdam’s international department, and an investigation of the possibility to apply certain software developed in Rotterdam to increase the efficiency of Vietnams inland container transport by barges. This was a complicated and multi-layered assignment which was carried out very well. The team was very independent, resourceful, and focused. Also, the way the communication was done with both the stakeholders in Vietnam and with the Port of Rotterdam was always very clear and very pleasant.”

E. van Espen, Program Manager International Port Projects, Port of Rotterdam


“Simac Masic worked with Research Project Maastricht (RPM) in our search for a suitable agent in China. RPM executed research for Simac in Beijing and Shanghai from February until March 2019. The achieved results were a better understanding of the market in China, new local contacts, valuable recommendations and a possible new agent for us. We would not have been able to achieve this, with the same effectiveness and efficiency, without the work of RPM. Based on our experience we like to recommend Research Project Maastricht to other parties.”

I. de Rooij, Managing Director, Simac Masic bv


“On behalf of Tata Steel in Europe, I would like to recommend the work of the students of Research Project Maastricht, who conducted research for us in India during 2018. Throughout the entire project, RPM demonstrated their ability to work in a professional way, they were attentive to the original brief, showed eagerness to deliver good results and were flexible adapting to changing circumstances. The final presentation of the results, both in writing and as a presentation to Tata Steel was above expectations. Thank you RPM for your cooperation and the hard work you have done!”

S. Vooijs, Director Operations Packaging, Tata Steel Europe