An executive search expert with a evolving aim
Eelco Van Eijck is a Managing Partner at Amrop, a global Leadership Advisory and Executive Search partnership.
A veteran in his field, Eelco climbed the corporate ladder for many years. His career took him through management and General Manager roles in several FMCG companies in Europe and later Managing Director of DelMonte, before arriving at Amrop.
By the time he came to RH&Co, Eelco had been leading executive searches for 17 years, and he had sat in thousands of interviews with executive and non-executive board members. He’d realised something crucial through this time: “Leaders are good at leading a business but not at leading their own career.”
To address this problem, Eelco had run a programme named Executive 2.0, in which he coached executives with salaries that ran upwards of £200K, helping them refine their executive branding and find their way forward.
By 2021, however, Eelco had also reached a level of seniority in which he was expected to put thought leadership pieces out into the world. The next step in his own executive branding was about to begin.