Jan Westerink: Executive Search Consultant, Europe

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Jan Westerink

Jan Westerink serves as partner in DHR’s European HQ in Amsterdam. He is a member of the Global Consumer and Retail Practice and Practice Lead for Europe.  He is also a member of the Life Sciences Practice Group.   Read more >

Jan Westerink serves as partner in DHR’s European HQ in Amsterdam. He is a member of the Global Consumer and Retail Practice and Practice Lead for Europe.  He is also a member of the Life Sciences Practice Group.  

Prior to joining DHR International in 2010, Mr. Westerink was client partner at Korn/Ferry International, bringing along more than 10 years of experience in conducting senior level search assignments for companies in both the Netherlands and across Europe.

Before his career in executive search, Mr. Westerink has worked for VNU, at that time one of the leading Dutch publishers, where he held various commercial positions, including that of sales manager. His last position at VNU was in the business development and analysis department at the head office, focusing mainly on strategic issues, competitor analysis and due diligence.

Having worked in the executive search industry for this long, Mr. Westerink has established a good understanding of the global consumer & retail industry markets where he is operating in and therefore he has been able to advise numerous clients in their recruitment strategy.

His experience in search covers all levels of management, including general management, senior commercial management and supply chain, and Financial Management.

Mr. Westerink received his master’s degree in contemporary economic history from Leiden University.
Mr. Westerink is fluent in Dutch, English and German language. < Read less

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Amsterdam | Europe
May 2016 | White Papers

E-commerce experience in the retail sector: Has the importance of online shopping been ignored in boardroom composition?

E-commerce has been the subject of heated boardroom debate for nearly two decades now, but the speed with which customers have taken to shopping online seems to have constantly outpaced the expectations of many of the biggest retailers. In the UK retail market, for example, 2016 online retail sales are expected to account for 23% of all UK retail sales, and it will not be long before the other major economies of Europe reach that figure. More >

April 2016

Less than 5% of British Retail Executive Directors have an E-Commerce Background

There is a lack of significant relevant e-commerce experience on the boards of major British retailers, reveals research by global executive search firm DHR International. More >

April 2016 | CITY A.M

UK bricks and mortar retailers lack relevant e-commerce experience at board level, claims report

British retailers lack relevant e-commerce experience on the boards, a new study by a leading global executive search firm has found, putting them at risk of falling further behind by their online-only rivals. More >