GIJSBERT JOHAN HEITINGA

Born on Java, adopted by colonists, fled from Indonesian nationalists, settled in the Netherlands as one of the first people with dark skin... The life story of Gijsbert Johan Heitinga (July 19, 1927) reads like a boys' book. The reconstruction of the fate of John's grandfather was made possible by his uncle Andy, who […]

MISTER AJAX

Nobody is as loyal to his club as Sjaak Swart. From the age of ten he has played continuously for the brave Meersche heroes. Nowadays he can be found at the training complex six days a week and at Sjaak's Table in the Champions Lounge during every home match. MASTERS visited him during his biweekly training at […]

BENNO READER, GASSAN

Involved from day one with MASTERS EXPO, the largest diamond dealer in Amsterdam, a household name in the industry and a family business that you can admire. MASTERS HQ is talking about Gassan Diamonds. Benno Leeser, patriarch of the family, grew from a rough diamond to become the President and CEO of GASSAN. Who helped him with the most important aspects [...]

ARJEN VAN BEEK, LOUWMAN EXCLUSIVE

Since 2013, Arjen van Beek has been director of Louwman Exclusive, the car dealer for Morgan, Maserati and McLaren in a beautiful building on the A2. Arjen has a notable background in the automotive world. But every top executive has had support along the way. Curious who was the wheelbarrow for Arjen? You read that […]

MAURTIS VAN DER SLUIS, RAI AMSTERDAM

He has been working at the largest events center in the Netherlands since 1996 and has now reached the absolute top. Maurits van der Sluis, one of the big bosses of RAI Amsterdam, has helped the company become what it is today in more than 22 years. Wondering how he ended up in that chair […]

TEPAS 2019

It was a spectacular evening for LXRY and neo-purism artist Steve Tepas at the Stedelijk Museum. You can safely say: a collaboration that you are against. The unique cover of LXRY Magazine #37 was unveiled, which Tepas co-created with photographer Rahi Rezvani. During the occasion, the artist also showed his new work for the first time […]

MEN'S LUNCH 2019

A recurring phenomenon at MASTERS EXPO is the Men's Lunch, where a select group of gentlemen has the honor of networking during lunch. The guest list is a mix of well-known Dutch people, established entrepreneurs and exhibitors and newcomers. And yes, men among themselves, that gives a special magic. Text: Sabine de Witte Editorial: Susan Poeder […]

LEADING LADIES LUNCH 2019

MASTERS EXPO is indispensable: the most enjoyable networking lunch for Power Women, the Leading Ladies Lunch. Image: Goed Folk For the first time this year, a line-up of star chefs provided the Leading Ladies Lunch: Luc Kusters* (Bolenius), Niven Kunz* (Niven ), Chris Naylor* (Vermeer, NH Collection) and Jermain de Rozario* (De Rozario) put their heart and soul (and sometimes a […]

MEXPO golf tournament 2019

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October 2021 - The Duke Club On Thursday 6 June 2019, the seventh edition of the annual golf tournament MEXPO took place at The Duke in Nistelrode. During this sunny day, the golf club was reserved exclusively for 28 flights that competed for coveted prizes. Next October 9, the […]

RICK MOORMAN, MEN'S FASHION SPECIALIST

For men's fashion specialist Rick Moorman, work is not actually work, because by calling something work you frame everything. He wrote a book, ended up at Talpa, got his own radio program and nowadays even wanders around the theater with De Vakidioten where he talks about what he experiences in his field. “At some point […]