UPF Teamplayers

Vincent van Wijgerden

Vincent van Wijgerden

Board Member INTL. Jurist - Fiscalist

Vincent ('79) is working as a fiscal jurist and has studied Fiscal and European law. He has for many years experience as fiscal jurist and advises (rich) individuals, expats and SME-businesses. In addition he is working as a teacher at Erasmus School of Law University. At an early age - partly due to his stay of a few years in China - he became interested in the world around him and how this world functions. He is also socially active with the JCI in Leiden.

Michael Sabbe

Michael Sabbe

Board Member INTL. Financial Expert

Michael ('55) is an economist. He studied economics at the American university AUP. He is an entrepreneur and has experience in various sectors such as ISP provider, information systems, the textile and automotive industry. For the last few years his focus is on the development of green energy solutions, and lectures on sustainable financial systems. A sound economy (household) leads to a prosperous world for all. Click here for more info about Michael.

Peter Michel Heilmann

Peter Michel Heilmann

Global Relations and Development

Peter Michel ('70) is a visionary and inspired citizen of the world who grew up in Africa. For two decades he stood at the forefront of systemic change in and of Greece. He is a leading expert in holistic entrepreneurship, leadership and finance, with an extensive international network. He has authored numerous books and is founder of WholistiQ, which helps purpose-driven, world-changing entrepreneurs to flourish in a holistic, creative and successful way. More info here!

Ronald Bernard

Ronald Bernard

Founding Father of United People

Ronald ('62) is a socially responsible entrepreneur. His background is economy, psychology, architecture and theology. For 30 years he worked independently in a variety of branches. In the financial sector it was asset management, currency- and deposit trade. He is well known in several EU countries. His mission is 'A Good Stewardship of All Life.' For him it's foremost about the children worldwide. The children are our future. More info can be found here!


Marleen Janssen Groesbeek

Marleen Janssen Groesbeek

International Advisory Board Member

Marleen ('63) studied economics at the University of Amsterdam. She was for 20 years a financial-economic journalist. Her book on Corporate Social Responsibility was published in 2001. Since 2014 she is Professor Sustainable Finance & Accounting at Avans University for Applied Sciences. In her inaugural speech she argued that if we want to have a better world, we have to do it ourselves. That's why she supports United People Foundation. More information here.

Prof. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

Prof. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

International Advisory Board Member

Julian ('53) is a philosopher, political thinker, professor and entrepreneur. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Oxford and his interests cover a wide spectrum: from good governance and sustainable economy to religion and metaphysics. He has published several books, including 'Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus'. His dream is to transform the world into a more peaceful happy place. He wants to initiate a new epoch in the history of humankind, which is evolutionity. Info link!

Emil Möller LL.M.

Emil Möller LL.M.

International Advisory Board Member

Emil ('58) is lecturer, researcher, philosopher, baccalaureate and entrepreneur. He finished his studies at the Erasmus University and did research on decision making processes. He saw no problems with this, except in our hearts. He initiated and managed many sustainability projects. He reached the conclusion: 'a better world is a consequence of a higher state of consciousness' (The book). His mission is: reminding people who they are and what their task is (self-development).

Dr. Andrew Chaplin

Dr. Andrew Chaplin

International Advisory Board Member

Andrew ('54) is an Oxbridge-trained inter- national economist with deep experience in delivering high-level strategic national public policy recommendations to central govern- ment, finance and trade ministries, including the eurozone and EU member states. Having served as long-term overseas residential advisor, he is now Cambridge-based, where he is a Senior Member of King’s College and an Expert Network Member of Cambridge University Judge Business School at CSaP. More info? Click here!