Joost Otterloo is a consultant based in Amsterdam. An expert board advisor who knows how to navigate the board room and understands the needs of all stakeholders. Joost focuses on CEO and senior executive succession, primarily for business-to-business companies in the industrial and transportation & logistics sectors. With significant B2B2C experience in a variety of sectors, he works with privately and publicly owned companies in supporting their strategic objectives through board and leadership renewal as well as advisory work. He has successfully supported CEO transitions for corporates, private equity and family-owned businesses, helping those clients bring in talent and capabilities from inside and outside the industry.

Business leadership, M&A and transformation experience

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Joost was chief people officer and a member of the management board of one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. In this position, he was part of a the turnaround and was heavily involved in the company’s acquisition by and early integration with one of the leading US based competitors.
  • Previously, Joost was CEO of the lottery of the Dutch Olympic Committee. He prepared the company for the opening of the Dutch online gambling market and initiated the merger with the Dutch state-owned lottery.
  • Before that, Joost headed the European retail and out-of-home business unit of a Dutch food and biochemicals company. In this role, he grew the company’s out-of-home market and established a retail presence in continental Europe.
  • After an initial career in audit, Joost worked for a leading global FMCG company in global and regional human resources roles, based in the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Joost holds a master’s degree in business economics from Tilburg University. He is a native Dutch speaker and is fluent in English.

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