Herman leads Spencer Stuart’s CEO & Boards practices in the Netherlands, focusing on C-level assignments across all industries and for every governance structure. He has led Spencer Stuart’s global initiative to support the United Nations’ World Food Programme. In addition, Herman is the co-publisher of Leading Cross-Border Mergers, a book chronicling the international merger experience among 12 CEOs of Dutch companies. Until recently he was the chair of the supervisory board of MeyerMonitor, a Dutch consultancy.


  • CEO succession
  • Board recruiting and advisory
  • Leadership advisory


Recent work

  • Helping to place more than 1,000 international leaders in media, telecommunications and technology, as well in the consumer space and in human resources
  • Advising leaders conducting the largest retail merger in Europe, enabling them to improve how people from the two company cultures work together
  • Leading numerous non-executive placements, from which a majority are female directors
  • Facilitating higher performance from the leadership team of a global airline

Previous Experience

  • HR director for Arcade Entertainment Holdings
  • Group manager for Mercuri Urval, an international management consulting firm
  • Project manager of IT for Groupe Européen/U.A.P.


  • Degrees in Dutch literature and public administration from the University of Amsterdam
  • New Board Program at Nyenrode University

Practice Areas