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University of Groningen Business School

Lifelong learning
Executive masters Executive Master of M&A and Valuation


The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation is taught by lecturers and guest lecturers from academia and professional practice, including,

  • Guido de Boer | Executive director Global Business Development Heineken
  • Aswath Damodaran | Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business
  • René Hooft Graafland | Supervisory Board Ahold, Friesland Campina and Wolters Kluwer
  • Arne Grimme | M&A partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Wim Holterman | Professor of Business Valuation University of Groningen
  • Jasper Knol Bruins | Partner operational transaction services EY
  • Robert-Jan van de Kraats | Former CFO and Member Executive Board Randstad, various Non-Excecutive Board positions
  • Stewart McCrone | Head of Strategy, M&A and Partnerships Philips
  • Wouter Moerel | Managing Director Alpinvest
  • Rob Oudman | Managing director Houlihan & Lokey
  • Gijs van Reen | Operating Managing Director at Parcom Capital
  • Herbert Rijken | Professor Corporate Finance VU University Amsterdam
  • Erik Roelofsen | Professor of International Financial Reporting and Capital Market Communication, Erasmus University
  • Hans Schenk | Professor of organisation economics University of Utrecht
  • Jeroen van der Wal | Practice leader Valuation, Deloitte, the Netherlands
  • Peter Wolterman | Partner Restructuring Services PwC

Prof.dr. Wim Holterman
Professor Wim Holterman, Programme Director

Wim Holterman has dedicated his professional career to M&A and valuation and always worked on the borders of theory and practice. He is professor of Business Valuation at the University of Groningen and has over 25 years of experience in strategic, financial and valuation advice, covering a broad range of industries. In the 1990's he founded the valuation practice of PwC in The Netherlands, which he led for over two decades. He is now a partner at Value Insights, an Amsterdam based boutique that offers board room advice in mergers, acquisitions and valuation. Herbert Rijken
Professor Herbert Rijken, Programme Co-Director

Rijken is Full Professor Corporate Finance at the department of Finance at VU University Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD (1993) in Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. His current research interests are corporate credit risk, structured corporate finance and economics of corporate governance.

Professor Aswath Damodaran
Professor Aswath Damodaran

Aswath Damodaran is Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is world-renowned as the author of various books such as ‘The Dark side of Valuation’ and has been named one of the most popular business school professors in the USA.

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Start next edition: 9 September 2022

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