aul W.J. Huiskens is a Senior Partner at N2Growth for the Benelux headquartered in The Netherlands (Rotterdam) with a focus on executive search, international Human Resource management, and leadership development. After 30 years of working with multi-billion dollar companies as an HR Executive, Paul has developed a passion and a gift for helping talented leaders and companies achieve their full potential.
Paul’s background includes a broad set of industries, including consumer goods, technology, industrial pharmaceuticals, and plastics/chemicals. He influenced big-picture business priorities, defined innovative HR strategies, and applied people and organizational best practices to drive results. As a key business partner and trusted adviser to the Board, C-suite, senior leaders at the holding company, corporate, division and business unit level, his strategic insights and HR expertise have culminated in successful business transformation, steady growth and value creation. Expertise includes developing International organizations, implementing programs to improve operations, performing organizational diagnostics, executive-level coaching, assessments and placements on a global scale.
Before joining N2Growth, Paul was the Director of Human Resources for Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and India for LyondellBasell Industries, a plastic refining company with more than $40 billion in annual revenue. As the Director of HR, Paul identified and attracted new talent for key upper-level management positions while balancing the strategic needs of LyondellBasell, labor laws across dozens of countries, and a staff of about 1,500 within the region.
Paul has a B.Sc. in Personnel Management & Labor Relations and he completed the Executive HR Leadership course at Harvard University.