Board of Recommendations

1 Drs. J.F.M.A. de Beer
Managing Director
2 Prof. P.L.H. van den Bossche
Member of the Appellate Body
World Trade Organization
3 J.F.M.L. van Boxmeer
Chairman Executive Board / CEO
Heineken N.V.
4 Prof. Dr. G.H. Hofstede
Professor Emeritus
Maastricht University
5 M. M. M. Hoedemakers
Global FATCA Coordinator
ING Bank N.V.
6 W.N. van de Bunt
Senior Partner
KPMG Advisory N.V.
7 Dr. P.A.M. Berdowski
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.
8 Prof. Dr. R.J.M. Dassen (RA)
Global Vice Chairman Risk, Regulatory and Public Policy
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.
9 Drs. B.J. Koopman
Managing Director
10 Ir. J.M.W.E. van Loon 
President Directeur
Shell Nederland B.V.
11 Drs. L.M.L.H.A. Hermans
Topsector T&U
12 Ir. R.P. van Wingerden MBA
Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V.
13 Prof. Dr. R.M. Letschert
Rector Magnificus
Maastricht University
14 H. Rademaker
Chief Fiduciary Officer
APG Asset Management
15 Ir. J.J. de Jong
Philips Benelux
16 Drs. M. I. Hamer
Sociaal-Economische Raad
17 B.J. Marttin MBA
Member of the Executive Board
18 H. Büthker
Fokker Technologies
19 A.H.M. Stoelinga
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to India
20 A. Heijl
Deputy Director International Economic Affairs
VNO-NCW en MKB-Nederland
21 Drs. T.J.F.M. Bovens
King’s Commissioner
Province of Limburg
22 P.B Mensing
Board Member
Among others: Lagerwey, Cavim, KSYOS TeleMedical Centre

Board of Advisors

1 A.J.C. Assink
Export Sociëteit Limburg
2 B. van Diepen
Case Team Advisor
Maastricht University
3 H. van Dijk
AMEHR eRehabilitation
4 R. Draak
Chair Executive Committee WTCA
Chair / CEO WTC Nice
WTC Association
5 J. Holthuis
Lawyer and arbiter
China International Economic Trade
Arbitration Commission
6 M. Huige
Active Capital Company
7 E.M.M.P. Ko-Verhoek
Director – Global Client Solutions
Rabobank Hong-Kong
8 L. Kranenbrug
Director & Owner
China Moves
9 E. Langenhuizen
Finance & Business Development Manager
Oiltanking China
10 M. van der Linden
Deputy Head of Economic Department
Embassy Beijing
11 J. Opstroom 
12 W. Overbosch
Dutch Network Group BV
13 M. Paul
Maastricht University
14 M. Pronk
Strategic Development & Business Developer
1421 Consulting Group
15 A. Ruigrok
Consul General of the Netherlands in Hong-Kong
16 B. Snoeijer
Head Economic & Commercial Department
Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou

Letters of Recommendation

“On behalf of the Maastricht University and with pleasure I wholeheartedly support the students who participate in Research Project Maastricht 2018-19. The project testifies to the truly international orientation of our university, and our students. In addition, the company-specific research that the Research Project Maastricht will be conducting in China is a good example of our worldwide efforts to close the gap between research and business. Both aspects fill me with great pride.”

Prof. dr. M. Paul, President, Maastricht University

“In 2016 the Research Project Maastricht conducted an investigation into the market for Saab safety and security applications in Hong Kong and Macau, focussing on the Gambling, Hospitality and Government areas. The end result was a well-balanced report on possible market opportunities, that gave a us a good focus for further business development activities. The team showed great perseverance and flexibility in arranging interviews with stake holders to get the information needed to make their comprehensive report. Despite some initial setbacks the team worked well and asked sufficient questions to make sure they stayed on track. A job well done.”

Van Vrijberghe de Coningh, Managing Director, Saab Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.

“In 2016 RPM explored for Bakker further market opportunities in China and conducted research into different regulations when trading products between countries in Asia. The results were presented in a pragmatic and clear report. The practical and onsite approach, combined with the assertive style of the RPM team made this journey successful. We thank RPM for their great contribution in bringing our businesses further and can highly recommend them”

Teertstra, General Manager, Bakker Marine Electric Co., Ltd.

“Research Project Maastricht has conducted a partner search project on behalf of Douwe Egberts. The objectives of the study were to identify the market potential and to propose a short list of Full Service Partners meeting an agreed set of criteria. Douwe Egberts is impressed by the professional and structured approach by the team that resulted in a highly valuable and complete report. For Douwe Egberts this was a very cost effective and efficient way to explore new market opportunities. Douwe Egberts thanks RPM for the outstanding cooperation and highly recommends their services.”

Leusink, Global Operations Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts Professional B.V.

“In 2010, Research Project Maastricht investigated and explored the Brazilian gymnastic equipment market in order to reveal Janssen-Fritsen’s opportunities to become the main supplier of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We were impressed by the thorough research that was conducted and the professional way the results were communicated and presented. During the whole period of research, the team proved to be well prepared and dedicated. We have used the recommendations of Research Project Maastricht in order to position ourselves on the Brazilian market and we definitely recommend their services.”

Drs. J.M. Janssen, Chief Executive Officer, Janssen-Fritsen Gymnastics