Successful in Executive Search for more than 30 years
Jan started his career with the Telecom Division of the Dutch PTT as Commercial Director and later as Head of the Organisation Department for the Amsterdam region. He later moved to the headquarters in The Hague where he worked as advisor to the Board. He subsequently moved to Bergen op Zoom and joined GE Plastics where he was European HR Director.
In 1985 he started his career in Executive Search at Eurosurvey in Amsterdam and launched his own firm two years later. After two years he became VP/Partner of KornFerryInternational where he successfully started the Board Services Practice. After that he was recruited by ATKearney Executive Search as their Managing Director of the Benelux.Jan started his own office in 2008 after leading the Benelux office of ATKearney Executive Search for 16 years.In 2005 Jan initiated the New Board Program at the Nyenrode Business University which currently is Nyenrode’s top advanced program on board effectiveness and governance.
In 2011 he launched the New Executive Career Management Program, an executive career management program designed for executives and top talent with the intent to support them on a permanent basis with planning and pro-actively acting with respect to their careers.Jan graduated at the 4 years program of the Voorlinden business school of the Dutch PTT. He also is a graduate of the postdoctoral Management Consultancy Program of S.I.O.O., based in Utrecht the Netherlands.