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 Ankie Hoefnagels (responsible for the research group Global Minds @ Work) are also part of the management team.

Secretary Mr. Smits:

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

Where to find us

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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 relations, (online) marketing, communication, alumni strategy and construction projects.

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André van Lieshout - Head of Programme 'Propedeuse'

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

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Marja Windhorst - Head of Programme 'Post Propedeuse'

Responsible for team Post Propedeuse and member of the Curriculum Committee.

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Josje van Dongen - Head of Innovation and Programme Specializations

Responsible for team Innovation and team Specializations (including minors and graduation year).

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Fanny Beaumont - Head of Internships

Responsible for Internship Department (practical internship in 2nd year en management internship in graduation year).

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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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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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Ankie Hoefnagels - Professor Global Minds @ Work and Research Director

Ankie is professor Global Minds @ Work and responsible for HMSM’s research programme. She is also a member of the steering committee Internationalisation.

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