AMSIB's student society

ACE Society is in close contact with AMSIB, which results in activities that fit very well with the curriculum. Our events are all based on socializing & culture, but also around business and education.

Activities & events

We organize “Get Together’s” at the campus, visit museums in and around Amsterdam, go to parties and clubs, visit theme parks, do pub quizzes, boat trips and tutoring!


To add more more value to your student time & professional experience, we work together with partners. Our partners are businesses who give ACE members discounts, offer internships and co-host events with us. 

We also like to work together with our members, so if you have an idea, please reach out!


Sergio Sjak-Shie


Hi! I’m Sergio, Dutch, 25 & am in my 2nd term of being President of ACE Society.

Currently in my 3rd year at AMSIB, passionate about entrepreneurship, design & marketing.

As president I make sure ACE runs smoothly as an organisation within AMSIB & gets better every single day, both internally and externally. Coffee?

Lisa-Marie Cardoso


Hi, my name is Lisa, and I am 32 years old. I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa, and moved to NL in 2020. I worked in HR for most of my late twenties and decided to pursue a business degree upon moving here. My hobbies include traveling, having a good glass of Gin, and spending time with my family.

Wessam Matouk

Head of Finance

Hey, this’s Wessam Matouk, 32 years old and currently 3rd year International Business student at AMSIB, majoring in International Finance & Control. Besides studying, I’m a visual artist who specialises in geometric art, as well as an entrepreneur in the Dutch creative industry. In my free time, I like cycling, attending storytelling & pitch events, meeting friends, and playing pool.

Enrico Tan

Head of Communication

My name is Enrico Tan, 21 years old and I am third-year AMSIB student. Every day at 7am you’ll see me working out. I like spontaneous small weekend trips, and to drink good whiskey. I can always talk about tech startups and design.

Event Committee

Alexandra Charles

My names Alex, 20 years old born in Switzerland and raised in Brighton UK. I moved to Amsterdam over a year ago to start my degree and have a love for good food and travel. I’m fortunate enough to have experienced lots of different cultures from a young age and that’s what sparked my interest to learn about the running of international businesses within global markets. I’m thrilled to be a part of this incredible team in the coming year.

Sophie Funke Gennant Kaiser

My name is Sophie Funke genannt Kaiser, 23 years old, born and raised in Germany, currently in my second year of my International Business studies at the HvA. With previous studies and work experience abroad in Real Estate, Construction, and Interior Design, I work for an Interior Design Start-Up in the areas of business development, B2B and Public Relation. If you can’t find me working, studying, or exercising, you can always find me with a glass of rose in my hand.

Scarly Santos

My name is Scarly; I was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in St. Maarten and the Netherlands. I’m in the second year of my International Business studies at the AUAS. I’m also a student assistant and member of the ACE Society’s event team. I enjoy traveling, baking, reading, watching good movies/shows, and spending time with my dear ones.

Marie Bode

Hi I’m Marie, a 22-year-old German language lover and crocheting queen. I spent my teenager years hopping around different countries and learning new languages, and now I’m in the Netherlands and ready to take on the world. When I’m not busy creating masterpieces with yarn and a hook, you can find me nose deep in a book or out with friends.

Social Committee

Daria Lapteva

My name is Daria and I’m a part of ACE Social Media Team. I am a second year International student from Russia and have been living in Amsterdam for 2 years already. I love art, learning languages and cultures, and I consider traveling an essential part of my life. Also, I believe in the power of joint efforts that can make changes – and that’s why I’ve decided to join ACE.

Ida Olszak

Hi, my name is Ida, 20 years old and I’m from Poland. I’ve lived in Beijing before coming to study in Amsterdam. I’m a second year student at AUAS. I like to consider myself friendly, open-minded and creative. My hobbies include traveling, reading, photography, and I love anything related to food.

James Sibusiso Beningfield

My name is James Sibusiso Beningfield. “Sibusiso” is an isiZulu word meaning “a blessing”. I am originally from South Africa and moved to the Netherlands with my family over a year ago. I am studying at AMSIB, a program of HvA, and am also a student assistant and member of the ACE societies social media and operations team.

Podcast Committee

Elyan Martin

Hello, my name is Elyan Martin, I am 19 years old and in my third year at AMSIB. I am born and raised in Amsterdam although I have family all over the world. I like sporting outside, doing stuff with friends and playing games.

Theo van Zyl

Born and raised in the sunny skies of South Africa I moved to Amsterdam to study International Business here at AMSIB. Through my experiences I’ve gathered over two years I hope to bring some stories to life with the ACE society podcast!