Paul Huiskens

Senior Partner - The Hague, Netherlands

Paul Huiskens

Senior Partner - The Hague, Netherlands

+31 (0)6 5512 1472

Paul W.J. Huiskens is a Senior Partner at N2Growth’s executive search firm in Benelux, headquartered in The Netherlands. Based out of Rotterdam, Paul focuses 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.

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.

Before his tenure at LyondellBasell, Paul was Vice President of Human Resources at a subsidiary of Sara Lee Corporation called Koninklijke Douwe Egberts Nederland. Paul quickly climbed the ranks at the firm, heading HR for Coffee & Tea, Household & Body Care, and Corporate Staff Departments simultaneously when he left. In addition to staffing key management positions, Paul was responsible for a staff of 2,500 and the team's corresponding facility management, insurance, pensions, health, and safety needs.

Paul has a B.Sc. in Personnel Management & Labour Relations, and he completed the Executive Human Resource Leadership curriculum at Harvard University in the United States.

Areas of Expertise

Executive Search Firm | Board, CEO & C-Suite Executive Recruitment - N2Growth


Our executive search practice in The Hague, Netherlands 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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Executive coaching, leadership development and assessments - N2Growth


Our broad portfolio of executive coaching & leadership development services in The Hague, Netherlands 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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