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Team - International Business Development Academy

Executive board

Prof.Dr. Dewanand Mahadew RM MIMGT CIBDE
Founding partner

Dewanand Mahadew is a versatile and multi-skilled professional with a broad background. He has master degrees in process engineering, industrial management and business management and a DBA degree in strategic management.
He is a business developer and visionair on strategy development with high quality skills in building project proposals, designing value propositions, constructing strategic alliances, capacity development, management of sales processes, convincing stakeholders, working out financial scenarios, risks scenarios etc.
He is a global executive, versatile networker and has business experience on six continents and more than 40 countries across industries. He has worked for 20 years in technology development, project development and international contracting engineering. He is the inventor of five patents in the area of chemical engineering.
For more than seven years he was the Dean of a business school where he successfully introduced the concept of entrepreneurship and innovation in education. His philosophy is to educate graduates who are able to create jobs rather than looking for jobs. His entrepreneurship model has been adapted by others in education and business.
Mahadew has a multi-cultural background, strong presentation and persuasiveness skills and is a speaker on different international podia. He is a visiting professor at different universities around the world.

Rob van Nes MBA CIBDE
Founding Partner

Rob van Nes is an international oriented strategist specialised in value proposition design, market entry strategies and route-to-market-strategies.

He has experience as Marketing Director for a worldwide leading British multinational and Managing Director of a global operating Dutch product developing company. Rob is involved in developing market entries for various business operations, advises Dutch and foreign multinationals in their international development strategy and performs as interim MD at foreign branches of Dutch multinationals.
He is the founding partner of several international operating business concepts and has an extensive global network.

Rob examines MBA students graduating with an international oriented thesis and is author of  Market Entry Strategy (2010), Kunst en Vliegwerk (2014), Doing Business in India (2016) and The wheel of value  (t.b.p. Spring 2018). He has the Q-plus status of Business School Nederland International / The International Management Centres Association due to outstanding contribution to the development of the Action Learning concept for management education. He has guided managers and entrepreneurs in their action learning process.

Nazima Ramdin
Business Development Director

No matter whether you are interested to participate in an open program or want to in-company host an International Business Development Academy module or program in your own country, institute, organisation, university, business school or company, just contact Nazima Ramdin to discuss the opportunities and terms.
She is at your disposal via nr@ibda.eu or +31624140770

Minke Vorstenbosch MA
Knowledge partner

Minke Vorstenbosch has over 20 year of international experience in the field of Trade Development, International Project Management and Doing Business across Cultures. She has lived in Asia (Myanmar and Indonesia) and Africa (Tanzania) and combines her practical experiences of working internationally with her academic degree in Cultural Anthropology.
Minke is founding partner of her consultancy firm, but she also has over ten year of experience on governmental level (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs & Justice), which makes her perfectly equipped to facilitate international Public-Private collaboration.
When living in Myanmar (2015-2016), she was one of the main advisors to the Myanmar government regarding their National Export Strategy. She provided masterclasses for economic diplomats and worked with different ministries, chambers of commerce, sector associations and the private sector on improving the trade enabling environment in Myanmar.
Minke is member of a number of advisory boards (IBR University of Groningen, Impact Terra) and a part-time lecturer in Cross Cultural Communications at TIO University of applied sciences in Utrecht. She is also co-author of the book ‘Enkeltje zijderoute’ (one way trip on the Silk road).

Mr.Drs. Johan Koning CIBDE
Founding Partner


Johan Koning has a long history in helping companies to become more profitable, to be more market oriented or to grow (internationally). He has been working as sales/marketing manager and CEO for companies is all sizes and stages of development: for a multinationals like Canon and Royal Auping, but also for family owned startups . For both consumer products as well as in business to business propositions.

All organisations he has been working for had in common that they already were selling an outstanding product, but having many important sales and marketing opportunities not being identified nor executed. The product is seldom the limiting factor, a new marketing and/or distribution strategy makes the difference.