School of Economics and Management

Tilburg University's largest School ranks amongst the top Schools in Europe due to its excellent quality in education and research which contributes to a better understanding of society.

Advisory Council

The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise the management strategic challenges faced by TiSEM. The council can point out "blind spots" in the education and research portfolio and contribute to building a stronger external profile. The members hold important positions in business or the non-profit sector and all have strong ties with economics and business economics. The management team and the advisory council meet several times a year.

Currently the members of the advisory council are:

Lenny Berkers

  • Current position: Various consultant, management and supervisory positions, e.g. in financial sector and healthcare sector
  • Career: PwC, BNG Bank, Atrium Medisch Centrum, PUM, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, NV Industriebank LIOF
  • Education: Business Economics and Post-Master Accountancy, Tilburg University

Huub Dekkers

  • Current position: CEO CINOP Consultancy Director Sector Education & Smart Urban Regions, PwC Advisory
  • Career: Centraal Beheer, Staal Bankiers, Achmea Zorg, Tilburg University, Albeda College, PwC
  • Education: Tax Economics, Tilburg University

Eric Engesaeth

  • Current position: Head of Executive Pay and Governance Netherlands & Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group
  • Career: Towers Perrin, Towers Watson Nederland, ESOS
  • Education: Corporate Finance, Tilburg University; PhD (Managerial Compensation Contracting), Tilburg University

Ab Gillhaus

  • Current position: Chief Risk Officer and member of the executive board of DLL (part of Rabobank Group)
  • Career: several senior management positions at Rabobank in the Netherlands, Brazil, United Kingdom and Australia; Member of the executive board of DLL; Chief Credit Officer of the Rabobank group
  • Education: Business Economics, Tilburg University

Erik Kamps

  • Current position: CEO NBrIX/CrossNetworks
  • Career: KGP, FastFiber, Jensa, BMW and MINI/EBDA
  • Education: Fiscal Law, Tilburg University

Pharailda Kokke

  • Current position: Chairman of the Executive Board, Mgr. Frencken College, Oosterhout
  • Career: Various HR positions, amongst which HR Director Tilburg University
  • Education: Labor and Organizational Psychology, Tilburg University.

Wim van der Meeren

  • Current position: Chairman of the board of CZ Healthcare insurance company
  • Career: ┬áProvence Gelderland, Drechtsteden Hospital, St. Elisabeth Hospital
  • Education: Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen

Bert Pauli

  • Current position: Deputy Economic Affairs and Board (VVD), Province of Noord-Brabant
  • Career: Hendrix, Vendex Food Group, Ahold, The Greenery, Municipality Den Bosch
  • Education: Economics, Tilburg University (partly)

Rob Zandbergen

  • Current position: Chairman of the Board and CEO, USG People
  • Career: Royal Netherlands Army, KPN, SNT, Solvus
  • Education: KMA Breda; Business Economics, University of Amsterdam