Marjan (1952) started her career in 1975 as policy advisor for educational innovation at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She continued her career at the Open University - from the start of the OU in 1983 - where she was responsible for building up all academic tutoring activities in the 18 OU study centers.
After a position as Director Executive Education within a Dutch training institute for construction companies (‘Bouwcentrum Rotterdam’), Marjan launched her career in Executive Education at Nyenrode in 1989. She used to design customized, high potential programs for a number of larger Dutch corporate companies, and she has been the Program Director of the Young Management Program (now “Leadership Development Program”), which she has developed and run very successfully for 15 years.
From 2005-2015 she developed and has been the Program Director of the New Board Program at Nyenrode, a high end top executive program about 'Boardroom Dynamics'. In 2015 she became Director of the Executive MBA Program of Nyenrode.
Marjan holds a MSc in Economics from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and a MSc in Organizational Development (MSOD) from the Graziado School of Business&Management of Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, the nr.1 ranked OD program in the U.S.
Marjan is board member of the Stichting Young Captain (issuing each year the Young Captain Award), being responsible for the Young Bilderberg Conference, a yearly joint event of Nyenrode Business Universiteit and the Stichting Young Captain. She is chairman of the board of the 'Molenpagestichting', and board member of the 'Lutherhof' in Amsterdam.