• Bridging theory and practice

  • Creating lasting learning effect

  • Passionate about our work

  • Contributing to your social impact

International expertise, local presence

Our pool of experts around the world combines international quality standards with local knowledge and responds to your working realities. We are continuously challenging ourselves to provide you with the best service possible. We consistently reflect on the quality of our work, and explore new approaches to keep abreast with our changing world. 

Meet our experts

  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management

    Niek Bakker

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Susanne van Lieshout

    Director Kenya office
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Marie-José Niesten

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Richard Yeboah

    Director Ghana office
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Bart van Halteren

    Regional Director Asia
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Selemani Zéphirin

    Codirector DR Congo office
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Miriam Lindwer

    Branch Director, Myanmar office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Maddalena Bearzotti

    Director Brussels office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Mike Zuijderduijn

    Managing Director
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Programme and Project Management

    Sam Boering

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Irma Alpenidze

    Senior Trainer / Consultant

Our clients

News

  • Proposal writing: six online resources our trainees love

    At MDF, we have perfected proposal writing through our extensive experience over a period of 35 years! We have compiled six online resources that our trainees love that will go a long way in improving your proposal writing. Find out more…

    blog15 Sep 2020
  • Reflections: managing during turbulent times

    What to do when your business needs to shift 180 degrees in only a few months’ time? How do you keep colleagues on board and how do you monitor if everything is new? Ingrid Plag, managing partner at MDF, reflects in this interview on her experience with managing the organisation during these turbulent times and shares her thoughts on what she thinks made it work.   

    news11 Sep 2020
  • Quiz - Can you recognise leadership styles?

    A leader becomes more effective if he/she is able to apply different leadership styles in different situations. Daniel Goleman distinguishes six different leadership styles. Do you recognise them all? Also the ones that don't come naturally to you?

    news27 Aug 2020