Maes & Lunau Executive Search - Amsterdam

Harry NJ 0782

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / LinkedIn profile

Connecting force, enthusiasm and creativity are characteristic of Harry. He combines these properties with a strong analytical ability and a keen eye for the quality and potential of people. His many years of experience with diversity of teams makes him an excellent sparring partner in the process of forming them. With a great deal of energy, he has devoted himself for many years to inclusive employment, including people with an occupational disability.

Harry held HR management positions at Unilever, was commercial director at Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands, was a member of the Executive Board of TomTom and of the Group Council of the Dutch Railways. Prior to his transfer to Maes & Lunau, Harry was general manager of AWVN and director of social affairs at VNO-NCW and MKB Nederland. In these positions Harry has gained extensive experience in complex work environments and he has a great insight into the political and economic arena in which organisations operate. This makes him a valuable cooperation partner for regulators, directors and managers in the Dutch business community and in public services.

Irene NJ 2117

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Linkedin profile

Fields: Agriculture, Consumer Goods

Irene Wolfs is a partner at Maes & Lunau and is responsible for the firm's agricultural business in the Netherlands. 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 NJ 0899

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Linkedin profile
  • 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: 

  • CEO, Global supplier & manufacturer of window coverings 
  • CFO, Global Automotive supplier tier 1 
  • Chief HR, Global Engineering firm in environmental services 
  • Chief Digital & Innovation officer, Global wholesale organization 
  • Board member / Division Head, Global Automotive tier 1  
  • Global Marketing Director, company

Michiel NJ 0994

  • Office: Maes & Lunau
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / LinkedIn profile

Michiel’s no-nonsense approach and very clear way of working make him someone who truly knows how to bring people together. His knowledge of the market and genuine interest in organizations and their people enable him to find the right solution, which in turn helps him facilitate growth, professionalization, new developments and transition.

Before he joined Maes & Lunau, Michiel built up extensive commercial and leadership experience in the Professional & Financial Services sector. His 20-year career includes roles for the banking and insurance company Fortis, insurer a.s.r. verzekeringen and international law firm NautaDutilh. In his most recent role, he was responsible for business development, marketing and communication.

Teunis NJ 0689

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Linkedin profile
  • 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 Sciences
Chairman of the Board Hotelschool The Hague

Yvonne NJ 3547

  • Office: Maes & Lunau executive search
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Linkedin profile
  • 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, 
International Flavours and Fragrances

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.

Amsteldijk 194 1079 LK Amsterdam 
+31 20 5356256

Practice Groups

  • Practice Groups +

    Practice Groups 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.
  • Automotive +

    Automotive   Intense global competition is driving rapid and transformative change across the automotive industry. On top of the need for cost efficiency, high volume and high speed production, consumers are demanding ever-higher quality and safety standards, sophisticated technology and design Read More
  • Consumer, Retail and Luxury +

    Consumer, Retail and Luxury These are challenging times for the consumer, retail and luxury sector as it strives to have a seamless shopping experience and adapt to advancements in technology. While many retailers are closing stores and shifting to e-commerce, others are remodeling stores Read More
  • Education and Not-For-Profit +

    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: Julia Soutter (Melbourne) Global practice experts: Teunis de Haas Read More
  • Financial Services +

    Financial Services   A volatile macroeconomic environment and continued market consolidation, combined with greater regulatory and investor scrutiny, have redefined financial services since the global financial crisis.The sector’s dynamic businesses must continue to adapt to change to create competitive advantage. This presents significant challenges, Read More
  • Life Sciences +

    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
  • Logistics & Supply Chain +

    Logistics & Supply Chain A volatile global economic environment and changes in the supply chain, combinedwith intense competition and continued market consolidation are reshaping the logisticssector. New technology and the drive towards a global footprint by many operators presentsignificant challenges, but also unprecedented opportunities Read More
  • Private Equity +

    Private Equity We have a proven track record of placing CEOs, CFOs and COOs into private equity portfolio companies, ranging from midcap to multi-billion dollar funds, as well as in small, medium and large-cap businesses backed by private equity investors – both institutional Read More
  • Professional Services +

    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
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications +

    Technology, Media & Telecommunications Technology is changing the world very quickly, with leading Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) companies at the frontier of this disruption. To be successful in facing these new challenges, businesses across these industries must harness the significant opportunities technology offers Read More
  • Board Services +

    In an ever-evolving governance landscape, with increased scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders, a strong and effective Board is essential in meeting an organisation’s responsibilities and steering it to success. Penrhyn International member firms provide a range of services designed Read More
  • 1