Faculty

Faculty

RSM’s Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme is led by a team of expert faculty members:

Customs regulations

Dr Ruud Tusveld
Ruud Tusveld is the partner in charge of the Dutch Customs & International Trade practice of PwC, leader of the PwC EMEA Customs & International Trade group, and global co-ordinator for the customs network worldwide as a member of the global indirect tax leaderships team of PwC. Ruud is involved in customs consultancy of any kind, but specialises in customs regime aspects related to distribution and production of goods such as customs warehousing, processing reliefs and centralised solutions, and customs valuation in relation to transfer pricing and excises. In all cases, this is combined with advise on the related main international VAT aspects.

Prof. Walter de Wit
Walter de Wit is professor of international and European customs law at Erasmus School of Law, and partner at Ernst & Young, where he advises clients on indirect taxed and international trade. He is programme director and tutor on the Post-master in EU Customs Law and is a core faculty member in RSM’s Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme.

Dr Frank Stevens
Frank Stevens is assistant professor in Commercial Law at the Erasmus School of Law. He teaches commercial law, trade finance law and maritime & transport law. Frank holds a doctorate of Law of Ghent University. Before joining Erasmus University he worked as a lawyer for more than 20 years. Frank teaches in the MSc International Trade Law and the MSc Maritime and Transport Law. In RSM’s Master programme, Frank coordinates the module on International Trade and Transport Regulation.

Dr Hans-Michael Wolffgang
Hans-Michael Wolffgang is a professor of law and head of the Institute of Customs and International Trade Law at the University of Münster, Germany. He is co-founder of the AWB Tax Consultancy and AWB Law Firm, specialized in customs law, value added tax law and law of export controls, with branches in Hamburg and Munich. He is member of the PICARD Advisory Group to the World Customs Organization (WCO). He is co-founder and vice president of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), member of the editorial board of the World Customs Journal (WCJ) and has written extensively on international trade law, customs law and export control law.

Supply chain management

Prof. Albert Veenstra
Albert Veenstra is the director of the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, Dinalog, and professor in international trade facilitation and logistics at Eindhoven University of Technology. He was senior business consultant at TNO from 2011 to 2014. Before joining TNO he was an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Albert has extensive experience in the field of multimodal freight transport and synchromodality as well as in international freight transport and logistics. He was part of the scientific co-ordination team of a large integrated project in the seventh framework research programme of the EU: CASSANDRA.

Prof. Rob Zuidwijk
Rob Zuidwijk is a professor of ports in global networks at RSM. He teaches about freight transport systems, intermodal transportation, international logistics and supply chain management, and interorganisational systems in logistics. His work has been published in journals such as California Management Review, Transportation Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Communications of the ACM, and Production and Operations Management. He has participated and co-ordinated research in international logistics and container transport. Rob is the academic director of RSM’s Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme.

Information compliance

Dr Joris Hulstijn
Joris Hulstijn is an assistant professor of compliance management at Delft University of Technology. He has a background in information systems and IT auditing. Joris’ research relates to model-based auditing, continuous control monitoring and their applications, for instance in regulatory compliance and e-government. He is involved in research projects CORE and SATIN about safety and security in international trade.

Prof. Yao-Hua Tan
Yao-Hua Tan is a professor of information and communication technology at the ICT group of the department of technology, policy and management of Delft University of Technology. He is co-ordinator of the EU-funded integrated research project ITAIDE on IT innovation to facilitate international trade. His research interests are service engineering and governance: ITC-enabled electronic negotiation and contracting; multi-agent modelling to develop automation of business procedures in international trade. Yao-Hua is also the programme director of RSM’s Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme.

Research methods

Dr Ferdinand Jaspers
Ferdinand Jaspers is programme director at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. His teaching and consultancy activities focus on business modelling and lean startup. Based on his expertise at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, he teaches courses and provides masterclasses, workshops and boot camps on corporate entrepreneurship, new business development, and entrepreneurial start-up and growth. With a rigorous academic perspective, Ferdinand draws upon and helps you move beyond approaches such as customer development and lean startup, business modelling, and effectuation. He holds a PhD from RSM.