About your Lecturers
After my studies in commercial economy and marketing, my long career path guided me to the field of dairy products. As an international sales manager, I travelled extensively throughout the world, experiencing many cross-cultural marketing situations. During that time I learned a lot about how to conduct and, more importantly, how not to conduct business on a global scale.
After a merger of my company, I decided to leave my job. However, an invitation to teach in the classroom allowed me to convey my international marketing know-how to young people eagerly wanting to obtain a degree in marketing.
As a lecturer, I teach at various professional educational/vocational training institutions, including ISW/ISBW Leiden, KBK Hogeschool Rotterdam, and Hogeschool HBO Nederland Arnhem.
After 20 years in the classroom, without losing my business contacts during that period, I want to share my knowledge with others in young, emerging countries whom I can support with my extensive theoretical and practical international experience.
I look forward to meeting you in person.
Kindest regards, Ben Vlietstra
I specialize in short-term courses to brush up either your spoken or your written English, making use of goal-oriented material which I developed over the years and which has proved to be effective. It goes without saying that the course can be tailored to your particular situation.
Classes may be in Dutch, but preferably in English.
I am looking forward to meeting you.