Management team

Hotel Management School Maastricht is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. The management team consists of 9 people, with Ad Smits as chairman. The General Manager of the Teaching Hotel Eelco Holwerda and professor Peter Klosse (responsible for the Gastronomy in Foodservice research group) are also part of the management team. 

Secretary Mr. Smits:

+31 (0)43 352 86 64 or 63
secretariaathmsm@zuyd.nl

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Management team

Ad Smits - Dean Hotel & Facility Management

The Dean of the Hotel Management School Maastricht and the Director of the academy for Facility Management.

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Vera Dühring - Dean Relations and Commercial Affairs

Responsible for external relatsions, (online) marketing, communication, internships, alumni strategy and construction projects.

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André van Lieshout - Educational manager 'Propedeuse'

Responsible for team Propedeuse (study year one of the curriculum) and (international) recruitment.

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Marja Windhorst - Educational manager 'Post Propedeuse'

Responsible for team Post Propedeuse (including operational internships) and member of the Curriculum Committee.

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Rita Kusters - Educational manager Specialization

Responsible for team Specializaition (including minors and graduation year) and member of Curriculum Committee.

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Sylvia Knols - Community manager

Responsible for the student community of the hotel school, student counselling and ComIn projects.

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Ankie Hoefnagels - Research Director

Ankie is responsible for HMSM’s research program and the Global Minds curriculum. She is als a member of the steering committee Internationalisation.

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Eelco Holwerda - GM Teaching Hotel Château Bethlehem

As General Manager Teaching Hotel Château Bethlehem, Eelco is responsible for the well-being of the hotel staff, practical students and the guests.

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Linda Hendriks - Director Hospitality Consultancy

Responsible for managing the Hospitality Consultants.

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Peter Klosse - Director of Gastronomy and Foodservice

In addition to being a lector, Peter is also an entrepreneur. He is currently working on his magnum opus: ‘The essence of Gastronomy’.

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