Hagoort & Partners
Executive Search


Kestria, the world's largest executive search alliance

We are Kestria, the world's largest executive search alliance.

We are Kestria

Cees Hagoort

Cees Hagoort

Founder & Managing Director

Patrick Westerburger

Patrick Westerburger

Managing Partner

Kestria is 's werelds grootste executive search organisatie met vestigingen in Europa, Midden Oosten, Amerika, Azië en Australië. Kestria heeft meer dan 350 senior search consultants verspreid over 90 vestigingen in 6 continenten.

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Innovation in the NGO sphere: Embracing technology and beyond for social good

In the NGO sector, technology serves not merely as a tool but as a catalyst for transformation and social impact. As NGOs confront global challenges such as climate change and social inequality, integrating advanced technologies provides a pathway to enhance their services, rejuvenate their missions and broaden their impact. The Kestria NGO & Not For Profit Global Practice Group has convened four esteemed experts from around the globe to explore how embracing technology can drive innovation, improve operational efficiencies and expand outreach in meaningful ways.

The board profile in 2024

Today's boards need to be not just robust, but also remarkably agile. Uncertainty and agility have surfaced as pivotal traits shaping the contours of modern corporate governance. This shift underscores the urgency for an updated blueprint of board profiles, ensuring they are equipped to steer organisations successfully in a fluctuating economic landscape.

AI and robotics integration: Transforming production and automation

Advancements in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT, are transforming the industrial and production sectors. This shift leads to more efficient, cost-effective and high-quality manufacturing, with a focus on sustainability and green practices. The sector is also adapting to global supply chain challenges by prioritizing resilience and flexibility to respond to market changes and geopolitical factors.

“Hagoort & Partners / Kestria Netherlands heeft een belangrijke rol gespeeld bij de zoektocht naar de nieuwe CEO voor RIPE NCC. Ze begrepen niet alleen de bijzondere aard van onze organisatie, maar ook onze zelfsturende en flexibele bedrijfscultuur. Ze leverden goede diversiteit in de short list kandidaten. Bovendien werd het hele proces perfect binnen de afgesproken tijd uitgevoerd.
Ik kan Hagoort & Partners ten zeerste aanbevelen voor elke executive search opdracht.”

Christian Kaufmann, President Executive Board RIPE NCC
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