Penrhyn International

Maes & Lunau Executive Search - Amsterdam

Dani Bicker Caarten

dani bicker caarten

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Fields: Associations, Government & Public sector, Logistics & Supply Chain, Non Profit, Technology, Telecommunication & Media


Dani is principal consultant for the nonprofit sector and logistics & transport. 

Dani graduated in Dutch corporate law. After her studies she held various management positions at Nedlloyd, Endemol, Municipality of Haarlem, Ministry of Home Affairs and Net4kids Aid Foundation and African Parks Foundation. 

In 2013 she moved to Maes & Lunau. Because of her diverse background in both the nonprofit sector and the corporate sector she has a large network. She therefore focuses on various sectors. Thanks to her professional knowledge and her managerial experience at various levels she has an eye for finding the right person in the right position.

Irene Wolfs

irene wolfs

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Fields: Agriculture, Consumer Goods


Irene Wolfs works as a consultant for Maes & Lunau. Her main objective is to find candidates for executive, supervisory and management positions in the Agricultural & Food branche within the sector Consumers Goods & Retail.

Irene Wolfs graduated in Dutch law from the University of Amsterdam. She first worked as a legal expert for Grontmij and then as a consultant in change processes for various government departments. She subsequently worked in an international capacity as the director of marketing & communications for the largest thoroughbred horse studbook in the world, KWPN. Her achievements there include a successful positioning in emerging markets by introducing a sector-based market approach throughout the chain. She also helped to further commercialise the organisation.

Given her experience in a variety of organisations and roles, Irene has access to a wide and international network. The combination of management experience and legal and consultancy expertise, makes Irene a sound consultant with a broad approach to issues and the ability to understand them quickly. Irene is a pleasant and creative sparring partner with a level-headed approach and a very good eye for the right person for the right position.

Mattijs Kropholler

mattijs kropholler

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Fields: Industrial & Automotive, Technology, Telecommunication & Media


Mattijs Kropholler has extensive experience in executive search at the most senior levels in the Netherlands and more widely in Europe. He became a Principal in Penrhyn International in 2005 on joining Maes & Lunau in Amsterdam. His special fields of expertise and experience are information technology and telecommunications, and he combines experience as a senior manager in those industries with an outstanding record of success as a provider of executive search consultancy in large and in smaller entrepeneurial organisations. 

Mattijs is a graduate of the University of Leiden. In addition to Dutch he speaks English, German and French. 

Mattijs has been Head of Personnel and Organisation for the Philips/AT&T joint venture, has been General Manager of a software subsidiary of AT&T, and has held the top Human Resources roles at two leading IT services businesses, Atos Origin and Getronics. 

Representative assignments:
Managing Director, RAET IT Services
Sales and Marketing Director, Versatel NL
Director Sales, Netherlands, AT&T 
Managing Director, Intergamma Holding, a retail group 
Director Compensation and Benefits, TNT 
Corporate EVP HR Information Systems, Philips

Teunis de Haas

teunis de haas

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Fields: Education, Government & Public sector, Healthcare , Non Profit


Teunis de Haas is a partner at Maes & Lunau Executive Search. He is responsible for the searches for executive, non-executive boardmembers and directors for the central and local government, healthcare and educational institutions, housing corporations and public transport companies. 

Teunis studied Labour and Organisational Sociology after completing Hotel Management School. He held a variety of management positions at Brunel, the people resourcing organisation listed on the Dutch stock exchange. He subsequently worked as a managing consultant at Interlace Executive Search and Hudson. He established a successful government sector practice at each of these companies. Teunis joined Maes & Lunau in 2007 and was named partner in 2012. He has a wealth of experience in finding managers for government agencies, NGOs and consultancy firms. 

Representative assignments:
Director-general Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Director-general of Statistics Netherlands Chairman and Member of the Board UWV (Social Security Agency for Employee Insurance) Chairman and Member of the Board SVB (Social Security Bank) Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Non-executive Board Ymere (Housing Cooperative) Chairman and Member of the Board The Hague University of Applied SciencesChairman of the Board Hotelschool The Hague

Yvonne Jung-Phielix

yvonne jung phielix

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Fields: Agriculture, Consumer Goods, Healthcare , Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Retail / Wholesale


Yvonne Jung-Phielix is Managing Partner of Maes & Lunau Executive Search and a Principal in Penrhyn International. She focuses on Consumer Products & Services Sector, the Retail/Fashion Practice, the Healthcare Sector, the Life Science Practice and the Human Resources Practice.

After several years in healthcare and advertising, she began her business career in 1986 with AT&T as Personnel Manager. From 1987, she was a Consultant with Staffpool International, and in 1990 she was appointed Senior Consultant with A.T. Kearney where she conducted major international recruitment and executive search projects.

In 1993 Yvonne joined Ward Howell/Maes & Lunau as Senior Consultant and she became a Partner in 1996.
In addition to Dutch (mother tongue) Yvonne is fluent in English, German and French. She is a graduate in Social Sciences of the University of Amsterdam.

Yvonne’s specific experience includes senior management and board level assignments in many industry sectors, including Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Trade, Automation, Banking and Insurance, and Financial and Business services.

Representative assignments:
Divisional Senior Vice President, 
CSM NV Director Corporate Public Relations, 
DSM NV Chief Executive Officer, 
Agri Retail General Manager Europe, 
Leerdammer Company BV Regional Manufacturing Director Europe, 
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Contact Maes & Lunau

Maes & Lunau: executive search is their strength. Raoul Maes and Eric Lunau started the firm in 1978. It was a logical step for them. For years, when they were on consulting jobs, the two McKinsey consultants had been asked if they could also suggest some excellent job candidates.

Maes & Lunau now has seven senior consultants, all of them extremely experienced professionals from the corporate and public sectors. They work together with a team of specialised researchers and highly capable assistants on countless successful placements.
It's a close-knit team with tremendous team spirit, dedicated to clients and candidates alike. Expertise, experience and networking make an effective combination.
Maes & Lunau has just one goal: to place the best candidate in the right job.

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+31 20 5356256

Practice Groups

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    Penrhyn has extensive experience and contacts within the Industrial & Auto, Financial Services, Consumer, Retail and Luxury Goods, Energy, Utilities & Renewables, Life Sciences, Education and Not-For-Profit, Technology & Telecommunications, Professional Services, and Logistics & Supply Chain sectors.
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    Penrhyn has extensive experience serving global industrial manufacturing companies, including but not limited to: automotive (OEMs and suppliers), industrial automation, electrical products, fluid handling, machinery, tools, building products, chemicals, pulp and paper, plastics, metals and diversified industrials. Our clients range Read More
  • Financial Services +

    Penrhyn’s Financial Services Group brings you global reach combined with the latest local market intelligence through a carefully selected network of some of the world’s most accomplished financial services search specialists. Our financial services specialists have recruited executives at every Read More
  • Consumer, Retail and Luxury Goods +

    Penrhyn has established special relationships with the major companies in the FMCG market and keeps an eye witness of the evolution that impacts the sector. Their strategic power has become more international and concentrated, which has led to significant changes Read More
  • Energy, Utilities & Renewables +

    Penrhyn International has worked and works for some of the largest corporations in the energy, gas, water supply sectors, and related companies for both technical and commercial senior roles. We have also worked for emerging clients in several continents recruiting Read More
  • Life Sciences +

    Our Life Sciences and Biotechnology practice benefits from the wide knowledge and insight of the partners and associates in Europe, America and Asia. Our expertise extends beyond the pharmaceuticals market to also include to medical devices, diagnostics and generics, as Read More
  • Education and Not-For-Profit +

    Penrhyn has represented government education departments, schools and universities, excelling at finding the ideal fit for each educational institution. Our searches also extend to sport, housing, the environment, church organisations and charities. Lead: Ken Carrick (Charlotte) Global practice experts: Dani Read More
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    Penrhyn's Technology & Telecommunications expertise was initiated at the dawn of high tech innovation in Silicon Valley, California, and has matured with the industry to power the world's largest global infrastructures in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, logistics and energy Read More
  • Professional Services +

    Penrhyn has long-standing relationships with many of the top global management consultancies, technology systems integrators and outsourcing services companies. We have developed expansion strategies, identified practice leaders and built specialized industry teams throughout regions and countries. Additionally, Penrhyn has broad Read More
  • Logistics & Supply Chain +

    International supply networks and value chains are an ever increasing feature of global commerce with products being produced and value being added across multiple borders. Within this environment, Penrhyn has significant experience in identifying leaders who combine international experience with Read More
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