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The two-year MA FEC programme provides ambitious entrepreneurs the foundation, skills and structure to start and successfully operate a fashion enterprise.

We have brought together a team of highly skilled educators and industry professionals to support our fashion entrepreneurs in every way possible. Our team is one way we keep the programme innovative. The team constantly seeks ways to link creativity, business, technology, research and fashion.

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Head of MA FEC

Leslie Holden, MA (RCA)

Following a commercial career in design, Leslie has been the head of the Fashion & Design department at AMFI for the past ten years. As the head of the MA FEC, his primary responsibilities are to oversee all operational aspects of the programme, including budget management, curriculum development, admission, faculty recruitment, partnerships and collaborations.

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Sabine Niederer PhD
research

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Angela Kilcoyne BA
marketing

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Valentijn Langendorff BA
service design & online concepts

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Ligia Hera

Phd, lecturer in Economics

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Natalia Sanchez Querubin

PHD Candidate and New Media Lecturer

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Mieke Woestenburg

Msc, Lecturer & researcher

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Mikki Engelsbel MSc
Programme manager

Irene Maldini

Irene Maldini MA, PhD candidate
design & sustainability

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Maaike Feitsma PhD
fashion culture

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Yolet Wefers Bettink MA
supply chain management

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Jo Watson MA
fashion & branding

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Mausam Mathura-Meghani MBA

Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Finance

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Sander Schellens

Msc, lecturer marketing

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Constantin von Maltzahn PhD
research methods, marketing

Casimir Morreau

Jean-Casimir Morreau MA
process & leadership

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Philipp Schüller MA
commercial design 

Sandra Kuijpers

Sandra Kuijpers MPhil
virtual prototyping

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Stella Walker MA
design management

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Gwen Cunningham
Sustainability Coordinator

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Marco Mossinkoff

Phd, Consultant at Mossinkoff Fashion Marketing & Branding

Faculty and Staff

To provide fashion entrepreneurs with all the tools, skills and expertise they’ll need to start and operate a successful company, we’ve brought together teaching professionals who are the best in their respective fields.

Mentors and Advisors

Every startup needs support. Our team of mentors and advisors are experienced in developing business models, finding the first customers and accelerating growth.

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Matthijs Crietee
International Apparel Federation

Fatma Sener

Fatma Sener
Dutch Chamber of Commerce

Susie Breuer

Susie Breuer
Co-Lab54

Danielle Wanders

Danielle Wanders
Het Praktijkbureau

Bert van Son

Bert van Son
MUD Jeans

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Harald Friedl
Circle Economy

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Anne Marie Commandeur
stijlinstituut amsterdam

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Jeanette de Wolf
Creative and commercial consultancy

Ed Bouwmans

Ed Bouwmans
Claassen, Moolenbeek & Partners

Stefan Siegel

Stefan Siegel
Not Just a Label

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Ed Bouwmans
Claassen, Moolenbeek & Partners

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Jose Teunissen
London College of Fashion

Roland Kahn

Roland Kahn
Cool Investments B.V.

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Mariette Hoitink
Meester Koetsier Foundation

Jury Members

At two key moments in the programme, our fashion entrepreneurs pitch their company to the Jury. This panel is made up of seasoned investors and other heavyweights in the fashion industry.

Partners and Community

Why start a fashion enterprise in Amsterdam? We’ve got valuable network of partners and are part of a larger community of successful entrepreneurs. Come find out what you’ve been missing.

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London College of Fashion

ACE - Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship

Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship

Amsterdam Economic Board
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THNK School of Creative Leadership

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Not Just a Label

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Fashion for Good

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Fashion United

Circle Economy

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Lectra PLM Solutions

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ClickNL Next Fashion

De Clinic

De Clinic

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World Fashion Centre

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