Jos van der Steen

Partner - Rotterdam

Jos van der Steen

Partner - Rotterdam


Jos Van der Steen is Partner N2Growth Executive Search in Benelux, headquartered in Rotterdam. Jos is responsible for Retail, Financial Services, and IT executive and board search assignments for the firm. As a professional, Jos specializes in helping our clients attract exceptionally talented senior management to create a unique and sustainable competitive advantage. His focus lies in the search and mediation of Executive Search assignments in Retail and Financial Services and IT. He is well-versed in boardroom coaching and advisory on Works Council and union matters.

Jos was born and raised in The Netherlands and began his career as Manager HR in one of the largest retail companies in The Netherlands. He worked almost 40 years in several HR positions and was HR Director in Vroom & Dreesmann and Worldline. He holds a BA in Legal, a BA in Teaching, and a BA in HRM from the Fontys University of applied science in Eindhoven.

The combination of Economics, Legal, and HRM ultimately culminated in a career in HR, and he was elected to the top 100 Human Resources professionals in The Netherlands and ranked in the top 10. After 40 years in HR and the last 15 years as HR Director for Worldline, the largest payment company in Europe, he started as a partner of N2Growth in 2022. Jos is a trusted advisor to many companies with its global headquarters and regional offices in The Netherlands.

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Our executive search practice in Rotterdam focuses on senior executive, board and C-Suite searches. The world’s leading brands seek our counsel to build best-in-class leadership teams, to manage performance, and for succession planning. 

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Our broad portfolio of executive coaching & leadership development services in Rotterdam pushes companies and teams to greatness, whether through 1:1 executive coaching or enterprise-wide leadership advisory. There actually is a silver bullet in business – it’s called great leadership.

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