Participants Nyenrode Sports Leadership Program 2015
Steven de JonghSports director, Tinkoff-Saxo Cycling Team
Steven was a professional road cyclist racing in the world tour himself before he started working as a staff member for a world tour cycling team. During the 2016 season Steven is head sports director at the Tinkoff-Saxo team and is of major importance to (amongst others) Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador.
Mark TuitertOwner, MIZ
Mark is an Olympic gold medalist, he won at the 1500m longtrack speed-skating event in Vancouver 2010. He has also was both European and World Champions. After he retired as an active pro athlete, Mark started taking the next steps in his career. The Sports Leadership Program facilitates him in taking these steps. In 2016 Mark launched a new product on the Dutch market.
Maike WillemsTeam Manager, Dutch Olympic Sailing Team
Maike has been team manager of the Dutch Olympic sailing team (Delta Lloyd squad) since 2007. She is responsible for the organization, budgeting, logistics and wellbeing of the team in order for the athletes to perform at their very best. She and her team are currently preparing to compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro!
Peter LansaatSport Marketing & Sponsoring, EY
Being responsible for the marketing and sponsorship activities of Dutch National Olympic Committee partner EY, Peter is deeply involved with the Olympic games. He is heading to the Olympics in Rio 2016 responsible for the deployment of the various national and international sports sponsorship activities.
Elisa OstetEntrepeneur and Media, 5Kamp Beweegt
With a background in several sports, it is no surprise that Elisa is involved in the modern pentathlon. Working together with pro athletes inspired her to get involved with the Olympic and Paralympic games. In Rio Elisa will act as a volunteer.
Edward van WonderenCEO, FC Den Bosch
Edward has multiple years of experience in the business of sports and media. He has been involved with several soccer teams within the highest division in the Netherlands, being: Feyenoord, PEC Zwolle and as of 2015 Edward is managing a high performance sports organization as CEO of FC den Bosch.
Joscha de VriesCo-owner Hiemstra & De Vries
Joscha works on creating new solutions in three different sectors: sports, public governance, and primary education. The Olympics, the livability of a municipality or the future of the next generation, it is all about going beyond and creating tomorrow.
Erwin van den BraakOwner Airwin Sports Management
Erwin is national skydiving coach for Germany and Belgium. Besides he is founder and owner of Airwin Sports Management. The Sports Leadership Program helps Erwin to develop on personal level and also increase his management and coaching skills by learning from the interaction with the other participants
Michiel VervoortOwner, Sportmomentje
Chairman of the advisory council of Student Sports Amsterdam, board member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Studentsports Foundation, co-owner of Sportmomentje and Loopqlub and above it all an highly active swimmer. Michiel is practicing and teaching sports on all kinds of levels.
Wim BiesterveldCEO, FC Volendam
Wim has a background in jewelry business, but always had a heart full of sports. With his management experience in de jewelry business he proved valuable to the management of FC Volendam. As of 2014 Wim started as CEO of FC Volendam and he now aspires for his pro soccer club to play in the highest league in the Netherlands.
Sjoerd MarijneCo-owner, ML Hockeysupport
Sjoerd has a professional field hockey coaching track record going back to the early 2000’s. He has had worldwide success with junior teams, won medals in the Euro Hockey League, assisted the Spanish national men’s coach en was Dutch national coach for the ladies from ’14 until ’16. Now he is innovating the field hockey world successfully with hockey schools.
Nick KouwenhovenOwner of NK Strategies
Nick worked as spokesman of the His Royal Highness The Prince of Orange, member of the IOC and was Chief of Protocol of the UEFA EURO2000 football tournament. He also was president of Beach Polo Netherlands and organizer of beach polo tournaments, as well as of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in The Netherlands. In addition he was media advisor of former Formula-1 racer Christijan Albers.
Markus NeumannManaging Director International Business, Bioscientia GmbH
Markus is a Doctor working for an international diagnostic laboratory chain as Managing Director for their international expansion. Their client base encompasses hospitals, health ministries and organizations such as the Qatar sports clinic. Markus is Looking for business opportunities to venture further into sports.
Paul RinkensChief Imagination Officer, Qbic Hotels
Paul has an extensive background in the hospitality business where he implemented new hotel formulas all around the world. In 2010 Paul became chairmen of pro soccer club MVV Maastricht: “As a member of a great community of volunteers, my role is to stand up when the going gets tough. I have two hands, with one I have to give and with the other I may take. I am a privileged one!”
Toine LindersFreelance Consultant
Toine is a Freelance Consultant. Controlling assignments at companies like Stork and Imtech. He has a lifelong interest in all aspects of sports. Injuries prevented him from reaching the absolute top as an athlete, thereafter he started both training and managing youth at local soccer and tennis clubs. Toine now is looking forward to taking the next step in sports.