Board of Recommendations

P.A.M. Berdowski

Chief Executive Officer



J. Beek

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company


Drs. J.F.M.A de Beer


DSM Netherlands B.V.


D. van den Brink

Chairman Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer

Heineken N.V.


W.N. van de Bunt


Fortino Capital


Prof. Dr. R.J.M. Dassen

Chief Financial Officer, ASML Holding

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Maastricht UMC+


Prof. dr. P. Habiboviç

Rector Magnificus

Maastricht University


A.M.C. Heijl

Deputy Director International Affairs

VNO-NCW and MKB Nederland


Ir. J.J. de Jong

Former President

Philips Nederland


Mr. Drs. B.J. Koopman

Managing Director



E. Langenhuizen

Head of Business Growth & Partnerships

RWE Generation


Prof. Rianne Letschert

Rector Magnificus

Maastricht University

L. Loeber

Senior President ESG Sustainability Strategy



Drs. P. Nientker, MBA

Chairman of the Executive Board 

Electude International B.V.


W. Overbosch

Chief Executive Officer

SDG Align

Drs. H.A.A. Rademaker RBA

Chief Fiduciary Officer

APG Asset Management


Prof. P.L.H. Van den Bossche 

President, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)

Director of Studies, World Trade Institute


A.R. Wessels

Chief Executive Officer


Board of Advisors

T. Baartmans

Board member



T. de Bruijn


Loyens & Loeff


M. Fernhout-Mollemans

Vice President Asia



D. Haddeman

Global Launch Manager

Dell Technologies (Singapore Design Center)


A. Y. Kadir

Senior Partner

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners


M. Krabbenborg

Head of technology & operations


S. De Lang


Dutch embassy the Philippines


R. Langeveld

Regional Managing Director Asia & Middle East

Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group


M. Lauw 

Chief Representative

NBSO Indonesia


Prof. Dr. R.M. Letschert


Maastricht University


M. Neutel 

Senior investment advisor


S. van Oort


Mother Jungle


J. Opstroom




A. Rutten

Vice chair – Executive Board

Indonesia Netherlands Society 


M. Smolders

Executive director

Dutch chamber of commerce Philippines 


C. Tap


FrieslandCampina Asia

Letters of Recommendation

“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


“In 2023, Hydrex NV and Subsea Industries commissioned the Maastricht Research Project, to conduct marketing research for us in Chile. The research was to gather information about the market in Chile mainly for our non-toxic ship hull coatings. It included looking into the potential interest in our products in Chile especially in the fishing industry as well as gathering data on regulations. The Maastricht Research Project impressed us from the start with their professionalism and excellent communication and follow-up. After the initial briefing and discussions we had excellent hopes that they would do a great job and that the project would be well worth the investment. As it turned out, they far exceeded our expectations and were instrumental in helping open up the market in Chile for our products. We have since made considerable progress and now have an active agency representing us in the country who are making many contacts and have secured the first order. The greatest value of the very well presented report was that it showed us the exact correct approach to the Chilean market. And our follow-up has confirmed the accuracy of the project and the report. We are very grateful to Research Project Maastricht, would recommend them to anyone without reservation, and hope we will have a chance to work with them again.”

Boud Van Rompay, CEO Hydrex Group


“On behalf of Maastricht University and with pleasure, I wholeheartedly support the students who participate in Research Project Maastricht 2025. The project testifies to the truly international orientation of our university, and our students. In addition, the company-specific research that the Research Project Maastricht will be conducting in the Philippines and Indonesia is a good example of our worldwide efforts to close the gap between research and business. Both aspects fill me with great pride.”

Prof. Dr. R.M. Letschert, President, Maastricht University


In 2023, we participated in the Research Project, which conducted market research for us in Peru. The participating students performed exceptionally well and professionally, excelling in their preparation, interviews, on-site research, and subsequent reporting.

This project provided us with valuable leads to market our products (plant nutrition and biostimulants) in Peru. I wholeheartedly recommend the Research Project.

Erik van den Bergh – Managing Director, Van Iperen International B.V.