Management

Ad Hoogsteder

CEO

Since April 2013 Ad is CEO of ERBS. He started his career at ABN AMRO Bank and subsequently worked at several shipping companies in Rotterdam. Afterwards he worked in several functions at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His last position was Director of the SSC Human Resources and Finance. Besides being CEO of ERBS Ad is also statutory CEO of SEOR, which is also part of EUR Holding. Furthermore, he partakes in several advisory committees for external parties.

Business Support

Job Hoogendoorn

Associate

Job is working for ERBS since January 1, 2014 and is responsible for the Centre for HR Expertise. Earlier he worked in HRM both in The Netherlands and abroad. He had a long time involvement in the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, as an associate professor of HRM and as a Director for the Executive Master in Science Programme.

Aagje van Heekeren

HR Business Partner

Since March 2015 Aagje is working for the HR Expertise Centre of ERBS. She for example coordinates the Job Market Prep meetings of ErasmusTalent. In the area of HR Aagje has 18 years experience by working at Aegon Insurance. Later, she worked for 20 years as self-employed in the charity world and philanthropy. Most recently she was director of Foundation Biblionef Netherlands, a small NGO in the field of literacy in developing countries.

Contract research

Niek de Jong

Senior Researcher

Niek is Senior Researcher and project manager. He is a development economist with over 25 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative policy analysis, monitoring and (impact) evaluation of public policy, as well as (micro) data analysis. His main areas of expertise within international cooperation are: public expenditure, labour markets, education, poverty and income distribution. Niek has worked in various research and consultancy projects commissioned by e.g. the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various UN agencies. The geographical focus of his work is on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Emiel Maasland

Senior Researcher and Managing Consultant Auctiometrix

Emiel is Senior Researcher and Managing Consultant at Auctiometrix. He has over 15 years of experience in scientifically based contract research. He holds a PhD in Economics from Tilburg University. Emiel advised European regulators on the design and implementation of various auctions, in particular spectrum auctions for mobile communication and radio broadcasting. Furthermore, he advised private companies in antitrust cases in sectors such as the market for mobile telephony, motor fuels, bicycles, and liberal professions.

Knowledge development

Laurien Poleij

Strategic Development Manager

As Strategic Development Manager, Laurien focuses on positioning ERBS in the market and within Erasmus University. Furthermore, she contributes to creating opportunities and develops new business. Before working at ERBS Laurien worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam since 2008. First she was responsible for several post academic courses. The last 3 years she worked at embedding training and development for all employees of Erasmus University. This lead to the formation of an academy, the Training and Development Platform, TOP.  Besides her position at ERBS, Laurien is director of EURflex, a payroll company of the Erasmus University and director of the Erasmus Centre for Valorisation (ECV).

Incubator

Henk Volberda

Scientific Director ECBI

Henk finished his studies in Business Administration with honours at the University of Groningen. He is currently Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy and director of knowledge at RSM.  Furthermore, Henk is vice president of the European Academy of Management and schientific director at Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation.

Niels van der Weerdt

Managing Partner ECBI

Niels is co-founder of Inscope Consulting and managing partner of Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation. His experience as entrepreneur and researcher at the Rotterdam School of Management enable him to bridge organisations and the scientific knowledge of the university. His expertise is in the field of social innovation and business model innovation.

Kevin Heij

Manager Inscope and Researcher

Kevin is active as a manager at INSCOPE – Research for Innovation and as a researcher at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and is managing partner of Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation. His expertise is in the area of how technological innovation can render more by focusing on non-technological types of innovation: social innovation, collaboration with customers, and business model innovation. Stimulating the competitiveness of organizations in the short and long term plays hereby a central role. In October 2015 he was also promoted on that theme.

Rick Hollen

Research Associate and Project Manager

Rick is Research Associate and Project Manager at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and managing partner of Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation. He obtained a PhD degree in Management at this university in 2015 with a dissertation on strategies to enhance innovation-driven international competitiveness in a port context. His research mainly focuses on managerial and organizational factors that increase the innovative performance and international competitiveness of firms, multi-organizational networks and clusters, particularly in port(-industrial) complexes.

Renee Rotmans

Junior Researcher

Renee obtained her Bachelor IBA and Master of Strategic Management at RSM. Then she started working as a junior researcher and lecturer at iBMG. Currently, she works for the Port Authority on issues focusing on human capital and social innovation.

Corniel van Leeuwen

Medior Academic Researcher

After completing his Master Public Administration, Corniel started as a researcher and advisor at the department Public Administration at the Erasmus University. Since 2015 he started working at GovernEUR. Since 2011, he is also administrative advisor at the program of Southwest Delta. Corniel is interested in making the value of promising public administration scientific methods. He researches and gives advice on projects, processes and programs on the boundary between water and space and advises on the use of different assessment methods which he himself also uses in various policy areas.

Mike Duijn

Senior Advisory Researcher

Mike works since 1992 as a Policy Researcher/Consultant. He started at the Institute of Social Sciences of Radboud University Nijmegen. He then worked at the department of Welfare at the municipality of Bergen op Zoom and at the Department of Research and Information of the municipality of Breda. In 2009, Mike was promoted at the Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration. Currently, Mike works as a Senior Researcher at TNO, the Department of Public Administration at the Erasmus University and GovernEUR.
Jitske van Popering-Verkerk

Jitske van Popering-Verkerk

researcher and advisor

Dr. Jitske van Popering-Verkerk is a researcher and advisor at GovernEUR. She conducts research into cooperation in decision-making and the ability of parties to contribute to a successful cooperation. She is involved in various practical studies on complex issues in the spatial domain, such as flood risk management, climate adaptation, energy and soil. In these studies she makes extensive use of interactive and participative methods. In addition to her work as a researcher at GovernEUR, Jitske is post-doctoral researcher at the department of Public Administration & Sociology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
Aike Janssen

Aike Janssen

junior researcher and advisor

After the completion of his Master’s degree in Criminology Aike worked as a tutor in the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). His duties within this role included teaching (qualitative) research methods and academic skills. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he participated in research for public organisations on the themes of citizen participation and decision-making processes. Since 2018 Aike has worked a junior researcher and advisor at GovernEUR.
Vivian Visser

Vivian Visser

PhD candidate and advisor

Vivian Visser (1991) works as a PhD candidate and consultant for GovernEUR and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She enjoys to combine thorough scientific research with advising policy makers and public professionals in the field, so that theory and practice can become mutually reinforcing. Her research and advice focusses on citizen participation and community initiatives in relation to the new Dutch Environment and Planning Act. Additionally, she is interested in the changing roles and relations between governments and citizens that this act entails.

Management support

Linda van Hoorn

Programme Coordinator

As programme coordinator Linda focuses on the development of the incubator activities. She is also responsible for the marketing and communication of ERBS. Linda studied media at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. After her graduation in 2014, she worked at several radio and TV companies as an editor, producer and reporter.

Els Holterhues-de Ruijsscher

Secretary

Els is secretary at ERBS. Before that she was secretary at several organisations. Since 1984 she has been working at Erasmus University Rotterdam. First she worked at the department of Planning & Control. Later Els became management assistant at SSC Human Resources and Finance.

Mostafa Zeriouh

Controller

Mostafa is financial administrator of ERBS, SEOR and ESPR. He is primarily in charge of the Finance Department and concentrates on the financial projections and overall annual budget formulation. He advises the management of the institutes and assists employees in the formulation of specific budgets.

Evita van Zevenbergen

Financial Administrative Project Officer

Evita works as Financial Administrative Project Officer for ERBS. She also works as financial administrator for EURflex and ECV. She assists the financial administrator and project administration. The last 7.5 years Evita worked as administrator at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Before that she worked at several multinationals.