With more than 40 locations globally, N2Growth is one of the world’s top executive search firms. N2Growth’s European Headquarters is located in the Benelux, and led by Jaco Erasmus, CEO for N2Growth EMEAA.

Jaco_Erasmus_photoJaco Erasmus | CEO EMEAA

Jaco Erasmus serves as CEO for N2Growth EMEAA. Headquartered in the Benelux, he is responsible for overseeing all of N2Growth’s locations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jaco began his career as a clinical psychologist in private practice before gravitating into management consulting where he spent time with Capgemini Ernst & Young. Prior to joining N2Growth, Jaco spent almost seven years as the CEO of an executive search firm. Jaco holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Innovation from the University of Tilburg and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.

Rotterdam Office Contact Information
Office: +31 (0)35 – 647 0605
email: [email protected]

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Leo Versulys PhotoLeo Versluys | Senior Partner

Leo Versluys is a Senior Partner at N2Growth Benelux, located in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He specializes in leadership development, executive coaching and executive search. Prior to joining N2Growth, he served for more than 20 years in Fortune 500 leadership positions, mostly as SVP, HR. He was also Chair of the local Board of SVP’s at Océ (a Canon group company).

Contact Information
Direct: +31 (0)35 – 647 0605
email: [email protected]

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Andrea Duijndam PhotoAndrea Duijndam | European Operations Manager

Andrea is the Operations Manager of N2Growth Benelux, headquartered in the Netherlands. She grew up in Noordwijk, known for its beaches, bulb flower fields and entrepreneurial families. Andrea got her degree in Office Management from the University of Professional Education Schoevers. She supports all of N2Growth’s European ventures and is responsible for managing daily operations across Europe.

Contact Information
Direct: +31 (0)35 – 647 0605
email: [email protected]


Paul_Huiskens_photoPaul W.J Huiskens | Senior Partner

Paul brings 30 years of international human capital leadership experience to his role as Senior Partner at N2Growth. His 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.
Contact Information
Direct: +31 (0)35 647 0605
Email: [email protected]
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Francis VaningelgemFrancis Vaningelgem | Senior Partner

Francis Vaningelgem is a Senior Partner at N2Growth Benelux, located in Brussels, Belgium. He has over 25 years of global executive search experience across a great variety of industries and functional spectrums, with a keen interest and particular understanding of the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, as well as professional services, consumer products and industry. Francis hold a degree in applied economics from Antwerp University and a postgraduate degree in information Technology. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German.

Belgium Office Contact Information
Direct: +32 (0) 497 977 888
email: [email protected]
Address: Avenue de Broqueville, 276 – 1200 Brussels, BE

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Paul ZandstraPaul Zandstra | Senior Partner

Paul Zandstra is an experienced (non)executive with strong managerial skills with a finance back ground. He started his career over 25 years ago in food retail and food service at Royal Ahold Delhaize and continued his working life as a board member of Pon Automotive, one of the largest privately owned automotive/mobility players in Europe. Four years ago he started a venture capital fund (Ponooc) for the Pon family with a strong focus on clean tech and mobility. He has a proven track record in Finance, M&A, restructuring and business development. Since leaving Ponooc he is active as an independent entrepeneur/investor and non executive. He is exited to join N2growth as Partner/CFO to further grow the business in The Netherlands as well in EMEAA. Paul has two young adult kids and holds a Master degree in Finance of the Amsterdam Business School (UvA) and is an INSEAD alumni.

Erik De BruineErik De Bruine | Senior Partner

Erik de Bruine holds the appointment of Senior Partner at N2Growth (Benelux/Europe), where he focuses on Executive Search, Leadership Advisory and Coaching Services.
Before his transition to N2Growth, Erik has been leading the NEVI, the world’s third largest global Procurement and Supply Management Association. Prior to the NEVI, he held positions as Boardroom Advisor, Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) and Director Facility Management at the Rabobank. This followed a career as Head of Recruitment & Selection for the Dutch Central Bank as well as Senior Account Manager for the Supervision department and Internal Operations of the bank.
Erik holds a degree in Economic Logistic at the Royal Dutch Military Academy, where he was Praesis of the Senate of the Corps of Cadets, as well as a Masters in Psychology with focus on Endogenous Development’ (“Resourcement” of core qualities).
Erik is Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Society for Industry and Trade, founded in 1777 with the King as a Royal Patron, a position he has held for the last 3.5 years