THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR YOUR MISSION
Carien van der Laan
Carien spent her early years in Syracuse, New York and then moved back to Holland to study law at the University of Utrecht. She was the first female McKinsey consultant in the Netherlands and has become a visionary leader on diversity and gender equality.
Karen has a background in Nursing (with honors), Health Sciences and Epidemiology. She successfully started and scaled several (international) companies and is a well-known mentor and investor for start-up companies.
Nicolette van Helsdingen
Nicolette started her career in various sales management positions in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. As search consultant in various renowned executive search companies she guided complex selection procedures at executive board level and performed various management audits and supervisory board evaluations.
Nicole worked for more than fifteen years in consulting, IT, retail and automotive. She had various management roles and she knows from experience how organizations work and that diversity has added value.
Marieke Van Kilsdonk
Marieke started her career at executive search firm Hyphen Consulting International, focused on mid and senior management positions at multinationals. There she specialized in search for the more difficult roles at high tech companies such as Philips. She thinks out of the box and successfully introduces candidates who are able to add value by bridging sectors to bring fresh capabilities and insights.
For nearly 30 years she held a number of diverse Management and Director positions in Health Care: ranging from Head Nurse in an academic hospital to Member of the Board of a top clinical hospital, from Director at a home for the elderly to the Director for Care in the Health Care Insurers Association of The Netherlands.
Organizing and planning is her art, Karen manages our search procedures, coordinates everything with our candidates and ensures our clients every need.
Friendly and welcoming, Jacqueline makes every person feel at home in our office thanks to her service mindedness.
Van der Laan & Co has found valuable advisors, each outstanding in their fields, who are willing to act as our Advisory Board.
Creative and innovative strategist, Jenny is an out of the box thinker with rich and extensive career dossier.
Internationally minded, and industry acclaimed, Alexandra is one of the Netherlands best known women executives.
Business and growth minded, Renè is highly sought after for his advisory and industry growth knowledge.
Jan Alberdingk Thijm
The first thing you notice about Jan is that in spite of his very analytic strategic business demeanor and mindset, he also understands that peoples’ feeling of well being in an organisation will make the difference between a well run company and one that does not perform up to par.
Van der Laan & Co has alliances with trusted professionals in diversity management, talent and personal development, career management, executive coaching and search.
An inspirational leader on diversity management and business co-founder, Monic is highly regarded for her business coaching and training expertise.
Elisa de Groot
Business founder and diversity management leader, Elisa is an advisor on business organizational development and team performance.