Driven to energize and enthuse people. With a clear but critical view in order to move forward. An independent thinker but always with the other person in mind. Enabling people to reach their full potential. Encouraging collaboration and innovation. That’s Ed.
Ed leads the Leadership Services practice and is a trusted advisor to a number of organisations in business. Adding value by identifying and developing powerful leaders and teams that fit the desired strategy and culture. To realise client and candidate ambitions, Ed is always looking for ways to move forward and innovate.
Before joining Odgers Berndtson in 2007, Ed was a member of the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) in the Netherlands. Responsible for the Social Affairs & Employment and Sports portfolios. Prior to that, he held various management roles within General Electric Commercial Finance, including Sales & Marketing Director Benelux.
Ed is a chartered accountant. Living with his family in the South of the Netherlands where he cycles and runs. He is also a keen photographer.
For Ed, Odgers Berndtson is big enough to matter and small enough to care. The best of both worlds. A local business with personal impact and the support of an international network. A collective of independent thinkers in the world of Executive Search - with an innovative and original approach. Creating impact together, with a focus on the individual.