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A Senior Recruitment manager with broad international experience in all facets of executive search and corporate recruitment.Specific experience in the area of industry focusing on chemicals and natural resources, but equally experienced in all other areas of business including manufacturing, consumer, health care, not for profit, education and government.20 years experience in managing senior and mid-level international recruitments for multinational organizations.Extensive work experience both in North America and Europe, native speaker of both Dutch and English.

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Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles is an international executive search firm employing over 1700 professionals worldwide.

Responsibilities are to manage and conduct international senior and mid-level executive recruitments within the Industrial Practice practice, specialising inglobal chemicals, metal and mining, paper and packaging and natural resources industries.Recruitments include, for exampe: President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Human Resources, Director Procurement, Director Engineering, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Vice President Business Planning and Analysis, Vice President New Business Development, Business Unit Marketing Manager and European Sales Director for major global chemicals/petrochemicals companies, as well as other top-level recruitments for a number of multinational industry and consumer companies.

Also active working withCorporate Professional Development in Chicago and Paris to deliver training workshops for new Associates/Assignment Managers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.Delivered business process training to the Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) on location in New Delhi, India. Part of an international team of professionals to re-design the on-line training materials for Heidrick & Struggles.

In 2001 was appointed to Heidrick & Struggles Global Quality Council, which oversees all quality issues for the firm globally.

Jul 1996Sep 1999


Research Associates Ltd.

Start up and development of a company providing outsourced research and recruitment services to the executive search industry.Clients included major executive search firms across Canada, as well as corporate clients. Carried out senior level management and mid-level technical and management recruitments in a wide variety of industries, both in the public and private sector. One of the firm’s specialties was recruitment for the oil & gas industry for mid- and senior level functions including Reservoir Engineers, Geologists and Project Managers. Also managed the full recruitment and staffing of a start-up plastics converting plant located in Edmonton. Extensive work was done additionally in the areas of manufacturing, health care, education, government and not for profit. The company experienced steady growth since its inception and currently employs four research specialists.Successfully marketed the company’s services and managed the day-to-day operational and financial activities of the company.Sold the company in July 1999.


Partial diploma

University of Albert