Marielle Heijltjes


Besides designing and delivering leadership education to business executives, Dr. Mariëlle Heijltjes also leads Maastricht University’s professional development division, UMIO, as its executive director. 

Mariëlle taught in executive MBA programs at some of the world’s most highly respected universities and has worked with executives and teams at APG, Daimler, Unilever, Vodafone and World Bank. 

After earning her master’s in economics and business administration at Maastricht, Mariëlle went on to obtain a Ph.D. in organization and strategy. She’s passionate about translating academic research into actionable knowledge; her research has been published in a variety of international academic journals. 

Mariëlle is chair of Beta Gamma Sigma’s board of governors. She also serves on the international advisory boards for international business schools like IESEG, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, United World College Maastricht and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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