Board of Recommendations

Joep Beek

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company


Drs. J.F.M.A de Beer

Vice President

DSM Netherlands B.V.


Drs. D.A. Benschop

President & CEO

Royal Schiphol Group


Dr. P.A.M. Berdowski


Royal Boskalis Westminster 


Prof. dr. P.L.H. van den Bossche

Director of Studies

World Trade Institute, University of Bern


Society of International Economic Law, London


Drs. A.S. Castelein


Port of Rotterdam


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

Executive Vice President & CFO

ASML Holding N.V.

Dr. Ir. J.L.M. Fischer

Member of the board and former CEO

Tata Steel Europe


B. Gerressen

Senior Vice President Benelux, Dutch Caribbean and Suriname

Air France-KLM


Prof. dr. P. Habiboviç

Rector Magnificus

Maastricht University


A.M.C. Heijl

Deputy director international affairs

VNO-NCW and MKB Nederland


M.M.M. Hoedemakers

Senior Consultant

TConsult ltd.


Ir. J.J. de Jong

Commissaris, former President

Philips Nederland


Mr. Drs. B.J. Koopman



Ir. J.M.W.E. van Loon

President Director

Shell Nederland B.V.


P.B. Mensing

Board Member

i.a. Ace & Tate, AFC Ajax, KSYOS TeleMedical Centre, New York Pizza


Drs. P. Nientker, MBA


Electude International B.V.


Alexander Wessels



Board of Advisors

Roebyem Anders

Co-founder and Board Member

Sungevity International


Ardy Assink


Export Sociëteit Limburg


Jasmijn Baldinger

Vice President



Marcelo de Castro Alves

CEO RaboFinance Chile & Peru



Jiska van Duijnhoven

CI & Projects Manager WCSA

Maersk LnS, Chile


Frans Janssen

Trade Advisor

Dutch Embassy Chile


Edwin Kapitein

General Manager

Holland House Chile


Prof.Dr. Joris van de Klundert

Professor Operations Management

Escuela de Negocios, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Henrik Laseur 

Business Development Officer

Dutch Embassy Peru


Prof. Dr. R.M. Letschert


Maastricht University


Addy Lutgenau

Executive Board Chairman Limburgse Rabobanken



Heverton Mata

General Manager Chile & Argentina

De Lage Landen


Karin de Sousa Nobre

Value Creation Services Partner



Theo Spierings

Founder and CEO

The Purpose factory


Jos Steeman

Director Global Accounts, formerly President Latin America

Royal Vopak

Jeroen Stoffels

Technical Manager



Joris Opstroom




Eduardo Valente

EY Chile Board Member

Ernst & Young


Magali Silva Velarde-Alvarez

Former Minister

Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism


Drs. J.G.M. Wijering

Managing Director International Trade

Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland

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