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Leiden Leadership Programme


The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) employs experts in the field of leadership. They equip master's students from Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam with the necessary leadership knowledge, insights and skills to increase their social impact.

  • Sandra Groeneveld Professor Public Management

    Sandra Groeneveld is a full professor of Public Management. In her research and teaching on public management and leadership, she focuses in particular on issues of organisational change, diversity and inclusion. Within the LLP, Sandra teaches the 'Essentials.

    Contact: s.m.groeneveld@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Ben Kuipers Professor Public Leadership

    Ben Kuipers is professor in Public Leadership, with expertise in organisational change and teamwork. Within the LLP, Ben teaches the 'Essentials.

    Contact: b.s.kuipers@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Olaf Simonse PhD Candidate

    Olaf Simonse is a dual PhD student in the programme of the Leiden University Dual PhD Centre The Hague. His PhD research focuses on promoting financial literacy. Before his academic transition, Olaf worked for many years in a management role in both companies and the government. Within the LLP, he is involved in the track 'Equality and Inclusion'.

    Contact: o.simonse@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

  • Eduard Schmidt Assistant professor

    Eduard Schmidt is an associate professor at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University. His research and teaching focus on leadership, organisational change and the way public organisations create added societal value, in particular in healthcare and the social domain. At the LLP, Eduard is associated with the track 'Healthy Living & Well-being'.

    Contact: j.e.t.schmidt@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Johan Jan Beukman Researcher project LLC

    Johan Jan Beukman is a PhD candidate at the Leiden Leadership Centre. From his experience as a policy officer at Leiden University of Applied Sciences, he has a keen interest in the inner workings of public organisations and their role in society. His PhD research, therefore, focuses on public leadership (e.g., at ministries and municipalities). At the LLP, Johan Jan is a Lab leader in the 'Sustainability and Climate' track.

    Contact: j.j.w.beukman@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Jan Adriaanse Professor Turnaround Management

    Jan Adriaanse works as a full professor of Turnaround Management at the Department of Business Studies of the Faculty of Law. He is also scientific director of the Institute for Fiscal and Economic Studies at the same faculty. His research focuses on rescue operations of companies in dire straits (turnarounds). At the LLP, Jan teaches the module 'Business Leadership.

    Contact: j.a.a.adriaanse@law.leidenuniv.nl

  • Paul Nieuwenburg Professor Political Philosophy

    Paul Nieuwenburg is a full professor of Political Science and Political Philosophy at the Institute of Political Science. He also serves as director of the Centre for Political Philosophy. His research mainly focuses on issues in moral psychology, public ethics and constitutional theory. At the LLP, Paul teaches the module 'Public Leadership'.

    Contact: pnieuwenburg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

  • Simcha Jong Kon Chin Professor of Science-based business

    Simcha Jong Kon Chin is a full professor and director of Science Based Business at Leiden University. Previously, Simcha has been associated with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the UCL School of Management. He is currently leading a research project on the organisation of international R&D consortia. His research mainly focuses on topics such as innovation for health and commercialisation of science. At the LLP, Simcha teaches the module 'Adaptive Leadership'.

    Contact: s.jong@liacs.leidenuniv.nl

  • Tanachia Ashikali Assistant professor

    Tanachia Ashikali is an associate professor at the Institute of Public Administration. Tanachia specialises in diversity management, leadership and inclusion in public organisations. She develops and applies quantitative methods and techniques in her research of these topics amongst employees and (team) leaders. Tanachia teaches the module 'Inclusive Leadership'.

    Contact: t.s.ashikali@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

  • Eline Bergijk Educational Director Honours Academy

    Eline Bergijk is Education Director of the Honours Academy at Leiden University. Thus, she is directly involved as a board member of the institute in the organisation of the LLP.

    Contact: onderwijsdirecteur@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Annefleur Teeuwen Relations Manager LLP

    Annefleur Teeuwen is the Relations Manager of the LLP. As such, she establishes and maintains contacts with other organisations/companies on behalf of the institute. Annefleur studied Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Leiden University. 

    Contact: a.n.teeuwen@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Pascal Neuteboom Programme Assistant Leiden Leadership Programme

    Pascal Neuteboom is programme assistant of the LLP. Her work mainly focuses on the coordination of the LLP, and communicating with students, lecturers and guest speakers.

    Contact: p.neuteboom@ha.leidenuniv.nl

  • Patrick Daamen Student Assistant Leiden Leadership Programme

    Patrick Daamen is a student assistant at the LLP. His work focusses on supporting administrative and promotional work. Patrick is currently enrolled in the Political Science (MSc) programme and the Linguistics (ResMA) programme.

    Contact: p.daamen@ha.leidenuniv.nl

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