STE Trainingen

committed to learning
Please view our range of open enrolment course for
Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish
  News Letter  Contact 
Nederlands English
home > over ste > new ownership for ste languages

New ownership for STE Languages

Willem van der Velden will step down as director of STE Languages in Eindhoven. The new owners will be Mathilde Lageman and Wilfried Gradus.


STE Languages is the language training institute in the southeast of the Netherlands, both for private individuals and for businesses. Originating from Philips Talenonderwijs, Studiecentrum Talen Eindhoven (STE) was founded in 1995. The ownership of STE was transferred to Willem van der Velden in 2005 who has successfully managed the company for many years. Having worked at STE since 2002 Mathilde Lageman became co-owner in 2015. STE Languages has grown tremendously over the last 10 years and is a well-respected and highly valued partner of international companies and organisations in the southeast of the Netherlands. These companies and organisations recognise the value of reliable communication skills and are committed to develop the Dutch, English and German language skills of their employees and any other languages they might need or want to learn.


About the owners

Mathilde Lageman – Director

After graduating in English Language and Literature at Leiden University, Mathilde Lageman started working in education. She worked at the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam in the Business & Economics degree programmes for many years both as a teacher of English and as a coordinator of various student and company projects. Once settled in Eindhoven, she continued her career at STE Languages. First as English language trainer, English language coordinator and member of the management team and as co-owner and director. She focuses on the quality of the language training courses, professionalism of STE language trainers and on the internal organisation.


Wilfried Gradus – Director

As a business economist and Registered Marketeer, Wilfried Gradus has many years of management experience in various industries, including ICT & Telecom, business services, training & education and health care. He worked for a number of large international companies including Orange and Teleco Italia / BBned and held positions of responsibility in sales and in marketing strategy. At STE Languages, he will focus on marketing & sales, business development and finance.


Do you have any questions?

For more information please contact:

Mathilde Lageman, Telephone +31 6 2895 2610, Email

Back to the homepage