Executive board

Prof.Dr. Dewanand Mahadew RM MIMGT CIBDE

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

Rob van Nes is an international oriented strategist specialised in 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 Developer. 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 the books Market Entry Strategy (2010) and Managing your international business (t.b.p. in Autumn 2017). 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.