As the co-leader of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Services Practice in the Netherlands, Stephan Veen is committed to the success of his international clients in banking, asset management, pension funds, insurance, fintech, private equity and sports business. A former investment and corporate banking executive, Stephan possesses a deep understanding of the banking and investment industry.


Stephan has specialized experience in:

  • Asset management
  • Financial services
  • Fintech
  • Global banking and markets
  • Insurance
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Sports business


Recent work

  • Successfully recruiting multiple banking professionals and executives in the areas of corporate and investment banking, risk, know-your-customer (KYC), compliance, data analytics, credit and financial markets
  • Placing two non-executive board members for a global bank
  • Recruiting various female leaders for Dutch and international banks and pension funds
  • Helping a leading Dutch private equity firm strengthen its team by recruiting a partner, senior investment professional and product enhancement professional
  • Placing a commercial board member at a private equity-backed international fintech company
  • Completing a CEO, CIO and COO succession project for a leading pension fund in the Netherlands
  • Successfully led a supervisory board succession project for a large national insurer
  • Recruiting a country executive for a leading global asset manager. Leading a CFO and CCO succession project for a Dutch Premier League soccer club

Previous Experience

  • Various senior commercial management roles with Rabobank
  • A former international field hockey player who was part of the Dutch Olympic team that took home the gold medal twice


  • M.B.A. from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  • Participated in the Executive Leadership Program at the London Business School

Practice Areas