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Rein Sevenstern (MSc.) has joined Capita Selecta as an Associate Partner Leadership Advisory as of October 1, 2023. With more than 35 years of international experience, Rein will focus on the Executive Coaching & Leadership Development – services of the firm. Together with Dr. Henriëtte van den Heuvel and Drs. Joost Taggenbrock, Rein will further shape - and bring content to - the Leadership Advisory practice.

Rein Sevenstern started his career in 1994 as a Consultant/Coach at Hay Group, at the time one of the largest international Management Consultancy firms in the world. In the twenty-two years that followed, he was stationed in Utrecht, Melbourne, Brussels and Amsterdam and worked for clients across the globe. The focus was mainly on Australia, South Asia, Russia, Europe, Turkey, Africa and North America. During a 12 months sabbatical, he did volunteer work in India, the Australian Outback and Mozambique. He subsequently decided to continue his career as an entrepreneur.

Next to his role as senior consultant, Rein was a managing member of the Hay Group European expertise team of Leadership & Talent Development. In this role, Rein was accountable for the development and accreditation of European consultants in Hay Group’s proprietary Leadership Assessment & Development methodologies, as well as the induction to Hay Group of newly hired consultants in the EMEA - region.

Rein Sevenstern is a trusted Boardroom advisor. He makes a distinctive contribution to the personal and professional development of people and teams in an organizational context. Rein is driven by the positive impact he can have on the leaders and organizations he works with. He makes people more confident and stronger in achieving their goals.

Rein holds an international MBA from Nyenrode Business University. He is certified in executive coaching, DISC, Emotional & Social Competence Inventory and TeamRole Indexator. He feels most comfortable and challenged in the field of Leadership Development & Acceleration in a culturally diverse, international context where the development of individuals and teams is of key importance.


The further broadening and deepening of Capita Selecta's services is in line with the increasing demand from organizations to examine and strengthen the functioning of (Non-) Executives and Executive Teams in a well-founded manner. Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors tend to be increasingly interested in and appreciative of the talent and leadership and management potential present within the organization. Amongst others based on our ‘Leadership DNA Blueprint, Capita Selecta is able to identify the qualities of individuals and teams and develop them further or strengthen them through external recruitment.

Capita Selecta Executive Search & Leadership Advisory has developed over 30 years into a renowned partner in the identification, assessment, guidance and development of leaders and senior (non-) executives for national and international companies and organisations based in The Netherlands.

On behalf of the Capita Selecta – Team,

Edward van den Boorn

Managing Partner

Saniye Çelik - Roos van Dijk - Henriëtte van den Heuvel - Rein Sevenstern - Joost Taggenbrock - Kirsten de Vries - Arnold de Vries Robbé

Much has been said about writing a curriculum vitae. About the length that the document should have, about the layout as well. And of course, with regard to the content.

A curriculum vitae according to Capita Selecta has a clear structure, informs and is the basis for a correct and sound assessment by the recipient.

We have set up a format/structure that is intended to support you in thinking about the past, present and future. Professional and personal.

As you write your curriculum vitae, information and experiences will surface that you may have forgotten. Once the writing process has started, the process of reflection on your (future) ambitions and responsibilities started at the same time.

You can download our curriculum vitae format here.

On behalf of the Partners of Capita Selecta Executive Search, I wish you a lot of inspiration, contemplation, self-insight and above all a lot of pleasure with writing.

Yours sincerely,

Edward van den Boorn

Managing Partner

Behavior is everything we do and we don't do. Consciously or unconsciously. Visible and invisible. What determines behavior? What does it stem from? What's stopping it? Behavior can inspire people and connect them to a common vision. And, what does this mean for behavior in society, the organization and its leaders?

Executive Search forms the professional bridge between the client organization and its (future) leadership. It is the connection between the mission, strategy and context of the organization and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the desired leadership behavior and performance. Executive Search is the splendid profession that focuses on asking questions. It is the ability to observe, discover and analyze patterns based on data and dialogue, and draw the right conclusions from them. And ask new questions. What does the customer think, say and want? The candidate? What is explicitly not said?

According to Capita Selecta, Executive Search touches on the specific and the unique.

It connects the individual, the organization and the business economics. The contemporary, the impactful and the socially relevant.

Within Capita Selecta, professionals come together who are intrinsically and substantively interested in leadership issues. They translate these into customer and context specific solutions. This is offered on the basis of two propositions: Executive Search and Leadership Solutions.

Capita Selecta – innovates, broadens and expands

In 2023, Capita Selecta celebrates its 30th anniversary with innovating solutions, broadening the proposition and expanding the team. To be able to serve you, customer or candidate, even more broadly, better and more specifically in the coming decade.

First of all, we add two practices to our Executive Search services, i.e. 'IT & Digital' and 'Public'. To broaden and deepen our Leadership Solutions services, we are launching our Diversity & Inclusion practice in February of this year. With this we enter into the customer dialogue and define what Diversity & Inclusion really is, and what it can mean concretely within the strategy and success of the organization.

Our new website ( provides further information. Our renewed logo reflects our innovative and contemporary character and represents the core of our services: working from the context we touch the unique and the specific.

We cordially invite you to visit our website and/or contact us. We are happy to answer your questions.

On behalf of the Capita Selecta – Team,

Edward van den Boorn

Managing Partner

Saniye Çelik - Roos van Dijk - Marc Hendrickx - Henriëtte van den Heuvel - Joost Taggenbrock -

Kirsten de Vries - Arnold de Vries Robbé

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