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Resumé René Lenssen

René Lenssen is a senior expert in international education and development. He has a long-standing career and an excellent track record in the following areas:

  • education management
  • business development and (international) marketing of tertiary education
  • project development and management of large-scale (private and donor-funded) education projects in emerging and developing countries

Before establishing himself as an independent consultant in 1998 he had worked in various managerial positions inUniversities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and Regional Director Europe for IDP Education Australia. In 2004 he founded StudyWorld (Netherlands) BV, a student recruitment agency in the Netherlands, which was sold to Kilroy in 2009.

Since 2009 René lives in Lusaka, Zambia, where works on many different projects, e.g. the Africa Program for Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, AusAID's Australia Awards for Africa Program on behalf of GRM International and various capacity building projects funded by the Dutch government programme NICHE in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia in collaboration with CINOP International. From his base in Africa René also works as Associate Consultant Projects and Consultancies for Maastricht School of Management.

René has an MA in Policy and Organisation Studies (Tilburg University, Netherlands) and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), and is working on his Doctorate research at ISM International School of Management (Paris/New York), focusing on the global for-profit education sector. 

Publications  

  • Lenssen, René Een internationale markt voor het hoger onderwijs en modellen voor kennis-export: een verkenning. Het begrippenapparaat van de onderwijsmarketing toegelicht., Nuffic paperback (2), 2000


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