Carien van der Laan


Carien spent her early years in Syracuse, New York and then moved back to Holland to study law at the University of Utrecht. She was the first female McKinsey consultant in the Netherlands and has become a visionary leader on diversity and gender equality.

Karen Kragt


Karen has a background in Nursing (with honors), Health Sciences and Epidemiology. She successfully started and scaled several (international) companies and is a well-known mentor and investor for start-up companies.

Nicolette van Helsdingen


Nicolette started her career in various sales management positions in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. As search consultant in various renowned executive search companies she guided complex selection procedures at executive board level and performed various management audits and supervisory board evaluations.

Nicole Boevé


Nicole worked for more than fifteen years in consulting, IT, retail and automotive. She had various management roles and she knows from experience how organizations work and that diversity has added value.

Marieke Van Kilsdonk

Associate Partner

Marieke started her career at executive search firm Hyphen Consulting International, focused on mid and senior management positions at multinationals. There she specialized in search for the more difficult roles at high tech companies such as Philips. She thinks out of the box and successfully introduces candidates who are able to add value by bridging sectors to bring fresh capabilities and insights.

Marianne Lensink


For nearly 30 years she held a number of diverse Management and Director positions in Health Care: ranging from Head Nurse in an academic hospital to Member of the Board of a top clinical hospital, from Director at a home for the elderly to the Director for Care in the Health Care Insurers Association of The Netherlands. 


Frances Quist


Organizing and planning is her art, Frances manages our search procedures, coordinates everything with our candidates and ensures our clients every need.

Jacqueline Fuchten


Friendly and welcoming, Jacqueline makes every person feel at home in our office thanks to her service mindedness.



Van der Laan & Co has alliances with trusted professionals in diversity management, talent and personal development, career management, executive coaching and search. 

Since 2014 we have an alliance for talent development with In Touch women resource management. For almost two decades the partners of In Touch have empowered and inspired female talent. They believe in the power of diverse teams and advise both women and organizations on how to embrace diversity and make it work.
Monic Bührs

Alliance Partner

An inspirational leader on diversity management and business co-founder, Monic is highly regarded for her business coaching and training expertise.

Elisa de Groot

Alliance Partner

Business founder and diversity management leader, Elisa is an advisor on business organizational development and team performance.



Van der Laan & Co has found valuable advisors, each outstanding in their fields, who are willing to act as our Advisory Board.

Jenny Elissen


Creative and innovative strategist, Jenny is an out of the box thinker with rich and extensive career dossier.

Alexandra Schaapveld


Internationally minded, and industry acclaimed, Alexandra is one of the Netherlands best known women executives.

René Steenvoorden


Business and growth minded, Renè is highly sought after for his advisory and industry growth knowledge.