Movers and shakers – alumni in RSM Outlook winter 2017

Stay tuned with the professional advancements of alumni from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) as they develop their careers and move to new positions and companies, and even to different countries. If you’re an alumnus making a career move, let us know by emailing

Jan Martijn Metselaar  

Executive MBA 2009

Formerly manager project management, T-Mobile Thuis B.V. (Eurofiber). Now director network operator, Eurofiber Nederland B.V. (Maarssen, the Netherlands).

Effective: May 2017


Swapna Nair

International Full-time MBA 2012

The director of sales and business development, Capgemini, moves to American Express GBT to become head of sales (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Effective: May 2017


Diogo Barbosa

International Full-time MBA 2008

Moves from role as managing partner, GEMA Digital, to take on position as general manager at Exponor (Porto, Portugal).

Effective: May 2017


Arwen Smit  

BSc International Business Administration 2013

Previously entrepreneur in residence for InMotion. Now co-founder, Dovu (London, UK).

Effective: January 2017


Alexander Pierrou  

OneMBA 2009

Leaves multi-faceted roles with Spandex Nordic Region, Spandex AB and Schneider Grafiska to take on new challenges as general manager Spain and Portugal, Electrolux (Madrid, Spain).

Effective: October 2017


Niko van Eeghen  

MSc General Management 2007 & MSc Management in Innovation 2008

Steps up from position as senior product manager with Here to become VP of product management wit Vaadin (Turku, Finland).

Effective: September, 2017


Ton Winkels

Part-time MBA 1999

Leaves behind role as managing director LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson, to take on position as partner company pension plan & total rewards advisory, Focus Orange (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

Effective: August 2017


Francesco Arecchi  

International Full-time MBA 2003

Previously product manager structural heart EMEA, Abbott. Is now marketing manager, Carmat (Paris, France).

Effective: September 2017


Charles Shao  

International Full-time MBA 2004

The global head of learning and development for Caterpillar Inc, takes on new responsibilities as senior client partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group (Beijing, China).

Effective: September 2017


Allesandro Cardito

MSc Finance & Investments 2010

The financial planning and reporting transition manager with Coty (Switzerland), moves to new heights as global consumer beauty value distribution leader, Coty (New York, USA).

Effective: April 2017


Jonna van Kalker

MSc International Management (CEMS) 2011

The co-founder and managing director for GuestReday in the Netherlands, is now senior associate, SparkOptimus (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

Effective: June 2017


Rob van Lint  

Postkandidaats Bedrijfskunde 1985

Formerly general director, Immigration and Naturalisation Service, Ministry of Security and Justice (the Netherlands). Now inspector-general, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Ministry of Economic Affairs (the Netherlands).

Effective: July 2017


Carola Schouten  

MSc Business Administration 2006

The member of the Dutch Parliament (ChristenUnie) becomes minister of agriculture, nature and food quality, and deputy prime minister.

Effective: October 2017


Alfredo Arpaia

International Full-time MBA 1998

Is promoted from position as senior partner, Roland Berger, to take on role as managing partner and CEO, Roland Berger (Milan, Italy).

Effective: September 2017

More information

These movers and shakers were published in RSM Outlook winter 2017 – RSM’s alumni and corporate relations magazine. You can download RSM Outlook here.

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