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Klaas Bovenhuis

Klaas Bovenhuis

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Klaas Bovenhuis is partner at Kienbaum Amsterdam. His key competence and passion is assessing and developing organizations and people. His commitment and his guts to challenge, makes Klaas a trusted advisor of the boardroom.

Since 2006 Klaas has successfully delivered hundreds of (Non-)Executive, Senior Management and Specialist searches as well as NewPlacement, Coaching and Management Audit projects. Furthermore, he has built an excellent track record in optimizing boardroom dynamics in which Diversity & Inclusion continues to be a prime focus. Through the years, Klaas has familiarized himself with a wide range of organisations; from midsize companies to international corporates, from private equity to family businesses.

Prior to his consultancy career, Klaas worked in several commercial and operational managerial roles for 15 years, lastly as Director Internet Access at KPN Telecom. Driven by personal interest and in order to remain a sparring partner of added value, Klaas has been a supervisory board member himself since 2011. He holds a double degree in Business Administration and Engineering and is a certified assessor and coach. As a native Dutch speaker, Klaas is also fluent in English and has a basic command of German.

As a person Klaas is socially engaged in supporting the vulnerable in society. He practises endurance sports including long distance bicycle racing and ice skating fanatically, to maintain mental and physical fitness.

Klaas is fully prepared for the Elfstedentocht and other challenging assignments.