A former human resources director in the financial services sector, Marieke Van Casteren has extensive experience in organizational design, the management of corporate M&A workstreams and change management. She is a trusted adviser, known for helping organizations achieve business goals by focusing on leadership development, talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and employee engagement. She has experience conceptualizing, designing and implementing best practices for digital transformation, recruitment, talent identification and the development of emerging leaders.


  • Assessment
  • CEO succession
  • Culture transformation
  • Digital transformation
  • Talent management
  • Leadership development
  • Employee engagement
  • Career development
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion


Previous experience

Before joining Spencer Stuart, Marieke spent 15 years with ABN Amro Bank, where she managed the company’s strategic HR agenda.


  • Marieke earned a Master of Science degree in remedial education and child psychology from the Radboud University of Nijmegen.
  • She has a post-graduate diploma in business administration for human resources management and executive coaching.
  • Marieke speaks fluent Dutch and English.

Practice Areas