Thomas Dieben - Golf Columnist
Thomas graduated at the Hotelschool The Hague, had internships in the Caribbean and New York and has lived in the UK for a while. His final project for the Hotelschool was for a Dutch golf organization and this resulted in his interest for and knowledge of this sport. With his own Hotel Marketing company Thomas founded the website Golfbreak.nl. Golfbreak.nl gives Dutch golfers the possibility to find and book golf packages, a combination of green fee, lunch or dinner and an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel. He lives in Amsterdam and hits the course when possible.
Fenna Ferwerda – Backpage Columnist
Fenna works as a corporate lawyer for an international firm at the Zuidas, Amsterdam’s financial heart. Sometimes amused, sometimes bewildered, she observes the comings and goings in this square kilometre of Dutch high-rise. Fenna is not her real name.
Paul Rodenburg – Business Columnist
Since 2009 Paul is working for Darion Capital Management in Amsterdam, before this he has come to know what it’s like to be an expat in the Middle East and London. At Darion Capital Management he specializes in alternative investment funds and structured products. Within The International Correspondent he gives us an insider’s view on today’s financial world. This may concern anything from Arbitrage trading to Zero coupon bonds.
Prof. Dr. Sanjay Sharma – Political Columnist
Recently quoted in Harvard Business Review, Sanjay, former director of Maastricht University India Institute and professor of international and Korean affairs, is a strategy advisor on high-growth Asian economies. Educated in Korea (PhD), Netherlands (MBA) and India (MPhil), he has advised government agencies on investment and security in Korea, and provided consultancy to leading Korean conglomerates on their India and Europe operations. A guest speaker/faculty at Clingendael, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands), JNU, IIT, IIITM (India), SNU, KIIEP, KITA, POSRI, UNESCO (Korea), Sanjay has featured in TV documentaries besides other regular appearances on radio, print and TEDx
Christiaan van der Sluijs – Labour Market Columnist
Christiaan writes about the economy and the international labour market. His aim is to provide food for thought and fuel for action. After 10 years of international management consulting in the high-tech sector and in strategy consulting, Christiaan joined ABNAMRO where he performed various roles in product management, as well as across IT, Operations and large programmes over a period of 8 years. At present, he is the CEO of HAWK Investment Cycle Solutions, a company focused on delivering Recruiting, Consulting and Bespoke Business Solutions. He holds a degree in Business Administration (M.Sc. BA) from the Rotterdam School of Management/EUR.